Armaan Malik has earned the distinction of Prince of Pop with his eclectic discography that testifies to his versatility as a singer. He is one of the youngest and most gifted singers in the Indian music industry, which is now witnessing a new era of pop with him rendering and creating unique sonic experiences through his songs. On his 26th birthday, let’s take a look at the five times he put India on the global map.
Armaan featured on the Times Square billboard for his first English single, Control
Armaan hit the international music scene with his first English single Control and its popularity shattered records held by pop artists the world over. Released during the coronavirus pandemic, the single was a huge splash in the independent music space, which is gradually expanding with the rise of non-film music. Malik stunned listeners with his formidable grasp on Western-style of singing and the song topped the iTunes chart in India. Armaan won the MTV Europe Music Award for ‘The Best India Act’ for the single.
Armaan’s single ‘Next 2 Me’ led both of Billboard’s inaugural Top Triller U.S and Global Charts
Armaan’s “Next 2 Me” is a single that touches upon the era of isolation the world experienced in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. The song captured the sentiments of the quarantine time when most of us missed someone and wished that they were next to us. Billboard, an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group took notice of the song. According to Billboard, “Next 2 Me” led both the Top Triller U.S. and Top Global Charts. It’s the song that made India shine across the globe.
He’s one of the most popular multilingual singers in the world with approximately 300 songs under his belt
Recognised as a multilingual singer, Armaan is the popular choice of composers creating music in different languages such as Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, and English. The Prince of Pop is loved by listeners of different mother tongues and is lauded for his perfect pronunciation and diction. Among his regional songs – the Telugu song “Butta Bomma”, “Je Hote Mala”, (Marathi) and “Ondu Malebillu” (Kannada) are the most popular.
His song “Butta Bomma” trended worldwide
Armaan Malik’s fandom reigns over listeners of all languages. His record-shattering hit “Butta Bomma” traveled worldwide and dropped the spotlight on Telugu music. The song is from the film ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo’ (2020) starring Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde. The chartbuster has been trending over reels and is the popular choice for dance covers. Celebrities such as Kartik Aaryan, Disha Patni, Tiger Shroff and David Warner have grooved to Malik’s song, which has over 649 million views on YouTube.
Armaan’s collaboration with K-Pop artist, Eric Nam for Echo
Echo marked the collaboration of three icons from around the world, Armaan Malik, multi-faceted Korean-American artist Eric Nam, and platinum music producer KSHMR. In his first international collaboration, Malik was celebrated for his impressive vocal rendition and his fans, better known as Armaanians took the success of the song worldwide.