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New Music to Know: How Naughty Boy Went from Pizza Delivery Guy to the Top of the Charts

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(Courtesy: Naughty Boy, Virgin EMI)

(Courtesy: Naughty Boy, Virgin EMI)

By Annie Reuter

When talking with Naughty Boy the words “fate” and “destiny” come up a lot. As they should. The former pizza delivery guy and hotel waiter started his music career thanks to a big win on the game show Deal or No Deal.

“I was in a bit of an all-time low,” he told Radio.com. “I never won anything so to go on a game show for the first time, the first time I ever applied for a game show, and to win gave me confidence.”

It should be noted, he didn’t just win, he took home millions.

Before his Deal or No Deal win, Naughty Boy (real name Shahid Khan) was broke and struggling to keep his head above water. “My parents wanted me to take my life seriously,” he said. Khan was at first concerned that his appearance on a game show would ruin any chances of people taking him seriously, but he now believes his good fortune can be a lesson to others.

“Whatever I’m doing right now,” he said, “I believe anyone can do this if they put their mind and heart into it.”

Read more about Naughty Boy’s rise to stardom on Radio.com

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