Sidhu Moose Wala
Sidhu Moose Wala
Sidhu in Moosa, Punjab
|Birth name||Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu|
|Born||Moosa, Mansa, Punjab, India|
|Website||Official page of Sidhu Moose Wala on Facebook|
Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, better known as Sidhu Moose Wala, is an Indian singer, lyricist, rapper and actor associated with Punjabi music and Punjabi cinema. He started his career with writing the lyrics of the song "License" sung by Ninja, and began his singing career on a duet song titled "G Wagon". His debut album PBX 1 peaked on Billboard Canadian Albums chart. Also, his single "47" was ranked on UK Singles Chart. In 2020, Sidhu was named by The Guardian among the 50 new artists.
Life and music career
Sidhu hails from the village of Moosa in Mansa district of Punjab. He was born in a Sikh family, to father Bhola Singh and mother Charan Kaur. He studied at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana and graduated in Electrical Engineering in 2016. He has also performed at DAV College fest. Moose Wala admires and is influenced by rapper Tupac Shakur. He learned music skills from Harvinder Bittu in Ludhiana.
After graduation Sidhu Moose Wala moved to Canada and there he released his first song "G Wagon". He started to perform live in India in 2018. He had also performed successful live shows in Canada. Moose Wala got his breakthrough with song "So High" in 2017, a gangster rap collaboration with Byg Byrd. Also, he won Best Lyricist award for the song at Brit Asia Music Awards. He continued his success with singles like "Issa Jatt", "Tochan", "Selfmade", "Famous" and "Warning Shots". At, 2018 PTC Punjabi Music Awards he was nominated for Best New Age Sensation award for "Issa Jatt". In August 2018 he launched his first film soundtrack song, "Dollar", for the film Dakuaan Da Munda. In October 2018, Sidhu released his debut album "PBX 1" of Pop genre with touch of hip-hop. The album peaked on Canadian Albums Chart by Billboard. Also, he won Best Album award at 2019 Brit Asia TV Music Awards, with other three wins.
In 2019, Moose Wala founded a record label of his name and released numerous tracks on the record label. Releases include "Sidhu's Anthem", "Mafia Style", a collaboration "Poison" with R Nait, "Sohne Lagde", and "Homicide". Also, he released "Boot Cut", by Prem Dhillon as a producer. In June 2019, his concert at Surrey Music Festival was cancelled because of violent activities that had happened in Sidhu's past performances. His single "47", featuring Mist and Stefflon Don entered top 20 on UK mainstream weekly chart. Also, the song was ranked on New Zealand Hot 40 singles chart. As of 2019, Moose Wala resides in Brampton. Moose Wala concluded the year with single "Dhakka". In 2019, Spotify included Sidhu in the list of the most popular artists in Punjab, along Maninder Buttar and Karan Aujla.
In 2020, he featured in "Old Skool", sung by Prem Dhillon. The song was followed by "Tibbeyan Da Putt", which topped the iTunes charts and was ranked at number 8 on Apple Music charts in India. The song was followed by various singles, including "911" and "8 Cylinder". In May 2020, Sidhu announced his second studio album Snitches Get Stitches on his Instagram handle, and was released on the same day. In the same month, he released his single "Dear Mama" on the occasion of his mother's birthday.
Moose Wala has a rivalry with Karan Aujla, both have been replying each other through their songs, social media handles and live performances. Also, both the singers have been criticised for singing songs promoting violence. Elly Mangat, both Sidhu and Aujla's then colleague in an interview disclosed that the dispute between 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. The rivalry was resolved temporarily till Karan Aujla released a diss-track "Lafaafe", followed by Moose Wala's "Warning Shot". Aujla in an interview stated that he didn't wrote the track "Lafaafe", and didn't revealed anything about their rivalry.
On 4 May 2020, Moose Wala's two videos went viral in which he was training to use AK-47 with five police officers, and personal pistol in another. Six police officials who assisted Moose Wala were suspended following the incident. On 19 May, Sidhu was booked under two sections of arms act. Later that month, police started conducting raids to arrest him, but he went underground and evaded the arrest.
Sidhu Moose Wala (record label)
Following the various successful songs with Humble Music, Sidhu founded a record label of his name in 2018. He released the first song "Warning Shots" under his label, which is diss track to Karan Aujla's track "Lafaafe". In the same year, his debut album PBX 1 was released under T-Series, following the album Sidhu released most of his tracks under his own label, and released tracks from other atists. In 2020, Sidhu released his second studio album Snitches Get Stitches under his own label.
Sidhu is making his debut in Punjabi cinema with the film titled Yes I Am Student under his own production company Jatt Life Studios. The film is directed by Tarnvir Singh Jagpal and written by Gill Raunta.
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