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Karan Aujla
Karan Aujla
Aujla in 2020
Background information
Birth nameJaskaran Singh Aujla[1]
Born (1997-01-18) 18 January 1997 (age 24)[2][3]
OriginPunjab, India
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • lyricist
  • rapper
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2014–present
Labels
  • Rehaan Records
  • Royal Music Gang
Associated acts
WebsiteKaran Aujla on Instagram

Jaskaran Singh "Karan" Aujla (born 18 January 1997) is an Indian singer, lyricist, and rapper known for his work in Punjabi music. He is best known for the songs "Don't Look", "Chitta Kurta", "Don't Worry", "No Need", and "Sheikh". Fourteen of his singles as a lead artist have featured in UK Asian chart by Official Charts Company, while seven have featured in Global YouTube music chart.

Aujla started his career by writing lyrics for Jassi Gill's "Range", from his album Replay. Then he emigrated to Canada, and wrote lyrics for various other artists including Deep Jandu and Elly Mangat. In 2016, he released his debut song "Property of Punjab" as a lead artist, and started featuring as guest artist in songs. He came into limelight with his tracks like "Yaarian Ch Fikk", "Unity", "Alcohol 2", and "Lafaafe"; subsequently he achieved mainstream popularity in 2018 with "Don't Worry", his first song to enter UK Asian chart. In 2020, his singles "Jhanjar", "Red Eyes" and "Kya Baat Aa" entered top 10 in the chart, while "So Far" entered top 5.

Early life

Aujla hails from Ghurala, Punjab, India.[4] He was born on 18 January 1997 to father Balwinder Singh Aujla and mother Rajinder Kaur.[5][6] His parents died when he was nine years old. He was raised by his sisters and uncle after his parents died.[7][8] Aujla's father, Balwinder Singh Aujla, worked at co-operative society, and he also had writing as a hobby.[9] Thereafter he started writing songs. While studying in 9th standard, Aujla met Jassi Gill in a marriage ceremony and offered him the lyrics of the song Range, which Gill sang and became popular. Aujla received his Canadian permanent residency and emigrated there.[10] He did his high school studies in Burnaby, Canada.[11] Also, he worked part time as a longshoreman in Surrey, British Columbia.[8] His debut song "Cell Phone" with Mac Benipal was released in 2014, it was a commercial failure, and had just a few thousand views. In Canada, he started working with Deep Jandu in his studio at Toronto.[8]

Career

Aujla performing live at Chandigarh in 2019

Aujla started his career along with Deep Jandu and Elly Mangat. He wrote lyrics for many artists including Gill, Mangat, Gagan Kokri, Jazzy B, Bohemia and Sukh-E. His written "Blessings of Bapu", sung by Kokri was well received by audience.[12] Later in 2016, he released his debut song "Property of Punjab" as a lead artist;[a] started featuring and performing raps in the songs.[13] Soon after, he released tracks as a lead artist. His recordings include "Alcohol 2", "Yaarian Ch Fikk", "Shit Talk", "Up & Down", and "Lafaafe". He finally got his breakthrough with the song "Don't Worry", featuring Gurlez Akhtar in it. The song's music video has been viewed over hundred million times on YouTube, and became Aujla's first song to enter UK Asian music chart.[14]

The song was followed by other successes "Rim vs Jhanjhar", "Na Na Na", and "No Need". "Rim vs Jhanjhar" was included in Apple Music 2010s Punjabi essentials playlist.[15] His song "Don't Look" remained in Asian Music Chart for more than twenty-four weeks.[16] The song also appeared in 2019 Apple Music India charts.[17] Also, his songs "Don't Worry", "Hair", "2AM", and "Hint" have been ranked on the chart. In July 2019, Aujla released a title track for the film Sikander 2.[18] His song "Hint" trended for over five days on YouTube in India.[19] Also the song was ranked various charts. The song was debuted at number 13 on Asian music chart[20] while at number 75 on Global,[21] 27 in India,[22] 9 in Canada,[23] 14 in Australia,[24] and 5 in New Zealand on YouTube charts respectively.[25] Aujla also become the most-listened artist in Punjab, India in December 2019 on YouTube.[26] His next "Chitta Kurta" was also peaked at number 35 and 9 on Global and Indian YouTube charts respectively.[27][28] In 2019, Spotify included Aujla in the list of the most popular artists in Punjab.[29] Also, he was nominated for Best Singer - Punjabi category at Gaana User's Choice Icons award.[30]

In 2020, his song "Jhanjar"'s music video was viewed over five million times within 24 hours on YouTube,[31] and topped the trending lists in Australia, Canada, and India.[32] The song was debuted at number 26 on Global and number 8 on India YouTube music charts.[33][34] Also, it entered top 10 on UK Asian music chart.[35] His next "Red Eyes" peaked at number 8 on UK Asian and also appeared on other YouTube charts.[36] In March 2020, his mixtape titled Geetan Di Machine was released unofficially on various music platforms, which consists of his unreleased and leaked songs, the album was removed later.[37] In April 2020, his song "Sheikh"'s both audio and the music video were leaked. Within the few hours of leak Aujla announced the release of the original audio and music video.[38] In May 2020, his four singles "Red Eyes", "Sheikh", "Chitta Kurta", and "Jhanjar" appeared simultaneously on UK Asian chart.[39] In the same month, Aujla on his Instagram live stated that he is working on his debut album.[40] In June 2020, his "Let 'em Play" peaked at number 14 on Apple Music chart, and debuted at number 15 on UK Asian chart.[41] In July 2020, "So Far" became his first track to enter top 5 on UK Asian chart.[42]

His "Haan Haige Aa" was viewed around eleven million times in twenty-four hours.[43] In the same month, his written "G.O.A.T." from Diljit Dosanjh's album of the same name was released, it became a major commercial success.[44][45] Also, the song debuted at number 13 on New Zealand Hot Singles by Recorded Music NZ, and topped UK Asian, UK Punjabi, and Top Triller Global chart by Billboard, and became his first song to appear on any New Zealand and Billboard official chart.[46][47][48] It debuted at number one on Apple Music chart in India.[49] In August 2020, "Kya Baat Aa" starring Tania in its music video, was released with no prior announcement.[50] The song peaked at number one on Spotify chart in India.[51] His next song "Adhiya" released on YouTube in October 2020.[52] His song "Chithiyan", launched 10 November 2020 by Speed Records, gathered 32 million views within a fortnight of being released.[53] In December, he collaborated with Bohemia, The Game and J. Hind, for a single "Ek Din".[54]

Personal life

Aujla in 2020

In 2019, he was engaged to his girlfriend Palak.[10] That year, he also got a tattoo of his mother's face on his right arm. He also has his father's tattoo too on the same arm.[55] In June 2019, news channels stated that Aujla was attacked in Surrey, Canada on 8 June 2019. Later, a Punjab-based gang took responsibility of attack but later denied.[56][57] On 9 June 2019, Aujla himself declared the news as rumour spread by news channels.[58] However, other sources confirmed the attack. The gangster Sukhpreet Budda, who took responsibility for the attack was arrested by Interpol in November 2019 in Armenia.[59] In March 2020, he got tattoos of freedom fighters Bhagat Singh and Udham Singh on his left arm.[60] Aujla in an interview expressed his willingness to collaborate with the American rapper 50 Cent and the Canadian rapper Drake.[61]

Controversies

Aujla has a rivalry with Sidhu Moose Wala. Both have been replying to each other through their songs.[62] Both the singers have been criticised for singing songs promoting violence.[63] Elly Mangat, who has previously worked with both the artists disclosed in an interview that the dispute between the two singers began when Sidhu's video targeting Aujla in his song was leaked to Aujla's management, and they threatened attacking Sidhu. Following the incident, both started targeting each other on social media.[64][65] The rivalry was resolved temporarily till Karan Aujla released a diss-track "Lafaafe", followed by Moose Wala's "Warning Shots". Aujla in an interview stated that he didn't write the track "Lafaafe", and didn't reveal anything about their rivalry.[8] In February 2020, Chandigarh Police advised him not to sing any of his song promoting violence, guns or drugs during his concert at DAV College, Chandigarh. He said, "I followed the instructions of senior police officers."[66]

In November 2019, Aujla was investigated for violating traffic rules upon his arrival at Chandigarh, India,[67] and was fined for five traffic violations.[68]

Discography

Accolades

Award Year[b] Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Category Result Ref.
Gaana User's Choice Icons 2019 Karan Aujla Best Singer - Male Nominated [30]
PTC Punjabi Music Awards 2020 "Don't Look" Most Popular Song of the Year Nominated [69][70]
Best New Age Sensation Won
Karan Aujla and Gurlez Akhtar (for "Chitta Kurta") Best Duet Vocalists Nominated
Gaana User's Choice Icons Karan Aujla Best Lyricist - Punjabi Pending [71]
Karan Aujla Best Male Voice - Punjabi Pending [72]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Although his debut song as a lead artist was "Cell Phone" released in 2014, but the song wasn't released by himself or any major record label.
  2. ^ Indicates the year of ceremony. Each year is linked to the article about the awards held that year, wherever possible.

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