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|
|Instruments:||Vocals, guitar, darbuka, accordion, synthesizer, saxophone, trumpet|
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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.
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.
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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- Algerian male singers
- Raï musicians
- Algerian expatriates in France