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Folk Singer
Date of Birth February 29, 1960
Place of Birth Oran, Algeria
Age 60 years old
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Khaled (musician)

Khaled Hadj Ibrahim, better known by his mononym Khaled, is an Algerian musician, singer and songwriter born in Oran, Algeria. He began recording in his early teens under the name Cheb Khaled. He was crowned "King of Raï" in the first rai festival in Oran and has since become the world's best-known Arab singer. His most famous songs are "Didi","El Arbi", "Aïcha" and "C'est la vie" as well as "Alech Taadi", which was prominently featured in the 1997 film The Fifth Element.

Native name: خالد حاج إبراهيم
Birth name: Khaled Hadj Brahim
Also known as: King of Raï, Cheb Khaled
Born: February 29, 1960, Oran, Algeria
Genres: Raï, pop, blues, jazz
Occupation(s): Musician, singer
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, darbuka, accordion, synthesizer, saxophone, trumpet
Years active: 1984–present
Labels: Universal Music
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About Khaled

Algerian singer and multi-instrumentalist whose work in the rai subgenre of folk music has earned him the title of "King of Rai." He is the author of a number of the movement's most famous songs, including "Didi," and has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide.

Before Fame

He grew up in the neighborhood of Eckmuhl and founded the band Cinq Etoiles at age fourteen.


The title track from his 2012 album C'est la Vie broke records for iTunes downloads in both Europe and Canada.

Family Life

His full name is Khaled Hadj Ibrahim. He married Samira Diabi in 1995, with whom he has four daughters and one son.


He sang the song "La Poupee Qui Fait Non" with French singer Mylene Farmer on his 1997 live album Live a Bercy.

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Latest information about Khaled updated on February 23, 2021.

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