TDIM - Bohemia's Birthday - 15th Oct
Posted On 15th October, 2013 @ 21:03 pm by TDIM

Bohemia's Birthday

Bohemia celebrates his birthday today. He is an extremely talented Punjabi Rapper and music producer from California. Popularly known as the king of Punjabi Rap, Bohemia is actually the founder of Punjabi Rap.

 

He rose to stardom in 2002 with his independent first album, Vich Pardesan De which reached the top 10 on BBC Radio 1 UK. His following album, Pesa Nasha Pyar, released in 2006 became the first full-length Punjabi-rap album released by a major record label. It brought Bohemia increased popularity, including a multi-record deal with Universal Music Group Pvt. Ltd. India. It also brought his creation of Punjabi rap to mainstream recognition making Bohemia known as a pioneer of a new genre of music: Desi hip hop or Desi rap.

 

In 2006, Pesa Nasha Pyar reached #2 on Maxim India magazine’s Top 10 downloads, and #3 on the Planet M chart. Bohemia appeared in XXL magazine in New York. He entered Bollywood in 2009 with the title track for the Warner Bros. feature film Chandni Chowk to China, in which he appeared with Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone. His voice was used for the film Desi Boyz, rapping to set the scene for Sanjay Dutt's cameo with Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone and Chitrangda Singh. Da Rap Star, his third album, received four nominations at the UK Asian music awards and PTC Punjabi music awards, including Best Punjabi Album and Best Music Director. Da Rap Star remained at #1 on the Planet M chart in India for several weeks. Bohemia toured for the rest of 2009 performing all over Europe, Asia and America. He has appeared on many of Universal India’s mega-compilations including three tracks on The Chart Busters. Universal called this compilation "The biggest hits in Punjabi on one massive album!" Bohemia was one of the best-selling artists of the year, making him the flagship artist of Universal Music Group India.

 

Bohemia was also ranked 25th on Desiclub.com’s list of the 50 Coolest Desis. "Ek Tera Pyar", his second single from Da Rap Star, entered the B4U Top 10 chart, becoming the first non-film track to do so.

 

In May 2012, Sony Music Entertainment signed Bohemia. As part of the association, Sony Music will take care of Bohemia's music albums, launches and shows.

 

Also check out our top 5 favorite tracks by Bohemia!

 

• Ek Tera Pyar

 

• Sahara

 

• Kali Denali

 

• Rooh

 

• Eitbaar

 

We wish this talented artist a very Happy Birthday!

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