Love him or hate him, but you absolutely cannot ignore Yo Yo Honey Singh. He is the guy who made rap music popular among the commoners of the nation.
Honey Singh, famously known as Yo Yo Honey Singh was born on 15th March 1983 in Hoshiarpur, Punjab. He started as a recording artist and soon became Bhangra music producer, from then on he achieved a lot of success & popularity. He is currently one of the highest paid music producers in the Indian Film Industry.
Here are top 10 interesting facts about Yo Yo Honey Singh:
1. Real Name:
His birth name is Hirdesh Singh. He studied music at the Trinity School in the United Kingdom. His family later moved to Delhi.
2. The Origin of ‘Yo Yo’ Honey Singh:
“Yo Yo” was picked from his Afro-American friends which mean “Aapka Apna”. So Yo Yo Honey Singh mean “Aapka Apna Honey Singh”.
3. Hindi and Punjabi Songs:
Honey Singh prefers to sing in Hindi and his native language Punjabi rather than English. The Punjabi album International Villager was released on 11 November 2011. The track “Gabru” from the album, featuring singer J-Star, topped the Asian music charts, including the official BBC Asian charts.
He has performed at many college festivals, including Ansal Institute of Technology and Ramjas College, Delhi
4. Trinity School of United Kingdom (UK):
Yo Yo studied music at the Trinity School of United Kingdom (UK). He is a great fan of Cricket & also loves to drive cars in his free time. Honey Singh learned DJing from DJ Vishal. He won the second place in War of DJs competition
5. Married to Shalini Talwar Singh:
Singh is married to Shalini Talwar Singh, whom he introduced to audiences for the first time on the television show India’s Raw Star. They got married in 2011, they dated each other for many years but chose to be discreet about it. Their wedding, too, was away from the arclights, as the duo wanted it to be a private affair.
6. Punjabi Movies:
Before making a Bollywood debut in acting, he was featured in couple of Punjabi movies. He made his acting debut with the Punjabi film Mirza – The Untold Story and leading role debut with the film Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22 and Zorawar to be released in 2016.
7. Charged 70 Lac for a Song:
He charged Rs. 70 Lac for a song in the film Mastan, this is the biggest amount paid to a song artist till date in Bollywood.
8. Bollywood Debut:
Honey Singh made his debut as an actor in Bollywood cinema with the 2014 musical-thriller film The Xpose, alongside Himesh Reshammiya. The film was released on 16 May 2014, to mixed reviews from critics, though it was a box office flop.
9. Bipolar disorder:
Yo Yo Honey Singh stayed away from the industry for 18 months. In one of his interviews, Honey Singh said, “I know there were rumours that I was in rehab (for drug overdose), but I was in my Noida house throughout. The truth is I was suffering from bipolar disorder. It went on for 18 months, during which I changed four doctors, the medication wasn’t working on me and crazy things were happening“, he said, pausing, but determined to reveal more. “I must confess that I was bipolar and an alcoholic, which aggravated the condition“.
10. Best Raper in India:
Honey Singh is the king of Rap Music. Even though rap was introduced by somebody else, it did not gain much popularity. But Honey Singh’s consistent efforts brought this industry to a larger audience. And soon his rap music became party anthems. All the Honey Singh songs like chaar bottle vodka, Angrezi beat, and many more have today formed a major part of discos and parties.
It’s the greatest news that Honey Singh is back again and we wish him more success!