Indian has got many talented singers, and these artists have made a remarkable contribution to the Indian music industry with their melodious voice. All these singers are known for singing a wide variety of songs and have introduced an excellent music composition to the world. Here is the list of 5 Indian singers to look out for in 2018.
1. Arijit Singh
Arijit Singh is one of the most successful singers in today’s time. His popularity can be judged from the fact that almost every Hindi movie has its voice. In a very short time of his career, he has sung numerous songs and performed in many live concerts.
There will be hardly any person in our country who do not have his songs in its music playlist. Another important thing about Arijit Singh is that he is not only famous for Hindi language songs but is also a renowned singer in many other languages.
2. Shreya Ghoshal
Among all the female Indian singers, Shreya Ghoshal is my favorite singer. The lady needs no introduction in today’s time. She has given her voice in many movies and has released many single tracks. Shreya has been singing in the Indian music industry for a long time and is a role model for budding singers.
The singer has a good command over classical music. Some of her famous songs are Sun Raha Hai, Lag Jaa Gale, Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai, and Deewani Mastani, to name a few.
3. Sunidhi Chauhan
Sunidhi Chauhan is good at singing enthusiastic songs and a notable singer in the music industry. The specialty about his singing is that she feels every emotion of the song while recording it. She has given many hits in her career and also won many awards for her talented voice. Kamli, Katra Katra, DIsco Song, are some of the numbers in her voice which can leave anyone in a mesmerising state.
Her latest song “Lae Dooba” in the movie “AIyaary” also received an excellent response from the listeners. Here is the Video of Lae Dooba of Sunidhi for you to listen.
4. Atif Aslam
Atif Aslam has given many romantic hits to its listeners and enjoys a huge fan following in India. He has sung many Sufi songs and is a popular name in the music industry. Earlier, he was a part of “Jal” band, but later he decided to releases his solo songs.
One of his Sufi songs, “Tazdaar-e-haram” received over 100 million views on youtube. And also, his latest song “Dil Diyan Gallan” raised the level of the movie “Tiger Zinda Hai.”
Atif Aslam also keeps running into controversies as well.
5. Guru Randhawa
Guru Randhawa has achieved a reputed place at an early age. His hit song “Suit” gained him popularity in the Indian music industry, and he enjoys a huge fan following in today’s time. The song “Suit” by him also forms part of the Hindi movie “ Hindi Medium.”
Also, the new version of his song “Ban Ja Tu Meri Rani” was used in Vidya Balan’s movie “Tumhari Sulu.” He is not only a famous singer but has also written many popular songs. Over 275 million people viewed his latest single track "Lahore" on youtube.
Arijit Singh is one of the most popular singers in Bollywood. Nowadays, most of the romantic numbers are sung by this singer. Though there are many more playback singers in the Hindi film industry, still everybody opts him the most. He is one of the best singers of the music industry. Apart from being a singer, he is a music composer & producer as well. Ever since he has entered the in Bollywood, the singer has most of the songs in his kitty. Arijit Singh is the king of romantic songs.
How Arijit Singh started his Career?
Singh was very much inclined towards music since his childhood. At a very young age, he started training under professionals. Although he won many prizes in his teenage, he came into recognition after entering Television's most popular singing reality hunt, Indian Idol in the year 2005. Unfortunately, he couldn't win the title but everybody in the music industry was impressed with him. Soon after the show, he got many songs as gradually became a famous playback singer.
While Guru Randhawa is dominating Punjabi Songs, Arijit is Dominating Bollywood.
One of his songs, Tum Hi Ho from Aashiqui 2 gave him enormous popularity in the year 2013. Since then, he has been singing numerous songs & his graph has seen no low line after that.
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Basically, he belongs to West Bengal. This is the main reason, he sings in Bengali as well. Yes, you heard it right, Arijit Singh is a talented Bengali singer too. Despite being highly occupied with the countless Hindi songs, he has sung more than 50 Bengali songs. Some of the famous & top trending tracks are:
Arijit Singh has won numerous awards over the years. Almost every year, he wins an award. Be it Filmfare, GIMA, Mirchi music or any other prominent awards, he has bagged each award many times. Furthermore, almost all of his romantic songs are in the nomination list every year.
Apart from entertaining us as a playback singer, his live concerts are awesome as well. After Tum Hi Ho song, he got immense popularity. Since then he has developed a huge amount of fans in just 5 years of his peak career. After that, he has conducted so many live concerts both nationally & internationally. Well, Singh has a huge amount of international fans too.
So now, the reason behind Arijit Singh's being everyone's favorite is clear.
2018 has been a Fantastic Year for Bollywood Music. A Lot of singers sang a lot of songs, but overall it has been an amazing year for most of them. But one singer who sang all the top Indian songs of this year is Guru Randhawa. He debuted few years ago in the punjabi Music industry, but since there he has been able to make his way into Bollywood.
Guru Rose to Fame with Banja Rani
After his launch into Bollywood, he has been a part of many Bollywood movies. His latest venture was Banja Rani in a movie of Vidya Balan. Banja Rani was a blockbuster song, as it won many accolades.
It will not get any award nominations this year, because actually this is a song of last year. I know this is unfair for the movie. But the thing is Banja Rani is not an original Hindi song. It has been launched in Punjabi Previous year as Banja Rani only.
There are only little differences in the Punjabi and Bollywood version of the song. Most important being the beats of the song. Vidya Balan made a very good decision when she decided against creating new songs, and using existing super hit punjabi songs.
After the Huge Success of Banja Rani, it was only Natural for Guru Randhawa to get more an more accolades. He signed contracts with many new producers for many new films. This was bound to happen considering all of India loves his songs.
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Success with "Suit Song" and its Remake in Bollywood
Guru Randhawa's Suit Song was a blockbuster in 2015 when it released. Everyone in Bollywood loved the song and it was fantastic. My personal opinion of that song is that, it was weird but amazing. The Lyrics of the song were quite funny, but overall it was honey to ears.
We all loved listening to the song. It was mind blowing and fantastic at the same time. There was no reason to love the song.
The success of the Punjabi version of the song drove it to being remaked in Bollywood, which happened and everyone loved when it was released with the Popular Indian film - Hindi Medium. This ensured that the hard work of 2015 made money for him in 2017 as well.
Because of this song, Hindi medium went on to become another major hit of 2017.
This color of festivals is the most popular festival in Northern India. People come out to play in large numbers, forgetting all old grudges and issues. Besides celebrating it with colors, people love to get together and dance to their fun. And for this, there are umpteen songs that bring Holi alive.
Movies and Holi Songs
Along with the people, even Bollywood has been celebrating Holi for a long time. Over the years, many Indian movies have shown the festival of Holi, where people would dance and celebrate this occasion. Right from the Golden Era of Bollywood, movies have come up with numerous Holi Dance sequences. Some of the songs like Rang Barse and Balam Pichkari perfectly capture the mood of the festival.
Fun Fact - Not just movies, even Google Celebrate holi this year with a Doodle.
Earlier, people used to celebrate Holi with Dhol and Bhang. While the trend is still continued in many places, Dhol has mostly been taken over by the Bollywood songs. Every year, some or the other movie comes out with their own Holi dance sequences. And hence, today we have plenty of songs that can be played during this amazing day. These songs aptly cover the festival mood, from drenching in colored water to dancing under the effect of Bhang. They are just so amazing!
Popular Actors Who Celebrate Holi in Movies, While many movies release Holi songs, most of those songs become flop. There are plenty of songs that portray the festival of Holi, yet only a few songs get to be played on the celebrations. Besides the lyrics of the song, actors play an important role in making them successful. Some of those famous actors are Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar. Amitabh has mostly sung Holi songs himself. Some of his popular hits include Hori Khele Raghubeera from Baghban and Rang Barse from Silsila. Similarly, Akshay Kumar is also a very popular name and face when it comes to Holi songs. Some of his superhits are Do Me A Favor Let's Play Holi from Waqt - Race Against Time, and Go Pagal from Jolly LLB 2.
Holi Songs & Celebration in India vs Spain's Tomatina
While in India, we celebrate the festival with colors and water, other countries have different ways to enjoy the festival. In Spain, the festival is popular as Tomatina festival. Here, instead of colors, people use tomatoes to throw and color each other. And this is celebrated in August, as opposed to Holi in March. But whatever the name and ingredients used, these festivals are a great time to come together and get lost in the fun.
Indian can clearly remember the Tomatina Festival Scene in Hindi Movie - ZNMD.
What a mess these festivals create! Yet, this is one of the best time of the year. While you stay out getting drenched, houses are cleaned, and sweet dishes are prepared. So while all this is happening in your house, why don't you play some of the best Holi songs, and have fun some more.
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About the Author
Hey Guys, My Name is Jonita and I am a big fan of Bollywood movies and Indian Songs. I just love how awesome our desi music is, and here on this blog, i write about my favourite singers and song collections.