El Paso’s Khalid Nominated for Best New Artist Vma

El Paso-native Khalid signed copies of his debut album, “American Teen,” on Friday at Bassett Place. Thousands of fans packed the mall to get their CD copies signed.

Nominations for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards were announced on Tuesday and among the nominees was El Paso’s own pop sensation Khalid.

The singer and Americas High graduate was among five nominees for Best New Artist, along with R&B singer SZA, rapper Young M.A., rapper Kodak Black, singer-songwriter Julia Michaels and Miley Cyrus’ kid sister, Noah Cyrus.

After nominations were announced, Khalid tweeted the following message to his fans and followers:

The MTV VMA show will air live on MTV on Aug. 27.

Dave Acosta may be reached at 546-6138; dacosta@elpasotimes.com; @Chuy_Vuitton on Twitter.

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