Hirdesh Singh is popular as Yo Yo Honey Singh worldwide. Honey is probably one of the most cardinal names in the Indian music scene. As a matter of fact, Honey has revamped the entire Indian music business globally. Initially, Honey started off as a Punjabi music producer but gradually his distinctive style of vocals earned him recognition.
However, Honey Singh is a pop music icon. His sound is influenced from many musical genres including hip-hop as well. Badshah, on the other hand, is often considered as Yo! Yo! Honey Singh’s locum in Bollywood. Badshah claims that he was the ghost-writer behind some of Honey’s most iconic tracks as well. To sum up, Badshah can literally spit, the hip-hop way.
WHAT IS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN HONEY SINGH AND THE GRAMMY AWARDS?
A Grammy Award is the best that a musician can dream for. The Recording Academy, a Santa Monica-based institution honors musicians worldwide for their work in the field of music by presenting them a Grammy Award. A Grammy Award was initially known as a Gramophone Award because of the way it was designed.
The connection between Honey and Grammy is nothing official. All things considered, Honey released “Issey Kehte Hain Hip Hop” in 2014. The track featured Lil’ Golu alongside Honey Singh. As usual, they received a lot of backlash from the hip-hop fans worldwide. As the track proceeds, Honey talks about his dream of earning a Grammy award. He says “Jo bhi maine bola wo main karke dikhaaunga, mere liye dua karo Grammy le aaunga”.
Everyone started thinking about Honey’s thought and like always, a few supported him and a lot of them did not.
WHY BADSHAH DESERVES A GRAMMY MORE THAN YO YO HONEY SINGH?
Rapper Badshah is also a versatile artist. He is a pop icon as well but his work in strict hip-hop industry is equally praised by the audience. He has been representing India globally from a few years now. A lot of international artists love sampling the Indian/South-Asian sound in their music. Since a lot of international artists from different genres are experimenting, the demand of Indian vocalists is also increasing internationally. Badshah, for an instance, is one of those internationally demanded names.
In the recent past, the rapper has collaborated with Dance-Hall icon, Sean Paul. The announcement of Badshah collaborating with Major Lazer also came out recently. Major Lazer mainly produce Electronic Dance Music. The trio is known for delivering the smashing hit “Lean On”.
As a matter of fact, Sean Paul has been nominated 8 times for the Grammy Awards and has won one of them. Major Lazer, on the other hand, have earned several prominent awards but are still waiting for a Grammy.
Watch behind the scenes of Badshah working with Major Lazer here:
POSSIBLE REASONS OF BADSHAH’S INTERNATIONAL DEMAND:
HONEY SINGH’S HIATUS FROM MUSIC INDUSTRY
As we mentioned earlier, Badshah is the YYHS of 2017. A transition in the graph of Badshah’s success kicked in when there was no YYHS available. Raftaar has also admitted that he is not as big as Badshah is. As a result, Badshah is the only successful rapper available from India. These can’t be the reasons alone, right?
INVOLVEMENT OF SONY MUSIC INDIA AND BOLLYWOOD
Badshah is signed with one of the most successful labels, Sony Music India. Addition of Bollywood means a wider reach to the global audience. “Chull”, “Abhi To Party Shuru Hui Hai” etc. are some of Badshah’s chart-busters which were praised by audience worldwide.
BADSHAH HAS A DIFFERENT STYLE
No one can deny that he is actually very hardworking. He has been trying to meet international standards of music for his global audience. He has provided some of the most expensive music videos like of “Mercy”, “DJ Waale Babu” and others. He is also known for wearing attractive pair of shoes, driving exotic cars and what not?
Whatever the reason is, we’re sure that Badshah is subliminally working on earning a Grammy Award for himself and for his country. What do you think of his work and tell us if he really deserves a Grammy or not in the comments down below.