Bilal Saeed (Urdu: بلال سعید; born 12 December 1988 ) is an acclaimed Pakistani singer-songwriter, music producer and music composer. Since the beginning of his career in 2011, he has received various awards and nominations in Pakistan, India and the United Kingdom. He has established himself a leading artist in Pakistan .He is the only Pakistani to be nominated for PTC Punjabi Music Awards and Brit Asia Awards.[1]

Mohammad Bilal Saeed
Born (1988-12-12) 12 December 1988 (age 31)
Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
NationalityPakistani
OccupationSinger, Songwriter, Music producer, Composer, Director
AwardsSee below
Musical career
InstrumentsVocals, Piano, Guitar
Years active2011–present
LabelsZee Music Company, Desi Music Factory, Beyond Records, envyworldwide, Hi-Tec Music, Times Music, Speed Records, One Two Records
Associated actsNeha Kakkar, Dr Zeus, Amrinder Gill, Fateh, Bohemia, Tayyab, Waqar Ex, Young Desi, Somee Chohan,Momina Mustehsan

Life and careerEdit

Bilal Saeed was born in Sialkot, Pakistan in a Punjabi Muslim family on 12 December 1988. On 25 April 2009, he married Gia Bilal. They have a son, "Ahad Bilal". He began his career as a music composer and writer. He gained popularity through his debut single "12 Saal" in 2011.[2] In 2012 he released his new single "Mahi Mahi" and debut album "Twelve" which received two nominees at PTC Punjabi Music Award for Best Non Residents Punjabi Album and Best Non Resident Punjabi Vocalist.[3] The album also featured Dr Zeus, Amrinder Gill and Fateh. A single "Khair Mangdi" from the album was nominated as Song of the Year at 13th Lux Style Awards. In 2013, for the first time he recorded songs for a film, i.e. "Tauba Tauba" and "Rattan Chitian" from Daddy Cool Munde Fool 2013 Punjabi film. In 2014, he released a single "Lethal Combination" with Roach Killa under Beyond Records in 2014. The single topped BBC Asian Charts.[4] Later in December 2014, he composed a tribute song "Maan" on Peshawar Attack (Black Day Pakistan, 16 December 2014), to condemn the victims of APS School, Peshawar. He also released a single "Kaash (A Wish)" in 2015 which topped the iTunes Chart.[5] He made his Bollywood debut in 2015 by composing soundtrack of the film Ishqedarriyaan with Jeet Ganguly and Jaidev Kumar.[6][7] He released another single in 2016 "Paranday", followed by 'Blah Blah Blah' featuring Punjabi Rapper Young Desi in August 2016. In 2016, the remake of his song "Khair Mangdi" featured in Karan Johar's Bollywood movie Baar Baar Dekho. In September 2016, he made his Lollywood debut by composing a song "Chulbul" for Pakistani Film Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hay. One more single of Bilal Saeed released in January 2017 "No Makeup", which featured Bohemia. Later in 2017 he released another single "Twinkle Twinkle" along with Young Desi in August. In early November he released another single "Suroor" with Neha Kakkar on 3 November to be exact. His 2012 Song Adhi Adhi Raat has a lyric which has become a meme sensation in 2019[8].

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Year Album Record Label Co-Singer(s) Writer(s) Composer(s)
2012 Twelve DMC Records Dr Zeus, Young Fateh, Shortie, Hannah Kumari Bilal Saeed, Shortie, Dr Zeus Bilal Saeed, Dr Zeus

Album "Twelve" TracksEdit

No. Song Co-Singer(s) Writer(s) Composer(s)
1 12 Saal Bilal Saeed Bilal Saeed, Dr Zeus
2 Mahi Mahi Bilal Saeed
3 Adhi Adhi Raat
4 Mahiya
5 Dil
6 Ja Jay Tu Jana
7 Ijazat Shortie, Dr Zeus, Young Fateh Bilal Saeed, Shortie, Bilal Saeed, Dr Zeus
8 2 Number Amrinder Gill, Young Fateh Bilal Saeed
9 Heeriye Bilal Saeed
10 Ku Ku (Tu Meri Janaa) Dr Zeus, Young Fateh Bilal Saeed, Dr Zeus
11 Khair Mangdi
12 12 Saal (Remix) Dr Zeus, Hannah Kumari, Shortie Bilal Saeed, Shortie Ranjha Ban Jana (Feat. Falak Records

CompositionsEdit

  • breakup dj abbas bashi (17 mar 2015 )
  • soniye dj abbas bashi (04 dec 2014 )
  • Desi Thumka – Nouman Khalid ft. Osama Com Laude
  • Jugni – Nouman Khalid ft. Bilal Saeed (26 May 2013)
  • Choothi – Bilal Saeed ft. Waqar Ex (9 January 2014)
  • Bewafa – Irfan Nazar ft. Bilal Saeed (4 April 2014)
  • Lethal Combination – Bilal Saeed ft. Roach Killa (28 August 2014)
  • Kaash ( a wish ) – Bilal Saeed
  • Memories – Bonafide ft. Bilal Saeed (23 July 2015)
  • Paranday – Bilal Saeed (18 March 2016)
  • Blah Blah Blah – Bilal Saeed ft. Young desi
  • No makeup – Bilal Saeed ft. Bohemia
  • Twinkle Twinkle – Bilal Saeed ft. Young desi
  • Suroor – Neha Kakar ft. Bilal Saeed
  • Hokah Hokah – Bilal Saeed ft. Muhfaad
Year Song Singer(s) Composer(s) Writer(s) Label
2011 Teriyaan Ve Amanat Ali Bilal Saeed
2011 Desi Thumka Nouman Khalid, Osama Com Laude Bilal Saeed
2013 Teri Yaadan Muskan Jay
Jaan Mukdi Vikas Ali
2014 Mul Nae Labda Pyar Waqar Ex, Shortie Bilal Saeed, Waqar Ex, Shortie
Pul Janeya (Pyar Na Kareen) Tariq Khan Bilal Saeed
Ranjha Somee Chohan
Soniye DJ Abbas Bashi
2015 Hunjoo Sadia Khan
Breakup DJ Abbas Bashi
Nasha Nasha Nouman Khalid Bilal Saeed, Nouman Khalid
2016 Sukoon Asim Subhani Bilal Saeed
2018 La La La Neha Kakkar , Arjun Kanungo Desi Music Factory[9]
Snapchat Story Bilal Saeed ft. Romee Khan
Maine Peeli Romee khan ft. Muhfaad
Baarish Bilal Saeed
Baarish Neha kakar
Lambiya Judaiyn Bilal Saeed
Ranjha Ban Jana BilalSaeed ft. Falak Records Ranjha Ban Jana Falak Records
2019 Baari Bilal Saeed and Momina Mustehsan Bilal Saeed One Two Records [10]

FilmEdit

Year Film Song Composer(s) Writer(s) Co-singer(s) Notes
2013 Daddy Cool Munde Fool Tauba Ishq Dr Zeus Bilal Saeed Dr Zeus Hindi film
Rattan Chitian
Rattan Chitian (With Rap) Young Fateh, Dr Zeus
2014 Heropanti Tere Bina Mustafa Zahid, Billal Saeed Mustafa Zahid
2015 Ishqedarriyaan Mohabbat Yeh Bilal Saeed Billal Saeed
Mohabbat Yeh (Reprise) Asees Kaur
2016 Baar Baar Dekho Teri Khair Mangdi Kumaar, Bilal Saeed
Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hay Better Half (Chulbul) Bilal Saeed Sana Zulfiqar Pakistani film
2018 Baazaar La La La Neha Kakkar Hindi film
2020 Dostana 2 Dilliwaliye Ni Neha Kakkar Hindi film

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2013 "12 Saal" PTC Punjabi Music Award for Best Pop Vocalist[3] Nominated
2013 "Twelve" PTC Punjabi Music Award for Best Non Residents Punjabi Album[3] Nominated
2013 "Twelve" Punjabi Music Award for Best Non Resident Punjabi Vocalist[3] Nominated
2014 "Khair Mangdi" Lux Style Award for Song of the Year Nominated
2015 "Bilal Saeed" Pakistani Music and Media Awards for Best Producer[11] Won
2015 "Bilal Saeed" Pakistani Music and Media Awards for Best International Act[11] Won
2015 "Bilal Saeed" Brit Asia Music Award for Best Songwriter[12] Nominated
2015 "Lethal Combination" Brit Asia Music Award for Best Single UK[12] Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bilal Saeed becoming leading singer of the country". Daily Patriot. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Interview with Bilal Saeed". Desi Spy. 25 March 2015. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "PTC Punjabi Music Awards 2013 – List of Nominations". YesPunjab.com. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Lethal Combination – Bilal Saeed – BBC Music". BBC. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  5. ^ Kaur, Ninder (9 February 2015). "Exclusive Interview with Bilal Saeed". Asian Sunday. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  6. ^ Sadiq, Rida (5 May 2015). "Pakistani Singer Bilal Saeed's Ishqedarriyaan OST Indian Drama". Brandsynario. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Punjabi singer's song in Indian film". DAWN. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  8. ^ http://mememandir.com/memes/14606/dil-wale-puchde-ne-cha-memes-compilation
  9. ^ "Desi Music Factory". desimusicfactory.com. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Full Song: Bilal Saeed - Baari (Official Song)". YouTube. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  11. ^ a b Farooq, Aisha (7 September 2015). "Winners of the Pakistani Music and Media Awards 2015". Desi Blitz. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  12. ^ a b Farooq, Aisha (8 September 2015). "Brit Asia Music Awards Nominees 2015". Desi Blitz. Retrieved 21 February 2016.