DJ Khaled will perform at Emory on Thursday, April 7 at 8 p.m., according to Student Programming Council (SPC) co-Band Party Chair and Goizueta Business School senior Max Mayblum.

SPC members teased the performance on Monday night, hanging posters and large keys within the Dobbs University Center (DUC). SPC released Khaled’s name today at 8 p.m. through a Facebook post.

Mayblum said that he worked directly with Khaled’s agency, United Talent Agency, over the month of February to negotiate a contract for the Thursday performance. The negotiation began slightly after that with The Chainsmokers’ agency, Mayblum said, and was more prolonged because of the “hype” currently surrounding Khaled. He added that Khaled is a new client of United Talent Agency.

Mayblum, co-Band Party Chair and College senior Julia Baker, SPC Advisor and Assistant Director of the Emory Integrity Project Rebecca Shetty and SPC President and College senior Genevieve Roth announced on Thursday, March 24 to the rest of SPC that Khaled would perform. “Everyone was jumping up and down,” Mayblum said.

As for the rest of the community, Mayblum said that, regardless of the circumstances, there will be those students who are “outspoken, happy [or] upset.”

He said that SPC’s goal remains to ensure that every student finds programs and performances that they will enjoy over the course of this year’s Dooley’s Week.


Correction (3/29 at 8:25 p.m.): Goizueta Business School senior Max Mayblum and College senior Julia Baker were mistakenly listed as Dooley’s Week co-chairs. Their actual titles are co-Band Party chairs.

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