Khaled Rohaim

Khaled Rohaim is a multi-platinum, Grammy nominated producer and composer. Based in Sydney, Australia, Rohaim has created hits for artists such as Rihanna, The Kid Laroi and Ariana Grande.[1][2][3]

Early lifeEdit

Rohaim has been making music since he was four years old when he would experiment with instruments around his family home.[1] His father was a keyboard player for Egyptian guitarist Omar Khorshid.[1]

CareerEdit

In 2012, Rohaim signed a publishing deal with J-Remy and Bobby Bass of Orange Factory Music in partnership with Primary Wave and BMG.[citation needed]

From 2014 to 2020 Khaled Rohaim was a part of production team "Twice As Nice", founded by Nicholas "Unknown Nick" Audino & Lewis Hughes. Via Nick Audino, Khaled co-produced songs for artists such as Ty Dolla $ign, Kid Ink, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor & more.

Rohaim honed his skills creating multi-platinum hits for Australian Sony artists such as Jessica Mauboy and Justice Crew.[1] In 2018, he co-wrote the song "Let Me" by Zayn.

In 2021, he, Nick Audino, Lewis Hughes and Te Whiti Warbrick from Twice as Nice, were added to the APRA AMCOS' 1 Billion List for their work on Rihanna's 2016 track "Needed Me".[2][1]

Rohaim became a mentor and producer for The Kid Laroi when he met him at a recording studio in Sydney.[3] Moved by The Kid Laroi's talent and difficult living situation, Rohaim would pick him up from various houses that he would live in around Sydney so they could eat together and record at his rented studio in North Strathfield.[3] Rohaim gave The Kid Laroi some work writing songs for other artists to help him develop.[4]

Moving to the United States is on the cards for Rohaim as he continues his work with The Kid Laroi and other high-profile artists such as Demi Lovato and Justin Bieber.[1] "I think I'd do better if I was overseas. Being here has been hard, really hard. What I've been able to do from here, it's near impossible", he told The Sydney Morning Herald in 2021.[1]

DiscographyEdit

Khaled Rohaim Selected Discography[5]
Year Artist Song Album
2010 Big Time Rush "Big Time Rush" BTR
2011 Jay Sean "Can't Fall In Love" Hit The Lights
"Message In A Bottle"
"Hit The Lights"
"Love"
"I'm All Yours
"Sex 101"
Big Time Rush "Superstar" Elevate
2012 Frankie J "Like a Flag" Faith, Hope Y Amor
Jay Sean "So High" Neon
"Deep End"
"Neon"
"Back To Love (Aaja Re)"
"Close to You"
"Words"
"Where You Are"
"Mars"
"All On Your Body"
"Worth It All"
"Passenger Side"
"Miss Popular"
"Where You Are" Single
Justice Crew "Best Night" "Best Night"
"Boom Boom"
2013 Big Time Rush "Confetti Falling" 24/seven
Faydee "Can't Let Go" Single
INNA "Famous" Single
Faydee "Maria" Single
2014 "Far Away" Single
Elen Levon "Kingdom" Single
The Janoskians "This F***in Song" Single
Beau Ryan "Where You From (feat. Justice Crew)" Single
The Veronicas "If You Love Someone" The Veronicas (album)
Justice Crew "Interlude" Live By The Words
"Life's a Party"
"Intro"
"Always Been Real"
2015 Manny "Luv U Better (feat. Faydee)"
Ty Dolla $ign "Saved (feat. E-40)" Free TC
Samantha Jade "Castle" Nine
Kid Ink "Time Out" Summer In The Winter
"Summer In The Winter"
"That's On You"
2016 Mustard, Travis Scott "Whole Lotta Lovin'" Single
Rihanna "Needed Me" ANTI
DJ Nino Brown "Status Ain't Real (feat. Iamsu! & Maribelle)" Single
Chuckie, Childsplay "Warrior (Club Edit)" Single
Meghan Trainor "Champagne Problems" Thank You
Ariana Grande "Be Alright" Dangerous Woman
TYuS "My Way" Never Forget
Faydee "Nobody (feat. Kat Deluna & Leftside)" Single
Ella Mai "Switch Sider" TIME
"One Day"
2017 Pitbull "Better On Me" Climate Change
Wizkid "Dirty Wine (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) Sounds From The Other Side
R3hab, RITUAL "Hallucinations" Trouble
Smashproof "My Crib (feat. Awa, Pieter T)" The Weekend
JOY. "Smoke Too Much" Six EP
2018 "Change"
"This Place (Interlude)"
"Lose Control"
"Need You"
"Hooked (Interlude)"
"Fake It"
R3hab "Hold On Tight (with Conor Maynard)" The Wave
"The Wave (with Lia Marie Johnson)
"Belle"
"Whiplash"
mike. , Vory "Saved From The City" 4THEHOMIES
Matt Black "Goosebumps" Single
INNA "No Help" Single
Zayn "Let Me" Icarus Falls
"Fresh Air"
"Good Years"
"Common"
"Natural"
2019 Blackbear "HATE MY GUTS" ANONYMOUS
"HIGH1X"
Nick Carter, Jordan Knight "Deja Vu" Nick & Knight
Ella Vos "Empty Hands" Watch & Wait
Kim Viera "Ay Ay Ay (feat. Pitbull)" Single
Juto "FAF" Wool
4B "Did You (feat. Chris Brown)" Single
Phora "On My Way" Bury Me With Dead Roses
Anfa Rose "Sin" Mermaids
"Interiors"
"Saviour"
"Right Now"
"Eyes On Me"
"Mermaids"
"Pick Up"
"Different"
"Stability"
"Casa"
"For Now"
MakeYouKnowLove "The Highest" The Highest
JOY. "Can't Be You" Single
"Diamond" Single
2020 "Anime" Single
Lil Treezy "Wolf (feat. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie)" Single
Jumex, Lil Xan "XOXO" Single
Fujiii Kaze "Be Alright" HELP EVER HURT COVER
Daniyel "Still Holding On Madison High
Sofia Carson, R3hab "I Luv U" I Luv U
Polo G "21" THE GOAT
Juice WRLD "Stay High" Legends Never Die
"Anxiety - Intro"
"Juice WRLD Speaks From Heaven - Outro"
"Get Through It - Interlude"
"The Man, The Myth, The Legend - Interlude"
The Kid LAROI "NOT FAIR (feat. Corbin)" F*CK LOVE (SAVAGE)
"SAME THING"
"RUNNING"
"ERASE YOU"
"NEED YOU THE MOST (So Sick)"
"SELFISH"
"PIKACHU"
"SO DONE"
"ALWAYS DO"
"MAYBE"
"TELL ME WHY"
ONEFOUR "Home and Away" Against All Odds
"My City"
"Leaving"
"Heartless
"Welcome To Prison" Single
Saint Bodhi "Gold Revolver" Mad World
Georgia Ku "Big Plans" REAL
SPANIAN "Back It Up" "Back It Up"
"ILLCHAY" "ILLCHAY"
"Waste Em" "Wate Em"
2021 360Zayy Right My Wrongs Single
Lakeyah "Perfect" In Due Time
Sahxl "C4" C4
"Demons"
Polo G "Bloody Canvas" Hall Of Fame
Doja Cat "Love To Dream" Planet Her
The Kid LAROI "ABOUT YOU" F*CK LOVE 3+: OVER YOU
"ATTENTION
"BEST FOR ME"
"SITUATION"
"LONELY AND FUCKED UP"
"I DON'T KNOW"
"ABOUT YOU"
"OVER YOU"
"BAD NEWS"
"NOT SOBER"
Polo G "Bad Man (Smooth Criminal)" Hall Of Fame 2.0

Awards and nominationsEdit

APRA AwardsEdit

The APRA Awards are held in Australia and New Zealand by the Australasian Performing Right Association to recognise songwriting skills, sales and airplay performance by its members annually.

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2022 Khaled Rohaim Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year Nominated [6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Moran, Robert (20 February 2021). "The unsung Australian beatmakers ruling hip-hop". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Twice As Nice members Khaled Rohaim and Te Whiti Warbrick join 1,000,000,000 List for Rihanna track". The Music Network. 8 February 2021. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Moran, Robert (13 August 2020). "The Kid Laroi, the pride of Waterloo, takes on the world". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  4. ^ The Kid LAROI Talks F*CK LOVE, Growing Up in Australia, Freestyling His Lyrics & More, retrieved 13 August 2021
  5. ^ "Jaxsta". jaxsta.com. Retrieved 5 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Nominees Revealed for 2022 APRA Music Awards". The Industry Observer. 7 April 2022. Retrieved 9 April 2022.
  7. ^ "40th APRA Music Awards celebrates songwriting superstars". APRA AMCOS. 3 May 2022. Archived from the original on 4 May 2022. Retrieved 11 May 2022.