ARIA is excited to reveal the final international guest for the 2019 ARIA Awards. Multi-platinum global superstar Khalid is confirmed to be returning to Sydney to perform at the 2019 ARIA Awards at Sydney’s The Star Event Centre on Wednesday, 27th November 2019, broadcast on the Nine Network, live streamed internationally on YouTube, and hosted by Guy Sebastian.
Khalid is set to perform at this year’s ARIA Awards ceremony while touring Australia throughout late November/early December on his Free Spirit Tour. He is also nominated for an ARIA Award this year, in the category of Best International Artist.
Dan Rosen, ARIA Chief Executive says, “What a thrill to have global superstar Khalid as one of our performers at the 2019 ARIA Awards. He is one of the most exciting and authentic new voices in music, with fans all around the world and Australia. We all look forward to seeing him bring his unique brand of music and energy to the ARIAs on November 27.”
Five-time Billboard Music Award nominee Khalid dropped his gold-certified debut album ‘American Teen’ in 2017 to instant critical acclaim, shattering expectations by staying on the Billboard 200 chart for more than 60 weeks. American Teen earned him 5 Grammy nominations, and featured 7 x platinum smash hit ‘Young Dumb & Broke’, and 4 x platinum hit ‘Location’.
Khalid has accumulated over 3.4 billion YouTube views on his official channel, with the official music video for his hit song 'Young Dumb & Broke' earning a huge 622M views.
In Australia alone, Khalid achieved multiple platinum-certified hits, including ‘Silence’ featuring Marshmello (7 x platinum), ‘Saved’ (platinum), ‘Love Lies’ featuring Normani (5 x platinum), ‘OTW’ featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 6lack (2 x platinum), ‘Ocean’ with Martin Garrix (2 x platinum), as well as gold-certification on ‘American Teen’, ‘Coaster’ and ‘Another Sad Love Song’.
He has also featured on a number of mega-hits, including ‘Eastside’ with Benny Blanco and fellow ARIA Awards 2019 special guest Halsey, ‘Rollin’ with Calvin Harris and Future, ‘1-800-273-8255’ with Logic and Alessia Cara, ‘Lovely’ with Billie Eilish, ‘Youth’ with Shawn Mendes, and many more.
Khalid’s latest album Free Spirit, released in April of this year, debuted at number one on the Billboard charts. This release also saw Khalid make history by becoming the first and only artist to occupy the entire top 5 of the Billboard R&B Songs chart, including Billboard number 3 hit ‘Talk’.
Khalid’s infectious sound has continued to dominate the Australian and international airwaves, affirming him as a contemporary music maestro. Check out his YouTube Music channel and get excited for what will no doubt be an epic performance at the ARIAs.