Everyone wants to pursue a career that they love. If that career becomes a passion on the realization of a dream, then things get better than ever. Not many people are endowed with the perseverance and patience to pursue a hobby and turn it into a successful career. There are several obstacles that aspiring stars face.
Shreya Ghoshal is a gem who began her career as a contestant in a reality show named Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. She is regarded as the Queen of Contemporary Music. She received four national awards for her outstanding performance. She charges a hefty price of INR 7 lakhs for a song.
Arijit Singh, one of the most prominent singers, musicians, composers, he has a voice that touches the soul. He is currently the most popular singer in Bollywood and some of his most famous songs are ‘Channa mereya’, ‘Tum hi ho’, ‘Raabta’, ‘Ae Dil Hain Mushkil’, ‘Muskurane’, ‘Samjhawan’ and many other songs. He won Male Vocalist of the Year in 2017 at the Mirchi Music Awards for his song, ‘Ae dil hain mushkil’. He charges INR 13 lakhs for a song for any movie.
Honey Singh or Hirdesh Singh, is an Indian music producer, pop singer and filmstar. He is famous for his song, ‘Lungi Dance’ from Chennai Express (2013). ‘Blue Eyes’, ‘Aakhon Aakhon ‘, ‘Sunny Sunny’ and many other songs have made him one of the most popular pop artists in recent times. He demands a sum of INR 15 lakhs for a song for a movie.
The star who rose to prominence after recording the song “ Ruki ruki si zindagi” from the movie, Mast (1999), is one of the most versatile stars in tinseltown. She was the judge of Indian Idol and The Voice. She charges INR 9 lakhs for a song.
One of the most sought artists from Pakistan and very popular across the country is Atif Aslam. His songs, ‘Hoor’, ‘Khair Mangda’, ‘Jeena Jeena’ and many other songs have rocked the nation. He charges a sum of INR 8 lakhs for a song.
Mika Singh is happiness personified. His style is unconventional. Most of his performances are major hits in the country. ‘Bas Ek King’, ‘Mauja Hi Mauja’, ‘Ibn-e-Batuta’ and ‘Dhanno’ are among some of his most famous numbers. He demands INR 11 lakhs for a song.
Another legendary singer from Pakistan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, whose ‘Jag Ghoomiya’, ‘ Teri ore’, ‘Sajdaa’, ‘Dagabaz re’ and other songs that are pertaining to classical, semi-classical, ghazals, kawalis and soft romantic songs, have touched our hearts. He asks for 15 lakhs for a song.
Mohit Chauhan, one of the most noticeable playback singers in Bollywood is among the ones who earns a large sum as payment for his songs. He is popular for his songs, “ Ma Teri Soch Hai”, “ Tumhari Aarzoo”, ‘ Yeh Hain Ashiqui’and others. He charges INR 4 lakhs for his songs.
Shaan, better known as Shantanu Mukherjee, is one of the most versatile artists in the industry today. He specializes in so many different genres such as pop, patriotic, jazz, ghazals, rock and so many others. He has sung songs in so many different regional languages such as Konkani, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi, Nepali, English, Hindi, Oriya, Malayalam, Telugu, Marathi and Assamese. He hosted so many talent shows such as Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and Star Voice of India. He charges INR 2 lakhs per song.
Sonu Nigam, another star who sang in various regional languages, toured the world and graced the stages in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, is a wealthy singer who asks for INR 6 lakhs per song.
It is clear from the statistics how popular these singers are in today’s entertainment industry. But it is evident that anything exceptional comes with a price. But the priceless songs that we get in the process remain with us and reach out to our soul.