For his debut album, "The Other Side of Dawn", Gary Lawyer was picked up by British label EMI. This made him the first Indian artist to be signed to a major record label outside of India. The album was an overwhelming success, propelled by such hits as "Riding", "The Other Side of Dawn", and "Nights on Fire". Lawyer quickly established himself as a figurehead for MTV in the early 1990s, with "Nights on Fire" being the most played song. The song was so popular that, according to Lawyer, "...you could set your clock and every two hours it would be on...it would be on twelve times a day."