DJ Khaled—a Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum music producer known for his extensive collaborations with several high-profile industry artists and producers—has been honored with his own day. North Miami officially declared DJ Khaled Day on May 8, 2024, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the music industry and tireless dedication to uplifting local community members.

In a heartfelt video shared on Instagram, DJ Khaled humbly expressed his gratitude: “I am deeply honored by this incredible recognition from North Miami Beach and the entire Miami community. May 8 is now officially DJ Khaled Day! I am inspired by this, and I hope to inspire the next generation. Thank you, 305! Love!”

His infectious enthusiasm reverberated across the globe as he celebrated this monumental occasion, a testament to DJ Khaled’s two-decade journey in the music industry. His chart-topping hits with renowned artists such as Drake, Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, and Nicki Minaj have left an indelible mark on the industry.

DJ Khaled has had 7 Top 10 Hits, which include:


–   “All I Do Is Win” (featuring T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, and Rick Ross)

–   “I’m On One” (featuring Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne)

–   “Wild Thoughts” (with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)

–   “Do You Mind” (featuring Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future and Rick Ross)

–   and “I’m the One” (featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, and Lil Wayne,) which peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts in 2017.

Yet, DJ Khaled’s impact extends far beyond the realm of music. He has served as the first social media ambassador for Project Red and as the national spokesperson for Get Schooled. His advocacy has not only touched lives but transformed them, a testament to his compassion and generosity.

Some of his philanthropic causes during his career include:

–   Being honored by the City of North Miami Beach for their 3rd Annual Small Business Summit and Expo, during which he shared an inspirational message to encourage small business owners to persevere and pursue their dreams.

–   Donating $10,000 to a high school in Miami in 2017 to help renovate their music room.

–   Partnering with organizations such as Get Schooled and Save the Children to promote child development and education.

–   Donating 10,000 masks to healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

–   Contributing to the Miami Children’s Hospital by helping grant wishes to children facing critical illnesses.

DJ Khaled, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, rose to early prominence in his career by helping young artists before their big breakthroughs. These included Birdman, Lil Wayne, and Mavado. One of his first jobs was at the record store Odyssey in New Orleans, where he worked before pursuing DJ in reggae sound clashes.  His debut record, Listennn… the Album, was released by Koch Records in 2006 and premiered on the US Billboard 200 chart at number 12.

DJ Khaled—who currently has 39 million followers on Instagram and 5.6 million followers on X (formerly Twitter)—has also been featured in recent films and documentaries such as Demi Lovato’s Dancing with the Devil and Bad Boys: Ride or Die.