|Occupation(s) :||Singer Rapper|
|Genres :||Bhangra Desi Hip Hop Reggaeton Bollywood R&B Pop|
Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia, better known by his stage name Badshah, is an Indian rapper and singer known for his Hindi, Haryanvi, and Punjabi songs. He started his career in 2006 alongside Yo Yo Honey Singh in his hip hop group Mafia Mundeer. He split from Honey in 2012 and released his independent Haryanvi song Kar Gayi Chull, which was later adopted into the 2016 Bollywood movie, Kapoor & Sons. His music has been featured in Bollywood soundtracks for films such as 2014 films Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Khoobsurat.
His debut single, “DJ Waley Babu” featuring Aastha Gill, was ranked number one on the Indian iTunes charts within 24 hours of the release. The song crossed a million views on YouTube within 30 hours. In 2016, he collaborated with Navv Inder on “Wakhra Swag” which won the 2016 Punjabi Music Awards for best duo/group and most popular song of the year award. Although the rapper doesn’t consider himself as a singer, but songs such as Tareefan, Bolo Har Har Har, and Aao Kabhi Haveli Pe established him as one of the finest playback singer in the industry with a nomination into the Filmfare for Tareefan.
He has appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 in 2017, 2018 and 2019 as one of the highest-paid celebrities in India.
Ever since 2016, roughly each of his commercial works have been topping charts including the YouTube Music Video Charts, BBC Asian Network Charts, other several Indian radio and Indian streaming charts as well. As of 2020, nine of his songs peaked on World Digital Song Sales chart by Billboard.
His work, ‘Genda Phool’ came out to be commercially one of the most successful yet controversial number in the Indian history, additionally it topped the YouTube Music Charts for two weeks with few more days and gained international listeners and attracted several other artists as well from around the world