Hollywood Walk of Fame is a historic landmark in Los Angeles, California. Its idea was generated in 1953 by E.M. Stuart, who was the president of The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The idea was greatly supported by other senior members of the chamber. The purpose behind the walk of fame is to maintain the glory of a community whose name means glamor and excitement in the four corners of the world.
Soon a committee was formed, and an architectural firm was appointed to bring the idea into reality. It took several years to build the desired walk, and on 8th February 1960, it was established and finally opened to grant the prestigious stars to the deserving celebrities. On July 5, 1978, it was marked as the Los Angeles historic-cultural monument.
The walking path of the Walk of Fame consists of more than 2700 stars, which are granted to honorable celebrities in the entertainment industry for their outstanding contribution. These stars are embedded on the walk as a permanent monument to the public, marking the names of celebrities on stone in honor of their outstanding work.
The prominent eligible categories for the star include directors, actors, musicians, producers, musicians, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters, and others. Every year 200 nominations are submitted to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Walk of Fame selection committee and the final decision is made by the committee. However, selected candidates have to pay $50,000 as the installation and maintenance fee.
DJ Khaled was honored by the star on the walk of fame
Khaled Muhammad Khaled was born on 26th November 1975. He is professionally known as DJ Khaled, who is an American DJ, record producer, and record executive. He was extremely passionate about music from his childhood. He started gaining fame in 1990 when he was working at radio station 99jams and further gained popularity by working with Terror Squad in their live performances. He released his first album in 2016, "Listen….The album", which received a golden certificate. Since then he continued to release hit albums and gain fame. He achieved numerous gold and platinum certificates and received his first Grammy award in 2019 for his eleventh album Father of Asahd.
Besides music, he wrote a book called “the keys” which got listed on The New York Times Best Sellers list, and he appeared as a great actor in Spies in Disguise and Bad Boy. Being a philanthropist, he founded a nonprofit organization “The We The Best Foundation”, this foundation uplifts underprivileged communities in United Nations and supports youth center issues.
Because of all the professional success and community work, DJ Khaled was honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 11 April 2022. He was dedicated 2719th star on the Walk of Fame, under the category of recording at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard next to Amoeba Music.
It was an extremely happy moment for DJ Khaled. He expressed his happiness during the speech after receiving the star, by applauding and appreciating himself. He said he considered himself the Star of God on this earth, even in the darkest place he can bring brightness, and even in the brightest place, he can bring much more brightness. He further said, there was neither a perfect human in the past before him, nor could there be any other perfect human being after him. He also stated, while pointing towards his achieved star, that this star is a sign of light and love that will continue to sparkle forever.
He thanked his team, family members, colleagues, and God during his acceptance speech. However, there was a lot of emphasis laid on praising himself and claiming himself unique and superior to the ordinary man.
Does he really deserve the star on the Walk of Fame?
Yes, he deserves it for his hard work and determination. Many celebrities including Diddy, Fat Joe, Jay-Z, and Teyana Taylor celebrated the great star receiving ceremony with DJ Khaled. They not only applauded DJ Khaled but also expressed their love for him. By using different words, all informed that Dj Khaled is an amazing rapper, businessman, and icon. They all told the media about his extreme energy, work ethic, and determination, which makes him truly deserving of the Star on the Walk of Fame.