Khalid is having quite a breakout year. After making his television debut on “The Tonight Show” last month, the R&B sensation performed on daytime TV for the very first time on “Ellen.”
Performing his hit song “Location,” the rising crooner serenaded the “Ellen” audience with his smooth vocals, which have taken over the Hot 100 in recent weeks. Singing amid blue lights in front of a band, Khalid also showed off his dance moves.
“Location,” a single off Khalid’s debut American Teen, has been surging on the charts, reaching as high as No. 24 on the Hot 100.
Not bad for a 19-year-old artist who just released his first album, which retraces his young life. “The album is a compilation of my youth,” he told EW. “The mistakes I’ve made, the heartbreaks I went through, the love that I got, and all the love that I lost.”
Watch Khalid’s soulful “Ellen” set below.