February 29, 1960 in Oran
Algerian raï singer-songwriter Khaled Hadj Ibrahim (Cheb Khaled)
Khaled Hadj Ibrahim (Arabic: خالد حاج إبراهيم, born 29 February 1960), better known as Khaled, is an Algerian raï singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist born in Oran. He began recording in his early teens under the name Cheb Khaled (الشاب خالد, Arabic for "Young Man" Khaled, as opposed to the traditionalist Sheikh elders) and has become the most internationally famous Algerian singer in the Arab world and across many continents. His popularity has earned him the unofficial title "King of Raï".