Today, multiplatinum selling global superstar Khalid releases his new single “Skyline” along with the music video via Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records. Written by Khalid and produced by Chrome Sparks, this dreamy retro pop track is the official lead single off Khalid’s highly anticipated third studio album which is due out later this year. Directed by Levi Turner and Cody LaPlant, the colorful music video transport you outside to a blissful summer day and unveils two worlds of style and aesthetic merging into one as a dance party ensues while Khalid simultaneously floats through the air in a 1999 color shifting limited edition GT-R Skyline.
The video made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU, NickMusic and on the Paramount Times Square billboards.
On the song, Khalid shares, “”Skyline” to me is a recharge and full of summer vibes. I hope it brings my fans joy and gets them through any dark times they may be going through.”
Last month, Khalid released “Last Call” in celebration of the 5-year anniversary of his 4x platinum GRAMMY-nominated debut album American Teen. The track and official music video pays homage to his growth from 2017 until today.
Multi-platinum selling global superstar Khalid, who was named one of Time’s Most Influential People of 2019, has taken the world by storm since his first single, the certified diamond “Location” (released right before his high school graduation) exploded onto the scene leading to a major label deal with Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records followed by the release of his debut album, the 4x platinum-certified, American Teen. His sophomore album Free Spirit, released to critical acclaim in 2019, was declared a New York Times “Critic’s Pick” and was called “superb” by the Associated Press. The album, which has been certified platinum by the RIAA, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and features the GRAMMY-nominated multi-format #1 single “Talk”. Free Spirit has garnered over 13.2 billion streams worldwide. Khalid, who has been called a “pop prodigy” by Rolling Stone has been streamed over 30 billion times worldwide across all partners, has been nominated for 7 GRAMMYS and has won numerous awards including 6 Billboard Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards, a Teen Choice Award, an MTV Video Music Award, and an MTV Woodie Award. Khalid has collaborated with some of music’s biggest stars including his #1 singles “Love Lies” (with Normani), “Eastside” (with Halsey and Benny Blanco) as well as hits with artists Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Marshmello and more. The Mayor and Council of the City of El Paso honored Khalid with a “Key To The City” marking September 13th, 2018 “Khalid Day.” Khalid, alongside his mother, launched The Great Khalid Foundation, which is committed to helping families by alleviating a burden of need. Khalid’s “Free Spirit World Tour” took him to arenas all over the globe in 2019. In 2020, Khalid released his critically acclaimed track “Eleven” and his smash hit “Know Your Worth” with Disclosure. He was named the youngest artist to surpass 15 billion streams on Spotify alone and was named BMI’s Pop Songwriter of the Year (alongside Post Malone.) During the summer of 2021, Khalid debuted his track “New Normal” at Virgin Galactic’s “Unity 22” Spaceflight launch. Not only did “New Normal” play in the shuttle during its descent back to earth, but Khalid was also on hand to perform for the crew, including Sir Richard Branson, after they completed their mission. To close out 2021, Khalid released his Scenic Drive tape which he describes as a companion piece to his 2018 EP Sun City. Khalid’s highly anticipated third studio album will be released later this year.