Philippines, May 23, 2019 – Ever wanted to be joined on your commute by one of the hottest names in music? He’s known for sharing his words of wisdom online, but from today DJ Khaled is bringing his life hacks direct to Waze users: as its newest celebrity voice.
The everyday driving platform bringing together drivers to outsmart traffic together, and Deezer, the global music streaming service, have announced the voice will be available globally on Waze from today until the end of June, to celebrate the launch of DJ Khaled’s new album Father of Asahd.
The DJ Khaled voice – made exclusively available on Waze by Deezer – is running throughout all of June and will accompany users on their “journey for greatness.” Along the way, they’ll enjoy their rides with words of advice including “Stay focused”, “Don’t play yourself” and “The top’s off the maybach!”
“Bless up Deezer and Waze for guiding millions of drivers across the world on their path to success!! So excited for FAN LUV to be able to get my voice on Waze! Don’t forget, FATHER OF ASAHD is out now!” said DJ Khaled.
“We are beyond excited to launch the DJ Khaled voice in partnership with our friends at Deezer,” said Adam Fried, Head of Global Partnerships at Waze. “DJ Khaled has one of the most recognizable voices in the industry and is beloved by many of our 115+ million users around the world, so we can’t think of anyone better to safely and entertainingly guide Waze drivers on their journeys.”
Waze and Deezer began working together in late 2018, when the popular music streaming app became a Waze Audio Player partner: an embedded audio player giving drivers an easy way to listen to music, podcasts, audiobooks, news and more – all while safely navigating. In addition to DJ Khaled navigating your drive, he can also soundtrack your ride when you listen to his 100% playlist on Deezer.
“DJ Khaled is one of the biggest artists in the world. Music fans can now listen to his songs on Deezer and hear his ‘words of wisdom’ through the Waze app. It’s the best combination to make any car journey a win, and we love the opportunity to bring one of the world’s largest artists even closer to his fans through our partnership,” said Laurence Miall-d’Aout, Chief Commercial Officer, Deezer.
DJ Khaled’s available on Waze for a limited time, so update your voice today in Settings > Voice Directions > DJ Khaled and listen to Father of Asahd.
Waze is where people and technology meet to solve transportation challenges. It’s a platform that empowers communities to contribute road data, edit Waze maps, and carpool to improve the way we move about the world. Thanks to Wazers everywhere, Waze is able to partner with municipalities and transit authorities to reduce traffic and congestion—leveraging current infrastructure while impacting city planning.
A world with better transportation doesn’t have to be in the distant future. By harnessing the power of community to reverse negative trends in transportation, Waze can create a world where traffic is history.
Deezer connects 14 million monthly active users around the world to 53 million tracks. Deezer is available in over 180 countries worldwide and offers instant access to one of the largest and most diverse global music streaming catalog on any device. Deezer is the only music streaming service with Flow, the unique mix of all your old favorites and new recommendations in one ever-changing stream. Based on an intuitive, proprietary algorithm and created by people who love music, it’s the only place to hear all your music back-to-back with fresh discoveries tailored to you. Deezer is available on your favorite device, including smartphone, tablet, PC, laptop, home sound system, connected car or smart TV.
Deezer has been bringing the music since 2007 and is a privately held company, headquartered in Paris with offices in São Paulo, London, Berlin, Miami, and Dubai and around the world. Deezer is available as a free download for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows devices or on the web at deezer.com