Former Carthage Student Nominated For 5 Grammy AwardsPosted: Updated:
If you've listened to the radio recently you may have heard the song "Location." It's written and performed by Khalid Robinson.
Since that song was released earlier this year, it's had over 100,000 views on YouTube, making Robinson a new star in the music industry.
Now, Robinson has been nominated for five Grammy awards, including best new artist.
But before any of that happened, Robinson was a student a Carthage High School.
His family was stationed at Fort Drum and he sang in several groups at the school from 2012 to 2015.
Marvin Zehr was his choir teacher.
"He could be counted on to sing his part, know his notes," he said.
Zehr says the song "1-800-273-8255", an anti-suicide song that Robinson co-wrote with rapper Logic and singer Alessia Cara, warms his heart. That song was nominated for two Grammy awards.
"I think that just shows a little bit more of his character, his willingness to say I want to contribute to this and be apart of that whole message," he said.
The Grammy Awards will air Sunday January 28 right here on 7 News when we'll find out if Khalid will be taking home some gold.