From left to right: Samantha Selolwane, SVP Urban Promotion, RCA Records, Joe Riccitelli EVP & GM, RCA Records, John Fleckenstein, EVP, RCA Records, Courtney Stewart, Manager, Right Hand Music Group, Khalid, Peter Edge, Chairman & CEO, RCA Records, Tunji Balogun, SVP A&R, RCA Records, Keith Naftaly, EVP A&R, RCA Records, Jordan Blaugrund, SVP Sales, RCA Records, Shani Fuller-Tillman, VP Urban Marketing, RCA Records, Geo Bivins, EVP Urban Promotion, RCA Records
19 year-old critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, Khalid celebrated the success of his debut album American Teen, which is certified Platinum by the RIAA, with a plaque commemorating the sales and streams of the Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records album. American Teen entered the Billboard Top 200 at #9 in its first week, at #3 on the R&B albums chart, #6 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart, and peaked at #4 months after its release.
In addition to his album, Khalid’s first single “Location” is officially certified Triple Platinum by the RIAA, and his latest single “Young Dumb & Broke” is now certified Platinum.
This week, Khalid performed his latest single “Young Dumb & Broke” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (Click HERE to watch) and on The Today Show along with “Location” and “8Teen” on the outdoor stage as part of Citi’s Concert Series (Click HERE to watch).
Khalid also covers Billboard Magazine’s 2018 Grammy Preview issue alongside SZA and Julia Michaels, which is on stands now (Click HERE to read the cover story), and he has been nominated for a 2017 American Music Award for Favorite Song – Soul/R&B for “Location”