Multiple award-winning American DJ, record executive, and record producer, DJ Khaled has been honored with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored the music producer and performer with the 2,719th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, April 11, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star is now officially dedicated in the category of Recording at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard next to Amoeba Music.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a historic landmark that now at the time of this post consists of 2,719 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
The stars are permanent public monuments to achievement in the entertainment industry, bearing the names of a mix of musicians, actors, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters, and others. The Walk of Fame is administered by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and maintained by the self-financing Hollywood Historic Trust. It is a popular tourist destination, with an estimated 10 million annual visitors in 2010.
The super producer DJ Khaled is undoubtedly one of Hip-Hop’s biggest personalities and most successful artists to join the tall list of a-listed personalities to be celebrated including the likes of Mary J. Blige, Quincy Jones, the late Michael Jackson, LL Cool J, Janet Jackson, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, and more.
Hollywood Walk of Fame Producer, Ana Martinez said this about Khaled, “DJ Khaled is one of the most popular and ever-present impresarios of the rap industry and we are thrilled to honor him with his own star on the Walk of Fame!”.
Khaled, 46, was joined by his wife, Nicole Tuck, and their two children, Asahd and Aalam. Fat Joe, Sean “Diddy” Combs, and Jay-Z were also on hand as he unveiled the star that bears his name.
The ceremony was presided over by Dwayne Gathers, past chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, with other guests like Epic Records CEO Sylvia Rhone, executive Antonio “LA” Reid, Jeezy, Future, and Teyana Taylor, in attendance. Fat Joe and Combs were both guest speakers at the ceremony.
In acknowledging his achievement/accomplishments, Khaled said;
“Everybody who puts out great work loves greatness to come back.
“Now, am I driven by awards or other accolades? No. That I came from nothing, that I made it this far, and that I keep going and I keep growing — that’s what drives me. Being a father of two children drives me. Being a good man drives me — being there for my family and my children. I’m grateful for blessings that God gave me.”
“Getting this star, that acknowledgment, is a blessing,” he continues. “Getting the call where you got a Walk of Fame star, a Grammy or a No. 1 album — I wake up every day saying that ‘We’re No. 1!’ So I am very grateful for the Hollywood Walk of Fame star, that sign of what I have accomplished.” Khaled told Variety, according to Townflex.
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