Khalid Signs With BMI

The R&B newcomer is among 2017's breakout acts.

“Location” singer Khalid has signed with performing rights organization BMI, the PRO announced today. The R&B newcomer is among 2017’s breakout acts, having reached a peak position of No. 12 on the BuzzAngle consumption chart (year-to-date, through Nov. 9) for his hit single, which was released in May 2016.

“In a very short time, Khalid has taken the world by storm with his wide-ranging talent,” said Mike Steinberg, EVP Creative & Licensing, BMI. “His music resonates deeply with fans of all ages, and we are honored that he chose BMI to support him in his continued growth as a songwriter and an artist.”

The 19-year-old recently performed on the American Music Awards, where he traded verses with Imagine Dragons in what was a highlight of the ABC broadcast. Other collaborations include Khalid’s appearance as a songwriter and performer on such hits as “1-800-273-8255” (with Logic and Alessia Cara), “Silence” (with Marshmello), “Rollin’” (with Future and Calvin Harris), and “Homemade Dynamite” (with Post Malone, Sza and Lorde).

BMI represents some 800,000 songwriters including Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, Charlie Puth, Julia Michaels, and Halsey.

More Music

  • The cast and crew of "black-ish"

    NAACP Image Awards: The Complete Winners List

    “Location” singer Khalid has signed with performing rights organization BMI, the PRO announced today. The R&B newcomer is among 2017’s breakout acts, having reached a peak position of No. 12 on the BuzzAngle consumption chart (year-to-date, through Nov. 9) for his hit single, which was released in May 2016. “In a very short time, Khalid […]

  • Dolores O'RiordanThe Cranberries in concert, Olympia.

    Dolores O'Riordan, Singer and Songwriter of The Cranberries, Dies at 46

    “Location” singer Khalid has signed with performing rights organization BMI, the PRO announced today. The R&B newcomer is among 2017’s breakout acts, having reached a peak position of No. 12 on the BuzzAngle consumption chart (year-to-date, through Nov. 9) for his hit single, which was released in May 2016. “In a very short time, Khalid […]

  • Black Eyed Peas Return with Purpose,

    Black Eyed Peas Trade Party Music for Songs With a Purpose

    “Location” singer Khalid has signed with performing rights organization BMI, the PRO announced today. The R&B newcomer is among 2017’s breakout acts, having reached a peak position of No. 12 on the BuzzAngle consumption chart (year-to-date, through Nov. 9) for his hit single, which was released in May 2016. “In a very short time, Khalid […]

  • Leslie Odom Jr Leslie Odom Jr.

    'Hamilton' Star Leslie Odom., Jr. to Sing 'America The Beautiful' at Super Bowl LII

    “Location” singer Khalid has signed with performing rights organization BMI, the PRO announced today. The R&B newcomer is among 2017’s breakout acts, having reached a peak position of No. 12 on the BuzzAngle consumption chart (year-to-date, through Nov. 9) for his hit single, which was released in May 2016. “In a very short time, Khalid […]

  • Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba

    Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba Named to Top Sony Music Post in Germany, Switzerland and Austria

    “Location” singer Khalid has signed with performing rights organization BMI, the PRO announced today. The R&B newcomer is among 2017’s breakout acts, having reached a peak position of No. 12 on the BuzzAngle consumption chart (year-to-date, through Nov. 9) for his hit single, which was released in May 2016. “In a very short time, Khalid […]

  • Michael Garbutt

    Notting Hill Music Group Names Michael Garbutt Head of Media

    “Location” singer Khalid has signed with performing rights organization BMI, the PRO announced today. The R&B newcomer is among 2017’s breakout acts, having reached a peak position of No. 12 on the BuzzAngle consumption chart (year-to-date, through Nov. 9) for his hit single, which was released in May 2016. “In a very short time, Khalid […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content