Khalid confirmed for 2019 ARIAs performance
Multi-platinum US artist Khalid will stop by the 2019 ARIAs for a whirlwind performance.
The RCA-signed singer and songwriter, whose ‘Silence’ (feat. Marshmello) was certified 7x Platinum in Australia, is nominated for Best International Act. He’s touring Australia through November and December on his Free Spirit tour.
ARIA chief executive Dan Rosen says it’s a thrill to have the global superstar 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,” says Rosen.
“We all look forward to seeing him bring his unique brand of music and energy to the ARIAs on November 27.”
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Khalid released his debut album American Teen in 2017 and watched it stay on the Billboard 200 chart for more than 60 weeks.
It earned him five Grammy nominations, and featured 7x Platinum smash, ‘Young Dumb & Broke’, and 4 x platinum, ‘Location’.
He has accumulated over 3.4 billion YouTube views on his channel, with the official music video for ‘Young Dumb & Broke’ generating 622 million views.
His current album Free Spirit debuted at #1 in the US in April.
In Australia, aside from the achievements of ‘Silence’, ‘Saved’ was certified 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’.
At the ARIAs, he’ll meet up with fellow guest Halsey, with whom he featured on the hit ‘Eastside’ alongside Benny Blanco, while Dua Lipa has also been announced on the list of international performaners.
The ARIAs are staged at Sydney’s The Star Event Centre on Wednesday, November 27, broadcast on the Nine Network, live-streamed internationally on YouTube, and with Guy Sebastian as host.
Minister for tourism, Stuart Ayres comments that the awards and ARIA Week confirms the city’s reputation as “the nation’s music capital”
“I encourage everyone to book their tickets as soon as possible and plan their stay in Sydney to enjoy a week of celebrations to support our vibrant music industry.”