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“Despite announcing their collaboration a year ago, the Indian singer and the world's number 3 DJ waited 12 months to record the track and the video”

“The man has come a long way since hosting Sa Re Ga Ma in 1995… and we are not hinting at his shift from side-parted to curly-top mop! One of Calcutta’s celebrity jamais spoke to t2 about his international album, missing out on Jab Tak Hai Jaan and his return to Zee TV to host Rishtey Awards”

“It was with Zee TV’s Sa Ra Ga Ma Pa in 1995 that singer Sonu Niigaam became a household name as a TV host. His charm combined with his singing talent ensured that he catapulted to instant fame and recognition.”

“Singer Sonu Niigaam is no stranger to the camera. After making music videos, a few stints on the big screen and his successful run on television, the singer is now exploring a new first — appearing in a music video for the upcoming film 1920: Evil Returns. “I have never done a music video for an original soundtrack of a film. And here, I appear as myself. It was pretty exciting,” says the singer.”

“With strobe lights flashing and the full-bodied sound of the orchestra racing on, Sonu Nigam glimmering in his spotless white outfit down to the white designer sneakers, ran on to the stage to the resounding applause and screams of fans at the packed Gibson Amphitheater, Universal City Walk on Sept 1. In a fundraising concert for the Sankara Eye Foundation, US, Sonu Nigam gave the 4000 strong audience a run for their money - a three hour long musical journey aptly entitled ‘ Close to My Heart.” He also helped raised $80,000 for the Foundation and at the time of going to press the figure was pushing close to $100,000.”

“Popular singer Sonu Nigam, who has sung several hit tracks in Bollywood, says he has become choosy with the kind of songs he wants to sing.”

“Popular singer Sonu Nigam, who has sung several hit tracks in Bollywood, says he has become choosy with the kind of songs he wants to sing and doesn't like giving voice to every other song”

“After successful collaborations with Britney Spears and Jermaine Jackson, Sonu Nigam, recorded a single with yet another international celebrity — US-based R&B singer Jay Sean. The single was recorded in Los Angeles recently.”

“It was a night filled with old-fashioned charm. India’s top playback singer, Sonu Nigam, dug deep into the songbook of Hindi films from the ‘60s during a concert at the San Jose State University Events Center June 23 that not only satisfied his fans but also raised $200,000 for the Sankara Eye Foundation.”

“THE thousands gathered at the Centre of Excellence in Macoya on Saturday fully expected to be blown away by Bollywood playback singer Sonu Nigam, but in the end it was Nigam who was moved by the love he received from his adoring fans.”

“Bollywood's most talented and versatile playback singer Sonu Nigam enthralled the audience at Guyana as he performed at his first concert at the National Stadium, Providence.”

“After sporting schoolgirl ponytails and Aladdin pants at various events, Sonu Nigam is back with a new look. This time, with a heavily bandaged nose! No, it is not one of his sartorial misadventures. The singer accidentally injured his nose in the middle of the night. So much so that he was forced to perform at a recent event with a bandage right across his face.”

“Sonu Nigam, who had performed for charity in troubled regions across the globe, has decided to hold a concert for the Kashmir Valley. The musical event scheduled for mid summers this year will be for the benefit of orphans and disabled kids in Srinagar.”

“He is the voice behind more than 4,000 songs and several Hindi, Punjabi and Kannada pop albums, some of which he has also composed the music for. And now Mirror has learnt that singer Sonu Nigam has paired up with Bickram Ghosh, a tabla player who dabbles in both Hindustani classical as well as fusion music to turn music director for a feature film for the very first time.”

“The Bollywood singer has teamed up with the composer for the first time in Vasanth's next.”

“Sonu Nigam may not foster any favourites when it comes to music. But that doesn’t stop him from discussing his fondness for the Kannada music industry and more, with Devapriyo Bhattacharjee. ”

“Singer Sonu Nigam was in for a pleasant surprise when post his recent peace concert in Colombo, he was invited by the President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapksha to join him for high tea.”

“The wait wasn't long before Bollywood superstar playback singer Sonu Nigam took to the stage. He is the voice to many of the blockbuster chart topping songs mostly sung for the A list heroes like Shah Rukh Khan and many of the leading actors.”

“Sonu Nigam, who will perform in city on Saturday, is currently in the ‘wish-the-day-had-48 hours’-state’. He barely has time to answers SMS-es, is living out of a suitcase (he was in Kochi yesterday to perform for the celebrations of musician Yesudas’s 50th year in the industry, is in Hyderabad today for a concert, will sing at the Jagjit Singh memorial concert tomorrow in Mumbai, dash off to Goa for David Dhawan’s son wedding on February 10 and then will fly down to Namma City to enthrall his fans on That’s just a piece of his chock-a-block schedule. And amid all the conundrum, Sonu fitted in an interview on his way to airport.”

“Mumbai was witness to a super-melodious evening on Saturday as Sonu Nigam took it upon himself to enthrall everyone!”

“Sonu Nigam started singing at the age of three and he feels that if a child shows interest in any art form at a very tender age, he should be trained for it. ”

“Singer Sonu Nigam was recently performing at the Navy Ball in New Delhi, when the audience repeatedly asked him to sing Dhanush’s hit song Kolaverdi Di. Sonu at first ignored the requests and continued with his performance. But the requests started getting louder when they spotted a beaming Nevaan (his son) at the backstage. Little Nevaan has already got quite a following on Youtube after he sang a baby version of Kolaveri Di on Youtube. But then, sources say,Sonu shocked them all by announcing that neither he nor his son will sing the song.”

“The warmth of his humility counters the biting winter cold. Diminutive he might be in appearance but the aura lends him a certain grandeur. The dazzling lighting at Spectra, the multi-cuisine restaurant at The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon, helps the cause. Unassuming and candid as ever, Sonu Nigam, the singer par excellence, responding to a question says, like every musician, he too is a foodie.”

“New Delhi: After collaborating with international pop star Britney Spears, Sonu Nigam, who is all set to team up with Swedish DJ Tim Berg, says that India attracts global artistes because the country has something new to offer.”

“Swedish dance music sensation Avicii was in India on a three-city tour this weekend, and boy was he busy. The DJ - who played in Mumbai on Sunday - is collaborating with Sonu Nigam on a new track.”

“Well, the king of cord, Sonu Nigam demanded no such attention and yet my heart and soul played to each note he sang. The whole auditorium was packed with people hypnotized by the spell of his magical voice. Titled as " Lord of Cords", the show was an unbeatable four hour mesmerizing journey through melodious Bollywood tunes.”

“With songs such as Kal Ho Na Ho (Kal Ho Na Ho), In Lamhon Ke Daaman Mein (Jodha Akbar), All Izz Well (3 Idiots), Tanhai (Dil Chahta Hai) and Sanchi Sanchi (Dabangg) in his list, Sonu Nigam entertained Dubai on Monday evening at a houseful Madinat Jumeirah Arena.”

“Day 2 at the Qutub Festival 2011 witnessed the Bollywood stalwart Sonu Nigam in concert at the iconic backdrop of Qutub Minar.”

“The legendary singer talks to Mohamaad Abdul Qudoos about a decade in Dubai and turning down A.R. Rahman Indian singing icon Sonu Nigam, the ‘Lord of the Chords’, returns to Dubai for his 10th concert, Shukran Dubai 2011, at the Madinat Jumeirah Indoor Arena on November 7.”

“It was a musical do that Sonu Nigam attended recently at a suburban mall. The singer was there at the behest of Neetu Chandra and Nitin Chandra, who had hosted the evening affair. ”

“New Delhi : Popular Bollywood singers Sunidhi Chauhan, Sonu Niigaam, Shreya Ghoshal, Sukhwinder and KK will sing at the Qutub Festival 2011 to be held here Nov 4-8. The event, organised by the Punjabi Academy, under the aegis of Delhi government’s department of art, culture and languages, will be held at Qutub Complex, near Qutub Minar.”

“Sonu Nigam loves donning many hats. The playback singer, who has also dabbled in acting besides judging a popular reality music series, is now debuting as a composer for a Bollywood film. The singer has collaborated with tabla player/percussionist Bickram Ghosh and the duo has composed all tracks of the film, Jal, direct by Girish Malik.”

“Humko hai lagti haseen zindagi, sabse alag hai dilkash dil nasheen zindagi... When renowned writer Javed Akhtar was penning these thoughts, his sole aim was to boost the female spirit, encourage women to be happy and fall in love with their lives. Then singer Sonu Nigam was approached to compose this special song for the project in aid of breast cancer awareness.”

“In an endeavour to spread awareness about breast cancer, Bollywood's well known singer, Sonu Nigam, along with six other female singers has composed a song. According to Nigam, the objective of this album was to make the people aware about breast cancer and that the women should visit the doctors regularly and get their body examined.”

“With a chartbusting musical score that continues to hold strong, the team of " Love BreakUps Zindagi", is all set to unleash a track that will be an old song with a new twist to it.”

“That was the high point of the evening — Sonu Nigam rendering old hits like ‘Chahoonga main tujhe shaam savere', ‘Sawan ka maheena' and ‘Yeh jeewan hai', with the elderly Pyarelalji standing beside him and directing the orchestra”

“It was a sight to behold when singer Sonu Nigam recreated the 1960s by singing popular songs of the time with legendary Pyarelal of musical duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal. The legend was conferred a special honour for outstanding contribution to pop music at the Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA)”

“Sonu Nigam has composed a song to help spread breast cancer awareness.”

“Sonu Nigam is his own worst critic. Last week, the singer, unhappy with his own voice, decided to re-record a song for Joe Rajan's Luv U Soniyo.”

“British-Indian singer songwriter, Jay Sean’s first ever collaboration with an Indian singer will be a single with Sonu Nigam.”

“Singer Sonu Nigam has said that Indian artists are increasingly being called upon to work with Western acts. The singer recently collaborated with Britney Spears on the song 'I Wanna Go', and performed a Michael Jackson tribute alongside Jermaine Jackson at the IIFA Rocks event”

“'I can't be India's Simon Cowell'”

"I would want to give myself some time this year. I have worked a lot in the year gone by. I want to go to the mountains or the beaches and just chill out and spend time with my family. I could not do that last year. Besides everything else personal space is a big requirement for me and I would like to give it to myself. I need some `my` time," he added.

“Sonu Nigam, a name to reckon with in the world music fraternity, can be best described as someone with raw energy, startling talent and a performer par excellence. And this time he has done it again by collaborating with none other than the youth icon of today and the singer of Baby one more time, the mezmerizing Britney Spears. It's the fusion of east meeting west with an Indian touch to it. The song is called I Wanna Go. And is a current chart topper on the international charts.”

“Sonu Nigam is in Leh to shoot a music video. The singer is over the moon after Britney Spears congratulated him online and even praised his voice in his desi remix of Britney's I wanna go .”

“Judging television reality show X Factor India along with recording performing at the IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) awards ceremony seems quite a along with the regular recordings clearly did not seem enough for Sonu Nigam as he has now collaborated with Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine for a tribute to the King of Pop.”

“Sonu Niigaam has composed his way into the record books. BT has learnt that the late pop legend Michael Jackson's family has green-lighted their first ever tribute song to MJ by collaborating on a composition that will soon be released worldwide. What makes this interesting is that Sonu happens to be the co-singer and composer of this special song.”

“Singer Sonu Nigam is a proud man today. The singer’s first international single has been released by Universal Music. This is the song that Sonu created for the ICC World Cup The single titled ” Let’s Go For Glory” was first sung by the singer at the ICC World Cup opening ceremony in Dhaka, Bangladesh.”

“Singer Sonu Nigam is a proud man today. The singer's first international single has been released by Universal Music. This is the song that Sonu created for the ICC World Cup, which incidentally India won too! The single titled " Let's Go For Glory" was first sung by the singer at the ICC World Cup opening ceremony in Dhaka, Bangladesh.”

“When he started his playback singing career Bollywood's most famous male voice currentlySonu Nigam sang a lot of Mohammad Rafi songs. Later Sonu developed his own distinct style and is now one of the most sought after male voices in Hindi cinema. But at the behest of music composer Pyarelal Sharma of the Laxmikant-Pyarelal fame; Sonu has once again agreed to recreate the legendary Mohammad Rafi magic. On 7th May at Mumbai's Andheri Sports Complex Sonu will present some immortal songs sung by Mohammad Rafi.This show is named "A Musical Journey Of Maestros".”

“Sachin Tendulkar is not the only person who has one million followers on his micro blogging site. TOI has learnt that acclaimed singer Sonu Nigam too has got a million followers and has in fact beaten Sachin on another social networking platform”

“Sonu Nigam is super thrilled. His song Let's Go For Glory that he sung at the opening of the World Cup 2011 has been released by a top American recording company.”

“The versatile singer Sonu Nigam will be returning to the small screen, as a judge. Read about his views on reality shows and more”