Khaled Mohamed Khaled (born November 26, 1975), better known by his stage name DJ Khaled, is an American DJ, record executive, songwriter, record producer, and media personality. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Khaled first gained prominence as a radio host in the 1990s on Miami hip hop station 99 Jamz. His popularity later prompted the hip hop group Terror Squad to hire Khaled as the DJ for their live performances. After gaining some production credits on the group’s material, Khaled then transitioned into curating albums, releasing his debut studio album Listennn… the Album in 2006, which earned gold certification.
He followed that up with the album We the Best (2007), which contained the top 20 single “I’m So Hood”. His subsequent two releases — We Global (2008) and Victory (2010) — were released after the founding of Khaled’s record label We the Best Music Group. Both albums charted within the top ten on the US Billboard 200, with the latter containing the single “All I Do Is Win”, which was eventually certified triple platinum.