indian pop

Indian pop music, often known as Indi-Pop or Hindi Pop, is based on an amalgamation of Indian folk and classical music, and modern beats from different parts of the world. Indian pop appeared on the scene in the late 1970s after Pakistani singer Nazia Hassan presented his “Aap Jaisa Koi Meri Zindagi” song in the movie, Qurbani.

Much of Indian Pop music comes from the Indian Film Industry, and until the 1990s, few singers like Usha Utthup, Sharon Prabhakar, and Peenaz Masani outside it were popular. Since then, pop singers in the latter group have included Baba Sehgal, Alisha Chinai, Shantanu Mukherjee aka Shaan, Sagarika, Colonial Cousins (Hariharan, Leslie Lewis), Lucky Ali, and Sonu Nigam.

Besides those listed above, popular Indi-Pop singers include Daler Mehndi, Rageshwari, Devika Chawla, Bombay Vikings, Asha Bhosle, Sunidhi Chauhan, Bombay Rockers, Anu Malik, Jazzy B, Malkit Singh, Hans Raj Hans, Raghav, Jay Sean, Juggy D, Rishi Rich, Sheila Chandra, Bally Sagoo, Punjabi MC, Bhangra Knights, Mehnaz, and Sanober.

Recently, Indian pop has taken an interesting turn with the “remixing” of songs from past Indian movie songs, new beats being added to them.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Krian on November 11, 2009 at 6:14 pm

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