Qurram Hussain

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Qurram Hussain is a Canadian musician and member of JoSH, a Montreal-based South Asian fusion band, which has released four albums and 17 music videos internationally. [1][2] Hussain has created remixes with Domeno, Priyanka Chopra, Pitbull, Nelly Furtado[2] and Komal Rizvi.[3] He has performed live internationally.[4] He also performs solo and has written for film.[5]

Biography[edit]

Hussain has an engineering degree and worked in a software development company for seven years, while doing music and school on the side as head of web Technologies.[6] Hussain joined JoSH, formed by Rupinder Magon in 1998. The duo focused on fusing the musical genres of R&B, Hip Hop, Drum n’ Bass and qawwali such as that being created by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. He released one of his first compositions for JoSH, "Main Hoon Tanha", which ended up being the title track for their eight track debut album released in 2001.[7] JoSH's second album, Kabhi was released in 2003 and awarded the MTV India's 2004 "Immie" award for Best New Non-Film Artist.[citation needed] In 2006, Josh released the 11 track album Mausam in 2006 that included the songs "Mahi Ve", "Rock Your World" and "Nasha Payar Da".[8]

After a 5 year hiatus, Josh returned with their fourth album Beyond Kismat,[9] which included the songs "Pyar Hogaya" and "Achi Ajeeb Ho Tum".[10]

Josh has collaborated with Grammy winner Nelly Furtado with bhangra remixes of her singles "Powerless (Say What You Want)" (2003), "Promiscuous" (2006) and "Maneater" (2006). They were also featured in Nelly Furtado's tour in India.[citation needed]

In 2011 Hussain was appointed the music director for the Pakistani film, Rangreza.[11] He is the voice of lead character, Bilal Ashraf, in the film,[12] while performing four songs.[13] In July Hussain collaborated with the singer Komal Rizvi on a reworking of the song "Desan Da Raja",[14] which was originally sung by Naseem Begum for the 1959 film Kartar Singh.[15][16]

Qurram is married to Saima Chaudhry, and has a son and a daughter.[17] He resides in Toronto, Canada and is of Pakistani descent.[18]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "JoSH's Qurram to make his debut as music director in Lollywood". Retrieved 2017-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "Cornetto Pop Rock to unveil 2nd music video of season 1 ”Desan Da Raja” on Eid". Retrieved 2016-07-30. 
  3. ^ "JoSH-The Band 'Slay It' With Their Latest Song Alongside DJ Hardwell & Domeno!". 2016-07-04. Retrieved 2016-07-30. 
  4. ^ "CORNETTO POP ROCK". pakistaninvogue.com. Retrieved 2016-07-30. 
  5. ^ "YEAR IN REVIEW FOR QURRAM HUSSAIN". The Nation. Retrieved 2017-01-28. 
  6. ^ "Keeping Up With Qurram - Beautiful You". Retrieved 2016-07-29. 
  7. ^ "JoSH's Qurram to make his debut as music director in Lollywood". Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  8. ^ "Download Mausam (Josh) Mp3 Songs | Mausam Songs". songshd.muskurahat.com. Retrieved 2016-11-03. 
  9. ^ "JoSH return with their 4th album 'Beyond Kismat'". Bhangra Website | SimplyBhangra.com |. Retrieved 2016-10-18. 
  10. ^ InpaperMagazine, From (2011-05-29). "Exclusive Preview: Josh: Beyond Kismat". Retrieved 2016-10-18. 
  11. ^ Haq, Irfan Ul (2016-09-04). "Josh's Qurram Hussain turns music director for Urwa Hocane's Rangreza". Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  12. ^ "QURRAM HUSSAIN IS THE VOICE OF LEAD CHARACTER IN THE FILM "Rangreza".. | Irfanistan". irfanistan.net. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  13. ^ Haq, Irfan Ul (2016-09-04). "Josh's Qurram Hussain turns music director for Urwa Hocane's Rangreza". Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  14. ^ "Qurram Hussain, Komal Rizvi collaborate for 'Desan Da Raja'". Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  15. ^ "Qurram of Josh & Komal sing Desaan Da Raja". The Nation. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  16. ^ "Cornetto Pop Rock to unveil 2nd music video of season 1 ”Desan Da Raja” on Eid". Entertainment, Fashion & Technology Updates. Retrieved 2016-10-18. 
  17. ^ "JoSH Lead Singer Qurram Hussain Gets Married". www.koolmuzone.pk. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  18. ^ "JoSH Lead Singer Qurram Hussain Gets Married". Koolmuzone. Retrieved 2016-07-29. 

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