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One Take: Khalid On Tracy Chapman, El Paso, The '90s, SZA & More
America's new proto-teen R&B star is an authentic, down-to-earth, humble hitmaker. His name is Khalid and he is seemingly everywhere these days.
Khalid's rise to stardom, propelled by his debut album American Teen, has taken him from El Paso, Texas, where he spent the last part of his high school years, to locations spanning the globe. The young singer/songwriter racked up a whopping five GRAMMY nominations for the 60th GRAMMY Awards, including Best New Artist.
The current nominee dropped by our headquarters recently to play an installment of One Take, GRAMMY.com's new series that features your favorite artists answering as many rapid-fire questions as they can about music, life and everything in between in just one minute.
In this episode, find out Khalid's favorite thing about El Paso, who he can't stop listening to, what makes a great hook, and more.