There’s no denying that the Indian music scene has taken over the world. Indian artists and their songs are topping some of the biggest international charts, further leaving global listeners wanting for more. Making a lot of noise in the international music scene currently are some of the biggest Indian-origin music artists who are proudly putting our diverse music elements on a global map.
From King to Armaan Malik, we list down 5 Indian music artists who are breaking boundaries and creating a space for themselves in the international scene. Take a look…
Hip Hop icon King is currently in his best career space. The music artist-entrepreneur has been winning audiences globally with his music. Known for hits like ‘Maan Meri Jaan’, ‘Tu Aake Dekhke’ and more, King recently joined forces with the American pop singer Nick Jonas and created an English verse of the song, titled ‘Maan Meri Jaan (Afterlife)’ that has been continuously topping global charts. Not too long ago, the song acquired the #101 spot on Spotify Daily Top Song Global. The singer has also been doing various international shows which have received incredible response from audiences. Talking about going global, King recently told Rolling Stone, “We are breaking into global charts including Spotify Global and Billboards, and achieving milestones that no Hindi song has ever achieved. So, it’s an amazing feeling and we saw the journey of ‘Maan Meri Jaan,’ how this song traveled not just in India but globally,”. Amazing indeed!
Next on the list is one of the most loved Punjabi music artists globally- AP Dhillon. The singer, songwriter and record producer crafts music influenced by genres ranging from R&B, hip-hop, pop and rap. Having multiple global hits to his credit, AP Dhillon’s songs are a regular in top streaming charts in various parts of the world. Extremely popular amongst the masses, AP too has had sold-out concerts with videos going viral on social media. Some of AP Dhillon’s biggest hits include ‘Brown Munde’, ‘Excuses’, ‘Insane’, ‘Summer High’, and ‘Dil Nu’ amongst others.
Another Indian artist who has made a mark for himself internationally is Prateek Kuhad. The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter has over the years found a foothold in the music industry not just in India but globally as well. Known for creating independent music, Prateek introduced Indian music to the world with songs such as ‘Tum Jab Paas’, ‘Cold Mess’, ‘Co2’, ‘All I Need’ and ‘Favorite Peeps’ amongst many others.
Another exceptional artist on the list has to be Prince of Pop Armaan Malik, who has been doing remarkably well for himself. The composer-singer has been constantly representing India on a larger scale with his music. Other than his music back home, Armaan has also collaborated with international icons like Grammy Winning singer Ed Sheeran, K-Pop singer Eric Nam and producer DJ KSHMR for various singles. Having carved a niche for himself in the last many years, Armaan has been feted with prestigious international honours such as the Grammys Global Spin for his single ‘You’, MTV Europe Music Award for ‘Best India Act’ in the year 2020 and 2022, and becoming the first-ever artist to hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top Triller Global chart twice in 2020 among others. Well, It won’t be wrong to say that it’s Armaan Malik’s world and we are just living in it!
Diljit Dosanjh enjoys a massive fan base globally owing to his unique contributions to the Indian music industry. The singer - actor created history this year by becoming the only Punjabi artist to perform at one of the world’s biggest music festivals - The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. A no stranger to sold-out concerts, Diljit has often topped multiple international charts with his music. Celebrated for his unapologetic and unparalleled style, Diljit Dosanjh counties to bring forward his cultural roots on international music platforms.