Khaled

Khaled

Real Name:
Khaled Hadj Brahim
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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

Albums

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
Chab Khaled* Hada Raykoum (Album) Horizon Music (2), MCPE France 1984 Sell This Version
Khaled Cheb Khaled Celluloid France 1985 Sell This Version
ebc 116 Chab Khaled* Chab Khaled(Cass, Album) Editions Bouarfa ebc 116 France 1987 Sell This Version
Khaled Ya Taleb (Album) Créon Music France 1988 Sell This Version
Cheb Khaled* & Safy Boutella Cheb Khaled* & Safy Boutella - Kutché (Album) Parlophone Canada 1988 Sell This Version
Cheb Khaled* Fuir, Mais Où? (Album) Celluloid 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
Cheb Khaled* Et Zahouania* Cheb Khaled* Et Zahouania* - Les Monstres Sacrés Du Rai (Album) Sonodisc France 1989 Sell This Version
Khaled Khaled (Album, Comp) Barclay France 1992 Sell This Version
Khaled N'ssi N'ssi (Album) Barclay UK 1993 Sell This Version
Cheb Khaled* S'hab El Baroud (Album) RAÏ Germany 1993 Sell This Version
1012.2 Cheb Khaled* Kaisse Wa Laila(CD, Album) MCPE 1012.2 Algeria 1994 Sell This Version
Khaled Sahra (Album) Barclay Europe 1996 Sell This Version
Khaled Hafla (Album) Barclay Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Khaled Kenza (Album) Barclay 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
Khaled Ya-Rayi (Album) Wrasse Records Ukraine 2004 Sell This Version
982 299 1 Khaled Ya-Rayi(CD, Album, Ltd + DVD, NTSC) AZ 982 299 1 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
223540-205 Khaled Salou Ala Nabi(CD, Album) The Intense Music 223540-205 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
Khaled Liberté (Album) AZ France 2009 Sell This Version
Khaled C'est La Vie (Album) AZ, Universal Music France France 2012 Sell This Version