Malkit Singh

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Malkit Singh
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Background information
Birth name Malkit Singh Boparai
Born (1962-09-13) September 13, 1962 (age 52)
Hussainpur, Punjab, India
Origin Birmingham, England
Genres Bhangra
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1986–present
Labels Oriental Star Agencies
Associated acts Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Aman Hayer, Bally Sagoo, Jassi Sidhu, Ravi Bal, Veer Rahimpuri, Principal Inderjit Singh
Website MalkitSingh.com

Malkit Singh, MBE (Punjabi: ਮਲਕੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ) (born Malkit Singh Boparai; September 13, 1962) is an England-based Punjabi bhangra singer. Born in Hussainpur and raised in Nakodar, he moved to Birmingham in 1984.[1] Singh is the first Punjabi singer to be honoured with an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. He is most famous for the songs "Gur Nalo Ishq Mita", "Tootak Tootak Tootiyan", "Kurri Garam Jayee", "Dekh li vilyait", "Chal Hun", and "Jind Mahi", the latter two from the soundtrack to the popular film Bend It Like Beckham.

Singh has appeared on many Indian talk shows which are linked to Sikhism and Punjab on Akal Channel, Sikh Channel, and Sangat TV. He is listed by the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest selling bhangra solo artist of all time, with sales of over 4.9 million records in his 20-year career.[2] His song "Tutak Tutak Toothiyan" is the fastest-selling and most successful bhangra song of all time.[1] His most recent release, 21st Chapter, featured the hugely popular track "Jago Aaya". Singh and his backup band, Golden Star, have toured in 27 countries.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Discography[edit]

Year Album Label
2014 Sikh Hon Da Maan MovieBox/T-Series
2009 Billo Rani MovieBox
2005 21st Chapter OSA
2003 Midas Touch 2 Music Waves
2002 Paaro OSA
2001 Mighty Boliyan OSA
2000 Nach Nach OSA
1999 Millennium Mixes OSA
1997 Agg Larr Gaayee OSA
1995 Forever Gold T-Series
1994 Midas Touch OSA
1993 Chak Deh Dholia OSA
1992 Singho Ho Jo Kathe Saga
1992 Tere Ishq Nachiyav Saga
1991 Gal Sunja Saga
1991 Ragga Muffin Mix OSA
1990 Dhotakada Bai Dhotakada OSA
1989 Hai Shava T-Series
1989 Fast Forward T-Series
1988 Up Front HMV
1988 Chott Nigary Lawo HMV
1988 Putt Sardara De Saga
1987 I Love Golden Star T-Series
1986 Nach Giddhe Vich HMV

Duo collaboration[edit]

Year Album Label Notes
2014 iPhone Mann T-Series Special Appearance Sung: Jatt Di Matian
2013 "Desi Beat" Kamlee Records Music By DJ Vix Taken From The Forthcoming Album "Chapter V"
2012 "The Folk King" (Tribute To Kuldip Manak) MovieBox Record Music By Aman Hayer Along with A.S. Kang, Jazzy B, Sukshinder Shinda, Malkit Singh, Manmohan Waris Balwinder Safri & Angrej Ali
2011 International Villager MovieBox, Speed Records, Planet Recordz (Beautiful)
2008 The New Adventures of Jassi Sidhu Moviebox/Music Waves Ki Kehne

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Elkes, Neil. "King of Bhangra Malkit Singh honoured on Birmingham Walk of Stars". Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Folkard, Claire, ed. (2004). Guinness World Records 2005. Enfield: Guinness World Records. p. 199. ISBN 0851121926. 
  3. ^ "Artists unite to celebrate British Asian Music". Retrieved 24 August 2010. 

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