Singer and Songwriter Khalid announced his debut RCA single “Location” was certified platinum today. He released “Location” as a single on RCA in August 2016. It peaked at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has racked up 46 million plays on SoundCloud, 54 million on YouTube, and 160 million on Spotify.
You could tell the El Paso, Texas native was ecstatic, with announcement made through his instagram post;
My first platinum single, man I can’t even process this right now,” Khalid wrote on Instagram. “Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen, love you guys Dreams are becoming reality.
Khalid has said his mother is his biggest musical inspiration, and has also cited Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Father John Misty, Frank Ocean, Grizzly Bear, Chance the Rapper, India.Arie, and James Blake as influences.
Watch the “Location” video below.