Khalid and Lewis Capaldi to Headline Thursday & Saturday night Yasalam After-Race Concerts at 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Khalid, five-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist, to perform first concert in UAE. 2 x BRIT Award winning and GRAMMY® nominated artist Lewis Capaldi to headline Saturday night’s concert.
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 29, 2021: Yas Marina Circuit and FLASH Entertainment have announced the first international music superstars who will headline Thursday and Saturday night at this year’s Yasalam After-Race Concerts as part of the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2021.
US superstar, Khalid, will take to the stage at Etihad Park, Yas Island, for his first ever concert in the UAE on Thursday 9th December, while the Saturday 11th December show will see a world-class performance from Scottish sensation and two-time BRIT Award winning, Lewis Capaldi.
Multi-platinum selling global superstar Khalid, who was named one of Time’s Most Influential People of 2019, has taken the world by storm since his first single, the 5x platinum “Location” (released right before his high school graduation) exploded onto the scene leading to a major label deal with Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records followed by the release of his debut album, the double platinum-certified, American Teen.
His sophomore album Free Spirit, released to critical acclaim in 2019, was declared a New York Times “Critic’s Pick” and was called “superb” by the Associated Press. The album, which has been certified platinum by the RIAA, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and features the Grammy-nominated multi-format #1 single “Talk”. Free Spirit has garnered over 11 billion streams worldwide. Khalid, who has been called a “pop prodigy” by Rolling Stone has been streamed over 30 billion times worldwide across all partners, has been nominated for 6 Grammys and has won numerous awards including 6 Billboard Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards, a Teen Choice Award, an MTV Video Music Award and an MTV Woodie Award.
Khalid has collaborated with some of music’s biggest stars including his #1 singles “Love Lies” (with Normani), “Eastside” (with Halsey and Benny Blanco) as well as hits with artists Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Marshmello and more.
In 2020, Khalid released his critically acclaimed track “Eleven” and his smash hit “Know Your Worth” with Disclosure. He was named the youngest artist to surpass 15 billion streams on Spotify alone and was named BMI’s Pop Songwriter of the Year (alongside Post Malone.) His most recent track “New Normal” came out this summer and he is currently in the studio working on his next project.
Saturday night will see the Scottish singer-songwriter turned international superstar, Lewis Capaldi, bring his incredible vocals and on-stage antics to the UAE Capital.
Capaldi’s debut album “Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent” spent ten weeks at #1 and was certified platinum in just 10 weeks with 20 billion streams. The album included smash hit song of the year, “Someone You Loved”, the third most streamed song of all time next to Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” and “Blinding Lights” by The Weekend. The hit spent seven weeks at the summit of the Official Singles Chart, claimed his first US number one, and bagged him his first GRAMMY® nomination for ‘Song of the Year’.
Fans can also expect Lewis Capaldi’s live show to include hits “Before You Go”, Capaldi’s second song to hit the 1 billion stream mark, “Bruises”, and “Hold Me While You Wait”.
F1 multi-day ticketholders to select their preferred Yasalam After-Race Concert. Concerts exclusively available for 2-Day & 3-Day Ticket Holders.