Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch

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Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch
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Background information
Native name قرۃ العین بلوچ
Also known as QB
Born 4 March 1988 (age 29)
Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2011–present
Labels Coke Studio Pakistan
Associated acts

Jal

Umair Jaswal

Shuja Haider

Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch (Urdu: قرۃ العین بلوچ‎), also spelled Quratulain Balouch is a Pakistani singer-songwriter. Also known as QB or the Humsafar Girl, she became popular for her title track "Woh Humsafar Tha" in Hum TV's serial Humsafar. She has even won several nominations and awards.[1]

Career[edit]

Baluoch has no formal music education. She grew up listening to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Muhammad Juman, Pathanay Khan and others.[2]

Her singing career started when her cover of Reshma's "Ankhian Nu Ren De" 2010 went viral in 2010. She came to known when she was featured in Coke Studio with Jal for a song "Panchi".[3][4] She rose to fame after her award-winning performance of "Woh Humsafar Tha" for 2011 drama serial Humsafar.[5]

In 2012, she represented her country in a live performance with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.[6][2] In 2016, she made her debut in Bollywood with song "Kaari Kaari" in film Pink.[7]

Discography[edit]

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Song Serials Notes
2011 "Woh Humsafar Tha" Humsafar Hum TV
2012 "Roshan Sitara" Roshan Sitara
"Behkawa" Behkawa Geo TV
2013 "Naina Tere" Mera Pehla Pyar sung with Shiraz Uppal
2015 "Aey Zindagi" Aey Zindagi
2016 "Tere Nal Main Layian" Mann Mayal Hum TV
"Judaai" Judaai
"Kaari Kaari" Pink Hindi film debut[8]
2017 "Morey Saiyaan" Moray Saiyan co-singer Uzair Jaswal; ARY Digital[9]

Coke Studio Pakistan[edit]

Year Season Song Co-singer(s) Ref
2011 4 "Panchi" ft. with Jal [10]
2015 8 "Sohni Dharti" Season's ft. artistes [11]
"Sammi Meri Waar" Umair Jaswal [12]
2016 9 "Aye Rah-e-Haq Ke Shaheedo" Season's ft. artistes [13]
"Baliye (Laung Gawacha)" Haroon Shahid [14]
"Sab Jag Soye" Shuja Haider [15]
2017 10 "Qaumi Taranah" Season's ft. artistes [16]
"Faasle" ft. with Kaavish [17]
"Laal Meri Pat" ft. Akbar Ali
& Arieb Azhar
[18]
"Dekh Tera Kya/Latthay Di Chaadar" Farhan Saeed [19]

Others[edit]

Year Song Note
2011 "Ankhian Nu Ren De" cover
2012 "Mae Ni"
"Dekha Na Tha"
2013 "Uss Paar" music video
"Mera Ishq"
2014 "Peera" co-singer Khawar Jawad
"Koi Labda" Punjabi song
"Every Teardrop is a Waterfall" English song
2015 "Bewafaiyan" co-singer Salman Albert
2016 "Saaiyaan" Single[20]
"Mere Maula" Tribute to Amjad Sabri, sung with Ali Zafar and Ali Sethi
"Pyar Wyar" music video from Cornetto Pop Rock (season 1); co-singers Noori[21]
2017 "Chal Diye" music video from Cornetto Pop Rock (season 2); co-singer Ali Azmat[22]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
Lux Style Awards
2012 "Woh Humsafar Tha" – Humsafar Song of the Year Won
Best Original Soundtrack Won
2017 "Saaiyaan" Song of the Year Won
"Tere Naal Mein Laiyan" – Mann Mayal Best Original Soundtrack Won
2018 "Chal Diye" – #CornettoPopRock2 Song of the Year (shared with Ali Azmat)[23] Pending
Pakistan Media Awards
2012 "Woh Humsafar Tha" – Humsafar Singer of the Year (Female)[24] Won
Hum Awards
2013 "Woh Humsafar Tha" – Humsafar Hum Honorary Phenomenal Serial Award Won
"Roshan Sitara" – Roshan Sitara Hum Award for Best Original Soundtrack Nominated
Achievement Award
2011 "Woh Humsafar Tha" – Humsafar Pakistan's Youngest Achievement Award[25] Won
Filmfare Awards
2017 "Kaari Kaari" – Pink Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer Nominated
International Pakistan Prestige Awards
2017 "Tere Naal Mein Laiyan" – Mann Mayal Best Singer[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sher Khan (30 September 2011). "Quratulain Balouch shines internationally". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Kasmin Fernandes (24 April 2015). "Qurat-ul-ain Balouch: Sufism answers my questions by all means". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  3. ^ Rafay Mahmood (8 August 2011). "Quratulain Balouch: Entering the murky waters of the music industry". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  4. ^ Maheen Sabeeh (29 March 2017). "Ali Azmat and QB kill it with 'Chal Diye'". The News. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  5. ^ Samarth Goyal (10 April 2015). "They call me the Humsafar Girl: Qurat-ul-ain Balouch". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  6. ^ Deepika Shetty (29 December 2015). "Pakistani singer's career almost cut short after car accident theatened vocal cords". The Straits Times. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  7. ^ IANS (31 August 2016). "Singing for Bollywood's 'Pink' became 'mandatory' for Pakistan singer Quratulain Balouch". Indian Express. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  8. ^ "Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch- Best Playback Singer Female 2016 Nominee - Filmfare Awards". Filmfare. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  9. ^ ARY Digital (24 March 2017). "Moray Saiyaan OST - Title Song By Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch & Uzair Jaswal - With Lyrics". Retrieved 22 September 2017 – via YouTube. 
  10. ^ Rohail Hyatt (16 June 2011). "Panchi. Jal featuring Quratulain Balouch". Retrieved 17 August 2017 – via YouTube. 
  11. ^ Coke Studio (4 August 2015). "Sohni Dharti, Coke Studio Season 8". Retrieved 17 August 2017 – via YouTube. 
  12. ^ Coke Studio (22 August 2015). "Umair Jaswal & Quratulain Balouch, Sammi Meri Waar, Coke Studio Season 8, Episode 2". Retrieved 17 August 2017 – via YouTube. 
  13. ^ Coke Studio (5 August 2016). "Aye Rah-e-Haq Ke Shaheedo". Retrieved 17 August 2017 – via YouTube. 
  14. ^ Coke Studio (19 August 2016). "Baliye (Laung Gawacha), Quratulain Baloch & Haroon Shahid, Episode 2, Coke Studio 9". Retrieved 17 August 2017 – via YouTube. 
  15. ^ Coke Studio (23 September 2016). "Sab Jag Soye, Quratulain Balouch & Shuja Haider, Season Finale, Coke Studio Season 9". Retrieved 17 August 2017 – via YouTube. 
  16. ^ Coke Studio (4 August 2017). "The National Anthem of Pakistan". Retrieved 17 August 2017 – via YouTube. 
  17. ^ Coke Studio (18 August 2017). "Kaavish & Quratulain Balouch, Faasle, Coke Studio Season 10, Episode 2. #CokeStudio10". Retrieved 18 August 2017 – via YouTube. 
  18. ^ Coke Studio (25 August 2017). "Quratulain Balouch feat Akbar Ali & Arieb Azhar, Laal Meri Pat, Coke Studio Season 10, Episode 3". Retrieved 25 August 2017 – via YouTube. 
  19. ^ Coke Studio (1 September 2017). "Quratulain Balouch & Farhan Saeed, Dekh Tera Kya/Latthay Di Chaadar, CS 10, Ep 4". Retrieved 1 September 2017 – via YouTube. 
  20. ^ EMIRecordsIndiaVEVO (22 July 2016). "Qurat Ul Ain Balouch - Saaiyaan". Retrieved 3 April 2017 – via YouTube. 
  21. ^ Cornetto Pakistan YouTube (4 August 2016). "Cornetto Pop Rock – Pyar Wyar by QB & Noori". Retrieved 24 September 2017 – via YouTube. 
  22. ^ Cornetto Pakistan YouTube (25 March 2017). "Chal Diye by QB and Ali Azmat #CornettoPopRock2". Retrieved 24 September 2017 – via YouTube. 
  23. ^ "LSA 2018 entertainment nominations are out now". DAWN Images. 13 January 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2018. 
  24. ^ Eman Zameer Rahman (20 March 2017). "Here is everything you need to know about Quratulain Balouch". Taazi. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  25. ^ JULIANNE9455 (25 August 2016). "Quratulain Balouch makes her Bollywood debut". Business Recorder. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  26. ^ "International Pakistan Prestige Awards Nominations Revealed!". Brandsynario. 11 September 2017. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 

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