Khalid recently became the first artist to secure the top five spots on the R&B Songs Chart and it's for that reason and more why the singer was an honouray performer at the Time 100 Gala. The Free Spirit music maker sang a collection of his hits, including “Location,” “Talk,” and “Young Dumb and Broke.” While he was there, fellow Time 100 artist Taylor Swift had nothing but praise for Khalid, calling herself a “huge Khalid fan” adding that, “if you haven’t listened to his new album Free Spirit, that’s a real loss. That’s a real missed opportunity.”  


Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Among Khalid's chart-topping success he's received even more kind words from some of the greats in the industry. More recently none other than Alicia Keys praised the singer for his talents calling him "totally unique."

"He’s a beautiful writer with the ability to take human concepts and make you understand and feel them. He has a full, powerful voice that is somehow unassuming and smooth at the same time," she added. "He’s accessible—almost like you’ve met somebody like him before, although there’s nobody else like him. He has his own style, and I think we’re all hungry for individuality right now.”