2016 has been a very successful year to Bollywood singers irrespective of their gender. We saw many new upcoming artists being recognized for their skills, and talents in awards. Bollywood as an industry has been growing and not just within Asia continent but even globally and we can see it being a close challenger to Hollywood. Though many people just recognize Bollywood actors there are so many other players who contribute to the commercial success of a film and these are singers. Bollywood over the years has produced some of the best singers in the world who are not only skilful but they are versatile and have the sweetest voices you want to listen to.
These singers have been listed here are the top 10 best Bollywood singers in 2017 male and female.
10. ATIF ASLAM
The Pakistani superstar who is not only a singer but also an actor is one of the best in the circles of Bollywood music. His solo music career started in 2004 when he launched his first album Jal Pari and some of the hit songs in it are “Jal Pari”, “Mahi Ve”, “Bheegi Yaadein”, among others. Other solo albums released by Atif are Doorie and Meri Kahani. Some of the songs that have featured in Hollywood films are “Yakeen” , “Aadat” “Doorie” and “Maula”, and “Ehsaas” among others.
9. MOHIT CHAUHAN
One of the most famous melodious playback singers in Bollywood entertainment industry today is Mohit Chauhan. Mohit career started with the band Silk Route, and produced some famous songs to date such as Dooba Dooba , “Pehli Nazar Mein Dari Thi” , “Masakali”, “Yun Hi” , “Masakali” and “Pehchan” among others. Some of his albums are Boondein, Pehchaan, Sar Utha Ke Jiyo, Fitoor – The Special Edition among others.
8. RAHAT FATEH ALI KHAN
He is a Pakistan musician who is quite famous as a playback singer in Bollywood and Pakistan film industry. He was also the first Pakistan to perform in Nobel Peace Prize Concert (2014). His career as a musician started at a tender age of three years as he would accompany his uncle and father on tours and their performances. His debut song was “Mukh Tera Sohneya Sharab Nalon Changa Ae” and later on he would go and produce others such as Gin Gin Taare Lang Gaiyaan Rattaan”, “Mann Ki Lagan”. “Dharti Dharti” and “Hum Pakistan”. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has also won a number of awards among the being 2017 Best Singer Male for “Jag Ghoomeya” in Sultan and 2016 Best Singer Male for Halla Gulla among others.
7. DIVYA KUMAR
Another experienced Indian Bollywood playback singer who has sprout from a music family is Divya Kumar. He started singing at the age of 8 and his breakthrough came as a result of three popular songs namely “Chanchal Man Ati Random”, “Subhaarambh” and “Daingad Daingad”.today he is among one of the most loved voices in Indian music industry and among the most popular musicians in Bollywood.
6. YO YO HONEY SINGH
His real name is Hirdesh Singh although he is known as Yo YO Honey Singh or Honey Singh. He is one of the most popular celebrities in Indian Bollywood industry. YO yO Honey Singh is an actor a singer a music producer. Today he is one of the highest paid music producers in India and to date he has kept a record of charging the highest fee of RS 7 million to a film featuring his song Shakal Pe Mat Ja. Some of his songs that are most popular are “Angreji Beat”, Bring Me Back ft. Spoken Word”, “Birthday Bash”,” Rise n Shine”, “Dheere Dheere” among others.
5. SHREYA GHOSHAL
One of the key celebrities today is the Bollywood industry and among the most popular singers is Shreya Ghoshal also referred by the media as “melody Queen or Queen Bee”. She is one of the leading playback singers in the Bollywood and has made a name for herself in the industry. She has been awarded so far with 6 Filmfare Awards, 3 Kerala State Film Awards, 4 National Film Awards, 9 Filmfare Awards South all for being best female playback singer. she has been recognized in united kingdom and even honoured by House of Commons of the United Kingdom, and in addition the government of U.S has honoured her in the state of Ohio by declaring 26th June Ghoshal Day’’.
4. NEHA KAKKAR
Neha is not only a Bollywood playback singer but also a global figure. She is one of the most popular playback singers who has made a name for herself and certainly you will love some of her music such as “Sunny Sunny”, “London Thumakda” “Meiyang Chang”, and “Hanju”. She is considered one of the most entertaining musician on stage and one who knows to give her fans what they want.
3. ANKIT TIWARI
The music director who is also a playback singer who has established himself in Bollywood industry is one of the best there is.to date he has composed many songs among them being “Sunn Raha Hai”, “Galliyan”, “O Yara” and many others. Over his career he has won many awards among them being Most Entertaining Singer (Male), (BIG Star Entertainment Awards 2014), Best Male Playback Singer Guild Awards( 2015), Best Male Playback Singer (Filmfare Awards) and others.
2. KANIKA KAPOOR
She has really established herself in India as one of the leading playback singers. Kapoor career started back in 2012 with the song “Jugni Ji” which became a huge hit and huge commercial success and since then she has just emerged to be among the best Indian Bollywood singers. Some of her songs that have become a hit since then are “Baby Doll”, “Lovely” “Nachan Farrate”, “Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan” “Beat Pe Booty” and “Kamlee” among others. Due to her prowess she has received awards such as 2016 Best Female Playback Singer for “Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan” from Roy, (Global Indian Music Academy Awards, and Producers Guild Film Awards), 2015 Best Female Playback Singer for “Baby Doll” from Ragini MMS 2(Star Guild Awards).
1. ARIJIT SINGH
The most popular singer today is Arijit Singh who is regarded as the most versatile and among most successful Indian musicians in history. He is a music composer, music programmer, and a music producer as well. Most of his songs are in Bengali and Hindi languages. People love his voice and he is regarded to have a voice that will penetrate a human soul. Some of hit songs that have rocked in south Asia are “Channa Mereya”, “Gerua”,”Sooraj Dooba Hain”,”Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse”,”Sanam Re”,”Bolna”,”Tum Hi Ho”, among others.
These are the top 10 best Bollywood singers in 2017. They have earned these positions due to the number of awards they have received, their popularity in 2016, and the response of the people in their most recent songs. If you’re looking for a relaxing cool Indian music check out some of these songs from this great singers and you will understand perfectly well why we have decided to highlight them as the best Bollywood singers.