He’s only twenty and he already has the world of R&B at his feet. This singer from El Paso, Texas writes neo-soul gems with a pop flavor. His rise was stratospheric when he released American Teen, his beautiful first album, which has been played everywhere and admired by musicians including Drake and Lorde. It went platinum in the US and was number six on Rolling Stone magazine’s best albums of 2017. Khalid has created his own delicate, heady style drawing on both contemporary R&B like Frank Ocean and poetic indie folk like Father John Misty. He received the Best New Artist award at the MTV Music Awards 2017. This golden-voiced Texan’s hotly-anticipated first international tour will include the Montreux Jazz Lab.