The astonishing success of Shahid ‘Naughty Boy’ Khan shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.
Over the last year, the Watford born producer and songwriter has had a UK No.1 single with ‘La, La, La’, featuring a then unknown Sam Smith, two Top 10 hits with ‘Wonder’ and ‘Lifted’ both featuring Emeli Sandé and a No.2 with ‘Hotel Cabana’, his debut album featuring Sandé, Tinie Tempah and Ella Eyre.
The video for ‘La La La’ has had over 300 million views to date, has been No.1 on iTunes in 43 countries and Top 10 on iTunes in 83 countries. ‘La La La’ won two MOBO’s for ‘Best Song’ and ‘Best Video’ while Naughty Boy won a UKMVA for ‘Vevo Best New Act’. ‘La La La’ was also nominated for ‘British Video’ and ‘British Single’ at 2014’s BRIT awards.
Now taking the US by storm, ‘La La La’ has gone Top 10 on US iTunes, following heavy rotation on Top 40 radio and powerful performances from Naughty Boy on the ‘Today Show’ (watch here) and ‘Tonight with David Letterman’ (watch here)
Brand new single, ‘Home’, Ft. newcomer ROMANS, looks sets to build on the foundations so far built by ‘La La La’. Switching the pace from upbeat dance to laidback ballad, the string-filled gospel-inflected number, which reflects on leaving a loved one behind, manages to be both contemplative and joyous. ‘Home’ features the incredibly soulful, scale-climbing vocal of London based ROMANS, a multi-talented singer, songwriter and producer who has worked with Rihanna, DJ Mustard, Kwabs and Stargate amongst others and who will release his own project on Roc Nation in the near future.
Following a sold out UK tour late last year, Naughty Boy will be playing many of this summer’s festivals including Wireless festival and V festival. Dates as below;
01/07 Hove Festival, Norway
04/07 Bobital Festival, Paris
05/07 Wireless Festival, Birmingham
06/07 Wireless festival, Finsbury Park, London
10/07 Festival Les Ardentes, Belgium
11/07 Summer Sound Leipaja, Latvia
16/07 Trinity, Future Night Club, Greece
24/07 Mistajam Presents Speakerbox, Gatecrasher Ibiza
26/07 Audioriver Festival, Poland
09/08 Top FM Beach Party, Portugal
16/08 V Festival, Chelmsford
17/08 V Festival, Weston Park
24/08 Victorious Festival, Portsmouth
30/08 Azurara Beach Party, Portugal
31/08 Bingley Music Festival, Bingley UK