Imran Khan (singer)

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Imran Khan
Birth nameImran khan
Born (1984-05-28) 28 May 1984 (age 35)
The Hague, Netherlands
OriginGujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan
Genres
Occupation(s)
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2007–present
LabelsPrestige Records (2007–2011)
IK Records (2011–present)
Websitewww.imrankhanworld.com

Imran Khan (born 28 May 1984) is a Dutch-Pakistani, urban Punjabi singer, songwriter and composer. He became known in 2007 after his first single "Ni Nachleh" produced by Eren E.[1] Khan was signed to Prestige Records in late 2007, and released the single "Ni Nachleh" on the label.[1] His second single, "Amplifier" produced by Eren E was released on 13 July 2009, and later several others. His debut 15-track album Unforgettable released on 27 July 2009 via Prestige Records.[2] was produced by Eren E and Hakan Ozan.

Personal life[edit]

Khan has 2 brothers and 1 sister.[3] The name of his older brother is Shehbaz Khan. He was born in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Career[edit]

Khan started his music career in his late teens.[4] After Prestige Records released Khan's debut single Ni Nachleh,[1][5] Khan continued his career by performing in several countries.[6]

Khan's first released single, Amplifier, was produced by Eren E and was released on 12 July 2009 and received 2 million views on YouTube on it first week of release and currently has 228 million and counting views on YouTube.[7] His second single, "Bewafa," was produced by Hakan Ozan and was released on 30 November 2009; as of January 2020, the music video of Bewafa had been viewed more than 100 million times on YouTube.[8]

In July 2009, Khan released his debut album, Unforgettable. It includes the singles "Amplifier", Bewafa and a remix of his first single, Ni Nachleh.[2] It was nominated for Best Album in the 2010 UK Asian Music Awards but did not win.[9] In 2011, Khan departed from Prestige Records to start his own label, later known as IK Records.[9]

Khan released the single Satisfya on 9 May 2013.[10][11] Unlike his previous singles, it was released by IK Records. The single was produced by his "Amplifier" music producer Eren E. The music video shows Khan driving a yellow Lamborghini Aventador and sitting with a cheetah. Khan's "Satisfya" video was directed by David Zennie and as of January 2020 , has a 300 million+ views on YouTube.

Khan made his Bollywood debut as a singer for the Hindi film Tevar, which was released on 9 January 2015. As of 2016 the song has over more than 2 million hits.[12]

Khan released a single titled Imaginary on 8 June 2015, produced by Eren E. The single was released on his own record label, IK Records. Khan shot the video with David Zennie in downtown Los Angeles. Imaginary's official music video received 6 million views within a month of its release and currently 56 million+ views on YouTube. Khan went on and yet came out with another song called "Hattrick" which has 2 million views in a month and currently 15 million+ views.[13]

In 2017, Khan released a music video called "Morocco" by, Twin N Twice who signed up with Khan's label record, IK RECORDS.[14] Khan Released another music video called "Dimari" by, Twin N Twice.

In 2017 Khan then again came out with highly anticipated music video called "President Roley".

On Khan's own birthday, he released his own merchandise called "IKSEASON"

On 28 September 2018, Khan released his new single "Knightridah".[15]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Unforgettable (2009)[edit]

Unforgettable is Khan's debut album, released on 27 July 2009 via Prestige Records.[2] It was produced by Eren E and Hakan Ozan. The album contains 15 tracks.

The album was nominated for the "Best Album" award at the UK Asian Music Awards 2010[16] and won "Best Album" at the 2010 Brit Asia TV Music Awards.[17]

Track listing
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Amplifier"Eren E3:53
2."Aaja We Mahiya (Come, My Love)"Eren E3:52
3."Hey Girl"Eren E3:18
4."Peli Waar (The First Time)"Eren E3:10
5."Chak Glass (Grab a Glass)"Eren E3:08
6."Nazar (Glance)"Eren E3:05
7."Superstar"Eren E3:25
8."Gora Gora Rang (Fair Skinned)" (featuring Mr. Probz)Eren E4:25
9."Bounce Billo"Eren E4:07
10."Ni Nachleh (Hey, Dance)" (feat. MC Spyder)Eren E3:35
11."40 Pra (Forty Brothers)"Eren E3:12
12."Pata Chalgea (I Have Found Out)"Eren E4:45
13."Bewafa (Unfaithful)"Hakan Ozan3:44
14."Nai Reina (Don't Want to Stay)"Hakan Ozan3:04
15."Qott Ghusian Da (A Sip of Happiness)" (feat. Shabby)Hakan Ozan2:58
Total length:47:28

Singles[edit]

Year Song Label Music Note(s) Reference(s)
2009 "Amplifier" Prestige Records Eren E From the album Unforgettable
"Bewafa" Hakan Ozan
2013 "Satisfya" IK Records Eren E [18]
2015 "Let's Celebrate" (featuring Sonakshi Sinha) Eros International Imran Khan From the soundtrack Tevar [19]
"Imaginary" IK Records Eren E [20]
2016 "Hattrick" (featuring Yaygo Musalini) Donray [21]
2017 "Zina" (Twin n Twice featuring Imran Khan) Imran Khan [22]
"President Roley"
2018 "Knightridah" IK Records Donray released: 28 September 2018

Remixes[edit]

  • 2007 Ni Nachleh (feat. MC Spyder) [Eren E. Electro Remix]
  • 2007 Ni Nachleh (feat. MC Spyder) [Eren E. Electro Extended Mix]
  • 2007 Ni Nachleh (Eren E. Disco Remix)
  • 2007 Ni Nachleh (Eren E. Disco Dub Mix)
  • Aaja We Mahiya (Infidel Mix)
  • Gora Gora Rang (Remix)

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Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Won "Best Album" at the 2010 Brit Asia TV Music Awards for Unforgettable.[17]
  • Nominated for four awards at the 2010 UK Asian Music Awards: "Best Album", "Best Video" for "Amplifier", "Best Male Act" and "Best Desi Act",[16] winning "Best Desi Act".[23]
  • Won "Male Musical Artist of the Year" at the 2010 Anokhi Magazine Awards.[24]
  • Won "Young Person of the Year at Successful " at the 2013 at Pakistan Achievement Awards.[25][failed verification]
  • Won three awards in 2015 from Pakistani Music and Media Awards (PMMA) for best songwriter, best video (for "Imaginary") and best song (for "Imaginary").
  • Imran Khan won 3 out of 3 awards this year[when?] at the BritAsia World Music Awards (BWMA) held in the United Kingdom.

Tours[edit]

  • Imran Khan – Takeover Tour USA (2011)[26]
  • Imran Khan – Australia & New Zealand Tour (2011)[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Talking Shop: Singer Imran Khan". BBC News. 29 August 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2009..
  2. ^ a b c "Review of Imran Khan's Unforgettable". BBC Music. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Imran Khan: Salman has something strong coming out of him". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  4. ^ "About Imrankhanworld B.V." imrankhanworld.com. Archived from the original on 8 September 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  5. ^ "About Us". prestigerecord.com. Archived from the original on 16 July 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
  6. ^ "Interview with Imran Khan". desi-box.com. Archived from the original on 2 March 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Worldwide premiere of Imran Khan's Amplifier". desi-box.com. Archived from the original on 3 August 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  8. ^ "Imran Khan releases new single Bewafa". DesiHits. Archived from the original on 4 December 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  9. ^ a b "AMA 2010 – Winners". BBC Radio Asian Network. Archived from the original on 7 August 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  10. ^ imrankhanworld (10 May 2013), Imran Khan – Satisfya (Official Music Video), retrieved 24 October 2016
  11. ^ Biography, Khan's official website Archived 21 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Eros Now (3 December 2014), Let's Celebrate (Official Song Video) | Tevar | Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Imran Khan, retrieved 24 October 2016
  13. ^ "Hattrick music video".
  14. ^ imrankhanworld (4 January 2017), Twin N Twice – Morocco (Official Music Video), retrieved 17 March 2017
  15. ^ "Imran Khan Releases 'KnightRidah' After One Year Hiatus". Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  16. ^ a b Sembhi, Jas (3 February 2010). "2010 UK Asian Music Awards Nominees". desiblitz.com. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  17. ^ a b Jas Sembhi (3 May 2010). "Brit Asia TV Music Awards 2010". desiblitz.com. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  18. ^ "Satisfya – Single by Imran Khan on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  19. ^ "Tevar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Sajid-Wajid on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  20. ^ "Imaginary – Single by Imran Khan on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  21. ^ "Hattrick (feat. Yaygo Musalini) – Single by Imran Khan on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  22. ^ "Zina (feat. Imran Khan) – Single by Twin n Twice on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  23. ^ Sembhi, Jas (11 March 2010). "2010 UK Asian Music Awards Winners". desiblitz.com. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  24. ^ "Anokhi Magazine Awards 2010". DesiHits. 8 February 2010. Archived from the original on 12 February 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  25. ^ Imran Khan (singer) (2 November 2013). "Pakistan Achievement Awards". imrankhanworld.com. Archived from the original on 7 March 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  26. ^ "DesiClub presents Online Ticketing for TAKEOVER Tour USA (2011)". Desiclub.com. Archived from the original on 24 September 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  27. ^ "Imran Khan to Headline the inaugural of Unforgettable Music Festival (2011)". Unforgettablemusicfestival.com. Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2012.

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