On the 13th day of March 1985, Shahid Khan was born in Watford, England. Khan’s parents were originated in Pakistan. He studied Business and Marketing at London Metropolitan University. He drop out early in the first semester of his course and decided to earn a living by working at Dominos Pizza and Watford General Hospital. His ambition was to write and produce music. As an amateur artist, Khan recorded songs at his parents’ garden shed. Due to his perseverance in his work, he was able to save money and have an upgrade in his recording venue; the studio was located in Ealing, West London. He used the stage name Naught Boy. He is a British musician, songwriter, DJ and producer. He focused in producing R&B music, UK Garage, Hip hop and Breakbeat.
In 2012, Naughty Boy signed a publishing contract for three years with Sony ATV and a recording contract for one of his album with Virgin EMI Records. To pursue his ambition, he applied for loan and was granted with five thousand pounds. And he even joined a game show called “Deal or No Deal” and won forty-four thousand pounds. He used this money to start his own business and buy equipments. Khan was able to collaborate with female artists like Leona Lewis, Jennifer Hudson, JLS, Alesha Dixon, Cheryl Cole nd Tinie Tempah. He even worked with Rihanna and co-produced with StarGate. He even co-produced with will.i.am. for Cheryl Cole’s song “Craziest Things”. He launched his own production company named Naught Boy Recordings. He produced for rappers Chipmunk and Wiley featuring Emeli Sande in UK. Khan and Sande partnered in writing and producing music.
In 2013, Khan released “Hotel Cabana”, his debut album. In this album, he collaborated with Sande, Ed Sheeran and Gabrielle. His single “Wonder” became a big hit ending in top ten in charts. His number one song “La la la” features Sam Smith. When his debut album was released in UK, it peaked at number two. In October, MOBO Awards presented Naughty Boy’s song “La la la” with Best Song and Best Video Award. He was also featured in Sande’s first album entitled “Our Version of Events”. Her album peaked at top ten in UK Charts.
Due to his success, he worked with Britney Spears with her producer William Orbit. Lily Allen also announced that she will be releasing her album with Khan as the producer. Khan and Sande even had the opportunity to work with Katy Perry for her album Prism.