|Birth name||Malkit Singh Boparai|
|Born||13, September 1962|
|Labels||Oriental Star Agencies (UK)|
|Associated acts||Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Ravi Bal, Bally Sagoo, Jassi Sidhu, Veer Rahimpuri, Aman Hayer, Principal Inderjit Singh|
Malkit Singh (Punjabi: ਮਲਕੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ) (born Malkit Singh Boparai) MBE (born 1962) is a British-based Punjabi bhangra singer. Born in Hussainpur, Jalandhar and raised in Nakodar, Jalandhar, Punjab, he moved to Birmingham in England in 1984. Malkit Singh has become the first Punjabi singer to be honoured by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London with the award of Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. He is most famous for the songs "Gur Nalo Ishq Mita", "Tootak Tootak Tootiyan", "Kurri Garam Jayee", "Dekh li vilyait", as well as recently, "Chal Hun," and "Jind Mahi" from the blockbuster Bend It Like Beckham film soundtrack.
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. His song "Tutak Tutak Toothiyan" is the fastest-selling and most successful bhangra song of all time.
His most recent release "21st chapter" (2006) featured the hugely popular and classic "Jago Aaya". Singh and his backup band Golden Star have toured in 27 countries.
Awards and recognition
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- In 1997, he was given the recognition of the city of Los Angeles for his service to the Indian community.
- He was listed in the 2000 Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest selling bhangra artist of all time.
- In 2001, Singh was awarded the 27th Convocation Gold Medal Award Doctorate by Guru Nanak Dev University.
- In 2005, Singh was awarded the "Commitment to Scene" award at the UK Asian Music Awards.
- In 2008, Malkit Singh was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours.
- In 2012, Singh was honoured with a star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars.
|2013||Midas Touch 3||MovieBox/T-Series|
|2003||Midas Touch 2||Music Waves|
|1997||Agg Larr Gaayee||OSA|
|1993||Chak Deh Dholia||OSA|
|1992||Singho Ho Jo Kathe||Saga|
|1992||Tere Ishq Nachiyav||Saga|
|1991||Ragga Muffin Mix||OSA|
|1990||Dhotakada Bai Dhotakada||OSA|
|1988||Chott Nigary Lawo||HMV|
|1988||Putt Sardara De||Saga|
|1987||I Love Golden Star||T-Series|
|1986||Nach Giddhe Vich||HMV|
|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|
- Elkes, Neil. "King of Bhangra Malkit Singh honoured on Birmingham Walk of Stars". Retrieved 12 May 2012.
- Folkard, Claire, ed. (2004). Guinness World Records 2005. Enfield: Guinness World Records. p. 199. ISBN 0851121926.
- "Artists unite to celebrate British Asian Music". Retrieved 24 August 2010.
- MalkitSingh.com, the artist's official website
- Malkit Singh Facebook, the artist's official Facebook
- Malkit Singh Twitter, the artist's official twitter
- bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork, Watch Malkit Singh perform for BBC Children in Need 2009
- VeerRahimpuri.com, website of Veer Rahimpuri, co-lyricist