Most Popular Pop Singer from Pakistan-Junaid Jamshed

Junaid Jamshed

Junaid Jamshed was born on 3rd September, 1964 in Karachi. He belongs to an Air Force family and like his father Junaid Jamshed was greatly inclined towards Air Force himself but due to his weak eye sight soon shifted to Aeronautical Engineering from UET, Lahore.

Junaid Jamshed entered the music industry by becoming the lead singer of the band Vital Signs. The band Vital Signs rose to fame as soon as they entered the market in 1986. Junaid was still a fresh graduate of Aeronautical Engineering. Junaid Jamshed initially started it out as a hobby but later made a huge career out of it.

“Dil Dil Pakistan” was the debut song of the band which made it rise to fame. In 1994 the band split up after a long list of chart topping albums and many hit songs. Junaid then started his solo career as a singer. “Us Rah Par” and “Na Tu Aayegi” were two of his famous solo songs that still are being hummed by millions on several occasions. In 2001, “Dil Ki Baat” was released, it was the last album released by Junaid Jamshed, the pop singer.

After 2001, Junaid Jamshed distanced himself from the music industry and in 2004 renounced music and declared to devote his life to Islam. He also opened a clothing store so to earn and support his family. After this major change on his personality, he has created and presented several “Naats” which are very soothing for the ears and heart. He has launched 7 albums of Nasheed altogether and intends to produce many more.

Pop Singers of Pakistan

Vital Signs-pop group of PAKISTAN

Pakistan got its first taste of pop music in the late 60’s when Waheed Murad was seen swaying to the tunes of Ko Ko Korina sung by Ahmed Rushdi for the film Armaan. This song revolutionized the music scene in Pakistan as well as across the border.

Singers Alamgir and Mohammed Ali Shehki took pop music one step further in the late 70’s. Their songs were an instant hit and very popular among the younger generation.

In 1980, Nazia Hassan a teenage Pakistan born British became a house hold name with her very first song sung for an Indian movie. Her first album Disco Dewane sung along with her brother Zohaib Hassan enjoyed phenomenal success. Inspired by the Hassan siblings, a number of singers followed their footsteps some of them are Tehseen Javed, Saleem Javed and Hasan Jahangir. Hasan Jahangir’s “Hawa Hawa” was a super duper hit.

In the early 90’s, the band Vital Signs took the music scene by storm with their song “Dil dil Pakistan”. They were largely helped by their looks and video. Soon many bands such as Junoon, Awaz, and Strings etc joined the band wagon. Of all the bands, Stings still exist. Junoon introduced and popularized a new genre of music the “Sufi Rock”. Shehzad Roy, Ali Haider and Najam Shiraz are some individual singers of the 90’s worth mentioning.

The girls of Pakistan have also contributed to pop music. Besides Nazia Hasan other leading female singers are Hadiqa Kiyani and Fareha Pervaiz. Recently two girls from Peshawar have formed a band Zeb and Haniya. Their music is much appreciated in Pakistan as well as abroad.

TOP TEN POP SINGERS

1. Atif Aslam
2. Ali Zafar
3. Ali Azmat
4. Hadiqa Kiyani
5. Ali Haider
6. Princess Annie
7. Nazia Hasan
8. Junaid Jamshed
9. Shafqat Ammanat Ali
10. Fakhir