Music is a form of art, a social or cultural activity whose medium is sound and/or silence. In fact, it is an entertainment that puts sounds together in a way that people may like or find interesting. It has many branches and one of its branches is singing. India is full of magical voices and amazing singers but many have made use of technology too, to create music that gets your feet tapping. Here are the top 5 music sensations of India!
Arijit Singh comes among the top voices of India. He was born in the Jiaganj district Of Murshidabad, West Bengal. He made his debut by participating in the reality show Fame Gurukul (2005), in which he lost the finals. He built his own recording setup to begin his journey with music programming after winning a reality show 10 Ke 10 Le Gaye Dil.
He made his debut in Bollywood with the song Tum Hi Ho of Aashiqui 2 in the year 2013. For this song, he was also awarded as the best male playback singer in 59th Filmfare Awards. Since then, he is on top of his game!
Shreya Ghoshal is another female singer who has acquired her position in the top singers of Bollywood. She was born on March 21 in the year 1984 in the Baharampur, West Bengal. She studied at SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce.
She made her Bollywood debut with Bhansali’s romantic drama Devdas (2002) for which she received a National Award and a Filmfare Award. She has received four National Film Awards, five Filmfare Awards (four for best playback singer), seven IIFA Award, six Screen Awards, and eight Filmfare Awards South till date.
Armaan Malik, another singer with a magical voice has a soft place in the heart of Bollywood’s music industry. He was born on 22 July, 1995 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He had studied in Jamnabai Narsee School and has also been awarded a full-tuition scholarship from Berklee College of Music, Boston.
Currently, he is pursuing BMS (Bachelors in Management Studies) from Usha Pravin Gandhi College of Management. His first single was Krazy Konnection featuring Salim Merchant by Universal Music India was launched by Salman Khan at an event on 30 January, 2014 in Mumbai. He made his debut in the Bollywood’s music industry in the year 2007 by his song Phir Se Kareeb Aa of the film Chain Kulii ki Main Kuli under the directorship of Salim Sulaiman.
Sunidhi Chauhan is one of the most popular Indian playback singers and performers today, best known for her Punjabi songs and Hindi film songs in Bollywood. She was born on 14 August, 1983 in New Delhi. Not only in Hindi, she has sung in several other languages like Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali, Urdu and English, making her one of the most recorded voices in India today with over 3000 studio recordings.
She began to sing at a very tender age of 4 when she was discovered by a local TV anchor. She won her recognition through a televised singing contest, Meri Aawaz Suno, which she won, and made her entrance into playback singing with the Hindi film Shastra at just the age of 13. In 2015, she voiced Elsa for the Hindi Version of Frozen.
Hirdesh Singh, who goes by the name of Yo Yo Honey Singh is one of the leading music artists of India. He was born on 15 March, 1983 in Hoshiarpur, Punjab. He studied music at the Trinity School in the United Kingdom. Later on, his family moved to Delhi. He has become widely popular in Bollywood recently.
He was first noticed after his debut song in a Bollywood film featuring Gagan Sidhu for the film Shakal Pe Mat Ja. He charged amounting Rs. 70 lakhs for a song in the film Mastan. It was the biggest amount paid to any music artist in Bollywood till date, making him one of the highest-paid musical artists of Bollywood. Along with being a singer, rapper and actor, he happens to be a brilliant producer too!
That concludes the best singers of India article! Let us know if we’ve missed out on any of your favourite singers!