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Friday, 26 February 2010

Sonu Niigaam To Celebrate Holi With Dignity !!

It’s Holi time! People have already got their clothes, gulaal, food and booze together and are looking forward to really living it up.

But what are our celebrities upto? What are their plans and how are they going to spend their holi-day. We get talking to a few on their idea of celebration and what does the festival mean to them...

Sonu Niigaam: After performing in Holland, I will land in Mumbai only on Holi as I cannot spend it away from my family. We play it with a lot of dignity, what you’d call a clivilized Holi with my parents, sisters and friends, who might come down on the day. I don’t indulge in dirty Holi... the kind that is popular these days, with men manhandling women, getting dirty with them and all

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Sonu Niigaam - A Tribute To Master Madan !!

MASTER MADAN, who died at 14, was one of India's
earliest recorded child stars. And he has his fans
even in these days of reality shows.
He was from Jalandhar, Punjab.

One such fan is singer Sonu Niigaam, who discovered Madan when he was 14, learnt two ghazals of his and sang them to win an all-India competition organised by Delhi's Sangam Kala Group in memory of Master Madan.

"Ten years later, I did my research on him and introduced his songs on TV through `Saregama', the talent show, which I then anchored," he recalls.
Have we unearthed any other Master Madans? "Extraordinary talent is found only now and then. Perhaps those found now will get their due later," Sonu Niigaam, remarks

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Monday, 22 February 2010

Sonu Niigaam’s Concert A Huge Success !!

DOHA: LG Live Borderless Sonu Niigaam Concert at Khalifa Tennis Stadium on Friday was a an out and out success, said the organisers.

Hundreds of Hindi film music lovers thronged the stadium to enjoy show organised by Regency Travels and Tours.

Niigam, a very popular Bollywood singer, enthralled Doha audience with his magic voice and performance — he made most of the audience dance to his tunes.

The show started with few Bollywood numbers sung by Gunjan, a famous female Bollywood singer.

Niigaam followed her, and rocked the evening with his electrifying performance. He sang songs from numerous Hindi films, ranging from melody to foot-tapping numbers. His songs from movies like Main Hoon Na, Kal Ho Na Ho, 3 Idiots literally rocked the audience.

After the show Niigaam said he was very impressed by the response he got from Doha audience and the event will stay in his memory for the years to come.

The audience felt the show was worth the money they spent and the waiting they had to see Niigaam’s live performance in Doha. The entire crowd stayed in the stadium without leaving their seats till the event got over.

Speaking to media, the crowd expressed their feelings: “It was one of the best performance I have seen in my life. It was great, he really rocked Doha,” Suhas Desai said.

“I really enjoyed the entire show with my family, right from start to end, my whole family were singing and dancing with Sonu. I felt I become young after dancing with my kids for the entire concert,” said Saddique

After the event, Regency Travels and Tours General Manager N M Shafiq thanked all the sponsors and the people of Qatar for their whole-hearted support to make this event a grand success. He also informed that in the future Regency Travels and Tours will organise such events and concerts in Doha.


Friday, 19 February 2010

Ft: Sonu Niigaam - The Award Goes To AR Rahman - Out Now !!

CD 1:
1. Tere Bina - Guru
2. Jashn E Baharaa - Jodhaa Akbar
3. Chupke Se - Saathiya
4. Taal Se Taal Mila - Taal
5. Hum Hain Iss Pal Yahan - Kisna
6. Tu Bin Bataye - Rang De Basanti
7. Mitwa - Lagaan
8. Inn Lamhon Ke Daaman Mein - Jodhaa Akbar
9. Shauk Hai - Guru
10. Khamosh Raat - Thakshak
11. Chanda Re - Sapnay
12. Hai Naa - Zubeidaa
13. Do Kadam - Meenaxi: Tale of 3 cities
14. Ae Nazneen Suno Na - Dil Hi Dil Mein
15. Hey Goodbye Nanba - Ayithe Ezhuthu

CD 2 -
1. Kya Kare Kya Na Kare - Rangeela
2. Saathiya - Saathiya
3. Khalbali - Rang De Basanti
4. Ae Hairathe - Guru
5. Radha Kaise Na Jale - Lagaan
6. Chinamma Chilkamma - Meenaxi: Tale of 3 cities
7. Dola Dola - Dil Hi Dil Mein
8. Barso Re - Guru
9. So Gaye Hain - Zubediaa
10. Gurus of Peace - Vande Mataram
11. O Paalanhare - Lagaan
12. Khwaja Mere Khwaja - Jodhaa Akbar
13. Ik Onkar - Rang De Basanti
14. Mann Mohanna - Jodhaa Akbar
15. Maa Tujhe Salaam - Vande Mataram

TIMES NOW Rolls Out Two New Weekend Shows !!

Times NOW is launching a documentary series 'BIO' n it debuts with Sonu Niigaam !! Watch it tomorrow,20th Feb at 6:30PM and 10:30 PM and Sunday,21st Feb at 1:30PM and 10:30PM on Times NOW TV

Times Now the country’s number 1, English news channel has added two more shows to its bouquet of weekend programming, to keep you entertained along with keeping you abreast with all the latest news and analysis.
The two new shows ‘The Way We Live’ a chat show and ‘BIO’, a journey into the lives of living legends, kick off from this weekend, February 20.

Extraordinary situations give birth to extraordinary people. But, 'The Way We Live' is about the ordinary people. A half hour chat show is one of its kinds, where 'real' people come together to share ‘real’ stories. Stories that changed their lives, stories that could perhaps, change yours too. A show that promises to look deep into issues and situations that are relevant to ordinary people.

'BIO' a half hour journey into the lives of living legends is a story untold.

Everyone likes to hear a good story – a story of the trials of tribulations, a story of failures and success, a story that can inspire one to reach the pinnacle. There is a story behind each one of us but there are a few people whose stories are worth telling.

From musical maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, to India’s global actor Anil Kapoor, to the singing sensation Sonu Nigam, every week take a look at the lives of extraordinary people from all walks of life. The show aims to bring to life their deepest fears, their moments of glory and the days of abject in their own words. A remarkable journey into their lives that shows what it takes to be a face that the world looks up to.

So catch all this and much more on every weekend only on TIMES NOW.
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Ft: Sonu Niigaam - Someone Somewhere - Out Now !!

01. Dharna Pahwa & Nikhil - Someone Somewhere (I)
02. Raman Mahadevan - Main Jisse Juda (I)
03. Ritu Pathak - Someone Somewhere (II)
04. Sonu Niigaam & Mahalaxmi Iyer - Shama Ki Tarha
05. Priya & Amitabh Bhattacharya - Churale Churale
06. Rajeev Chamba - Main Jisse Juda (II)
07. Sunidhi Chauhan & Sapna Avasthi - Main To Kuch Na
08. Priya Bhattacharya & Amitabh Bhattacharya - Tumse Mila Jo
09. Dharna Pahwa & Swaroop Anand - Someone Somewhere (III)
10. Priya & Amitabh Bhattacharya - Nazre Kya Qayaamat
11. Dharana Pahwa - Someone Somewhere (IV)
12. Rajeev Chamba - Main Jisse Juda (III)

Music Director: Nikhil
Lyricist: Various
Label: Various

Doha audiences True Music Lovers: Sonu Niigaam

Has life ever been fair? India’s successful playback singer Sonu Niigaam states rather philosophically when probed about singers who take recourse in digital technology experts to address the shortcomings in their singing scale range.

“I don’t have any opinion on people,” he told Qatar News Agency. “Everyone has the right to benefit from the natural process of growth in society and the world. It does result in an unfair competition, but then... when has life entirely been fair ever?”

Nigam avoided criticising artistes who have adapted advances in sound recording and mixing technology to mask their vocal limitations.
Has digital technology increased competition in Bollywood playback singing and entertainment industry? “Yes,” said Niigaam and “mediocrity too”.

Fans in Doha can expect to hear some of Niigaam’s celebrated songs during his concert organised by Regency Travel and Tours at the Khalifa Tennis Stadium tomorrow.

“Niigaam is a gifted singer and an icon of music world,” said Tareq Abdullatif Taha, chief executive officer, Regency Travel & Tours. “He has so many fans in Doha so we thought of inviting him as part of our expansion into event management.”

“It is an honour to host Niigaam,” said N M Shafiq, general manager, Regency Travel & Tours.

“I haven’t really gotten a chance to properly see Doha although I have come here a couple of times,” said Niigaam when asked about his endearing memories of Qatar. “All I take home are the memories of the audiences. They are great, warm and true lovers of my music.”

Niigaam will be performing tomorrow with a troupe of 23 artistes including musicians, dancers, and sound engineers. The concert starts at 8pm.

Fans snap up concert tickets
Noted Indian singer Sonu Niigaam is to perform at the Khalifa Tennis Stadium tomorrow.

The concert is being organised by Regency Travel and Tours and presented by LG/Jumbo Electronics as title sponsors. “Tickets are selling at a fast pace. Limited tickets are only available,” a spokesman said.
Tickets can also be purchased at the Khalifa Tennis stadium.

Sonu Nigam to serenade Indian women from 30 countries !!

Johannesburg: Singer Sonu Nigam will serenade finalists from 30 countries when South Africa hosts the third consecutive Miss India Worldwide Pageant in Durban next month.
The beauties from across the world from USA to Honk Kong, will also attend the Durban leg of a three-city tour by the popular Bollywood singer in the week preceding the
pageant"We had representation from 24 countries in 2009 which will increase to at least 30 this year," the US-based founder of the pageant, Dharmatma Saran, told reporters.

"We are working with a few new countries which include Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines,Tanzania, Norway, Rwanda, Guadeloupe, and Hong Kong," added Saran.

Farook Khan, National Director of Miss India Worldwide South Africa, has promised a world class event at the International Convention Centre in Durban, widely regarded as the most prestigious venue on the African continent.

The Talent Night on Thursday, March 25, will have an audience of 5,000 and the Grand Finale on Saturday, March 27, will have an audience of 1,600.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Album Review - Show It Off By Amar !!

Amar impressed American superstar producer Timbaland when she was featured on his album "Shock Value" and now the two have joined forces on Amar's upcoming release "Show It Off." This is Amar's sophomore album and she's pulling out all the stops as she has collaborated with a number of different acts. Each song has its own style and sound, and Amar's high yet controlled voice stays strong throughout the album. So is "Show if Off" worth all the hype?

What We Think:
"Show It Off' contains a wide variety of tracks. "Loye Loye" is the opening tune; it has a traditional sound and brings back familiar beats with a touch of Amar's style. "Bombay Billionaire" features Bollywood playback singer Sonu Niigaam. The song takes on a more hard-hitting urban beat, while Sonu's vocals soften the vibes. Also featured on the album is artist Shankar Mahadevan, who takes on the emotional track "Sajana."

But the collaborations don't end there! "See Me Girl" features Apache Indian who adds his reggae style to Amar's charm. We've heard four different sounds so far! "Show It Off" was Amar's first single and it features Rebel. This song is the epitome of an Urban Desi dance tune!

Amar truly shines on "Teri Bahon." The song compliments her high voice and the lyrics are sweet, not to mention the catchy beat. "Dekho Tumko Tarsa Naina" is another track with amazing lyrics and vibes. The album then round off with three remixes, giving us a diverse album with 17 songs!

Top Songs:
Bombay Billionaire
Loye Loye Electro Dance Mix

Final Verdict:
Amar has a naturally high pitched voice, but she has great control. If you can't appreciate her voice, her music is not for you. If you do enjoy Amar's unique sound and style, "Show It Off" is phenomenal. The album has Bollywood sounds, old school touches, various urban styles, Middle Eastern and Spanish influences, as well as a dash of romantic ballads. With so many styles, there isn't a song that sounds like another and you never know what you are going to hear next.

Amar and Timbaland have created an album with a wide variety of sounds and vibes; there isn't a song worth skipping.
Amar shows off her new songs

TWO YEARS in the making and with Grammy Award- winning record producer Timbaland overseeing its creation, Amar's long-awaited second album is ready to wow audiences around the world.

The 27-year-old from Gants Hill sings entirely in Hindi on Indo-urban pop album, Show it Off, which features a series of high-profile collaborations.

Indian music star Sonu Niigaam sings Bombay Billionaire, which he also co-wrote, while Indian singer and composer Shankar Mahadevan shares the vocals on Sajana.

Amar, who grew up in Walsall and came to London in her teens, flew to India on Sunday to promote the album.

Producer/writer Jim Beanz has worked with her on it, with American singer and record producer Timbaland sharing his wealth of experience.

Amar sang on his track, Bombay, in 2007.

She said: "It's amazing, I couldn't have asked for a better mentor and person to work with on this project. It really adds to your self-belief to know he's backing you."

She added: "What we're trying to achieve with the album is quite different. It's not a fusion album. I don't like describing it like that because it's not something that's forced.

"It's two things - east and west - that have been brought together naturally. It comes from being second generation - being born here and coming from Indian parentage."

Her biggest musical influence is her father Mangal Singh, one of the pioneers of the UK bhangra scene.

As well as penning lyrics for the album, which was released on Monday, he recorded a duet with his daughter on the track Deewana.

Amar said: "I always wanted to stand on my own so it's very special that we've now come together for the album."

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Friday, 12 February 2010

Big 92.7 FM honoured Mr. Desai As The Big Mumbaikar !!

Big 92.7 FM India’s No.1 FM station and a radio initiative from Reliance Media World Ltd. organised the Big Mumbaikar Award recently to announce the winner of the BIG Mumbaikar contest. The star-studded event had prominent celebrities from the music industry as well as Bollywood and television celebrities like Sunidhi Chavan, Shilpa Rao, Sonu Nigam, Raju Hirani, Vivek Oberio and Priya Dutt amongst others who lit up the stage with their splendorous performances and support. The event saw the crowing of the deserving Mr. Devendra Desai as the ‘BIG Mumbaikar’ for his selfless work efforts.

Mr. Desai, who runs a 'Toy Foundation' works for the Right of the Child to play and aims to educate children beyond reading and writing. Among the others that were also rewarded for their path defying work were Mr. Hemant Chabbra, Ms. Akhila Maheshwari, Ms. Monica Batra and Shree Mansukhlal V Ruprelia who have all in their own way brought about a change in the society.

The event further witnessed alluring and scintillating performance by ‘The Blind Band Udaan.’ who enthralled the audiences with a spectacular performance. Eminent singers like Sunidhi Chavan and the brand ambassador – Sonu Nigam also mesmerised the audiences with their act. The entire performance left the audience spellbound and speechless.

The evening concluded with fun, galore and masti that spread the message of humanity and deeds of selfless help that brings smile on thousands of faces. Further encouraging all Mumbaikars to live up the spirit and continue the good work.

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55th Filmfare Awards Nominations !!

Best playback singer (male):
Sonu Niigaam, Salim Merchant (Shukran Allah - Kurbaan)
Atif Aslam (Tu Jaane Na - Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani)
Javed Ali, Kailash Kher (Arziyan - Delhi 6)
Mohit Chauhan (Masakali - Delhi 6)
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (Aaj Din Chadya - Love Aaj Kal)
Sukhwinder Singh, Vishal Dadlani (Dhan Te Nan - Kaminey)

Best playback singer (female):
Alisha Chinoy (Tera Hone Laga - Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani)
Kavita Seth (Iktara - Luck By Chance)
Rekha Bhardwaj (Genda Phool - Delhi 6)
Shilpa Rao (Mudi Mudi - Paa)
Shreya Ghoshal (Zoobi Zoobi - 3 Idiots)
Sunidhi Chauhan (Chor Bazaari - Love Aaj Kal)

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Sonu Niigaam: I'm not supposed to die just a singer !!

Where have you been all these months?
I have been in Los Angeles. For a long time now I have been seeking silence. I have wanted to move to a place that was quieter, perhaps a farmhouse. At that time, I didn’t understand that peace of mind ought not to be sought from outside. You don’t need the silence to feel silence.

So, if silence is to come from within, why LA?
I have known for the longest time that music is only a by product in my life, it’s not my whole life. I’m not supposed to die just a singer. My aim in life is not to just sing 25,000 songs. There’s much more to me. This is the direction my thoughts had taken, when something happened and Chaka Khan came into my life. Chaka is a legend, the American singer who has sung I’m every woman. She is the person responsible for my new life.

Chaka heard my album in which I had sung some classical and jazz stuff, she really fell in love with me and wanted me to come to America to make music together. Last year I went there and she introduced me to the people who have made music for Janet Jackson including the song Scream for Michael and Janet Jackson together.
I didn’t do too much with Chaka and Judi Jam and Terry Louis, but I created my own space there. I also realised that I wasn’t too keen to do anything in Mumbai. I applied for my green card and in fact for the first two months I didn’t even let my wife come there, I just wanted to be alone.
I lived in a small room in my friend’s huge house with not even a TV. I had nothing to do, I just had some books and my laptop and I would just sit and look at the walls. I’ve never done that in my life I’ve never sat doing nothing. In those two months self-realisation happened.

What did you discover about yourself?
I’m not me. This is not what I am. I don’t want people to call me mad but I died last year. I don’t exist because what I thought existed, never existed. I realised last year that I’m an eternal creature. We say that life is eternal, the soul is eternal, and God is eternal. Do you really understand the magnitude of this statement that I will never die and I will live for ever and there is no separate God. There is no superior God. I’m not an inferior creature. I’m just a limited vision because I’m trapped in this body. If you pinch me I get hurt, close my eyes, fifty per cent of it is gone, close my ears another forty per cent of me is gone, what am I left with, only ten per cent of taste and pinching. What kind of world does that create outside me and around me. I realised that everything is about perception and I heard the silence and the noise within. It’s a very contradictory thing. There is something happening inside which is silence but you can hear it and it’s only when you sit within or around yourself, that you realise that there is nothing.

This realisation couldn’t happen in Mumbai?
I just wanted some space within myself. When I am in Mumbai, I work all the time. People call up, and there are social obligations. When you go to a place where nobody knows you, you get that space. There is nice mix of nothingness and everythingness.

So what happens to work, to singing songs, your primary job?
I work over the internet. I did at least forty five songs over there during this period. The tracks were sent to me, I would book a studio and then over skype for video conferencing, with me and my mixers on laptops I would record the songs. I recorded Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and English songs.

You got your green card within a few months...
Yes, in two and a half months. Even my lawyer was surprised. There was no interview, nothing. Evidently the authorities just googled me, saw my credibility, noted that I don’t have litigations against me and no controversies either. And so, on Diwali I got the news that my green card had been approved.

What is the sort of work you will be pursuing in America?
Multi genre work, actually. There is this very famous rapper called Mr. Vegas, who heard of me and sent me a song. He said can you add something to it. Normally these guys take a lot of money. It’s a reverse thing. You have to pay them money, if you want to collaborate with a big artiste. This guy googled me, saw my stuff and asked me what I could do with the track. I reprogrammed the song and that song is creating havoc everywhere in UK and USA.

If you have achieved a oneness with yourself why do you keep changing the spelling of your name?
It implies that other factors matter. I did that nine years ago. If I had an option, I wouldn’t do that today but nine years ago, I was not where I am today and that’s when I changed the name, so now whether I rechange it or I keep it, doesn’t make a difference to me.

Your marriage has been the subject of many rumours and innuendos. What is the truth actually?
The truth is that marriage is never a happy story. You can never be happily married and I say this very openly. In the next 100 years there will be no marriages. There will be contracts, I’m sure and that’s better that way because the killer of a marriage is security. The moment the woman or the man feels secure ke ab to ye mere saath mein hai

oh she is going to be with me for her whole life, it’s like ok lets not make love to her now, next week, I’m tired today. You won’t do this to your girlfriend because you know she is going to walk away in the morning. The moment you start feeling secure, you start taking people for granted. It’s nobody’s fault. It’s just that the institution of marriage is now so cumbersome and so boring. I feel if you have mutual contracts, three years or four years contract, every day you will feel ki ek din kam ho gaya, one day less. The last six months will be the most romantic months. I understand this very clearly and I have no qualms talking about it because I am speaking the plain truth.

I haven’t seen one happy couple, really really happy couple. I’m not looking down on them. We all understand this but yes Madhurima and I have had our issues in the past but my son Nivaan is so beautiful, so awesome, I’m honored to be parenting a child as intelligent and as positive as that little boy. He’s also brought a lot of samajh into me and Madhu, and into our relationship. I know it’s impossible to live with a person like me who is always searching for something. Madhu would have probably expected that I would be like the normal husband, get up at 9 o’clock and come home in the evening. She sleeps alone the whole night while I go to bed at 6am. If I am at home, I am working on my music. Of course, I am an irritating husband. I can’t blame her but this is me. So she has her own problems with me, I understand, but we are trying to do a good samajhdhari ka relationship, trying to put things together nicely. I can’t guarantee the future but right now we are fine.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Prem Kaa Game - Music Now Released !!

Cast: Arbaaz Khan, Tara Sharma, Madhuri Bhattacharya, Malaika Arora Director: Ashok Kheny Music Director: Raju Singh Cinematography: Sanjay V Malkar, Krishna Kumar Choreography: Sabina Khan, Piyush Panchal Year: 2010 Tracklist 1. Prem Ka Game Nishant Pandey 2. I Will Fall In Love Sonu Niigaam & Sunidhi Chauhan 3. Tum Hi Mere Javed Ali 4. Duniya Se Jo Chaaha Sunidhi Chauhan 5. Zabardast Sonu Niigaam, Vishal Dadlani, Sunidhi Chauhan 6. Magar Kuch To Hai Sonu Niigaam & Shreya Ghoshal 7. Khan Ka Gayaan Salman Khan

Record time !!

Also professional singers take two hours to two days to record a song. Sonu Niigam is the fastest of the lot and even you've got it pretty quickly." All I could say in my gleeful mood was, 'thank you'. Pritamda autographed the CD that had my recording as my return gift. A gift I will certainly treasure for life.
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Thursday, 4 February 2010

Sonu Niigaam Impresses With Kannada Album !!

Making his entry into Kannada music arena, Sonu Niigaam marks a temporary crossover from the Hindi music industry to create chartbusting music that would be cherished across generations. The singer delivers all time hits with Neene Bari Neene, an album that brings his trademark honey smooth voice delivering tracks on the lines of ghazals.

I feel something about you, or ‘Innu Anisutide’, has heartrending touching lyrics that are about a lovers tiff over the question of a perfect world. Instruments are orchestrated with mild momentums on live drums, with fortepianos accompaniments throughout the song. It’s a song that compels a second listen.

The elegant lyrics of ‘Beku Beku’ captivate the yearning of an ardent lover for his love. The humming refrains by female vocalists make it interesting and sound appealing. However, the interludes could have been executed in a much refined manner, as the current interludes intermittently interrupts the flow of the melody.

The preludes on piano and guitar give an invigorated feel to ‘Eega Bandiruve’, the track is followed by running notes on stringed instruments. Unlike the previous songs, ‘Eega Bandiruve’ is brimming with vitality on instrumentations. Shifting from major-to-minor scales in the first and other verses could have been avoided as it pales the beauty of its poetic lyrics.

‘Losing to you is my greatest victory’, says the song ‘Naa Ninagage’. This blissful melody enthralls as Sonu’s wonderful intonation reminds one of R D Burman’s masterpiece ‘Kuch Na Kaho’ (1942 A Love Story). Though the loud intermezzi on distorted guitars belittle the ambience to a certain extent, the interlude prior to the final verses is excellent. ‘Naa Ninagage’ can be regarded as the best pick of this album.

An ode to love, ‘Neene Bari Neene’ serenades the lover, calling her the soul of the very song that is being sung. The track carries the shadows of yesteryear Hindi classics, which is highlighted with instruments on accompaniments. Foot-tapping melody and poignant lyrics is the mainstay of this song. The striking guitar notes in between the verses are something to watch out for.

The track ‘Baa Nedu Gelati’ begins on an impressive note and charms on saxophone with the usual string instruments and guitars following up. The track has made use of rhythmic beats on Congo-drums, which is quite an innovative approach.

Commanding attention and then mesmerising listeners for the duration of its playtime, ‘Ninna Hindeye’ creeps silently into the heart. Sonu’s powerful vocals soothe as extremely delightful soft chorus backs-up on vocals; the instrumentals have come out as really impressive too. ‘Ideye Ninage Samaya’ carries the album forward in the same vein and has traits of other numbers in it; the only added attribute is the accordion as this instrument isn’t utilised in other songs.

‘Haadantu Namma Naadalli’ stands out as it is completely different from the album’s other songs. A fast-beat peppy song with lyrics that are centered on a person’s glorification of his country, this track seems tailored to be a hero’s title song.

To sum it up, Neene Bari Neene is a praiseworthy attempt by Sonu Niigaam. Kudos to him for this spectacular endeavour that is bound to impress music lovers.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Subject: Sonu Niigaam, Mr.Vegas With Nihal On BBC Radio 1

Announcing two collaboration projects - First, an infectious reggae track with Mr. Vegas titled Gallis(The Sonu Niigaam Mix), and second,a track with Amar, titled Bombay Billionaire for her debut album "Show It Off".. both the tracks were played on BBC Radio 1's Nihal show over the last 2 weeks exclusively..
We would like to share a segment from the show with you on our youtube channel !!
Great music coming up soon stay connected..
The interview has been split into 3 parts and all 3 parts have been linked...Cheers!!
Sonu Niigaam and Mr.Vegas - Part 1

Sonu Niigaam and Mr.Vegas - Part 2

Sonu Niigaam and Mr.Vegas - Part 3

Sonu Niigaam collaborates with Mr Vegas
Here is a track Produced by the King of Indian pop SONU NIiGAAM, with THE LEGENDARY DANCE HALL American Reggae Singer MR VEGAS!!! Not only has Sonu Niigaam conquered India but now has his sights set on America and is working with AKON and Shaggy.

This is a track Sonu Nigaam has produced the music for and co written his lyrics in English which he sings . Gallis -Sonu Niigaam Mix has become the talk of town in USA.

Sonu Niigaam shows off his talent not only as Singer but as producer that can hold his own in the Mainstream American Market and compete with the Likes of Timbaland in USA!!!
DJ Nihal's U.K. Flex: Sonu Niigaam Ready for his Release With Akon!

Now to the Mumbai, Jamaica, London connection that I wrote about a few paragraphs ago. After having the world exclusive first play of Sonu Niigaam and Mr Vegas' "Gallis" and the exclusive of Amar's "Bombay Billionaire" featuring the very same Sonu Ji, it seemed only fitting that I got Sonu and Mr Vegas on the line. Can you imagine how difficult it is to try and get these guys on two different continents to be out of a recording studio for long enough to do an interview with me? Sonu and Mr Vegas were in great form, even considering that it was 6am in Mumbai. Vegas was in a mischievous mood whereas Sonu Ji was contemplative and generous in the praise he heaped upon his Jamaican brother in song. Mr Vegas said "The closest I've been to Indian music is with an Indian girl on YouTube. I'm always looking at this Indian music and the dance moves, it's always so sexy." I felt that it was appropriate to get Sonu Ji and Mr Vegas to give each other tips on how to survive in their respective countries. Sonu began by saying. "Indians are very informal people, they express their affection very truthfully. He will love it." Mr Vegas was already thinking of getting Sonu in trouble when he touches down in Kingston: "I know where the Jamaican girls are and they are gonna be like "Mr Vegas is that you friend?" and when I tell them that he is one of the biggest stars from India their gonna say "Mmmmmm, I like him." Then I'm gonna be the tour guide and make sure the right girl is gonna take him around in his tour bus." I think we all need to holla’ at Mr Vegas whenever we head to Jamaica! Sonu also revealed that he has a track with Akon ready to go so it looks like even though he's so busy in India he won't be able to get to the U.S. until after March. You can check out the conversation we had on Sonu's YouTube page sonuniigaamtube

Sonu Niigaam and Mr Vegas - Gallis (Sonu Niigaam Mix) (LISTEN NOW)

Bollywood Singer Sonu Niigaam To Perform In Qatar

Renowned Bollywood playback singer, Sonu Niigaam, whose songs have been featured in numerous films in Hindi, Kannada, Marathi and Telugu, is set to perform in Qatar next month at Khalifa Tennis Stadium.

The concert, on February 19, has been organised by Regency Travel and Tours in conjunction with the main sponsors, LG/Jumbo Electronics.

The singer is a particular favourite among the Indian community but is also well loved throughout the sub-continent, and the organisers are expecting that the Asian community in Qatar will turn out in force to see him perform in Qatar again.The organisers said the response to Niigaam’s past concert in Doha was far greater than expected, so they had to turn people away when the venue was full.

However, this time around the organisers have chosen a venue with a capacity of 7,000so more people will be able to get the chance to see the star’s performance.

Tickets are priced from QR100 to QR1,000, and purchases entitle the customer to a voucher for LG, with the different categories receiving different amounts.

Tickets will be available tomorrow from all Regency Travel and Tour outlets, all LG/Jumbo electronic outlets, Virgin Megastores at Villagio, Royal Tandoor, Tandoor Express, Bombay Chowpatty, Aryaas restaurant, Khana Khazana restaurant and Garden restaurant.

Sonu Niigaam, whose songs feature on the record-breaking film Three Idiots, which is currently showing in cinemas, was chosen because of his huge appeal, according to Regency Travel and Tours general manager, N M Shafiq who claimed that “everyone in
Bollywood wants to work with this guy at the moment – he has a very unique voice, and he has performed over 200 concerts around the world with every one of them being a huge hit.”

Director and general manager of Video Home /Jumbo Electronics, C V Rappai mentioned the close relationship between his company and the Regency group, and said that he was “very happy to be working with them again.”
“This is our 30th year here in Qatar,” he said, adding that the concert represents an excellent way to begin the year and that the company are looking forward to other opportunities for similar events in the future.
CEO of Regency Travel and Tours, Tareq Abdullatif Taha explained that the concert was part of the company’s ongoing commitment to involvement within the community in Qatar, whether related to arts, sports or other cultural events.
The company is also planning to bring out other musicians who may appeal to different communities here.
“This is just the start this year,” he said, adding “there will be many more events to help us keep networking with all communities at a high level.”