86R2839 JGH-D
  By: Blanco H.R. No. 125
         WHEREAS, Khalid Donnel Robinson has earned great distinction
  for himself and his hometown of El Paso with his extraordinary
  success as a singer and songwriter; and
         WHEREAS, Born into a military family, Khalid grew up in
  Germany, New York, and Texas; while still attending Americas High
  School in El Paso, he began producing his own music and posting
  songs to SoundCloud; in 2016, his debut single, "Location," became
  a charting hit, and the music video, which was filmed in and around
  El Paso, has received more than 316 million views on YouTube; and
         WHEREAS, The following year, Khalid released his first album,
  American Teen, which includes such songs as "Young Dumb & Broke,"
  "Let's Go," and "Coaster," as well as the first song he ever wrote,
  "Saved"; designed to evoke a day in the life of an average teenager
  at high school, the album has gone platinum and earned rave reviews
  from the New York Times, Time magazine, Billboard, and NYLON; and
         WHEREAS, This dynamic young R&B artist has performed on The
  Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen
  Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and The
  Today Show; he won MTV's Woodie to Watch Award at the SXSW music
  conference in Austin, and his first tour as a headliner sold out
  every date in the United States and Europe; and
         WHEREAS, Only 20 years old, Khalid has already been nominated
  for five Grammy Awards, and he has won an MTV Video Music Award for
  Best New Artist, a Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist, a BMI
  Pop Award for "1-800-273-8255," and a Teen Choice Award for Choice
  R&B/Hip-Hop Artist; in addition, he was named Favorite Soul/R&B
  Male Artist at the 2018 American Music Awards; and
         WHEREAS, A defining voice for a new generation, Khalid has
  made a remarkable debut, winning fans all over the world, and his
  talent, charm, and discipline promise to take him to even greater
  heights; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Khalid Donnel Robinson on a
  successful career in the music industry and extend to him sincere
  best wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Khalid as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.