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Bolly’s new hit formula? a honey singh song! t2 charts the rise and rise of the phenomenon called Honey Singh. Yo!


BORN: Hirdesh Singh on March 15, 1983

BELONGS TO: Punjab, but born and brought up in Delhi.

STUDIED: Music at the Trinity School of Music in UK.

BECAME HONEY SINGH: In 2006. His first single Glassy was a huge hit.

NON-BOLLY HITS: Blue eyes, High heels, Brown rang, Angreji beat... to name a few.

THE ACTOR: Has acted in Punjabi films Mirza and Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22. The Xpose, set to release in May, co-starring Himesh Reshammiya, will be his Bolly debut.

5 must-haves for a hit Honey Singh song

Wacky lyrics: Main rahoon saari raat in the bar/ Daaru piyu lagaatar/ Ek aadhi sab pee lete hain/ Main to piyu botal chaar — the weirder and wackier the lyrics, the bigger the hit.

Infectious beat: All Honey Singh songs are such foot-tappers that they will have you grooving, no matter what the lyrics are. Sample: Sunny sunny... paani paani.

SUng with a twang: How would you recognise a Yo Yo song from a mile away? Every line — in Hindi, Punjabi or even English — must have his trademark twang.

Party look and feel: Packed dance floor or house party, you just can’t keep still when a Honey Singh number is being played. The videos — Blue eyes to Party all night to Chaar botal vodka — are one big party too.

YO YO HONEY SINGHAAA: What’s a Honey Singh song without his signature sign-off — “Yo Yo Honey Singhaaaa!”

Honey Singh’s music has very catchy chorus lines. His music is like junk food — you know it will give you a heart attack someday, but it also tickles your taste buds! — Dipayan Ganguly, MA 2nd year, Sikkim Manipal University

Like most teens, I really like Honey Singh. It’s fun listening to his songs because his music is great and the lyrics are real fun — Poulami Ghosh, history honours, Presidency University

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