Khaled

Born 29 February 1960.

Algerian raï singer-songwriter Khaled Hadj Ibrahim (Cheb Khaled)

Khaled

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Khaled Hadj Ibrahim (Arabic: خالد حاج ابراهيم‎, born 29 February 1960), better known as Khaled, is an Algerian raï singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist born in Sidi El Houari in Oran Province of 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".

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  1. Review of Ya-Rayi

    Ya-Rayi 2004

    Reviewed by John Armstrong
    'It is as finished and perfect a piece of work as he has ever recorded in more than...