Naughty Boy (real name Shahid Khan; born 1985) is a British songwriter, record producer, musician and rapper. After dropping out of a Business and Marketing Degree at London Guildhall University, Khan pursued a career as a record producer, obtaining a grant from The Princes Trust and funding equipment through winning £44,000 on Channel 4 day-time game show Deal or No Deal. The finances allowed Khan to upscale production from the garden shed in his parents' home in Watford, Hertfordshire to a studio in Ealing, West London.
Soon after Khan signed a three-year publishing deal with Sony ATV as well as a recording contract to release one album under Virgin Records (EMI Records). Khan launched himself as a record producer under the moniker "Naughty Boy" and now runs a production company called Naughty Boy Recordings. Most notably, Naughty Boy has produced two top-ten records for UK rappers Chipmunk ("Diamond Rings") and Wiley ("Never Be Your Woman"). Coincidently, both top-ten hits featured guest vocals from singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé. Naughty Boy and Sandé would form a strong writing and production partnership leading to Sandé landing her own record deal with Virgin and EMI.