Amar Sandhu

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Amar Sandhu
Amar Sandhu002.jpg
Born (1990-01-06) January 6, 1990 (age 29)
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Musical career
Also known as@amarsandhumusic
GenresPunjabi, Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, House
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, record producer
Years active2008–present
LabelsIndependent
Associated actsPranna, Mickey Singh, Zack Knight, Fateh, PropheC, Sonu Nigam, Diljit Dosanjh, DJ Harpz, Raxstar, Jaz Dhami, Gippy Grewal, Arjun, Pav Dharia, Guru Randhawa, Epic Bhangra, DJ UpsideDown
WebsiteOfficial Website

Amar Sandhu (born 6 January 1990), is an American born[1] Punjabi singer, songwriter, music composer and producer.[2] He is best known for his unique Punjabi/English fusion sound and his 2015 Album "New Era", featuring hits such as "Rooftop Party", "Double Addi", and "Replaceable".[3]

Early life[edit]

Sandhu was born 6 January 1990 in Dallas, Texas, brought up in the Dallas suburb Rockwall, Texas.

Before singing, Sandhu starting his musical journey by creating remixes of popular Punjabi songs which quickly led to him becoming a DJ. He was also a percussionist, playing instruments such as the dhol, dholki, and tabla.[4] His talents quickly got noticed by Houston's popular Dhol Beat International.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Sandhu released his first single "Ni Udaleh" in 2011, collaborating with Dhol Beat International.[5] Afterwards in 2012, he released a Punjabi remix of Rihanna's "Birthday Cake" along with Mickey Singh.[6] Due to the large success of the Birthday Cake remix, Amar Sandhu followed up with another collaboration with Mickey Singh titled "Double Addi".[7]

Debut[edit]

Amar Sandhu started gaining a large following throughout North America, touring various singles without the release of a proper studio produced album. It was in 2015 he teamed up with his long time friend, the talented North American producer, Pranna to bring fans the much awaited album, "New Era".[8] The album released with the drop of its first single "Tonight" followed up by "Rooftop Party", which has gone on to become a huge success worldwide accumulating over 11 million views on YouTube.[9]

After the release of his album, Amar Sandhu went on his first official tour with Pranna,[10] that had many stops in North America, notably the first Urban Desi Concert and Conference in New York City.[11]

Present[edit]

Since the release of New Era, Sandhu has been working on his 2nd studio production album titled "Coast.America", which is due to release in 2018. The first single was released on Valentines Day, 14 February 2018, titled "Lovers Island" which was produced by Epic Bhangra.

He has also been featuring on various songs, "Dance Floor" by Sabih Nawab, "15 Minutes" by Fateh, "Speed" by Haji Springer, and most recently "Rewind" by Raxstar.

Though Sandhu has concluded his New Era tour, he has been traveling around the world doing various shows.[12]

External links[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • New Era (2015)
  • Coast.America (Releasing 2018)


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raxstar Spills the Deets Behind his Latest Release 'Rewind' and Other Things - The Teal Mango". The Teal Mango. 2018-04-10. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  2. ^ Hasan, Syeda (2016-03-05). "Amar Sandhu Became a Singer". India.com. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  3. ^ "PCUC Sari Raat: Amar Sandhu and PRANNA live". The Daily Campus. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  4. ^ Hasan, Syeda (2016-03-05). "Amar Sandhu Became a Singer". India.com. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  5. ^ "DBI announces Ni Udaleh with Amar Sandhu - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  6. ^ "Mickey Singh, Amar Sandhu in Birthday Cake - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  7. ^ "Mickey Singh & Amar Sandhu - Double Addi (Out 31st July) - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  8. ^ "Amar Sandhu: We created 40-50 songs before narrowing down 10 for 'New Era' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  9. ^ Speed Records (2015-12-24), Rooftop Party (Official Music Video) - Amar Sandhu & Mickey Singh, retrieved 2018-04-25
  10. ^ Hasan, Syeda (2016-03-09). "Neet 'Pranna' Mangat on Touring with Amar Sandhu, Pursuing His Passion, and Connecting with Fans". India.com. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  11. ^ Shah, Jinal (2016-04-09). "New York City's First-Ever 'Urban Desi' Conference Reveals the Future of Urban Desi Music". India.com. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  12. ^ Vaishnav, Ruchi (2018-03-29). "Urban Desi concert in New York to feature top Indian American singers". News India Times. Retrieved 2018-04-26.