Punjabi music is also one of the commonly enjoyed music in India. There have been at present a number of such great Punjabi singers who have offered such lovely songs to the country. There are some such songs that people do remember even today after years, here is a list of all time favorite punjabi singers with those evergreen punjabi songs.
Surinder Kaur was born on 25th of November in the year 1929 and was called as the ‘Nightingale of Punjab.” He was not only a vocal magician but also was one of the best versatile singers of Punjab. Though Surinder Kaur was trained as a folk singer in Lahore but she had the ability to sing any type of songs. Her first professional live show was in Lahore itself in the year 1943. In the year 1945 she returned to India and started her career of live performances. This was the starting when she performances many live shows both in India and Lahore. In the year 2006, she passed away at the age of 76.
Gurdas Maan is one of the most consistent singers in last 20 years and hence is known as the Prince of Punjabi Music. There are a number of singers who try to copy the style of the legendary Gurdas Maan. He has a record o over 27 albums and of writing more than 200 songs. It is said that the way he used to sing is simply unmatched and cannot be compared with anyone else. One of the best albums was ‘Dil Da Mamla Hai’ in the year 1981 that was also his debut album. Apart from this there were a number of other albums also such as ‘Heer’ and ‘Boot Polishan’.
Amar Singh Chamkila is not only a great legend but also is known as the Michael Jackson of the Punjabi music industry. Some of the releases that Chamkila gave that became later a folk icon were “Lak Mera Kach Warga” and “Hikk Utte So Ja Ve”. He changed the way emotional songs can be sung and gave a new style by his release “Kadha Soorma.” Ultimately, Chamkila was someone who had everything to him that a Punjabi singer would have dreamt of having. It is said that the singer could have become the number 1 singer of all times but was interrupted by his sudden death in the year 1988.
Kuldeep Manak was a singer who brought emotions to Punjabi music. This is the reason he was also said as one of the most influential singers and also an all-time fan favorite. He entered the Punjabi music world with his debut in “Teri Khatar Heere” in the year 1973 and then again came up with his great hit “Ektara” in the year 1976.
Lal Chand Yamla Jatt is known to be the greatest folk singers in Punjabi music industry till date. He was also named as Ustad Ji and was known to be the King of East Punjab. His song “Das Main Ki Pyar Wichon Khateya” is considered to be the first folk song that was capable of bringing out emotions especially among lovers. It has also become one of the most considerable classic songs in Indian classical music. Also, another one of the best works of Ustad Ji was “Khedan De Din Chaar”.
Waris Brothers became by the combination of three Heer brothers who were Sangtar Heer, Manmohan Heer, and Kamal Heer. They were raised in Columbia but still they proved in their music that how much attached they are with their roots in Punjab. They brought bhangra beats with vocals and narratives as a new launch. They also started the Virsa shows that became internationally famous in different parts of the world. It can be said that the modern music culture in Punjabi music industry was brought in by the Waris brothers.
Jaspinder Narula was born in a very famous musical family and is one of the known playback singers not only in Punjab but also in Bollywood. She has been also named sometimes as the Madonna of Bollywood due to the way she sings expressing her rich tones and styles. She started her singing in Bollywood with the movie “Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan” in the year 1998. Apart from singing movie songs both in Bollywood and Punjabi, she is also into various religious songs that she produced in Delhi.
Surjit Singh Binderakhia
Punjabi music was known for bhangra, and Surjit Singh Binderakhia was a powerful voice in this. Though he was known in Punjab for many years but he got his actual recognition as a powerful singer with his release “Dupatta Tera Sat Rang Da” in the year 1995. This song is still now known as one of the best songs. He was awarded as a special jury award at the Filmfare Awards in 2004 for his contribution in the Punjabi music industry. He is said to have as many as 250 million hit sales from both India and outside India. He took his last breathe in the year 2003 on 17th of November due to a heart attack.
Babbu Maan is known to bring smash music to Punjab music industry with the release of his classic “TU Meri Miss India” in the year 1999. One of his most successful albums was ‘Saaun Di Jhadi’ that was released in the year 2001. Apart from this other album that became not only successful but also huge hit was “Singh Better Than King”.
Hans Raj Hans
The person who brought the influence of Sufi magic in Punjabi Music was Hans Raj Hans. He started his career at a very early age as much as 17 years of age and was busy in setting himself to release his first album. He came up with his first album “Chorni” very soon in the year 1999 that became an instant hit not only in Punjab but also in all over the country. After this, he became one of the important singers of Punjab and Bollywood and came up with a number of albums as well as playback singing.