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Khaled
خالد
Cheb khaled1
Background
Birth name Khaled Hadj Ibrahim
Native name خالد حاج إبراهيم
Also known as Cheb Khaled, Khaled
Born (1960-02-29) 29 February 1960 (age 57)
Origin Sidi El Houari, Oran, Algeria
Occupation Singer-songwriter, instrumentalist
Instruments Guitar, drums, banjo, violin, harmonica, accordion, synthesizer
Years active 1970s–present
Label Universal
Website khaled-lesite.com

Khaled Hadj Ibrahim (خالد حاج إبراهيم, born 29 February 1960), better known as Khaled, is an Algerian raï singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist born in Sidi El Houari in Oran Province of Algeria.

He began recording in his early teens under the name Cheb Khaled (الشاب خالد, Arabic for "Young Man" Khaled, as opposed to the traditionalist Sheikh elders) and has become the most internationally famous Algerian singer in the Arab world and across many continents. His popularity has earned him the unofficial title "King of Raï". His most famous songs are "Didi", "Aïcha" and "C'est la vie".

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