Yo Yo Honey Singh
Hirdesh Singh (born 15 March 1983), known professionally as Yo Yo Honey Singh or simply Honey Singh, is an Indian music producer, composer, rapper, pop singer, lyricist and film actor. He started out as a session and recording artist, and became a bhangra and hip hop music producer. Later, he got success with his music and started making songs for Bollywood films and also his independent music videos. Currently, he is one of the highest-paid artists in the Indian music industry.
Yo Yo Honey Singh
|Born||15 March 1983|
Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India
|Genres||Bhangra, Indi-pop, R&B, Reggaeton, Rap, Pop|
|Labels||Mafia Mundeer Records, T-Series|
Singh was born on 15 March 1983 at Hoshiarpur, Punjab to a Sikh family. His birth name is Hirdesh Singh. According to sources, he studied music at the Trinity School in the United Kingdom. His family later moved to Delhi.
In late 2014, Singh disappeared from the music scene, before making a comeback the following year, but mostly avoided the media. In March 2016, he attributed his 18 month long absence from the public to his bipolar disorder.
Singh received the ETC award for the best sound in 2006 for his song "Glassi", the PTC award for the Best Folk Pop Award 2009 for "Rebirth", and the PTC award for Punjab's Best Music Director 2011.
Singh topped the chart of trending videos of 2012. He earned two places on YouTube's list of top 10 trending videos of 2012. His song "Brown Rang" made it to the top spot. "High Heels", in collaboration with Jaz Dhami, took the fourth spot.
Singh prefers to sing in Hindi and his native language Punjabi rather than English.
The Punjabi album International Villager was released on 11 November 2011. The track "Gabru" from the album, featuring singer J-Star, topped the Asian music charts, including the official BBC Asian charts.
He has performed at many college festivals, including Ansal Institute of Technology and Ramjas College, Delhi.
His debut song in Bollywood films was Shakal Pe Mat Ja, featuring Gagan Sidhu. Singh charged Rs. 7 million for a song in the film Mastan. This was the largest amount paid to a song artist in Bollywood to date, making Singh one of the highest-paid musical artists in Bollywood.
Singh launched his single "Bring Me Back ft. Spoken Word" at the Video Music Awards India, which aired on MTV India. After the show, his song was premiered on the channel.
In February 2015 he released the songs "Birthday Bash", followed by songs in films including Gabbar is Back and Bhaag Johnny.. He faced an accident in 2016 and was unavailable for any project, hence giving his opponents to go through, Honey Singh Returned in late 2018 with the song MAKHNA, The song became a major success, also the same year he sung and composed songs for movie Baazaar & Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.
Singh made his acting debut with Baljit Singh Deo's Punjabi film Mirza - The Untold Story (2012), performing the role of Deesha, a mad gangster. Despite only being a cameo appearance, the role went on to win Singh the PTC Punjabi Film Award for Best Male Debut. The following year, Singh appeared in another Punjabi film, this time a comedy by Amit Prasher, Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22, as Rolly, a childish and spoilt brat, alongside Amrinder Gill. This was Singh's first main role in a film.
Singh then made his debut as an actor in Bollywood cinema with the 2014 musical-thriller film The Xpose, alongside Himesh Reshammiya. The film was released on 16 May 2014, to mixed reviews from critics, though it was a box office flop.
In 2016, Singh starred in the Punjabi action film Zorawar, directed by Vinnil Markan, which is marketed as one of the most expensive Punjabi films to date. The film was critically acclaimed.
Criticism of lyrics
In the aftermath of the 2012 Delhi gang rape case, the lyrics to some of his songs, which depict violence against women and rape positively, have caused controversy. A first information report (FIR) was lodged against Singh for his offensive lyrics, and a group of social activists filed an online petition demanding cancellation of his New Year performance at a Gurgaon hotel. After the campaign, Singh's New Year concert was cancelled by the hotel. Singh denies writing these offensive lyrics.
Singh's song "Party All Night" in Akshay Kumar's film Boss was at the centre of a controversy. Producers of the movie had to submit a petition in Delhi High Court claiming that they had 'muted' an alleged vulgar word in Singh's song. The court heard a petition filed by lawyer Sanjay Bhatnagar seeking a stay on the film, contending that without the censor board's approval, the song could not be released with such a vulgar word. The petitioner had sought a stay on the release of the film until either the word or the song was deleted from the film.
His work has been perceived[by whom?] as being vulgar, misogynist, promoting violence against women and a bad influence on youth. There have been reactions in print to Singh, such as from Annie Zaidi, who wrote "An Open Letter to Honey Singh" in January 2013, and Sandipan Sharma, who wrote "Thanks for the crassness: An open letter to Honey Singh from a parent" in July 2014.
|2005||Peshi||Bill Singh||Honey Singh|
|2006||The Beat||Ashok Masti|
|2009||The Next Level||Diljit Dosanjh|
|Lock Up||Preet Harpal|
|The Beginning||Resham Singh Anmol|
|2010||The Crown||Raja Baath|
|Khalaas – The Pure||Inderjit Nikku|
|The Folkstar||Nishawn Bhullar|
|The Rising Queen||Rimz J|
|Zanjeer -The Game Changer||Karran Jesbir|
|2011||Hard Work||Bai Amarjit|
|Never Done Before||Balli Riar|
|Singing Between the Lines (song: "Jaan Mangdi")||Jassi Sidhu|
|Alfaaz – The Boy Next Door||Alfaaz|
|Jatt Soorme||Garry Hothi|
|Talwar (song: "Kawan diyan daaran")||Gippy Grewal|
|2012||Born This Way||Varinder Brar|
|2014||Desi Kalakaar||Honey Singh, Lil Golu||Honey Singh|
Single Music Videos
|2006||Begani Naar||Honey Singh featuring Badshah||Yo Yo Honey Singh|
|2011||Lak 28 Kudi Da||Diljit Dosanjh, Honey Singh|
|Brown Rang||Honey Singh|
|Chamak Challo (a remix)||J-Star, Honey Singh|
|2012||15 Saal (No Official Video)||Diljit Dosanjh, Honey Singh|
|High Heels||Jaz Dhami, Honey Singh|
|Siftan||Money Aujla, Honey Singh|
|Break Up Party||Leo, Honey Singh|
|Satan||Honey Singh, Neha Kakkar|
|This Party Getting Hot||Jazzy B, Honey Singh|
|2013||Bring Me Back||Honey Singh|
|Bebo||Alfaaz, Honey Singh|
|Blue Eyes||Honey Singh|
|2014||Issey Kehte Hain Hip Hop||Honey Singh|
|2014||Mehrma||Sam Sandu,Honey Singh|
|2015||One Bottle Down||Honey Singh|
|Dheere Dheere||Honey Singh|
|Makhna||Honey Singh, Neha Kakkar, Singhsta, Pinaki, Sean, Allistair|
|2019||Gur Nalo Ishq Mitha - The YOYO Remake||Honey Singh featuring Malkit Singh|
|2020||LOCA||Honey Singh featuring Simar Kaur|
|Moscow Mashuka||Honey Singh featuring Neha Kakkar and Ekaterina Sizova|
|Billo Tu Agg Ae||Singsta featuring Honey Singh||Singsta|
|First Kiss||Honey Singh featuring Ipsitaa Khullar||Yo Yo Honey Singh|
|Jingle Bell||Hommie Dilliwala featuring Honey Singh|
|2021||Saiyaan Ji||Honey Singh and Neha Kakkar|
Bollywood Music Videos
|2012||Cocktail||Main Sharabi||Yo Yo Honey Singh, Javed Bashir||Pritam|
|Angrezi Beat||Yo Yo Honey Singh, Gippy Grewal||Yo Yo Honey Singh|
|Son of Sardaar||Rani Tu Mein Raja||Mika Singh, Bhavya Pandit, Yo Yo Honey Singh||Himesh Reshammiya|
|Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana||Kikli Kalerdi||Amit Trivedi, Pinky Maidasani and Yo Yo Honey Singh||Amit Trivedi|
|Khiladi 786||Lonely Lonely||Himesh Reshammiya, Yo Yo Honey Singh and Hamsika Iyer||Himesh Reshammiya|
|2013||Race 2||Party on My Mind||KK, Shefali Alvares, Yo Yo Honey singh||Pritam|
|Mere Dad Ki Maruti||Punjabiyan Di Battery||Mika Singh, Yo Yo Honey Singh||Sachin Gupta|
|Bajatey Raho||Kudi Tu Butter||Yo Yo Honey Singh||Yo Yo Honey Singh & Jaidev Kumar|
|Chennai Express||Lungi Dance – The 'Thalaiva(r)' Tribute||Yo Yo Honey Singh|
|Boss||'Boss(Title Track)'||Yo Yo Honey Singh, Meet Bros Anjjan||Meet Bros Anjjan|
|Party All Night||Yo Yo Honey Singh|
|2014||Yaariyan||ABCD||Benny Dayal, Shefali Alvares & Yo Yo Honey Singh||Pritam|
|Sunny Sunny||Neha Kakkar, Yo Yo Honey Singh||Yo Yo Honey Singh|
|Dedh Ishqiya||Horn OK Please||Honey Singh, Sukhwinder Singh||Vishal Bhardwaj|
|Ragini MMS 2||Chaar Botal Vodka||Yo Yo Honey Singh||Yo Yo Honey Singh|
|Bhoothnath Returns||Party with the Bhoothnath|
|Fugly||Ye Fugly Fugly Kya Hai|
|Kick||Yaar Naa Miley||Yo Yo Honey Singh, Jasmine Sandlas|
|Singham Returns||Aata Majhi Satakli||Yo Yo Honey Singh, Mamta Sharma, Nitu Choudhry|
|The Shaukeens||Alcoholic||Yo Yo Honey Singh|
|Manali Trance||Neha Kakkar, Yo Yo Honey Singh|
|2015||Dilliwali Zaalim Girlfriend||Birthday Bash||Alfaaz & Yo Yo Honey Singh|
|Gabbar is Back||Aao Raja||Yo Yo Honey Singh, Neha Kakkar|
|Bhaag Johnny||Aankhon Aankhon||Yo Yo Honey Singh|
|2016||Ki & Ka||High Heels||Jaz Dhami, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Aditi Singh Sharma||Meet Bros, Yo Yo Honey Singh|
|2018||Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety||Dil Chori||Honey Singh, Simar kaur, Singhsta||Yo Yo Honey Singh|
|Chhote Chhote Peg||Yo Yo Honey Singh, Neha Kakkar, Navraj Hans|
|Mitron||This Party Is Over Now||Yo Yo Honey Singh|
|Loveyatri||Rang Taari||Dev Negi, Yo Yo Honey Singh||Tanishk Bagchi|
|Baazaar||Billionaire||Yo Yo Honey Singh, Simar kaur, Singhsta||Yo Yo Honey Singh|
|2019||Jabariya Jodi||Khadke Glassy||Yo Yo Honey Singh, Ashok Masti, Jyotica Tangri||Tanishk Bagchi, Ashok Masti, Ramji Gulati|
|Jhootha Kahin Ka||Funk Love||Yo Yo Honey Singh||Yo Yo Honey Singh|
|Marjaavaan||Peeyu Datke||Yo Yo Honey Singh, Shurti Pathak|
|Pagalpanti (2019 film)||Thumka ||Yo Yo Honey Singh|
|2020||Chhalaang||Care Ni Karda||Yo Yo Honey Singh, Sweetaj Brar|
|Mumbai Saga||Shor Macheygaa||Yo Yo Honey Singh featuring Hommie Dilliwala|
|2012||Mirza - The Untold Story||Deesha||Punjabi|
|2013||Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22||Rolly||Punjabi|
|2014||The Xpose||Kenny Damania||Hindi|
|2016||Zorawar||Agent Zorawar Singh||Punjabi|
- 2006 ETC award for the Best Sound in 2006 for song "Glassi"
- 2009 PTC award for the Best Folk Pop Award 2009 for album Rebirth
- 2010 PTC Punjabi Best Music Director 2010 for song "Desi Daroo"
- 2011 PTC Punjabi Best Music Director 2011 for album The Folkstar
- 2012 PTC Punjabi Best Music Director 2012 for album I.V. (International Villager)
- 2012 BritAsia TV Music Awards 2012 – Best International Act
- 2012 UK Asian Music Awards Best International Album 2012 for Album album I.V. (International Villager)
- 2012 PTC Punjabi Film Award – Best Music Director 2012 for Mirza – The Untold Story
- 2012 PTC Punjabi Film Award – Best Debut (Male) for Mirza – The Untold Story
- 2013 MTV VMAI Awards – Best Indie Artist (male) 2013 for song "Brown Rang"
- 2013 Power Brands Glam 2013 – Power Brand Award 2013
- 2013 MTV EMA Awards – Best India Act 2013 for "Bring me Back"
- 2013 BIG Star Entertainment Awards – Singh was co-winner of Most Entertaining Singer (Male), and "Lungi Dance" was nominated as Most Entertaining Song.
- 2014 Global Indian Music Awards – Singh was nominated for Best Music Arranger, and "Lungi Dance" won for Most Popular Song on Radio.
- 2014 Nominated - Zee Cine Award for Best Playback Singer – Male for Lungi Dance" in Chennai Express
- 2014 Zee Cine Awards 2014 for International Icon Male
- 2015 Filmfare Best Music Director Award was nominated with Pritam, Anupam Amod, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Mithoon for Yaariyan
- 2015 Filmfare Best Music Director Award was nominated with Himesh Reshammiya, Meet Bros Anjjan, for Kick
- 2018 Nominated - 25th Screen Awards for Best Music with Amaal Mallik, Guru Randhawa, Rochak Kohli, Saurabh–Vaibhav, and Zack Knight – Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
- 2019 Filmfare Best Music Director Award was nominated with Amaal Malik, Rochak Kohli, Guru Randhawa, Zack Knight, Saurabh-Vaibhav and Rajat Nagpal for Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
- 2019 IIFA Award Best Music Director with Amaal Mallik, Guru Randhawa, Rochak Kohli, Saurabh-Vaibhav, Zack Knight for Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
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