Multi-Platinum-selling, Grammy- and Golden Globe-nominated recording artist Wiz Khalifa burst onto the scene with mainstream success following the release of his first major label debut album, “Rolling Papers,” in 2011. ”Rolling Papers” spawned the hugely successful hits “Black and Yellow,” “Roll Up” and “No Sleep,” earning him Best New Artist at the 2011 BET Awards and Top New Artist at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. As a follow-up to “Rolling Papers,” Khalifa released “O.N.I.F.C.” in 2012. This album featured the tracks “Work Hard, Play Hard” and “Remember You,” featuring The Weeknd. His third studio album, “Blacc Hollywood,” was released in 2014 and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart and included hit single “We DemBoyz.” Soon after, Khalifa’s “See You Again,” off of the “Furious 7” soundtrack, catapulted to the top of the charts in 95 countries. Holding the #1 spot for 12 consecutive weeks, “See You Again” broke records by being Spotify’s most-streamed track in a single day in the United States and in a single week in 26 countries. In addition to winning three TEEN CHOICE Awards in 2015, “See You Again” continued its success by winning a Critics Choice Award in the Best Song category; two Billboard Music Awards in the categories Top Hot 100 Song and Top Rap Song; earning three Grammy Award nominations in the categories Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media; and a Golden Globe Award nomination in the category Best Original Song – Motion Picture.
In February 2016, the album “Khalifa” was released, which included the tracks “Bake Sale,” featuring Travis Scott, and “Elevated.” In June of the same year, Khalifa collaborated with Juicy J and TM88 to debut “TGOD Mafia Presents: Rude Awakening,” and co-headlined The High Road Summer Tour with Snoop Dogg. On April 20, 2017, Khalifa launched his mobile app, Wiz Khalifa’s Weed Farm, which has garnered more than 10.1 million downloads and is currently being played in more than eight countries and six languages. Later that year, the mixtape “Laugh Now, Fly Later,” was released and featured the chart-topping hit “Letterman.” Khalifa’s “Rolling Papers 2,” which is certified Gold, was released in July 2018. Following the release, Khalifa and rap duo Rae Sremmurd hit the road for their Dazed and Blazed Tour throughout summer 2018.
In February 2018, Khalifa partnered with Sovereign Brands to create McQueen and the Violet Fog, an award-winning gin, rated by the New York Times as the Best Gin. In April of 2019, the five-part docuseries “Wiz Khalifa: Behind the Cam” gave viewers an exclusive look into his life and career. In the summer of 2019, Khalifa went on his Decent Exposure Summer Tour with French Montana, Moneybagg Yo, Chevy Woods and DJ Drama. In November 2019, he starred in the streaming series “Dickinson,” as the recurring character of “Death,” alongside Hailee Steinfeld. The third and final season debuted in 2021. On April 20, 2020, Khalifa released his latest project, “The Saga of Wiz Khalifa,” which features the tracks “Contact,” featuring Tyga, and his latest single, “Still Wiz.” In October of 2020, Khalifa, along with Nextbite, launched his latest business venture, a delivery-only restaurant chain, HotBox by Wiz. The restaurant is now in all major metro areas. In 2021, Khalifa released his latest playlist, “Taylor Nights.” Most recently, he released his collaborative album, “Full Court Press,” with Girl Talk, Big K.R.I.T. and Smoke DZA, which also includes his solo single, “Iced Out Necklace.”
Khalifa also has joined the Professional Fighters League World Class Ownership Group. In his advisory role, he will collaborate with the league on integrating various elements of pop culture – from music integration and content creation to MMA lifestyle apparel.