Imran Khan (singer)

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Imran Khan
Birth name Imran Khan
Born 28 May 1984 (1984-05-28) (age 37)
The Hague, Netherlands
Genres
Occupations
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2007Template:Endashpresent
Labels Lightning Records, Prestige Records (2007Template:Endash2011)
IK Records (2011Template:Endashpresent)
Associated acts Eren E • 808 Mafia

Imran Khan (born 28 May 1984) is a Dutch[1] singer and songwriter who sings Pakistani Punjabi songs. He became known in 2007 after his first single "Ni Nachleh", produced by Eren E.[2] Khan was signed to Prestige Records in late 2007, and released the single "Ni Nachleh" on the label.[2] His second single, "Amplifier", produced by Eren E, was released on 13 July 2009, and later several others. His song "Satisfya" is his most viewed video to date,Template:When with over 600 million+ views. His debut 15-track album Unforgettable was released on 27 July 2009 via Prestige Records,[3] produced by Eren E and Hakan Ozan.

Personal life

Khan has two brothers and one sister.[4]

Career

Khan started his music career in his late teens.[5] After Prestige Records released his debut single Ni Nachleh,[2][6] he continued his career by performing in several countries.[7]

Khan's first released single, "Amplifier", was produced by Eren E, was released on 12 July 2009. It received 2 million views on YouTube on it first week of release and currently has 400 million and counting views on YouTube.[8] His second single, "Bewafa," was produced by Hakan Ozan and was released on 30 August 2009; as of January 2020, its music video had been viewed more than 100 million times on YouTube.[9]

In July 2009, Khan released his debut album, Unforgettable. It includes the singles "Amplifier", "Bewafa", and a remix of his first single, "Ni Nachleh".[3] It was nominated for Best Album at the 2010 UK Asian Music Awards but did not win.[10]

In 2011, Khan departed from Prestige Records to start his own label, later known as IK Records.[10]

Khan released the single "Satisfya" on 9 May 2013.[11][12] Unlike his previous singles, it was released by IK Records. It was produced by his "Amplifier" music producer, Eren E. The music video shows Khan driving a yellow Lamborghini Aventador and sitting with a cheetah. The video was directed by David Zennie, and as of 26 October 2020, has 500 million+ views on YouTube.

Khan made his Bollywood debut as a singer for the Hindi film Tevar, which was released on 9 January 2015. As of 2016 the song has over more than 2 million hits.[13]

Khan released a single titled "Imaginary" on 8 June 2015, produced by Eren E. The single was released on his own record label, IK Records. Khan shot the video with David Zennie in downtown Los Angeles. "Imaginary"'s official music video received 6 million views within a month of its release and currently has 70 million+ views on YouTube. Khan came out with another song, "Hattrick", which received 2 million views in a month and currently has 15 million+ views.[14]

In 2017, Khan released a music video called "Morocco" by Twin N Twice, who signed up with Khan's label record, IK Records.[15]

On 28 September 2018, Khan released his new single, "Knightridah".[16]

In 2021, he released two singles, "M.O.B." on 14 May, featuring J.J. Esko; and "They Don't Like It" on 28 September.

Discography

Albums

Unforgettable (2009)

Unforgettable is Khan's debut album, released on 27 July 2009 via Prestige Records.[3] It was produced by Eren E and Hakan Ozan. It contains 15 tracks.

The album was nominated for the "Best Album" award at the UK Asian Music Awards 2010[17] and won "Best Album" at the 2010 Brit Asia TV Music Awards.[18]

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Singles

Year Song Label Music Note(s) Reference(s)
2009 "Amplifier" Prestige Records Eren E From the album Unforgettable
"Bewafa" Hakan Ozan
2013 "Satisfya" IK Records Eren E [19]
2015 "Let's Celebrate" (featuring Sonakshi Sinha) Eros International Imran Khan From the soundtrack Tevar [20]
"Imaginary" IK Records Eren E [21]
2016 "Hattrick" (featuring Yaygo Musalini) Donray [22]
2017 "Zina" (Twin n Twice featuring Imran Khan) Imran Khan [23]
"President Roley" Donray released: 27 October 2017
2018 "Knightridah" Donray released: 28 September 2018
2021 "M.O.B." (featuring J.J. Esko) IK Records released:14 May 2021
"They Don't Like It" released: 28 September 2021

Remixes

  • 2007 "Ni Nachleh" (feat. MC Spyder) [Eren E. Electro Remix]
  • 2007 "Ni na Nachleh" (feat. MC Spyder) [Eren E. Electro Extended Mix]
  • 2007 "Ni Nachleh" (Eren E. Disco Remix)
  • 2007 "Ni Nachleh" (Eren E. Disco Dub Mix)
  • "Aaja We Mahiya" (Infidel Mix)
  • "Gora Gora Rang" (Remix)
  • "Scream" (2020 Hexa Remix)

Awards and nominations

  • Won "Best Album" at the 2010 Brit Asia TV Music Awards for Unforgettable[18]
  • Nominated for four awards at the 2010 UK Asian Music Awards: "Best Album", "Best Video" for "Amplifier", "Best Male Act" and "Best Desi Act",[17] winning "Best Desi Act"[24]
  • Won "Male Musical Artist of the Year" at the 2010 Anokhi Magazine Awards[25]
  • Won "Best Urban Asian Single" at the 2013 Brit Asia TV Music Awards for "Satisfya"[26]
  • Won three awards in 2015 from Pakistani Music and Media Awards (PMMA) for best songwriter, best video (for "Imaginary") and best song (for "Imaginary")
  • Won three awards at the 2015 Brit Asia TV Music Awards: "Best Urban Asian Act", "Best Music Video" for "Imaginary" and "Best UK Single" for "Imaginary"[27]

Tours

  • Imran Khan – Takeover Tour USA (2011)[28]
  • Imran Khan – Australia & New Zealand Tour (2011)[29]

References

  1. "Home" (in en-US). http://imrankhanworld.com/. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Talking Shop: Singer Imran Khan". BBC News. 29 August 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8183434.stm. .
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Review of Imran Khan's Unforgettable". BBC Music. https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/84rj. 
  4. "Imran Khan: Salman has something strong coming out of him". The Times of India. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Imran-Khan-Salman-has-something-strong-coming-out-of-him/articleshow/45453545.cms. 
  5. "About Imrankhanworld B.V.". imrankhanworld.com. http://www.imrankhanworld.com/site.php#2. 
  6. "About Us". prestigerecord.com. http://www.prestigerecord.com/about.asp. 
  7. "Interview with Imran Khan". desi-box.com. http://www.desi-box.com/media/interviews/interview-with-imran-khan.html. 
  8. "Worldwide premiere of Imran Khan's Amplifier". desi-box.com. http://www.desi-box.com/media/bhangra/worldwide-premiere-imran-khan-amplifier-listen-full-now.html. 
  9. "Imran Khan releases new single Bewafa". DesiHits. http://www.desihits.com/news/view/imran-khan-releases-new-single-bewafa-20091130. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 "AMA 2010 – Winners". BBC Radio Asian Network. http://www.bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork/events/ama2010/winners/. 
  11. imrankhanworld (10 May 2013), Imran Khan – Satisfya (Official Music Video), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfVODjDBFxU, retrieved 24 October 2016 
  12. Biography, Khan's official website August 2011/https://web.archive.org/web/20110821002317/http://www.imrankhanworld.com/site.php Archived August 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. Eros Now (3 December 2014), Let's Celebrate (Official Song Video) | Tevar | Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Imran Khan, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6C5wv5XbZQ, retrieved 24 October 2016 
  14. "Hattrick music video". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqOewr6fzC8. 
  15. imrankhanworld (4 January 2017), Twin N Twice – Morocco (Official Music Video), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc3Oma0X-YQ, retrieved 17 March 2017 
  16. "Imran Khan Releases 'KnightRidah' After One Year Hiatus". https://www.thetealmango.com/entertainment/imran-khan-releases-knightridah-after-one-year-hiatus/amp. 
  17. 17.0 17.1 Sembhi, Jas (3 February 2010). "2010 UK Asian Music Awards Nominees". desiblitz.com. http://www.desiblitz.com/content/2010-uk-asian-music-awards-nominees. 
  18. 18.0 18.1 Jas Sembhi (3 May 2010). "Brit Asia TV Music Awards 2010". desiblitz.com. http://www.desiblitz.com/content/brit-asia-tv-music-awards-winners. 
  19. "Satisfya – Single by Imran Khan on Apple Music". iTunes Store. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/satisfya/id645918186?i=645918257. 
  20. "Tevar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Sajid-Wajid on Apple Music". iTunes Store. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lets-celebrate/id1076407687?i=1076408567. 
  21. "Imaginary – Single by Imran Khan on Apple Music". iTunes Store. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/imaginary/id1003759528?i=1003759976. 
  22. "Hattrick (feat. Yaygo Musalini) – Single by Imran Khan on Apple Music". iTunes Store. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hattrick-feat-yaygo-musalini/id1080637876?i=1080637885. 
  23. "Zina (feat. Imran Khan) – Single by Twin n Twice on Apple Music". iTunes Store. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/zina-feat-imran-khan/id1228390990?i=1228391539. 
  24. Sembhi, Jas (11 March 2010). "2010 UK Asian Music Awards Winners". desiblitz.com. http://www.desiblitz.com/content/2010-uk-asian-music-awards-winners. 
  25. "Anokhi Magazine Awards 2010". DesiHits. 8 February 2010. http://www.desihits.com/news/view/imran-khan-and-urban-desi-royalty-bag-anokhi-sexy-and-successful-awards-20100208. 
  26. Farooq, Aisha (14 October 2013). "Brit Asia Music Awards 2013 Winners" (in en). DESIblitz. https://www.desiblitz.com/content/brit-asia-music-awards-2013-winners. 
  27. Bhogal, Harvey. "Brit Asia Music Awards 2015 Winners". www.desiblitz.com. https://www.desiblitz.com/content/brit-asia-music-awards-2015-winners. 
  28. "DesiClub presents Online Ticketing for TAKEOVER Tour USA (2011)". Desiclub.com. http://www.desiclub.com/media/promos/imrankhan2011/. 
  29. "Imran Khan to Headline the inaugural of Unforgettable Music Festival (2011)". Unforgettablemusicfestival.com. http://unforgettablemusicfestival.com.au/newsletters2011/media_release_UMF.htm. 

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