Haroon (singer)

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Haroon
Haroon receiving the International Gender Equity Prize in Munich.jpg
Haroon receiving the International Gender Equity Prize in Munich, Jun 2014
Background information
Birth name Aaron Haroon Rashid
Born (1973-05-11) May 11, 1973 (age 41)
London, United Kingdom
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer
Musician
Composer
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Years active 1993 - Present
Labels The Musik Records
Universal
Pepsi Music
EMI
Sony BMG
Associated acts Awaz (1993–1999)
Website Official Website

Aaron Haroon Rashid (born 11 May 1973 in London, United Kingdom), popularly known as Haroon is a British-Pakistani pop singer, composer, musician and producer.[1][2] He has sold millions of CDs and tapes worldwide and has performed at large venues such as the Wembley Arena.[3] Haroon is the creator and director of the successful Pakistani animated TV series the Burka Avenger. Haroon is campaign ambassador for Save the Children's Everyone Campaign that focuses on child health and nutrition.

Born to a Pakistani father and a New Zealander mother, Haroon began playing the guitar and composing songs at the age of 13. He formed his first band, Idiosyncracies, in school with schoolmates at the age of 14.

Music career[edit]

Awaz[edit]

After graduating in the early 1990s with a degree in Business Administration from George Washington University in the US, he formed the band Awaz[4] with a couple of musician friends, Faakhir and Assad Ahmed.[5]

Haroon and the band made a video of Janeman, a song which Haroon had composed when he was 16. Haroon sent it to MTV Asia, and the song went down in history as the first ever Urdu ( Pakistani) song to air on MTV.[6]

Solo career[edit]

Haroon's first solo album, Haroon Ki Awaz, which he produced, engineered and recorded, was successfully released in October 2000.[7]

In 2001 and 2002, Haroon toured the UK and US. In 2001, Haroon received the "Outstanding contribution to Asian music" Award from the BBC Asia Awards show.[8]

Haroon released his third solo album, Haroon Ka Nasha in March 2007,[9] again composed, recorded, produced, engineered and mixed by himself at his personal studio.[10]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles and videos[edit]

  • Janeman - (1992)
  • Diya - (1993)
  • 'Watan Kahani' (1993)
  • Jadoo Ka Chiragh - with Awaz (1995)
  • Main Na Manoo Haar - with Awaz (1995)
  • Mr. Fraudiay - with Awaz (1996)
  • Aye Jawan - with Awaz (1997)
  • Tu Hi Jeet - with Awaz (1998)
  • Yara - (2001)
  • Pyareya - (2001)
  • Jeekay Dekha - (2001)
  • Tu Hai Kahan - with Junaid Jamshed and Strings (2001)
  • Mehndi - (2002)
  • Mahbooba - (2002)
  • Dil Se - (2003)
  • Jao Tum - (2003)
  • Goriye - Remix (2004)
  • Jiay Jaye (2006)
  • Jua Khela (2007)
  • Ishq Nasha (2007)
  • Nahi Hai Yeh Pyar (2008)
  • Big Corporation Man - (2009)
  • Ibtada-e-Ishq (2009)
  • "Nahin Hai' ft KOSTAL (2010)
  • Go Sabjee Go' 2010
  • Ghoom Ghoom 2011
  • Lady in Black 2013 (Adil Omar)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hot Seat: Haroon Interview". Dawn. Archived from the original on 2009-01-24. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Haroon Rashid: Personality Profile". PTV. Retrieved 2 June 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Haroon: Biography". Haroon.com. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "About Awaz". Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Faakhir Online: official website". Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  6. ^ Saleem, Taimur. "Face to face with Faakhir". Dawn. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Haroon: Haroon Ki Awaz". Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Spotlight: Interview with Haroon". Mag4you.com. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "Musicbox: ‘Haroon Ka Nasha’". Dawn. Retrieved 2 June 2010. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Haroon: Discography". Haroon.com. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 

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