Real Name:
Khaled Hadj Brahim
الشاب خالد / Cheb Khaled or just Khaled (born Febr. 29, 1960) is an Algerian rai singer from Oran. He is also known as the "King Of Raï" and is the internationally best known rai singer.

Singers of Raï (English pronunciation: /ˈraɪ/; Arabic: راي‎) are called cheb (young) as opposed to sheikh (old) the name given to Chaabi music singers; the tradition arose in cities like Oran, primarily among the poor. The word Raï means literally opinion . Chaba Fadela and Cheb Khaled began their careers mid seventies, growing Raï's popularity across Algeria. Chaba Fadela's 1979 "Ana ma h'lali ennoum" is considered the beginning of modern pop Raï; the song was a hit across Algeria, and set the stage for Raï's domination of national listeners. International success had begun as early as 1976 with the success of Rachid Baba Ahmed, Raï music's most important producer.

In the 1980s, Raï began its period of greatest popularity. In 1986, the first state-sanctioned Raï festival was held in Algeria, and a festival was also held in Bobigny, France. Cheb Khaled was the first international superstar. His 1988 Kutché album did the most to popularize him and the whole genre of Raï. Other prominent performers of the 80s included Houari Benchenet, Chaba Zahouania, Raïna Raï, Cheb Sahraoui, Cheb Mami, Cheb Zahouani and Cheb Hamid. International success grew in the 1990s, when Cheb Khaled's 1992 single Didi was a major French hit and also saw success in India and elsewhere. With Khaled no longer in Algeria, new stars began singing lover's Raï, a sentimental, pop-ballad form best-known for stars like Cheb Tahar, Cheb Nasro and, especially, Cheb Hasni. Later in the decade, funk, hip hop and other influences were added to Raï, especially by performers like the French Raï-rock fusionist Rachid Taha.
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Khaled Discography


MCPE 1103 Chab Khaled* Volume 3(Cass, Album) MCPE MCPE 1103 France 1984 Sell This Version
MCPE 1078 Chab Khaled* Atouni Oualdi Yamna(Cass, Album) MCPE MCPE 1078 France 1984 Sell This Version
MCPE 1198 Chab Khaled* Hada Raykoum (Album) Horizon Music (2), MCPE MCPE 1198 France 1984 Sell This Version
61216-1 Khaled Cheb Khaled Celluloid 61216-1 France 1985 Sell This Version
ebc 116 Chab Khaled* Chab Khaled(Cass, Album) Editions Bouarfa ebc 116 France 1987 Sell This Version
88092-2 Khaled Ya Taleb (Album) Créon Music 88092-2 France 1988 Sell This Version
CT-20003 Cheb Khaled* & Safy Boutella Cheb Khaled* & Safy Boutella - Kutché (Album) Parlophone CT-20003 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
61360-1 Cheb Khaled* Fuir, Mais Où? (Album) Celluloid 61360-1 France 1988 Sell This Version
EVMC 37102 F Anouar* Duo Avec Khaled Anouar* Duo Avec Khaled - Salou Ala Nabi(Cass, Album) évasion EVMC 37102 F France 1988 Sell This Version
MLP 305 Cheb Khaled* Et Zahouania* Cheb Khaled* Et Zahouania* - Les Monstres Sacrés Du Rai (Album) Sonodisc MLP 305 France 1989 Sell This Version
162-221 101-4 Khaled Khaled (Album) Barclay 162-221 101-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
WRASS 155 Khaled N'ssi N'ssi (Album) Barclay WRASS 155 UK 1993 Sell This Version
RAÏ 31002 CD Cheb Khaled* S'hab El Baroud (Album) RAÏ RAÏ 31002 CD Germany 1993 Sell This Version
1012.2 Cheb Khaled* Kaisse Wa Laila(CD, Album) MCPE 1012.2 Algeria 1994 Sell This Version
533 405-2 Khaled Sahra (Album) Barclay 533 405-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
539 881-2 Khaled Hafla (Album) Barclay 539 881-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
543 397-9 Khaled Kenza (Album) Barclay 543 397-9 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
MP 42008 Khaled + Arabesk (2) Khaled + Arabesk (2) - El Lil Ou Nour(CD, Album) Masterplan MP 42008 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
TRS 4124 Cheb Khaled*, Chaba Zahouania Cheb Khaled*, Chaba Zahouania - Together(CD, Album) Terrascape TRS 4124 US 1999 Sell This Version
ASI 995012 Khaled Mon Amour(CD, Album, RE, RM) Disky ASI 995012 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
982 293-4 Khaled Ya-Rayi (Album) Wrasse Records 982 293-4 Ukraine 2004 Sell This Version
223540-205 Khaled Salou Ala Nabi(CD, Album) The Intense Music 223540-205 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
0600753168790 Khaled Liberté (Album) AZ 0600753168790 France 2009 Sell This Version
371 265 3 Khaled C'est La Vie(CD, Album) AZ, Universal Music France 371 265 3 France 2012 Sell This Version
JBCD 195 Cheb Khaled* Et Cheb Kada Cheb Khaled* Et Cheb Kada - Duo (Album) Hamedi JBCD 195 France Unknown Sell This Version