Imran Khan (Urdu: عمران خان‎), born 28 May 1984 is a Dutch-Pakistani, urban Punjabi singer, songwriter and composer. He became known in 2007 after his first single "Ni Nachleh" produced by Eren E.[2] Khan was signed to Prestige Records in late 2007, and released the single "Ni Nachleh" on the label.[2] His second single, "Amplifier" produced by Eren E was released on 13 July 2009, and later several others. His debut 15-track album Unforgettable released on 27 July 2009 via Prestige Records.[11] was produced by Eren E and Hakan Ozan.

Personal life

Khan has two brothers and a sister.[29]

Career

Khan started his career in his late teens.[6] After Prestige Records released Khan's debut single Ni Nachleh,[2][7] Khan continued his career by performing in several countries.[8]

Khan’s first released single, Amplifier, was produced by Eren E and was released on 12 July 2009 and received 2 million views on YouTube on it first week of release and currently has 98 million and counting views on YouTube.[9] His second single, "Bewafa," was produced by Hakan Ozan and was released on 30 November 2009; as of November 2015, the music video of Bewafa had been viewed approximately 30 million+ times on YouTube.[10]

In July 2009, Khan released his debut album, Unforgettable. It includes the singles "Amplifier", Bewafa and a remix of his first single, Ni Nachleh.[11] It was nominated for Best Album in the 2010 UK Asian Music Awards but did not win.[7] In 2011, Khan departed from Prestige Records to start his own label, later known as IK Records.[7]

Khan released the single Satisfya on 9 May 2013.[8][36] Unlike his previous singles, it was released by IK Records. The single was produced by his "Amplifier" music producer Eren E. The music video shows Khan driving a yellow Lamborghini Aventador and sitting with a cheetah. Khan's "Satisfya" video was directed by David Zennie and has 58 million+ views on YouTube.

Khan made his Bollywood debut as a singer for the Hindi film Tevar, which was released on 9 January 2015. As of 2016 the song has over more than 2 million hits.[15] Khan released a single titled Imaginary on 8 June 2015, produced by Eren E. The single was released on his own record label, IK Records. Khan shot the video with David Zennie in downtown Los Angeles. Imaginary's official music video received 6 million views within a month of its release and currently 31 million+ views on YouTube. Khan went on and yet came out with another song called "Hattrick" which has 2 million views in a month and currently 11 million+ views.[37] In 2017, Khan released a music video called "Morocco" by, Twin N Twice who signed up with Khan's label record, IK RECORDS.[38]

Discography

Albums

Unforgettable (2009)

Unforgettable is Khan's debut album, released on 27 July 2009 via Prestige Records.[11] It was produced by Eren E and Hakan Ozan. The album contains 15 tracks.

The album was nominated for the "Best Album" award at the UK Asian Music Awards 2010[17] and won "Best Album" at the 2010 Brit Asia TV Music Awards.[18]

Track listing
Track listing
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Amplifier"Eren E3:53
2."Aaja We Mahiya (Come, My Love)"Eren E3:52
3."Hey Girl"Eren E3:18
4."Peli Waar (The First Time)"Eren E3:10
5."Chak Glass (Grab a Glass)"Eren E3:08
6."Nazar (Glance)"Eren E3:05
7."Superstar"Eren E3:25
8."Gora Gora Rang (Fair Skinned)" (featuring Mr. Probz)Eren E4:25
9."Bounce Billo"Eren E4:07
10."Ni Nachleh (Hey, Dance)" (feat. MC Spyder)Eren E3:35
11."40 Pra (Forty Brothers)"Eren E3:12
12."Pata Chalgea (I Have Found Out)"Eren E4:45
13."Bewafa (Unfaithful)"Hakan Ozan3:44
14."Nai Reina (Don't Want to Stay)"Hakan Ozan3:04
15."Qott Ghusian Da (A Sip of Happiness)" (feat. Shabby)Hakan Ozan2:58
Total length:47:28

Singles

YearSongLabelMusicNote(s)Reference(s)
2009"Amplifier"Prestige RecordsEren EFrom the album Unforgettable
"Bewafa"Hakan Ozan
2013"Satisfya"IK RecordsEren E[39]
2014"Let's Celebrate" (featuring Sonakshi Sinha)Eros InternationalImran KhanFrom the soundtrack Tevar[40]
2015"Imaginary"IK RecordsEren E[41]
2016"Hattrick" (featuring Yaygo Musalini)Donray[42]
2017"Zina" (Twin n Twice featuring Imran Khan)Imran Khan[43]
2017"President Roley"IK RecordsDonRay

Remixes

  • 2007 Ni Nachleh (feat. MC Spyder) [Eren E. Electro Remix]
  • 2007 Ni Nachleh (feat. MC Spyder) [Eren E. Electro Extended Mix]
  • 2007 Ni Nachleh (Eren E. Disco Remix)
  • 2007 Ni Nachleh (Eren E. Disco Dub Mix)
  • Aaja We Mahiya (Infidel Mix)
  • Gora Gora Rang (Remix)

Awards and nominations

  • Won "Best Album" at the 2010 Brit Asia TV Music Awards for Unforgettable.[18]
  • Nominated for four awards at the 2010 UK Asian Music Awards: "Best Album", "Best Video" for "Amplifier", "Best Male Act" and "Best Desi Act",[17] winning "Best Desi Act".[19]
  • Won "Male Musical Artist of the Year" at the 2010 Anokhi Magazine Awards.[20]
  • Won "Young Person of the Year at Successful " at the 2013 at Pakistan Achievement Awards.[21]
  • Won three awards in 2015 from Pakistani Music and Media Awards (PMMA) for best songwriter, best video (for "Imaginary") and best song (for "Imaginary").
  • Imran Khan won 3 out of 3 awards this year at the BritAsia World Music Awards (BWMA) held in the United Kingdom.

Tours

  • Imran Khan – Takeover Tour USA (2011)[22]
  • Imran Khan – Australia & New Zealand Tour (2011)[24]

See also