Saturday, March 18, 2017

Singers Who Made Successful Journey From Youtube to Bollywood

From Gangnam style to Justin Bieber, YouTube has changed a lot of people’s lives. India also has its group of talents who have reached different heights through YouTube. These young beautiful voices have made their own ways to the industry. Their covers can surely make you replace the original songs on your playlist. Below are the few names who have entered the Bollywood and we are sure they are here to stay –

Jonita Gandhi: The Indo-Canadian singer started singing at a very young age and her father being a musician always encouraged her. Jonita's YouTube videos went viral and became instant hit. Immense love from her fans got her to India where she made a debut in Bollywood by singing the title track of 'Chennai Express'. There was no going back for Jonita after that, she sang with A.R Rehman in a few movies and the latest addition to her list was the hit "Break up song" from ADHM.

Arjun Kanungo: Arjun rose to fame at a very young age. With his first album "Baaki baate peene ke baad" went viral, Arjun got a lot of offers. He sang in movies like 'Go Goa Gone' and 'Pizza'. He recently also did a video for Colgate with Sonam Kapoor.

Sanam Puri: This 22 year-old Delhi boy found his way into Bollywood with almost 1.5 million views of his song ‘Tujhse Naraz Nahi Zindagi’ on YouTube. He released his first album along with his band in 2011. After his instant hit, he was offered to sing ‘Dhat teri ki’ in the film ‘Gori tere pyaar mein’

Shraddha Sharma: Among the first to take her music online via YouTube (just like Justin Bieber), 20 year-old Shraddha Sharma is one of the country’s most popular playback singers and performing artists. Shraddha has signed a long-term contract with Universal Music for producing original material, which also gave her access to the professional music industry.

Aakash Gandhi: Aakash gained his initial popularity through his YouTube channel, 88KeysToEuphoria, which he created in January 2008. Aakash has released over 132 videos on YouTube via his channel. After which he signed his contract with Sony Music India.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Salim-Sulaiman: IPL latest anthem is dedicated to fans

B-Town's ace composers Salim-Sulaiman have collaborated with singer Benny Dayal to make an anthem titled "10 Saal Aapke Naam" for Indian Premier Leagues (IPL) upcoming 10th season. Salim says the anthem is dedicated to IPL fans.

"10 Saal Aapke Naam" is sung by Benny.

"IPL is such an amazing occasion of celebration in the country and I felt like whatever we composed whether it is ‘10 saal' or it is some other concept, the feeling of celebration is very important," Salim said in a statement.

"The whole concept of dedicating this season to all the fans was such an incredible thing because the fans have made this big. Whatever you do today -- whether it's a movie or a song - it's all about the people," Salim added.

IPL has previously had anthems like "Ek India Happywala" and "India Ka Tyohaar".

While sharing his experience, Benny said: "When I walked into the studio, they played me the whole song. The scratch was in Salim's voice. I was like, 'Salim, this is going to be damn huge'. But he said, 'No, it is not yet there' because he was still working on the song."

"He is always very critical about his song. This song makes people emotional and at the same time this is a very strong anthem for people to sing it. The recall value of the song is very high."

Friday, February 24, 2017

Jonita Gandhi to debut in acting?

"The Breakup Song" famed Singer Jonita Gandhi has been approached by Indo-Canadian film director Siddharth Achara to act in a film. She says she was approached for the film while she was touring.

Gandhi said: "I was approached for the film while I was touring, but there had been a lot of discussion since then because I wasn't sure if I wanted to deviate my attention from singing."

The storyline will be very close to her life's journey and shooting for the film is believed to start in July in Canada.

The story is about the lead protagonist who gains fame and fortune in today's digital age. The film's narrative mirrors Jonita's life as a YouTube sensation, her rise to fame on the digital platform and her massive fan following especially in India as well as in Canada.

Talking about the film, Gandhi said: "The plot and subject matter was really relatable for me, so it seemed like something I could give a shot. We are discussing exact dates and will begin shooting in Canada soon."

The film is currently untitled and will have other supporting characters also marking this as Achara's debut feature project which has been written by him too.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Tanishk Bagchi took permission from Bappi da for 'Tamma Tamma Again'

Right before composer Tanishk Bagchi got down to composing the new "Tamma tamma" track, he spoke to its original composer Bappi Lahiri for an approval.

"I'm glad Bappi da, Madhuri ma'am (Madhuri Dixit) and everyone has liked the new song. And I couldn't have started working on it without having spoken to Bappi da once," Bagchi said in a statement.

"I called him before I started work on the song and he was really excited to bring back the song which till date people remember for its great music and stylisation of the video," he said.

The new version of "Tamma tamma" features in 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania'. This is not the first time Bagchi has worked on recreating a song. He last worked on "Humma humma".

Friday, February 17, 2017

Honey Singh breaks records yet again!

Singer and raper, Yo Yo Honey Singh, who became an overnight sensation with the electrifying "Angreji Beat", has made yet another record with his song "Dheere Dheere Se" crossing 200 million views on YouTube. It is also the first Indian song to have crossed the 200 million view mark on YouTube.

We have no qualms in calling him the Aamir Khan of the music industry, as he rightfully sets and breaks records and starts new number clubs. He is indeed setting high benchmarks for others to cross.

His rehashed version of the popular "Dheere Dheere Se" song from 'Aashiqui', became an instant hit with the audience, who loved the recreated romantic song with Honey Singh's rapper touch. The cute and charming chemistry between Hrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor against the backdrop of stunning locations, was an added bonus to the song.

Overwhelmed with the love he's received for the song, Honey Singh said, "I am overwhelmed with all the love, affection and warmth that I have been receiving for 'Dheere Dheere.' It is one of my most special works and I am glad that so many million hearts have taken to it in such a manner."

MAGICAL: Prakriti Kakar's new version of 'Darkhaast' from 'Shivaay'

The beautiful "Katra Katra" famed singer Prakriti Kakar has added yet another feather in her musical hat with the release of the acoustic version of the hit "Darkhaast" from 'Shivaay'.

Launched digitally recently, the track has become quite a sensation as Prakriti continues to receive rave reviews from both fans and critics alike.

The melodious track witnesses Prakriti infuse her own charms as the lyrics and rhythm mentally whisk you away to a magical land! Prakriti says that "Darkhaast" is one of her favorite songs and she was thrilled to deliver an acoustic version of the same. Prakriti's most recent release was the success of 'Dariya' sung alongside her twin sister Sukriti.

Clearly, Prakriti Kakar is going from strength to strength in more ways than one!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

FIRST TIME: Aditya Narayan performs "Yaara" for Mumbai Police

Singer, host and actor Aditya Narayan who is well known for giving playback to many hit chartbusters like "Tattad Tattad" and "Ishqyaoon Dishkyaoon" was recently spotted at Umang 2017 on 21st January. Aditya had his commitments in Pune on the same day but he wound up early and rushed directly from Pune to the venue just for the love and respect he has for our Mumbai police.

Source close the singer revealed that, despite of Aditya's tight schedule he managed to reach at the Umang 2017 as he had already given them a commitment. " Aditya was really excited to perform in front of Mumbai police and it was indeed a special one as he was performing his latest single 'Yaara' for the first time on stage. Its his way of showing Gratitude and respect for Mumbai Police," revealed the source.

Commenting on the same, Aditya said" It was a great experience while performing in front of our brave hearts. I was really looking forward to performing for the Mumbai police who work so hard day in and day out to keep us safe. I had an event in Pune that got a bit delayed hence i had to rush back but i got here in time and I am glad I had a chance to perform here at Umang".