Arabian Business Power 500 2013
Thu 21 Mar 2013 10:28 AM
Cheb Khaled
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Cheb Khaled

Industry: Arts & Entertainment

Designation: Singer

Country: Algeria

Better known as Khaled, he is a Rai  singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist born in Algeria. He began recording in his early teens under the name Cheb Khaled (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”. His signature song, “Didi”, became extremely popular in the Arabic-speaking countries and also in several other countries, including Europe, where it entered top charts in France, Belgium and Spain, and in Asian countries, including India and Pakistan. The song was used also used in a Bollywood film titled Shreeman Aashiq. Khaled and Don Was appeared on the The Tonight Show on February 4, 1993.

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