Khaled

Real Name:
Khaled Hadj Brahim
Profile:
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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210 846 Khaled - Nouveauté 83 - Pop Raï album art Chab Khaled* Nouveauté 83 - Pop Raï(Cass, Album) Edition Rachid et Fethi 210 846 Algeria 1983 Sell This Version
MCPE 1103 Khaled - Volume 3 album art Chab Khaled* Volume 3(Cass, Album) MCPE MCPE 1103 France 1984 Sell This Version
MCPE 1078 Khaled - Atouni Oualdi Yamna album art Chab Khaled* Atouni Oualdi Yamna(Cass, Album) MCPE MCPE 1078 France 1984 Sell This Version
Khaled - Hada Raykoum album art Chab Khaled* Hada Raykoum (Album) Horizon Music (2), MCPE France 1984 Sell This Version
Khaled - Moule El Kouchi album art Khaled Moule El Kouchi Celluloid France 1985 Sell This Version
Khaled - Mondial 86 album art Chab Khaled* Mondial 86 (Album) MCPE France 1986 Sell This Version
1245 Khaled - Gatli Neddik album art Cheb Khaled* Gatli Neddik(Cass, Album) MCPE 1245 France 1986 Sell This Version
1148 Khaled - Haya Nssadou album art Cheb Khaled* Haya Nssadou(Cass, Album) MCPE 1148 France 1986 Sell This Version
ebc 116 Khaled - Chab Khaled album art Chab Khaled* Chab Khaled(Cass, Album) Editions Bouarfa ebc 116 France 1987 Sell This Version
Khaled - Ya Taleb album art Khaled Ya Taleb (Album) Créon Music France 1988 Sell This Version
Khaled - Kutché album art Khaled, Safy Boutella Khaled, Safy Boutella - Kutché (Album) Parlophone, EMI France 1988 Sell This Version
Khaled - Fuir, Mais Où? album art Cheb Khaled* Fuir, Mais Où? (Album) Celluloid France 1988 Sell This Version
EVMC 37102 F Khaled - Salou Ala Nabi album art Anouar* Duo Avec Khaled Anouar* Duo Avec Khaled - Salou Ala Nabi(Cass, Album) D'évasion EVMC 37102 F France 1988 Sell This Version
Khaled - Les Monstres Sacrés Du Rai album art Cheb Khaled* Et Zahouania* Cheb Khaled* Et Zahouania* - Les Monstres Sacrés Du Rai (Album) Sonodisc France 1989 Sell This Version
Khaled - Khaled album art Khaled Khaled (Album) Barclay 1992 Sell This Version
Khaled - N'ssi N'ssi album art Khaled N'ssi N'ssi (Album) Barclay UK 1993 Sell This Version
Khaled - S'hab El Baroud album art Cheb Khaled* S'hab El Baroud (Album) RAÏ Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Khaled - Kaisse Wa Laila album art Cheb Khaled* Kaisse Wa Laila (Album) MCPE Algeria 1994 Sell This Version
Khaled - Sratli album art Cheb Khaled* Sratli (Album) MCPE France 1996 Sell This Version
Khaled - Sahra album art Khaled Sahra (Album) Barclay Europe 1996 Sell This Version
Khaled - Hafla album art Khaled Hafla (Album) Barclay Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
Khaled - 1, 2, 3 Soleils album art Taha* + Khaled + Faudel Taha* + Khaled + Faudel - 1, 2, 3 Soleils (Album) Barclay France 1998 Sell This Version
Khaled - Kenza album art Khaled Kenza (Album) Barclay Europe 1999 Sell This Version
TRS 4124 Khaled - Together album art Cheb Khaled*, Chaba Zahouania Cheb Khaled*, Chaba Zahouania - Together(CD, Album) Terrascape TRS 4124 US 1999 Sell This Version
ASI 995012 Khaled - Mon Amour album art Khaled Mon Amour(CD, Album, RE, RM) Disky ASI 995012 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version