Hridesh Singh a.k.a Yo Yo Honey Singh born on 15 March 1983 at Hoshiarpur, Punjab to a Sikh family. According to sources, he studied music at the Trinity School in the United Kingdom. His family later moved to Delhi. He studied Commerce and completed his schooling from Guru Nanak School Punjab Bagh, New Delhi.
Honey was born in a Punjabi Sikh Family his parents are.
Sardar Sarabjit Singh and Bhupinder Kaur.
Yo Yo Honey Singh got married to Shalini Singh
He introduced his wife for the first time on the Indian Singing reality television show called India’s Raw Star. Where he and his wife were sat together and had done judgements for the show.
Yo Yo Honey Singh’s debut song in Bollywood films was Shakal Pe Mat Ja, featuring Gagan Sidhu.
Singh charged Rs. 7 million for a song in the film Mastan. This was the largest amount paid to a song artist in Bollywood to date, making Singh one of the highest-paid musical artists in Bollywood.
The song “Angreji Beat” from Singh’s album International Villager, featuring Gippy Grewal, was featured in Saif Ali Khan’s film Cocktail.
Singh launched his single “Bring Me Back ft. Spoken Word” at the Video Music Awards India, which aired on MTV India. After the show, his song was premiered on the channel.
In late 2013, he produced songs in the films Chennai Express
He has also had songs in smaller-budget films such as Mere Dad Ki Maruti, Bajatey Raho and Fugly. In February 2015 he released the songs “Birthday Bash“, followed by songs in films including Gabbar is Back and Bhaag Johnny.
He faced an accident in 2016 and was unavailable for any project, hence giving his opponents to go through, Honey Singh Returned in late 2018 with the song Makhna.
The song became a major success, also the same year he sung and composed songs for movie Baazaar & Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.
Yo Yo Honey Singh has also made a lot of solo album songs which were very famous and one of the most famous party songs of the decade. Yo Yo Honey Singh is questionably a big name in Bollywood. He has earned international fame for his different style of music.
He has released numerous self-titled musical albums and all of them have performed exceptionally well. Yo Yo, is presently one of the top paid musicians across India. Although he charges extensively though still the most preferred choice of producers to sign this artist. His musical videos are amongst the top viewed videos available on YouTube. Renowned Bollywood actresses like Sonakshi Sinha and Urvashi Rautela have casted in his songs. Apart from Hindi, he also sings a number of Punjabi songs.
One of the best Yo Yo’s album songs incudes –
One Bottle Down
Apart from singing, he is founding himself as a movie actor too. In 2011, He made his first acting debut with the Punjabi movie Mirza – The Untold Story.
In 2014, He made his Hindi debut with the movie titled The Xpose. His upcoming Hindi movie is Aasha.
Yo Yo has also given his contribution to the Bollywood music industry.
In the aftermath of the 2012 Delhi gang rape case, the lyrics to some of his songs, which depict violence against women and rape positively, have caused controversy. A first information report (FIR) was lodged against Singh for his offensive lyrics, and a group of social activists filed an online petition demanding cancellation of his New Year performance at a Gurgaon hotel. After the campaign, Singh’s New Year concert was cancelled by the hotel. Singh denies writing these offensive lyrics. Singh’s song “Party All Night” in Akshay Kumar’s film Boss was at the center of a controversy.
Producers of the movie had to submit a petition in Delhi High Court claiming that they had ‘muted’ an alleged vulgar word in Singh’s song. The court heard a petition filed by lawyer Sanjay Bhatnagar seeking a stay on the film, contending that without the censor board’s approval, the song could not be released with such a vulgar word. The petitioner had sought a stay on the release of the film until either the word or the song was deleted from the film.
His work has been perceived by whom as being vulgar, misogynist, promoting violence against women and a bad influence on youth. There have been reactions in print to Singh, such as from Annie Zaidi, who wrote “An Open Letter to Honey Singh” in January 2013, and Sandipan Sharma, who wrote “Thanks for the crassness: An open letter to Honey Singh from a parent” in July 2014.
On 2014, he and singer Raftaar were in dispute over whether ‘Raftaar’ should receive credit for the lyrics of the song “Yeh Fugly Fugly Kya Hai“.
Pritam – Main Sharabi (Cocktail), Party on my mind(Race2), ABCD (Yaariyan) Himesh Reshammiya – Rani Tu Me Raja (Son Of Sardaar), Lonely Lonely (Khiladi786). Meet Bros Anjjan – Boss Title Track (Boss), High Heels (Ki And Ka) Tanishk Bagchi – Khadke Glassy, Glassy 2.0 (Jabariya Jodi), Rang Taari (Loveyatri)
Awards and Recognitions
ETC award for the Best Sound in for song “Glassi”2006
PTC award for the Best Folk Pop Award for album Rebirth 2009
PTC Punjabi Best Music Director for song “Desi Daro” 2010
PTC Punjabi Best Music Director for album The Folkstar 2011
PTC Punjabi Best Music Director for album I.V. (International Villager) 2012
BritAsia TV Music Awards 2012 – Best International Act 2012
UK Asian Music Awards Best International Album for Album album I.V. 2012
PTC Punjabi Film Award – Best Music Director for Mirza – The Untold Story 2012
PTC Punjabi Film Award – Best Debut (Male) for Mirza – The Untold Story
MTV VMAI Awards – Best Indie Artist (male) for song “Brown Rang” 2013
Power Brands Glam – Power Brand Award 2013
MTV EMA Awards – Best India Act “Bring me Back” 2013
BIG Star Entertainment Awards – Singh was co-winner of Most Entertaining Singer (Male), and “Lungi Dance” was nominated as Most Entertaining Song. 2013
Global Indian Music Award “Lungi Dance” won for Most Popular Song on Radio 2014