Mar 18: Khalid

Khalid returns to Houston for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo on March 18, 2020.

After moving to El Paso, Texas, during high school, Khalid channeled his feeling of being the new kid in town into heartfelt lyrics. Khalid began writing in 2015, creating songs and posting them to an online distribution platform. The songs he created quickly gained a following among his classmates and continued to grow amongst SoundCloud listeners. It wasn’t long after that his soulful lyrics caught the attention of national outlets.

2016 and 2017 were busy years for the young singer. Khalid’s first single, “Location,” reached No. 2 on the Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists chart. His debut album, “American Teen,” reached the top of the charts upon its release and he embarked on his wildly successful 21-city “Location Tour.”

Khalid’s sophomore album, “Free Spirit,” flew to the top of the charts, reaching the prestigious No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200. The album delivers a sound that’s a blend of R&B, pop and alternative, showing Khalid’s unique flair.

The multi-platinum artist will make his first trip to RODEOHOUSTON® on Wednesday, March 18.