Imran Khan (singer)

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Imran Khan
Background information
Birth name Imran Khan
Born (1984-05-28) 28 May 1984 (age 32)
The Hague, Netherlands
Origin Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan
Genres Punjabi, Urban, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer , Songwriter, Producer
Years active 2007–present
Associated acts Lucky, MC Spyder, Yaygo Musalini
Website www.imrankhanworld.com

Imran Khan (Urdu: عمران خان) (Born 28 May 1984) is a Dutch-Pakistani singer, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to fame in 2007 after the success of his first single "Ni Nachleh".[1]

Khan was signed to Prestige Records in late 2007, and released the single "Ni Nachleh" on the label.[1] His second single, "Amplifier" was released on 13 July 2009. It received two million views on YouTube in one week and as of 3rd November 2015 has received more than 50 million[2] hits. A few months later, on 30 November 2009, Prestige Records published the track 'Bewafa', which has a total of over 10 Million[3][4] hits. In July 2009, Khan's first album, Unforgettable, was released, produced by Eren E and Hakan Ozan. In 2011, Khan started his own label "IK Records."

Career[edit]

Khan started his career in his late teens.[5] His friend Shahid Mazhar founded Prestige Records,[6] which released Khan's debut single "Ni Nachleh".[1] Khan had started performing in several countries in the later part of 2009.[7]

Khan’s first released single, "Amplifier", was produced by Eren E and was released on 12 July 2009.[8] 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 11 million times[9] on YouTube.[10]

In July 2009, Khan released his debut album, Unforgettable. It includes the singles "Amplifier", "Bewafa" and a remix of his first single, "Ni Nachleh".[11] It was nominated for Best Album in the 2010 UK Asian Music Awards but did not win.[12] In 2011, Khan departed from Prestige Records to start his own label, later known as IK Records.[12]

Khan released the single "Satisfya" on 9 May 2013. "Satisfya" got 801,160 views on YouTube in 3 days.[13] 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 who had previously directed the blockbuster hit Brown Rang of Yo Yo Honey Singh in 2011.As of December 2015, the video of "Satisfya" had garnered 33 million views[14] on YouTube. Imran 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.[15] Imran Khan released a single titled "Imaginary" on 8 June 2015, produced by his "Ni Nachleh", "Amplifier" and "Satisfya" producer 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[16] on YouTube within a month of its release. Imran Khan went on and yet came out with another song called "Hattrick" which has 2 million views in a month.

Discography[edit]

Unforgettable (2009)[edit]

Unforgettable is Khan's debut album, released on 27 July 2009 via Prestige Records.[11] It was produced by Eren E and Hakan Ozan. The album has a total of 15 tracks.

Singles[edit]

  • 2007 Ni Nachleh - Imran Khan & Lucky | Produced By Eren E
  • 2009 Amplifier - Imran Khan | Produced By Eren E
  • 2009 Bewafa - Imran Khan | Produced By Hakan Ozan
  • 2013 Satisfya - Imran Khan | Produced By Eren E
  • 2014 Let's Celebrate - Imran Khan ft. Sonakshi Sinha | Produced By Imran Khan
  • 2015 Imaginary - Imran Khan | Produced By Eren E
  • 2016 Hattrick - Imran Khan Featuring Yaygo Musalini | Produced By Donray

Remixes

  • 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)

Commercial reception[edit]

The album was nominated for the "Best Album" award at the UK Asian Music Awards 2010[17] and Won "Best Album" at the 2010 Brit Asia TV Music Awards.[18]

Track listing[edit]

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

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Won "Best Album" at the 2010 Brit Asia TV Music Awards for Unforgettable.[18]
  • Nominated for four awards at the 2010 UK Asian Music Awards: "Best Album", "Best Video" for "Amplifier", "Best Male Act" and "Best Desi Act",[17] winning "Best Desi Act".[19]
  • Won "Male Musical Artist of the Year" at the 2010 Anokhi Magazine Awards.[20]
  • Won "Young Person of the Year at Successful " at the 2013 at Pakistan Achievement Awards.[21][not in citation given]
  • Won three awards in 2015 from Pakistani Music and Media Awards (PMMA) for best song writer, 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]

Headlining[edit]

  • Imran Khan - First world tour was "the Canadian tour" in 2009 and "bounce billo Canadian tour" in 2010.
  • Imran Khan – Takeover Tour USA (2011)[22]
  • Imran Khan – Australia & New Zealand Tour (2011)[23]
  • Imran Khan – Pakistan Tour (2010)
  • Imran Khan - Taste of Asia Birmingham Alabama Show (15 March 2014)
  • Imran Khan – USA Tour (2015)
  • Imran Khan- Canada Tour (2016)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Talking Shop: Singer Imran Khan". BBC News. 29 August 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2009. .
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuCFRaFWjwY
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYodEWUdIso
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv0DlKncjBI
  5. ^ "About Imrankhanworld B.V.". imrankhanworld.com. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "About Us". prestigerecord.com. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Interview with Imran Khan". desi-box.com. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Worldwide premiere of Imran Khan's Amplifier". desi-box.com. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  9. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYodEWUdIso
  10. ^ "Imran Khan releases new single Bewafa". DesiHits. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Review of Imran Khan's Unforgettable". BBC Music. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "AMA 2010 – Winners". BBC Radio Asian Network. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  13. ^ Biography, Khan's official website
  14. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfVODjDBFxU
  15. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6C5wv5XbZQ
  16. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBI23_Sjfeo
  17. ^ a b Sembhi, Jas (3 February 2010). "2010 UK Asian Music Awards Nominees". desiblitz.com. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  18. ^ a b Jas Sembhi (3 May 2010). "Brit Asia TV Music Awards 2010". desiblitz.com. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  19. ^ Sembhi, Jas (11 March 2010). "2010 UK Asian Music Awards Winners". desiblitz.com. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  20. ^ "Anokhi Magazine Awards 2010". DesiHits. 8 February 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  21. ^ Imran Khan (singer) (2 November 2013). "Pakistan Achievement Awards". imrankhanworld.com. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  22. ^ "DesiClub presents Online Ticketing for TAKEOVER Tour USA (2011)". Desiclub.com. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  23. ^ "Imran Khan to Headline the inaugural of Unforgettable Music Festival (2011)". Unforgettablemusicfestival.com. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 

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