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."