Imran Khan (singer)

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Imran Khan
Native name عمران خان
Birth name Imran Khan
Born (1984-05-28) 28 May 1984 (age 33)
The Hague, Netherlands
Origin Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan
Genres Punjabi, Urban, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Producer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2007–present
Labels Prestige Records (2007–2011)
IK Records (2011–present)
Associated acts Lucky, MC Spyder, Mr. Probz, Yaygo Musalini, TwinNtwice
Website www.imrankhanworld.com

Imran Khan (Urdu: عمران خان‎), born 28 May 1984 is a Dutch-Pakistani, urban Punjabi singer, songwriter and composer. He became known in 2007 after his first single "Ni Nachleh" produced by Eren E.[1] Khan was signed to Prestige Records in late 2007, and released the single "Ni Nachleh" on the label.[1] His second single, "Amplifier" produced by Eren E was released on 13 July 2009, and later several others. His debut 15-track album Unforgettable released on 27 July 2009 via Prestige Records.[2] was produced by Eren E and Hakan Ozan.

Personal life[edit]

Khan has two brothers and a sister.[3]

Career[edit]

Khan started his career in his late teens.[4] After Prestige Records released Khan's debut single Ni Nachleh,[1][5] Khan continued his career by performing in several countries.[6]

Khan’s first released single, Amplifier, was produced by Eren E and was released on 12 July 2009 and received 2 million views on YouTube on it first week of release and currently has 86 million and counting views on YouTube.[7] His second single, "Bewafa," was produced by Hakan Ozan and was released on 30 November 2009; as of November 2015, the music video of Bewafa had been viewed approximately 30 million+ times on YouTube.[8]

In July 2009, Khan released his debut album, Unforgettable. It includes the singles "Amplifier", Bewafa and a remix of his first single, Ni Nachleh.[2] It was nominated for Best Album in the 2010 UK Asian Music Awards but did not win.[9] In 2011, Khan departed from Prestige Records to start his own label, later known as IK Records.[9]

Khan released the single Satisfya on 9 May 2013.[10][11] Unlike his previous singles, it was released by IK Records. The single was produced by his "Amplifier" music producer Eren E. The music video shows Khan driving a yellow Lamborghini Aventador and sitting with a cheetah. Khan's "Satisfya" video was directed by David Zennie and has 58 million+ views on YouTube.

Khan made his Bollywood debut as a singer for the Hindi film Tevar, which was released on 9 January 2015. As of 2016 the song has over more than 2 million hits.[12] Khan released a single titled Imaginary on 8 June 2015, produced by Eren E. The single was released on his own record label, IK Records. Khan shot the video with David Zennie in downtown Los Angeles. Imaginary's official music video received 6 million views within a month of its release and currently 31 million+ views on YouTube. Khan went on and yet came out with another song called "Hattrick" which has 2 million views in a month and currently 11 million+ views.[13] In 2017, Khan released a music video called "Morocco" by, Twin N Twice who signed up with Khan's label record, IK RECORDS.[14]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Unforgettable (2009)[edit]

Unforgettable is Khan's debut album, released on 27 July 2009 via Prestige Records.[2] It was produced by Eren E and Hakan Ozan. The album contains 15 tracks.

The album was nominated for the "Best Album" award at the UK Asian Music Awards 2010[15] and won "Best Album" at the 2010 Brit Asia TV Music Awards.[16]

Track listing
Track listing
No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Amplifier" Eren E 3:53
2. "Aaja We Mahiya (Come, My Love)" Eren E 3:52
3. "Hey Girl" Eren E 3:18
4. "Peli Waar (The First Time)" Eren E 3:10
5. "Chak Glass (Grab a Glass)" Eren E 3:08
6. "Nazar (Glance)" Eren E 3:05
7. "Superstar" Eren E 3:25
8. "Gora Gora Rang (Fair Skinned)" (featuring Mr. Probz) Eren E 4:25
9. "Bounce Billo" Eren E 4:07
10. "Ni Nachleh (Hey, Dance)" (feat. MC Spyder) Eren E 3:35
11. "40 Pra (Forty Brothers)" Eren E 3:12
12. "Pata Chalgea (I Have Found Out)" Eren E 4:45
13. "Bewafa (Unfaithful)" Hakan Ozan 3:44
14. "Nai Reina (Don't Want to Stay)" Hakan Ozan 3:04
15. "Qott Ghusian Da (A Sip of Happiness)" (feat. Shabby) Hakan Ozan 2:58
Total length: 47:28

Singles[edit]

Year Song Label Music Note(s) Reference(s)
2009 "Amplifier" Prestige Records Eren E From the album Unforgettable
"Bewafa" Hakan Ozan
2013 "Satisfya" IK Records Eren E [17]
2014 "Let's Celebrate" (featuring Sonakshi Sinha) Eros International Imran Khan From the soundtrack Tevar [18]
2015 "Imaginary" IK Records Eren E [19]
2016 "Hattrick" (featuring Yaygo Musalini) Donray [20]
2017 "Zina" (Twin n Twice featuring Imran Khan) Imran Khan [21]

Remixes[edit]

  • 2007 Ni Nachleh (feat. MC Spyder) [Eren E. Electro Remix]
  • 2007 Ni Nachleh (feat. MC Spyder) [Eren E. Electro Extended Mix]
  • 2007 Ni Nachleh (Eren E. Disco Remix)
  • 2007 Ni Nachleh (Eren E. Disco Dub Mix)
  • Aaja We Mahiya (Infidel Mix)
  • Gora Gora Rang (Remix)

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Won "Best Album" at the 2010 Brit Asia TV Music Awards for Unforgettable.[16]
  • Nominated for four awards at the 2010 UK Asian Music Awards: "Best Album", "Best Video" for "Amplifier", "Best Male Act" and "Best Desi Act",[15] winning "Best Desi Act".[22]
  • Won "Male Musical Artist of the Year" at the 2010 Anokhi Magazine Awards.[23]
  • Won "Young Person of the Year at Successful " at the 2013 at Pakistan Achievement Awards.[24][not in citation given]
  • Won three awards in 2015 from Pakistani Music and Media Awards (PMMA) for best songwriter, best video (for "Imaginary") and best song (for "Imaginary").
  • Imran Khan won 3 out of 3 awards this year[when?] at the BritAsia World Music Awards (BWMA) held in the United Kingdom.

Tours[edit]

  • Imran Khan – Takeover Tour USA (2011)[25]
  • Imran Khan – Australia & New Zealand Tour (2011)[26]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Talking Shop: Singer Imran Khan". BBC News. 29 August 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2009. .
  2. ^ a b c "Review of Imran Khan's Unforgettable". BBC Music. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Imran Khan: Salman has something strong coming out of him". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "About Imrankhanworld B.V.". imrankhanworld.com. Retrieved 11 September 2012. [dead link]
  5. ^ "About Us". prestigerecord.com. Archived from the original on 16 July 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Interview with Imran Khan". desi-box.com. Archived from the original on 2 March 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Worldwide premiere of Imran Khan's Amplifier". desi-box.com. Archived from the original on 3 August 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Imran Khan releases new single Bewafa". DesiHits. Archived from the original on 4 December 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "AMA 2010 – Winners". BBC Radio Asian Network. Retrieved 29 May 2011. [dead link]
  10. ^ imrankhanworld (2013-05-10), Imran Khan – Satisfya (Official Music Video), retrieved 2016-10-24 
  11. ^ Biography, Khan's official website[dead link]
  12. ^ Eros Now (2014-12-03), Let's Celebrate (Official Song Video) | Tevar | Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Imran Khan, retrieved 2016-10-24 
  13. ^ "Hattrick music video". 
  14. ^ imrankhanworld (2017-01-04), Twin N Twice – Morocco (Official Music Video), retrieved 2017-03-17 
  15. ^ a b Sembhi, Jas (3 February 2010). "2010 UK Asian Music Awards Nominees". desiblitz.com. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  16. ^ a b Jas Sembhi (3 May 2010). "Brit Asia TV Music Awards 2010". desiblitz.com. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "Satisfya – Single by Imran Khan on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  18. ^ "Tevar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Sajid-Wajid on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  19. ^ "Imaginary – Single by Imran Khan on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  20. ^ "Hattrick (feat. Yaygo Musalini) – Single by Imran Khan on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  21. ^ "Zina (feat. Imran Khan) – Single by Twin n Twice on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  22. ^ Sembhi, Jas (11 March 2010). "2010 UK Asian Music Awards Winners". desiblitz.com. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  23. ^ "Anokhi Magazine Awards 2010". DesiHits. 8 February 2010. Archived from the original on 12 February 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  24. ^ Imran Khan (singer) (2 November 2013). "Pakistan Achievement Awards". imrankhanworld.com. Archived from the original on 7 March 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  25. ^ "DesiClub presents Online Ticketing for TAKEOVER Tour USA (2011)". Desiclub.com. Archived from the original on 24 September 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  26. ^ "Imran Khan to Headline the inaugural of Unforgettable Music Festival (2011)". Unforgettablemusicfestival.com. Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 

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