THE last few years have been truly incredible for Jubin Nautiyal.
The Indian sensation has become one of the most popular south Asian singers globally by mixing up monster solo hits with huge Bollywood numbers and sell-out live performances. This month the popular star embarks on his hotly anticipated debut UK tour with concerts at Morningside Arena in Leicester (25) and OVO Arena in London (26).
To prepare you for the shows, Eastern Eye put a playlist together of his 10 monster hits, which have clocked up huge YouTube views.
Lut Gaye: The emotion-filled love song powered by the unmistakable vocals of Jubin Nautiyal has quickly gained over 1.1 billion YouTube views since it released in February 2021. The song, with an eye-catching music video headlined by Emraan Hashmi, has marvellous music by Tanishk Bagchi and beautiful lyrics by Manoj Muntashir.
Tum Hi Aana: The only thing most people remember from flop film Marjaavaan is this fantastic song. The singer’s silky-smooth voice put a lot of feeling into the romance-filled song, which has music by Payal Dev and lyrics from Kunaal Vermaa. The song, which has over a billion views collectively, is also filled with marvellous musical breaks.
Raataan Lambiyan: This stunning song from successful film Shershaah was a real star-making moment for the singer and brought him to wider attention globally. The delightful duet featuring the female vocals of Asees Kaur beautifully captures the angst of a couple who has distance between them. Tanishk Bagchi delivers the music and lyrics on a song that has collectively received more than a billion views.
Humnava Mere: This standalone single starts off with a beautiful poem and drifts into delightful romantic singing. The music by Rocky-Shiv allows the stunning vocals to draw emotions out of the lyrics written by Manoj Muntashir, in a song that has been viewed over 762 million times.
Taaron Ke Shehar: The singer teamed up with Neha Kakkar with this wonderful love duet, which has over 573 million views. Jaani delivers the music and lyrics on a song that shines a love-filled spotlight on a forbidden romantic bond. It is accompanied by an interesting music video revolving around an outlaw couple.
Dil Galti Kar Baitha Hai: The standalone single was another interesting exploration of falling deeply in love. The song combines a contemporary and Bollywood element with a Sufi flavour. He teams up with Meet Bros, Shardul Rathod, and Manoj Muntashir on music and lyrics for a very catchy upbeat song that has a beautiful energy. It has over 475 million views.
Meri Aashiqui: Jubin has made a name for himself with original compositions, but with this he delivered a stunning cover version of a Bollywood classic and made it his own. With the help of musician Rochak Kohli and lyricist Rashmi Virag he brilliantly breathes new life into the iconic classic.
Bewafa Tera Masoom Chehra: The stunningly talented singer delivers another masterclass in romance with this emotion filled song about heartbreak and not being able to forget someone. There is a nice upbeat qawwali and ghazal inspired influence injected into a musically rich song composed by Rochak Kohli and written poetically by Rashmi Virag, which has over 400 million views.
Bedardi Se Pyaar Ka: Sad songs are supposed to be slow, but with this he managed to put across an emotion-filled sentiment in a melodious free-flowing song that has a power-filled energy. Jubin’s voice wonderfully wraps itself around catchy music by Meet Bros and sentiments by ace lyricist Manoj Muntashir. It has over 310 million views.
Barsaat Ki Dhun: There have been great romance-inspired Indian rain songs across the decades and this ranks right up there with the very best. Rochak Kohli is on composing duties and Rashmi Virag delivers the lyrics on a top tune filled with love from start to finish. Viewed over 300 million times, it shows that no male singer currently does romantic numbers like Jubin Nautiyal. That is why his shows will be well-worth watching.
Jubin Nautiyal will be in concert at Morningside Arena, 31 Charter Street, Leicester LE1 3UD on June 25 and OVO Arena, Arena Square, Engineers Way, London HA9 0AA on June 26. Visit www.rockonmusicuk.com