Khaled Hadj Ibrahim born 28 February 1960, better known by his mononym Khaled , is an Algerian musician, singer and songwriter born in Oran, Algeria. He began recording in his early teens under the name Cheb Khaled ( Arabic for “Young” Khaled, as opposed to the traditionalist Sheikh elders). He was crowned “King of Raï” in the first rai festival in Oran and has since become the world’s best-known Arab singer. His most famous songs are “Didi”, “Aïcha” and “C’est la vie” as well as “Alech Taadi”, which was prominently featured in the film The Fifth Element.
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