Yo Yo Honey Singh born Hirdesh Singh on 15 March 1983 in Delhi. is an Indian rapper, music producer, singer and film actor. He started as a session and recording artist, and became a Bhangra producer. He has also begun to produce music for Bollywood films.
His birth name is Hirdesh Singh. He studied music at the Trinity School in the United Kingdom.
Singh had earlier denied the reports of him being married and claim that wedding photos being circulated on internet were not of a real wedding. However he recently admitted to have been married.
Honey Singh and Diljit Dosanjh's song Lak 28 Kudi Da reached No 1 in BBC Asian Download Charts in May 2011. The song was released a promotional track for Diljit Dosanjh's film Lion of Punjab.
Honey Singh has received the ETC award for the Best sound in 2006 for his song Glassi and the PTC award for the Best Folk Pop Award 2009 for Rebirth and PTC Punjab Best Music Director 2011.It has been reported that he has been paid the highest fee ever for a Bollywood song (as of 2012) of 7 million (US$110,000) for a song in the films "Cocktail" and "Mastan".
Yo! Yo! Honey Singh tops the chart of trending videos of 2012. He earns two places on YouTube's list of top 10 trending videos of 2012. His song Brown Rang makes it to top spot and High Heels, in collaboration with Jaz Dhami, takes fourth spot.
He was greatly influenced by the likes of various legends such as James Brown, Ludacris, Dr. Dre and Bob Marley and he drew inspiration from them. This resulted in him introducing a new variant of music in the form of Punjabi rap in the film industry.
Also, a song named Angreji Beat from Honey Singh's recently released album International Villager featuring Gippy Grewal, was featured in Saif Ali Khan's film Cocktail.
Singh, also launched his single track "Bring Me Back ft. Spoken Word" at Video Music Awards India which aired on MTV India. The award show was packed with many film's and independent artists throughout the world including India. He gave a heart winning performance in the show. After the end of the show, his song was also premiered at the channel.
He has been widely popular in Bollywood film music these days for apparently composing songs in films such as like Mere Dad Ki Maruti, Bajatey Raho, Chennai Express & Boss. Akshay Kumar seems quite impressed from the rapper apparently.
Awards:1) In the year 2006, Honey Singh won the prestigious ETC Award for the Best Sound in Glassi.
2) Three years later in 2009, he grabbed the PTC Best Folk Pop Award for Rebirth.
3) He won the PTC Best Music Director Award three times in a row in 2010, 2011 and 2012 for Desi Daroo (song), ‘The Folkstar’ (album) and ‘International Village’ (album) respectively.
4) In 2012 Honey Singh was bestowed with the honour of the BritAsia Best International Act of the year.
5) He had also won anUK Asian Music Awardin the Best International Album category for his album called I.V. (or International Village).