Khalid closes year strong with five Grammy nominations


Nina Titovets

El Paso’s Khalid performed on day two at Mala Luna festival.

Eddie Velazquez, Entertainment Editor

El Paso wonder boy Khalid is closing a successful 2017 with five Grammy nominations.

The news came after the Recording Academy announced the nominees for all 84 categories of the 2018 Grammy Awards on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

His collaboration with rapper Logic and Alessia Cara on the track “1-800-273-8255,” received three nominations, while his debut album “American Teen” was nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album. His hit single “Location” also got a nod for Best R&B Song.

“Woke up to find out that I’m nominated for 5 Grammys. I’m in shock. I’m so thankful man this is unbelievable,” Khalid said on Twitter.

The 60th Grammy Awards show will air live from New York City on Jan. 28, 2018.

Click here to see the full list of nominations and categories for the 2018 Grammys.