Label: Right Hand Music Group, LLC/RCA Records
Released: March 3

Khalid might be an anomaly. A 19-year-old R&B singer who’s future enough to ask bae to send him their location, but not to get busy—he’s just trying to communicate. It could be the fact that the Georgia-born artist has lived everywhere from New York to Germany; it could just be his distinct voice. Whatever the reason for his continued glow-up, there’s a reason why American Teen went platinum: Khalid’s pen game is sweet, vicious, and perfectly encapsulates life as a carefree young adult with room to grow. —khal