18 August 2023, Mumbai: Indian singer Arijit Singh has achieved a remarkable milestone by becoming the third most-followed artist on Spotify, surpassing global sensations like Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, and Eminem. Currently, the top three most-followed artists on Spotify are Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, and Arijit Singh.
Arijit Singh beats Hollywood Singers on Spotify
Arijit Singh’s ascent on Spotify reflects his immense popularity and the sheer volume of songs he has released, particularly in recent months. He has surpassed other Spotify regulars such as Drake, The Weeknd, Rihanna, and Adele, marking a significant achievement for the Indian music industry.
Arijit Singh’s Latest Songs
Arijit’s recent discography boasts a series of notable tracks. One of his latest songs is “Chaleya,” a romantic song sung for Shah Rukh Khan in the upcoming film “Jawan.” He also collaborated with Jasleen Royal on the independent single “Heeriye,” featuring a music video with Malayalam superstar Dulquer Salmaan.
Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani Songs
Additionally, Arijit lent his soulful voice to Ranveer Singh in the album of Karan Johar’s romantic comedy “Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani.” He sang several tracks, including the romantic number “Tum Kya Mile,” the dance track “What Jhumka,” and the poignant song “Ve Kamleya.” Arijit’s versatility and emotive singing style have resonated with audiences across various genres.
Controversial Song ‘Pasoori Nu’
One of Arijit’s recent songs, “Pasoori Nu,” a rehashed version of Ali Sethi’s popular track, stirred some controversy. The song was a part of the film “Satyaprem Ki Katha,” and in response to backlash, Arijit responded that the makers had committed to funding a school for underprivileged children, which he considered more important.
Throughout the year, Arijit Singh has lent his vocals to various film projects, including “Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar,” “Zara Hatke Zara Bachke,” and “Gadar 2.” His consistent contributions to Indian music have solidified his position as one of the industry’s leading voices and a global phenomenon on platforms like Spotify.
By Yashika Desai