Mickey Singh

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Mickey Singh
Mickey still.jpg
Mickey Singh in 2014
Background information
Birth name Harmanjit Singh
Born (1990-12-21) December 21, 1990 (age 27)
Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India
Origin Detroit, MI, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Producer
  • Dancer
  • Model
  • Actor
Years active 2012 - present
Labels MathOne Ent
Speed Records
Eros International
Website www.mickeysingh.com

Harmanjit "Mickey" Singh (born December 21, 1990) is an Indian-born American singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, model and actor.[1] His first mixtape of Punjabi and English music, titled "Mick's Tape", was released for free download on July 22, 2013 which included the tracks Bad Girl, In Love and Rani Mehlan Di.[2] His music combines American and Punjabi music, like much of the urban Desi genre, and has also been influenced by jazz.[3]
His recent singles have included Cheerleader Remix, Galliyan Remix, Rooftop Party, Ho Gaya Pyaar, Body, Hold me, Lost and Phone.

Early life[edit]

Born in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India, into a Punjabi Sikh family, Singh began singing at the age of 3. At the age of 13, he moved to the United States with his family.[4]

At the age of 15, he started working in an American studio. At the same time he went to school to learn mixing. During this time he worked with American producers[who?], and continued listening to Bollywood music and American genres he first heard during his formative years in India.[5]

Career[edit]

2012 - 2014[edit]

In 2012 he released a Punjabi remix of ['s "Birthday Cake" sung by Singh and Amar Sandhu.[6] Shortly after, in December 2012, he released his remake of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's "Akhiyan" with his own blend of western music and Punjabi vocals. On July 22, 2013 he released his mixtape titled Mick'sTape which included ten songs in which he incorporated a blend of western sounds and Indian vocals. He later did Mick's Tape Tour in 50 cities across North America.[7] The song "Bad Girl" was the first music video from the EP. At present, that video has received more than 13 million views.[8] "Bad Girl" was also recognized as a must have in your Bollywood workout playlist by Women's Health magazine in December 2014.[9] The second song from the EP which has a music video is titled "In Love" featured Mickey Singh alongside Pakistani teenage artist Asim Azhar.[10]

2014-present[edit]

His first official single was through his own label MathOne Ent. The track is titled "Double Addi" and it features vocals from Singh, Amar Sandhu, and DJ Ice. The music for the song is also produced by Singh along with 2 NyCe.[11]

He remixed Ankit Tiwari's hit song "Galliyan" from the movie Ek Villain. The remix titled "Moving On" was uploaded on YouTube December 2014. Following the first month of the release, Singh's fan following in India tripled.[12]

His first official release in India and also through an Indian-based record label occurred on February 9, 2015 when he released the single "Ho Gaya Pyar" through Speed Records.[13]

Singh collaborated with Diljit Dosanjh on romantic song titled "Ishq Haazir Hai" for whom Singh wrote the lyrics and produced the music.[14] The song reached No. 1 on the BBC Asian Network download chart the first week.[15]

Singh has performed alongside the Bollywood singers Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Ali Zafar, Manj Musik, Raftaar, Badshah, Imran Khan, Jay Sean and also with actors like Parineeti Chopra, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Harjot Dhillon.[16]

In January 2017, Singh performed the half-time show for the NBA basketball game, Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings, at Golden 1 Center arena in Sacramento, CA.[17]

Discography[edit]

Songs[edit]

Year Title Singer Music Director
2012 Birthday Cake Punjabi Remix Mickey Singh, Amar Sandhu
2012 Akhiyan (Remake) Mickey Singh Mickey Singh
2013 Snap Back Mickey Singh, Amar Sandhu Mickey Singh
2013 Kali Behke Mickey Singh
2013 Baichen Mickey Singh Mickey Singh
2013 Bad Girl (Single) Mickey Singh, Waseem Stark Irene Mahmud
2014 Bullet (Single) Kay V Singh Mickey Singh, Epic Bhangra
2014 Double Addi (Single) Mickey Singh, Amar Sandhu, Dj Ice Mickey Singh, 2 NyCe
2014 Galliyan (Remix) Mickey Singh Mickey Singh
2015 Ho Gaya Pyar (Single) Mickey Singh, Dj Ice Mickey Singh, 2 NyCe
2015 Ishq Haazir Hai (Single) Diljit Dosanjh Mickey Singh
2015 Cheerleader ReMick's Mickey Singh Mickey Singh
2015 Dil Kafiraa (For Movie "Shareek") Mickey Singh Jaidev Kumar
2015 Rooftop Party (Single) Mickey Singh, Amar Sandhu UpsideDown
2015 Body (Single) Mickey Singh, Sunny Brown, Fateh Doe Mickey Singh, Fateh Doe
2016 Tujhse (Single) Mickey Singh Palash Muchhal
2016 Signs (Single) Mickey Singh, Raxstar Rajeev B
2016 Phone Mickey Singh UpsideDown
2016 Lost Mickey Singh John Felipo
2016 Hold Me Mickey Singh UpsideDown
2018 I am Urban Desi Mickey Singh & Friends
2018 YTL (Yaar Tera Lit) Mickey Singh Mickey Singh, Pam Sengh

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mickey Singh's Rise To Stardom (2014)". Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Indo-American singer Mickey Singh to Perform in India (2014)". Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Doing a song with Sonu Nigam and David Guetta would be fun: Mickey Singh (2015)". Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Mickey Singh's Rise To Stardom (2014)". Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Doing a song with Sonu Nigam and David Guetta would be fun: Mickey Singh (2015)". Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Mickey Singh, Amar Sandhu in Birthday Cake". Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  7. ^ ""Indo-American singer Mickey Singh to Perform in India"(2014)". Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Indo-American singer Mickey Singh to Perform in India(2014)". Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  9. ^ "This Workout Playlist Will Conjure Your Inner Rockstar (2014)". Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Mickey Singh En Asim Azhar Zijn In Love (2014)". Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Mickey Singh & Amar Sandhu - Double Addi (2015)". Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  12. ^ "International Singer Mickey Singh sets foot in India with a romantic number (2015)". Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  13. ^ "Singer Mickey Singh makes a romantic Indian debut (2015)". Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  14. ^ "Diljit Dosanjh & Wamiqa Gabbi to release Ishq Haazir Hai (2015)". Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  15. ^ "The Official Asian Download Chart (2015)". Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  16. ^ "Singer Mickey Singh makes a romantic Indian debut (2015)". Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  17. ^ "Golden 1 Center on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-01-29.