1. Arijit Singh
He is the ‘it’ singer of Bollywood. And, the fact is not even up for debates, since every other Bollywood song coming up has Arijit’s voice. The now staple singer of Bollywood tasted success right from the beginning of his singing career and his winning streak is continuing till date. Well, most know him as a singer, but Singh’s talent sphere is spread to a music producer, composer, and music programmer as well. He has made music for various advertisements as well.
He got Mirchi Music Awards nomination for Upcoming Male Vocalist of the Year in 2013 for songs ‘Phir Le Aya Dil’ (Barfi) and ‘Duaa’ (Shanghai). Not surprisingly, he managed to win the award for the latter. His upbeat singing style and the strong feels he induces with his deep and soulful voice sways our hearts and bodies in one rhythm. In 2013, he had a chart-busting record with super hits like Phir Mohabbat (Murder 2); Dilliwaali Girlfriend, Kabira and Ilahi (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani); and the Laal Ishq (Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela). At one end, he has the power to make us dance, and at the other, he can turn us moist-eyed. And, he covers everything between the extremes of the spectrum as well.
He has an immovable reputation and a great presence in the industry. With soulful songs like Mast Magan (2 States), Samjhawan (Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania), Sajde (Kill Dil), Roke Na Ruke Naina (Badrinath Ki Dulhania), Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (the title movie), he sure knows how to touch hearts and then stay in them. His party songs are peppy enough to make the most shy of us come forward and shake a leg.
This year has been quite a year for him. First, he sang the ‘Aaj Se Teri’ in the mega-hit Padman and then the trademark ‘Tera Yaar Hoon Main’ from Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. 2018 has been resonating vibrantly from his notable numbers from the movies like from 102 Not Out, Veere Di Wedding, Karwaan, and Baazaar. And, we are assured of more melodies in the coming years. That’s, after all, the least we expect from the ruler of Bollywood music.