B21 (band)

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B21
Origin Handsworth, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Genres Bhangra
Years active 1996–present
Labels MovieBox (United Kingdom)
Associated acts Sardool Sikander, Shazia Manzoor, Young Fateh, Bal-E, Anna, Sabrina, Surj Sahota
Website http://www.b21online.com
Members Bally Jagpal
Bhota Jagpal
Past members Jassi Sidhu

B21 comprises brothers Bally and Bhota Jagpal. The duo — originally a trio with Jassi Sidhu, who left the band in 2002 — take their name from the Handsworth postcode in Birmingham, England.

Discography[edit]

Release Album Record Label
2014 12B Moviebox
2004 Aashiqui MovieBox
2002 Long Overdue
Jadon Jawani Wala
MovieBox
Tips
2000 Made in England MovieBox
1998 By Public Demand MovieBox
1996 The Sounds of B21 MovieBox

"Darshan", which was featured in Bend It Like Beckham and included on the film's soundtrack album and on the album Made in England.[1]

Solo albums by Bally Jagpal[edit]

Release Album Record Label
2002 Dark and Direct MovieBox
2001 Untruly Yours MovieBox
1999 Dark and Dangerous MovieBox The album topped the Asian charts for 29 weeks and is considered the best selling bhangra album of all time in the UK.
1997 Live and Direct MovieBox

Awards[edit]

  • 2003 UK Asian Music Awards (UKAMA) London
    • Best Band B21 (Bhota Jagpal & Bally Jagpal)[2]
  • 2000 Asian Pop Awards (Bimingham)
    • Best Selling Album Dark & Dangerous (Bally Jagpal)
    • Best Song Aja Soneya (Bally Jagpal)
  • 1999 Toor Films International Awards
    • Best Music Producer Bally Jagpal
  • 1998 Movie Box Records (Birmingham)
    • Exceeding Sales Of 25,000 B21
  • 1998 Movie Pageant Awards (London)
    • Best Newcomers B21
    • Best Selling Album Live and Direct (Bally Jagpal)
  • 1998 Student Poll Awards (Leicester)
    • Best Newcomers B21
    • Best Album B21
  • 1998 Pop Awards (Birmingham)
    • Best Newcomers B21
    • Best Up-coming B21
    • Best Song Bally Jagpal ("Nakhre Bin Soni Temi")

References[edit]

  1. ^ An instrumental of "Darshan" was used in the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games held in the UK 2002."B21 Myspace Bio". 
  2. ^ "BRITISH ASIAN MUSIC AWARDS 2004 LAUNCHED". 7 October 2004. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 

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