Zack Knight

Zack Knight (born 22 November 1991), formerly known by his stage name Zeekay, is a British-Pakistani singer, songwriter, music composer and producer.[1][2][3] He is of South-Asian heritage, including Pakistani Punjabi and South-Asian African heritage.[4] In 2017, his single "Bom Diggy" reached number one position on the BBC Asian Network's Official Asian Music Chart.[5]

Zack Knight
Born (1991-11-22) 22 November 1991 (age 28)
Grimsby, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • composer
  • producer
Years active2012–present
Labels
Associated actsJasmin Walia
Websiteiamzackknight.uk

Life and careerEdit

Zack Knight was born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England. His mother is a Punjabi from Pakistan, and his father is South-Asian from Africa. He describes his music as "R&B infused style with a crossover sound", peppered with Bollywood and Middle-Eastern influences. Knight's music is influenced by Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, and Usher, as well as by his mixed ethnicity and English upbringing.[4]

Knight has worked alongside artists such as Tinie Tempah, Ginuwine, Iyaz, Lil Twist and Stylo G, producing and composing songs and writing lyrics. Knight has charted with several singles on the UK based official Asian Download Chart published by the BBC.[6][7][8] Knight has performed at Wembley and O2 Arena and supported Taio Cruz, Mario and Jessie J live.[9][10]

AwardsEdit

Year Award Name
2015 Best Breakthrough Act during the Brit Asia TV World Music Awards[11]
2015 Pakistan Music Media Awards[12]
2016 Best Song Award
2016 Best Urban Act Award
2016 Public Demand Award
2016 Best Producer Award
2016 Best Male Award
2017 Best Urban Act Award
2017 Best Male Award

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Track Name Featuring Label Ref.
2013 "When I'm Gone" [13]
2015 "Looking for Love" Arijit Singh T-Series [14]
"Nakhre" [15]
2016 "Dum Dee Dum" Jasmin Walia [16]
"Ishq Mubarak (Refix)"
(for Tum Bin II)
Arijit Singh [17]
"Enemy" [18]
"Tere Naam" [19]
"Ya Baba" Rami Beatz [20]
"Love Controller" Dayne S [21]
2017 "General" [22]
"Cry for Me" Revolve Records [23]
"Bom Diggy" Jasmin Walia Saavn [24]
"Galtiyan" Revolve Records [25]
2018 "Bom Diggy Diggy"
(for Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety)
Jasmin Walia T-Series [26]
"Till I Met You" [27]
2018 "Thumka" [28]
2019 "Bills"
"Gotta Go"
"Angel"
"Tum Hi Aana"
"Tumhari Jagga"

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zack Knight readies debut single. Music-News.com (5 February 2012). Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  2. ^ Benkovic, Andrew. "Zack Knight: Taking Risks, Touring, and 'Makin Em Mad'". Huffingpost. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Jasmine Walia's new single with Zack Knight 'Sahara' crosses 1.2 million views". RadioAndMusic.com. IndianTelevision.com. 2 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Saavn | Hindi Songs Free Download, Old, Latest, New, mp3, Bollywood Music, Online". www.saavn.com. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  5. ^ "The Official Asian Music Chart". BBC. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Raxstar and Zack Knight Team up For a Powerhouse Collaboration with New Track, "Queen"". India. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  7. ^ "VIDEO: YouTube-ster Adam Saleh Releases emotional nuumber 'Tears' feat. Zack Knight". FunX. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  8. ^ "These Awesome covers of Dheere Dheere Se can put Yo Yo Honey Singh's latest rendition to sleep!". BollywoodLife. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  9. ^ Fernandes, Kasmin. "Zack Knight and Raxstar come together again for a new single". Times. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  10. ^ "British-Asian Singing Sensation Talks to DesiXpress". The Asian Today. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  11. ^ Laws, Roz. "Who won at the BritAsia TV World Music Awards 2015?". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  12. ^ Laws, Roz. "Zack knight @ Pakistan music media awards 2015". Birmingham Mailyoutube. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  13. ^ "When I'm Gone - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  14. ^ "Looking For Love (Main Dhoondne)". iTunes. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  15. ^ "Nakhre - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  16. ^ "Dum Dee Dum - Single by Zack Knight & Jasmin Walia". iTunes. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  17. ^ "Ishq Mubarak Refix". YouTube.
  18. ^ "Enemy - Single by Zack Knight". iTunes. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  19. ^ "Tere Naam - Single by Zack Knight". iTunes. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  20. ^ "Ya Baba (feat. Rami Beatz) - Single by Zack Knight". iTunes. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  21. ^ "Love Controller (feat. Dayne S) - Single by Zack Knight". iTunes. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  22. ^ "General - Single by Zack Knight". iTunes. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  23. ^ "Cry For Me - Single by Zack Knight". iTunes. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  24. ^ "Bom Diggy - Single by Zack Knight & Jasmin Walia". iTunes. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  25. ^ "Galtiyan - Single by Zack Knight". iTunes. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  26. ^ "Bom Diggy Diggy (From "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety") - Single by Zack Knight & Jasmin Walia". iTunes. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  27. ^ "Till I Met You - Single by Zack Knight". iTunes. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  28. ^ "Zack Knight Thumka Song". YouTube.