30 Amazing Facts About DJ Khaled That Every Fan Should Know

DJ Khaled
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DJ Khaled, one of the biggest producers in the hip hop scene, actually started building his brand in 1993, and has connections all over the world, with biggest celebrities. He has launched several businesses, including his own restaurant in Florida. Still, there are many things about him that fans are not aware of. Here are some interesting facts about DJ Khaled that you may not know:

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  1.  Khaled partnered with Danish audio company Bang & Olufsen to launch his own brand of headphones, titled "We the Best Sound" on July 1, 2014.
  2.  His book “The Keys,” which recounts his life stories, and his opinions on success, while describing the contributions of other musicians, was featured on the New York Times Best Seller List.
  3.  Throughout his career, he had used many monikers including “Arab Attack,” “Big Dog Pitbull,” “Terror Squadian,” “Beat Novacane,” “The Don Dada,” “Mr. Miami,” and so on.
  4.  His new luxury furniture line “We The Best Home,” which was launched in August 2018, was actually inspired by his own house and lifestyle.
  5.  In collaboration with Dolce&Gabbana, Khaled launched on a collection of ready-to-wear and beachwear pieces in March 2021.
  6.  Khaled Mohamed Khaled was born on November 26, 1975 to newly immigrated Palestinian parents, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has a brother – Alec Ledd (Alaa Khaled), who is an actor.
  7.  Both his parents played Arabic music, and Khaled has shown interest in rap and soul music, at a very young age, which his parents supported wholeheartedly.
  8.  When his parents immigrated, his father just had 20 dollars with him, and the family worked hard by working every day, seven days a week, 24 hours a day, to make ends meet.
  9.  He recalled those days and claimed in an interview that if he wanted to spend some time with his father or mother, “he had to hand out with them hustling.”
  10.  It was during his time in Orlando that he got more involved with music, and even started to DJ in his garage, at the young age of 13.
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  12.  After moving back to New Orleans, he worked in a local Merry-Go-Round record store, following which he landed a job in the Odyssey record store.
  13.  In facts, it was in the year 1993 that he met Birdman and Lil Wayne for the first time, in the record store. He also got acquainted with various other young artists, and even helped them with their breakthrough.
  14.  He co-hosted “The Luke Show” on WEDR “99 Jamz” with 2 Live Crew’s Luther Campbell, following his move to Miami in the year 1998.
  15.  Khaled was featured in the advertisement for the alcoholic beverage Cîroc Mango and starred in "Let's Get It: Khaled's Odyssey", an episode of “Let's Get It.”
  16.  He lent his voice for the role of Ears, an H.T.U.V. specialist in communications and ultrasonics, in the animated movie “Spies in Disguise,” in the year 2019.
  17.  In the year 2013, he went to a doctor due to a bald spot on his beard, for which the doctor told him that he was “suffering from success.”
  18.  This became the inspiration for his next album’s title – the seventh album “Suffering from Success,” which peaked at #7 on the US Billboard 200.
  19.  He claims that he used the moniker “Arab Attack” for music as in saying “Attack with music,” but discontinued it following the September 11 attacks, as he felt it would be disrespectful and offensive towards those who suffered due to the attacks.
  20.  His debut studio album “Listennn… the Album” which was released on June 6, 2006, peaked at # 12 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and sold 44,000 copies in the very first week.
  21.  He purchased Robbie Williams’s former house in Mulholland Estates, a gated community in Los Angeles, California, in January 2017. The next year, he purchased a waterfront home in Miami for $25.9 million.
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  23.  He appeared as Manny the Butcher in the 2020 movie “Bad Boys for Life,” which is third installment in the “Bad Boys” franchise.
  24.  The single “We Takin’ Over” from his second studio album “We the Best,” peaked at #28 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #11 on the US Hot Rap Tracks chart and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on November 20, 2007.
  25.  He publicly proposed to Nicki Minaj via MTV on July 25, 2013, supporting it with a 10-karat diamond ring from Rafaello & Co., valued at $500,000.
  26.  He reaffirmed his proposal during an interview with Power 106's DJ Felli Fel, stating that he is thinking of future, and that he likes her and its more than a crush for him.
  27.  However, Minaj denied Khaled’s proposal in an interview with Funkmaster Flex, stating that he is her brother and that he was only kidding with that damn proposal.
  28.  On the same day, Flex premiered the new single from Khaled featuring Minaj – “I Wanna Be With You.” This led to the belief that his proposal was just a “publicity stunt” in an effort to promote the single.
  29.  He is married to Nicole Tuck and has two children with her. His first son Asahd Tuck Khaled was born on October 23, 2016, while second son Aalam Tuck Khaled was born on January 20, 2020.
  30.  The birth of his first son Asahd Tuck Khaled was live streamed by Khaled on his Snapchat account, which garnered him national attention.
  31.  In the year 2007, Khaled won two Ozone Awards – Best Video for "We Takin' Over" and another for Best Radio DJ.
  32.  He won the DJ of the Year awards from the BET Hip Hop Awards and Ozone Awards, in the year 2008. The next year, he was appointed the president of Def Jam South.
  33.  DJ Khaled Net Worth: $75 Million

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