Amar (singer)

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Amar
Birth nameAmar Dhanjal
Born (1982-06-15) 15 June 1982 (age 36)
Walsall, West Midlands, United Kingdom
OriginIndian
GenresHip hop, filmi
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocal
Years active1997–present
LabelsSunset Entertainment
Websiteamarmusiconline.com

Amar (born Amar Dhanjal) is a British Indian singer signed to the independent label Sunset Entertainment Group. She is also the daughter of Mangal Singh (a well-known singer in the UK and globally known for his "Rail Gaddi" song). She is a singer and songwriter who writes her own material. She has a unique style of combining her Hindi vocals, lyrics, and melodies with western urban producers.[1]

Biography[edit]

Amar grew up in Walsall, West Midlands, United Kingdom. She is the daughter of the singer Mangal Singh who is famous for the song "Jaandi". Amar herself catapulted to fame as a young girl with her hit single Tu Hai Mera Sanam, a Hindi cover of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You", which has also been covered by Whitney Houston. In her teens she moved to London and discovered the Asian underground scene. She collaborated with Talvin Singh and features in the song "Jaan" on his 1997 album Anokha - Soundz of the Asian Underground.[2] She appeared on the album I'm too sexy (1997), a compilation album of electronic mixed with Hindi-Pakistani sounds. Later, she was featured in the song "I'm so sexy" by Talvin Singh and she also delivers a solo called "Why am I so sexy".[3][4] In 1999 she was featured in a duet with Cheb Khaled in the song "El Harba Wine" from Khaled's album Kenza. She also appeared in the music video as herself.

Awards[edit]

In 2010, Amar won "Best Female Act" at the UK Asian Music Awards (UK AMAs).[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Appearance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Timberland's new muse, Amar on her latest album to hit stores". dnaindia.com. Retrieved 3 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Meet the British Indian singer who's floored Timbaland with her voice". expressindia.com. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2009.
  3. ^ "Pardesi Girl". expressindia.com. Retrieved 15 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Rap & Roll". expressindia.com. Retrieved 14 March 2009.
  5. ^ "BBC – Asian Network – BBC Asian Network AMA 2010 – Winners". bbc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 7 August 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2010.
  6. ^ "AMAR". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 April 2013.

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