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Sukhbir

Sukhbir Singh (born 9 November 1969) is a Bhangra singer. He is often referred to as the “Prince of Bhangra”. His Bhangramusic varied from fusion to pure Punjabi at times.

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Early life

Sukbhir Singh was born in Punjab, India but moved with his family to Nairobi, Kenya, and was raised there. He spent 20 years in Nairobi.He began recording in 1991 and moved to Dubai in 1992, where has been based ever since.

Music

His first album. New Stylee, was recorded in Dubai and had many foreign influences. The album though, was nominated and won the 1996 Channel V Awards in three categories: Best Debut Album, Best Male Vocalist and Best Music Video (for “Punjabi Munde”)This album was followed by another, Gal Ban Gayi, and then a third called Hai Energy.

His other album, Dil Kare, includes hits such as the title song and Nachle Soniye. The video to the song ‘Girls Girls Girls’ features various Indian beauties, such as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Celina Jaitley.

Sukhbir’s Bhangra is a fusion of Bhangra with rap, techno and reggae. The juxtaposition of these musical styles is enhanced by Sukhbir’s use of original Bhangra instruments like the dhol and dholak. In Oi Triesto, his music was complemented by Spanish and Portuguese rhythms, while he also uses instruments like: tablas, congos, guitars and keyboards in his music.

He sang the song Dil laga from Dhoom 2. He has also sung a song with Indian band Josh. When the tsunami occurred he sang a song with Jassi Sidhu, Shin, DCS and Taz, stereo nation. He made a guest appearance in a 2012 Punjabi Film Pata Nahi Rabb Kehdeyan Rangan Ch Raazi as himself. He is back to singing now and his new album is Tere naal nachna.

Discography

  • New Stylee (1996)
  • Gal Ban Gayee’ (1997)
  • Hai Energy (1999)
  • Prince of Bhangra Volume 1 (2000)
  • Oi! Triesto’ (1995)
  • Dil Kare (2001)
  • Sukhbir – Greatest Hits’ (2002)
  • Tere naal nachna’ (2008)
  • ” Nirgun Raakh Liya ” (2009)
  • Putt Sardaara Da – Pata Nahi Rabb Kehdyen Rangan Ch Raazi ” (2012)
  • ” Aise Na Mujhe Tum Dekho ” (2012)
  • ” Ni Hogaya Re Pyar Soniye ” (2012)
  • ” Nachle Mere Yaar ” (2012)

Family

He is based out of Dubai with his wife Dimpy. He has one brother in London and two brothers in India.