Asim Azhar — Setting milestones
Asim Azhar has certainly become a household name in the contemporary music scene of Pakistan. Having started with renditions of different Western songs, Asim went on to compose his own music, becoming one of the most successful singers of Pakistan, today.
From music videos to Coke Studio, to drama OSTs to songs in Pakistani movies, Asim Azhar’s journey is as magical as it gets. The 23 years-old songster puts his hundred percent in every song he intones, which can literally be felt when you hear one.
The youngest Pakistani singer to have garnered more than 100 Million views on a song on Youtube has recently posted his debut Bollywood song and in a matter of just two days, it is trending at number 3 on Youtube with more than a million views.
What saddens his fans across the world is that he was never credited for the song he composed. Humraah from the movie Malang is originally composed by Asim Azhar but due to the tensions between both countries, the makers decided to not only get it recorded by another singer but also blatantly refrained from mentioning his name as the composer.
However, Asim stayed positive and decided to release the original rendition of the song on Eid-Ul-Fitr. Owing to the spectacular success of the song, he wrote, “When I made this melody 3 years ago on a random night at my studio in Karachi, never did I think it would be given so much love…thank you so much. God is the best planner.”
When I made this melody 3 years ago on a random night at my studio in Karachi, never did I think it would be given so much love… ???? thank you so much. God is the best planner. ???????? pic.twitter.com/EVEteH1IDg
— Asim Azhar (@AsimAzharr) May 27, 2020
Without any support from the makers of the movie or any label for that matter, the singer managed to grab such a tremendous response with his sheer dedication and soulful voice. “No push, no label, organic, independent,” he wrote.
Recently, Asim Azhar has become the fourth Pakistani singer to have crossed 100 Million views on Youtube. The 100 Million club includes Atif Aslam, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, and Momina Mustehsan.
100 MILLION VIEWS. ?? #jotunamila
And it gives me immense honour to become the youngest & only the 4th Pakistani artist (after Rahat Fateh Ali Khan sb, Atif Aslam & Momina Mustehsan) to have 2 or more songs in the 100 million club. ???? thank you. I love you guys. pic.twitter.com/T8donMa54H
— Asim Azhar (@AsimAzharr) May 4, 2020
Albeit being an extensively popular young songster, Asim Azhar is an owner of a happy-go-lucky and ebullient personification. Be it some random people or the stars from the Pakistani media fraternity, he is capable of bringing smiles on the faces of all the people he meets.
His stardom is not just confined to Pakistan, he is well-celebrated all around the globe, especially in countries like the US, UK, and a few Middle Eastern countries. Every year, he performs in variable concerts in Pakistan and at the top of it, he goes on a signing spree in different countries. The excitement and enthusiasm exhibited by the spectators in other countries are quite similar to that of his concerts in Pakistan.
Here’s wishing him the very best of luck for all his future endeavors.
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