Music Superstar Provides Official Waze Voice For Album Launch
May 22, 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 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
“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%
“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, out
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.
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