Thursday, March 8, 2012

Asha Bhonsle: Piya Tu Ab To Aaja


Asha Bhonsle reigns supreme as the undisputed queen of recording songs, having recorded more than 12,000 tunes during the course of her six decade career. World renowned for her vocal range and for her versatility, Bhosle's work includes film music (as a "playback singer"), pop, ghazals, bhajans, traditional Indian classical music, folk songs, qawwalis, and Rabindra Sangeets. Apart from Hindi, she has sung in over 20 Indian and foreign languages.

Bhonsle is the first Indian singer to be nominated for a Grammy Award in 1997. She has earned more than 50 awards in music and film, along with various other honors, including an honorary doctorates from the University of Amravati and University of Jalgaon in Literature.

The video below is of a tune she did as a playback singer (a singer who records a tune for an actor or actress to lip sync to in a film, although the original singer may not appear in the film) for the Hindi movie "Caravan". She's also widely recognized as the Queen of Bollywood.

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