During his career, Khaled has used many monikers including “Arab Attack”, “Big Dog Pitbull”, “Terror Squadian” (used during his time with the hip hop group Terror Squad), Beat Novacane (a moniker under which he produces beats), The Don Dada, Mr. Miami etc. Khaled has stated that he used the moniker “Arab Attack” for music as in saying “attack with music”, but it was soon discontinued by him after the September 11 attacks since he felt that using it would seem disrespectful and offensive towards those who suffered due to the attacks. (wikipedia).
For those who have followed Khaled’s musical career they know that there is an interesting story full of work, effort and great talent, but for others Khaled is a “new” name in the music industry. The magazine XXL summarizes the 25 songs that are most popular and certified by the result in the popularity lists from 2006 to the present.
“I work so hard. But not just me, my team works so hard,” Khaled told PEOPLE. “This project is really impossible to make. We make the impossible possible… [I’m focused on] being the most amazing father and the most amazing king to my Queen. She’s so beautiful! She’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen in my life. And my son is everything.”
DJ Khaled is one of the most outstanding names in the lists of musical hits with great strength and with works that seek maximum originality and high quality. In americasweek.com as always, we look for publications that speak of the artists listed in HOT 100 of popularity every week. The turn is for DJ Khaled who won on June 1, scoring 7 hits, achieving the # 19 position with Wish Wish Featuring Cardi B & 21 Savage.
Here’s a rundown of all seven DJ Khaled songs on the June 1-dated Hot 100 (all of which debut):
Hot 100 Rank, Title
No. 19, “Wish Wish,” feat. Cardi B & 21 Savage
No. 21, “Higher,” feat. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend
No. 43, “Just Us,” feat. SZA
No. 44, “You Stay,” feat. Meek Mill, J Balvin, Lil Baby & Jeremih
No. 52, “Celebrate,” feat. Travis Scott & Post Malone
No. 57, “Jealous,” feat. Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Big Sean
No. 91, “Weather the Storm,” feat. Meek Mill & Lil Baby
Khaled first appeared on the Hot 100 dated June 24, 2006, with “Holla at Me,” featuring Lil Wayne, Paul Wall, Fat Joe, Rick Ross and Pitbull. The track peaked at No. 59. His second entry, “We Takin’Over,” featuring T.I., Akon, Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Lil Wayne and Baby, became Khaled’s first top 40 hit, reaching No. 28 in June 2007.
Fellow hip-hop musician DJ Khaled sees his new collection of songs featuring some of the most successful artists in the business (such as John Legend, Cardi B and dozens of others) begin its time on the tally at No. 6. Father of Asahd, which is named in tribute to his young son, is his third top 10, and his highest-charting record yet. Lead single “Top Off” with Beyoncé and Jay Z, stalled at No. 41 last year, while its quick follow-up, “No Brainer,” which featured vocals from Justin Bieber, Quavo and Chance the Rapper, became a true hit, reaching No. 3 on the songs chart.
Khaled’s new album, Father of Asahd, continues in his tradition of envisioning every song as a posse cut. The project’s 15 tracks feature 29 different performers plus his own signature bellowing. (The absence of Drake, a reliable hitmaker and longtime collaborator, is palpable.) The result is pure chaos. Since assembling Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman, and Lil Wayne for “We Takin’ Over” in 2007, Khaled has proven himself adept at project-managing rap and R&B’s biggest stars into contributing verses for transparent plays at song-of-the-summer singles.
“Father of Asahd” debuted behind LA rapper Tyler, the Creator’s fifth studio album, “Igor” — despite an aggressive PR push by Khaled’s team that included a “Saturday Night Live” appearance and a Pepsi #Summergram kickoff event in New York.