Even as a university dropout delivering Domino's pizza and living with his Pakistani immigrant parents in Watford, England, Shahid Khan -- aka Naughty Boy -- knew he wanted to make music.

"I was thinking, 'I'm never going to convince my mum and dad that I can do music if I'm just having a job part-time,'" says the songwriter/producer, who will make his official stateside artist debut via Capitol Records on Dec. 3 with the single "La La La," featuring Sam Smith. "I had to do something crazy."

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