“You need persistence…Giving up is the worst thing you can do…There’s no risk of chasing your dreams, there’s no risk of writing, there’s no risk of trying to improve. You can always be a better artist, you can always continue to improve.” – Khalid

Music Forward hosted a special All Access with Khalid on August 16th at House of Blues Chicago. Twenty of Music Forward talented alumni toured the venue, watched sound check, and participated in a meet-and-greet/Q&A with Khalid and his artist team. Check out this highlight video!

Khalid generously provided this exclusive opportunity for youth to learn about his path to success. Music Forward’s All Access is a career exploration program that invites artists to inspire the next generation with a behind-the-scenes experience for teens interested in music industry careers.

Khalid released “Location” before his high school graduation and it garnered over 1.52 million plays in less than two months, leading to a label deal with Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records. Khalid’s debut album, American Teen, has received mass critical acclaim. Khalid has over one billion streams worldwide, and “Location” is certified double platinum in the US and platinum in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. American Teen is also certified Gold in the U.S and Canada.