Cheb Khaled is an Algerian Raï singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has come a long way in the music industry to get to the height he has gotten to in the industry today. His beginning in the industry was very rough. He had to device ingenious ways to make his music appeal to the local audience. In those days of his little beginnings, things were rather difficult.
He began as a 14 year old when he formed a band he named five stars band. Their target audience was in night clubs and at wedding occasions. Those were days of rejection and frustrations which the 5 star band endured to remain relevant. Khaled is indeed a fighter; he fought his way through that dark period in his career and today, he is full of thanks.
In the 1980’s, Khaled stepped up his game in the industry when he started producing and singing Rai songs. In 1986 to be specific, he moved to France to enhance his fortunes in the industry. After a long wait, the long expected breakthrough for him in the industry came 1993. His hit track was ‘Didi’. That opened the door of international exposure to Khaled.
He became popular in several Arabic speaking countries extending to Europe and some other Continents. His music entered top charts in France; Asia; Indian; Pakistan; Belgium and Spain. Today from his modest beginning as a 14 year old; he is known as the King of Rai. He is the winner of numerous musical awards; as at last count, he has won 32 of such awards.
Cheb Khaled was born on the 29th of February, 1960 in Sidi El Houari, Oran, Algeria. The details about his family and body statistics are not public knowledge. He is very good Singer and an instrumentalist of depth who is excellent in handling the instruments. He is married to Samira Diabi. He is the most famous Algerian Musician of international standing. He holds a Moroccan citizenship.
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- Occupation: Singer-songwriter, instrumentalist
- Age: 56
- Date of Birth: 29-2-1960
- Place of Birth: Sidi El Houari, Oran, Algeria
- Gender: Male
- Eye color: Dark Brown
- Hair color: Dark Brown
- Girl friend /Spouse: Samira Diabi
- Children: Four daughters and a son.
- Ethnicity: Arab
- Nationality: Algerian.