Punjabi music is one the most catchy and loved regional music genres in India and is appreciated all over the world for its cool beats and addictive tunes. Be it in a pub or during your morning ride to work, Punjabi songs can make any mood better. You must have enjoyed songs of Yo Yo Honey Singh, now read on to discover new gems in the Punjabi music industry.
From old folk songs to modern party anthems, the Punjabi flavor can make any offering interesting. The singers of this region are popular for their exquisite music videos, style statements and appealing music.
Check out our list of top 10 best Punjabi singers in 2019 who will revolutionize your playlist and party numbers.
Satinder Sartaaj is an extremely talented singer, songwriter, poet and actor from Punjab who has won love and appreciation from all over the world through his music. From his humble beginning by performing majlis, he has now become a world renowned star and one of the most popular Punjabi singers in 2019.
His first claim to fame was the hit song Sai. He has also reached acting fame internationally with his role as Maharaja Duleep Singh in The Black Prince. Some of his popular and brilliant albums are Ibadat, Sartaaj, Sartaaj Live, Tere Qurbaan, Rangrez – The Poet of Colors, Hamza – A Sufiana Ecstasy, etc.
Emerging from the Punjabi music industry, Guru Randhawa has also taken over Bollywood with this catchy tunes and original numbers. This singer from Gurdaspur has worked in the Punjabi, Bhangra, Bollywood and Indi-pop music industry.
Some of his most famous tracks are Patola, Lahore, High Rated Gabru, Suit Suit Karda, Ban Ja Rani, etc. He has also collaborated with the international rapper Pitbull in the song Slowly Slowly. Check out his YouTube channel to catch some of the coolest Punjabi tracks of this era.
Another Punjabi singer to reign on Bollywood is Badshah, whose original name is Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia. He is a rapper who has composed most of the modern party anthems in India. He sings in Hindi, Punjabi, Haryanvi and English. He shot to fame with his track DJ Waley Babu.
Some of his other popular songs are Kar Gayi Chull, Saturday Saturday, Wakhra Swag, Heartless, Pop the Bottle, Har Ghoont Mein Swag, etc. He started his career in the year 2006 with Yo Yo Honey Singh and has now gained fame as an individual singer and composer too.
This actor and singer from Jalandhar is best known for his roles in Bollywood films like Udta Punjab and Phillauri. What you may not know is that Diljit Dosanjh is also an extremely popular Punjabi singer who has won hearts with his music much before he ventured into the Hindi film industry.
He has released several singles and albums like Ishq Da Uda Ada, Smile, Mel Karade Rabba, Chocolate, etc. He has also acted in several superhit Punjabi movies like Jatt & Juliet, Sardaar Ji, Ambarsariya, Soorma, Shadaa, Punjab 1984, etc. Follow him on social media for some quirky fun and listen to his music for soul and rhythm.
Jassi Gill is a singer and actor from Punjab who became popular with his song Chudiyaan. He made his debut in the music world in the year 2011 with his album Batchmate, followed by the single Vigrey Sharabi. Batchmate 2 became an even bigger hit and made him a well-known face in Punjabi music.
Some of his other songs are Lancer, Classmate, Nakhra and Pyar Mera. Gill has also acted in movies like Mr & Mrs 420, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar, Mundeyan Ton Bachke Rahin, Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi, etc. He is a popular name in Punjab as well as Bollywood.
This singer from Ludhiana has worked extensively in the Punjabi and Hindi film industry. He is also an actor, director and producer. Some of his popular musical works are Phulkari, Chakkh Lai, Nasha, Gangster, Angreji Beat, Hello Hello, Pat Lainge, Phulkari 2 Just Hits, etc.
He has also worked in movies like Mel Karade Rabba, Lucky Di Unlucky Story, Jatt James Bond, Faraar, Jihne Mera Dil Luteya, etc. He has won many awards for his music and acting. He has also performed outside India and has won many fans in the US and other countries.
This Canadian born Punjabi actor and singer is very popular in the music and film industry. He has won many awards for his songs and acting. Starting from the Jalandhar Doordarshan program Kala Doria, this talented singer has made a name for himself worldwide. After 2015, he has been exclusively working in films instead of independent music.
Some of his popular music includes Daru, Paigam, Madhaania, Dildarian, Khedan De Din, Judaa, Supna, etc. He also co-owns a Punjabi entertainment company named Rhythm Boyz Entertainment. He has acted in movies like Ik Kudi Punjab Di, Daddy Cool Munde Fool, Angrej, Love Punjab, Ashke, etc.
Originally named Jagdeep Singh, J Star is a popular Punjabi singer and model who won hearts with his song Na Na Na Na, which has received more than 2 million views on YouTube. Some of his other songs are Lak Da Hulara, Billo, Pain, Gabru, Gabru 2, Dream Girl, Ruk Jaana, etc.
J Star came to national limelight in 2017 when he accused the makers of Bollywood movie Raabta of plagiarizing his song and creating the track Main Tera Boyfriend. Follow his YouTube channel for updates on his upcoming music projects and listen to his popular tracks on loop.
Tejinder Maan, popularly known as Babbu Maan, is an extremely popular Punjabi singer who is known for his soulful songs and heartfelt lyrics. He has been making music since 1999 and has released several albums and singles like Sajjan Rumaal De Geya, Tu Meri Miss India, Saaun Di Jhadi, Ohi Chann Ohi Rataan, Mera Gham, Talaash: In Search of Soul, Hawayein, etc.
He has also acted in, written screenplays for, and produced Punjabi movies, like Hawayein, Rabb Ne Banaiyan Jodiean, Hashar, Hero Hitler in Love, Desi Romeos, Banjara, etc.
Kulwinder Billa is a popular Punjabi singer and actor. He has released albums like Koi Khaas and Punjab. Some of his other musical works are Fer Toh Punjab, Tayari Haan Di, Timetable, etc.
He has also acted in Punjabi films like Subedar Joginder Singh, Parahuna, the upcoming movies Television and Chhalle Mundiyaan. He has gained millions of fans with his handsome looks, singing talent and impeccable style.
Pav Dharia is a Sydney born singer, music director, producer and cinematographer who has become a rage in the Punjabi music industry. His songs and music videos are extremely popular and have millions of views on YouTube. He debuted in 2012 with Bewafa, after which he has shot to fame around the world.
Some of his most popular songs are Na Ja, Mustang Wala Munda, Nain, Nahi Karna Viah, Nasha, Bhoora Bhoora, etc. His music videos always have something cool to offer. Just watch the Na Ja video on YouTube and you will be hooked.
There are scores of other talented and popular singers in the Punjabi music scene who will blow your mind with their songs. From a rainy evening to a dance party, you will get songs for every mood in this genre.