Khalid's Backstage Photo With Shawn Mendes & Normani Has Fans Fawning Over the 'Power Trio'


Rising star Khalid brought his Roxy Tour to Los Angeles’ Greek Theater on Wednesday night for the first two shows, performing with collaborators Normani and Shawn Mendes on the intimate stage. After his set, the “Location” singer shared a photo himself with the pair — sparking ideas for a power trio that fans didn't know they needed.

Khalid and Mendes made the live debut their song “Youth,” which came out last week. The mononymous singer also brought out Normani to perform their single “Love Lies,” from the Love, Simon soundtrack — a hit that has spent 11 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 (so far).

For the photo all three singers, Khalid used the short-but-sweet caption “next gen.” The trio, ranging in age from 19-21, are all representing well for Generation Z. Khalid shared the picture to both Instagram and Twitter, garnering nearly 700,000 collective likes and 17,000 retweets in just a few hours.

The viral photo has been called legendary and led to many requests for Normani, Shawn, and Khalid to collaborate.

See the image and fan reactions below. Khalid returns to the Greek Theater on Thursday night (May 10).

new gen

— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) May 10, 2018


— Khalid Daily (@KhalidDaiIy) May 10, 2018

now THIS would be a BOP.

— 0phisa™ (@bloodgiraffe) May 10, 2018

three ICONS wow

— rosa– (@rosaniamh) May 10, 2018

the power trio

— kaila❥ (@kaila_meehan) May 10, 2018


— Aranza♡ (@ary_tellez3) May 10, 2018