Indian pop music is also known as Hindi-pop or Indi-pop. It is a type of music that is produced in India only and is different from the music that refers to filmi soundtracks of the Indian cinema.
Pop music is more famous and is connected to Bollywood music.
The culture of pop music originated from the 1960s to 1990s. The typical instruments used in pop music are piano, vocal, guitar, drums, keyboard, etc.
Various pop singers have been originated in the Bollywood music industry in the past few years. We have made a list of some of the best and top pop singers of India.
Some of them are-
Yo Yo Honey Singh
The real name of Honey Singh is Hirdesh Singh who was born on 15th March 1983. He is one of the most famous pop and rap singers of India.
His career started as a recording artist and so far he has given his voice to various top Bollywood movies. Honey Singh has performed in many events including award shows and college functions.
He is one of the highest paid singers of Bollywood industry. He made his debut in the Bollywood industry with the song Shakal Pe Mat Ja.
Some of the most loved and famous pop songs of Yo Yo Honey Singh are Angreji Beat, High Heels, Gabru, Bring Me Back, Alfaaz, and a lot more.
2. Benny Dayal
Benny Dayal was born on 13th May 1984. He sings in different Indian languages including Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, and Marathi.
He was born and brought up in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He has given his voice in various Bollywood movies and his songs are appreciated by the audience. He was a judge in an Indian reality show also.
He has been awarded at 54th Filmfare award- RD Burman Award for New Music talent for his song Kaise Mujhe in the movie Ghajini.
Some of his famous songs are O Lolona, Tana talk 3, Bakaiti, Chal Maar, Premika and a lot more.
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3. Sonu Nigam
Sonu Nigam was born on 30th July 1973. He is one of the best playback and pop singers of the Bollywood music industry.
Moreover, he is a composer, actor, host, live performer, and a lot more. He has sung songs in different languages including Hindi, Odia, Tulu, Nepali, Tamil, Odia, Telugu, Kannada, etc.
Sonu Nigam is known as the ‘Lord of Chords’. His music career started when he was 4 years old.
He is active in the Bollywood industry since 1990. He has sung various pop songs for the industry.
Some of his best pop songs are Tera Milna Pal Do Pal Ka, Tu, Deewana Tera, Bijuria, Iss Kadar Pyar Hai Tumse, De Diya Dil, Tu Hi Bata, Chanda Ki Doli, and a lot more.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was born on 9th December 1974 and is known as a singer from Pakistan who is famous for his strong and painful voice.
He generally sings Qawwali and Sufi songs. He has sung many pop songs and is one of the most famous pop singers of all time.
Rahat performed for the very first time when he was only 9 years old. He made his debut in the Bollywood industry with the song ‘Mann Ki Lagan’ for the movie Paap in the year 2003.
He has been awarded for many of his songs. Some of his best pop songs are Dillagi, Zaroori Tha, Maine Use Dekha Hai, Kisi Roz Milo, Mere Dil Ki Duniya Mein, and a lot more.
Arijit Singh was born on 25th April 1987 in West Bengal. His father was Punjabi while his mother was Bengali.
His music career started at a very young age at his home only. He is an India pop and playback singer who can direct, compose and record songs also.
His major songs are available in Hindi and Bengali languages though he has performed in various Indian languages also.
Arijit Singh is known for his awesome and painful voice that touches the hearts of the listener.
He has been featured in MTV Unplugged various times. Some of his best pop songs are Duaa, Phir Le Aaya Dil, Mast Magan, Kabira and a lot more.
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6. Mika Singh
Mika Singh was born on 10th June 1997 in Durgapur, West Bengal. He is one of the best playback, pop singer and live singer of the Bollywood music industry.
He has given his voice to numerous hit films and albums. His career was started when he was young and at that time he released his 7 solo albums.
In his early life, he used to sing in Kirtans before joining the pop and playback world.
Mika Singh has sung various pop songs and got awarded as well as nominated for those also.
Some of his best collections are Kalesh, Laal Dupatta, Mast Kalander, Billo, Godfather and a lot more.
7. Neha Kakkar
Neha Kakkar was born on 6th June 1988 in Rishikesh, Uttrakhand. She appeared for the very first time in the 2nd season of Indian Idol but unfortunately, she got eliminated.
After almost 8 years, she became the judge of the same show in its 10th season. She has performed various songs majorly in Hindi and Punjabi language.
She released her first album ‘ Neha- The rockstar’ in collaboration with Meet Bros. That song was praised a lot by the audience.
After that, she sang many songs for the Bollywood industry.
She has sung many pop songs also. Some of them are Mile ho tum Humko, Mohabbat Nasha Hai, Woh Ek pal, Maa to bata, Ankhiyan, and a lot more.
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The real name of Shaan is Shantanu Mukherjee. He was born on 30th September 1972, belonging to a typical musical family.
He is an Indian pop and playback singer who is active in Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Kannada, and Telugu.
Shaan hosted many reality shows including Star Voice of India 2, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil champs, etc.
Shaan is a terrific playback and pop singer of Bollywood and has given his voice in various Hindi, Kannada, Bengali movies.
Some of his pop albums are Khola Haowa, Abaar Ashibo Phire, Naujawan, Dil Chahta Hai, Yeh Dil Aashiqana, and a lot more.
9. Shirley Setia
Shirley Setia is an Indian born New Zealand Singer who was born in Auckland, New Zealand.
She is a pure pop singer of India who gave her voice to some of the Bollywood movies also. She made her entry in the music industry with the help of youtube.
She used to replicate the song of various artists and upload them on youtube. She got famous in that way only.
Till now, she has composed and sang her own songs also that got a great response from the audience.
She has won a total of 5 awards so far from the year 2016 to 2018. Some of her famous and top pop songs are Jab Koi Baat, Koi Vi Nahi, Naiyo Jana, Tu Mil Gaya, and a lot more.
10. Monali Thakur
Monali Thakur was born on 3rd November 1985. She is an Indian actress as well as playback and pop singer.
Monali won the National Film Award for the Best Playback Singer for her amazing song ‘ Moh Moh Ke Dhage’ that got a great response from the audience.
She belongs to a Bengali Family and was born in Kolkata, West Bengal.
She started singing at a very young age and performed in schools and colleges only. After that, she appeared in the second season of Indian Idol and got fame for that show only.
Some of her best songs are Woh Pehli Baar, Yeh Mera India Anthem, Moh Moh Ke Dhage, Tamanna, Ore naseeba and a lot more.
In a nutshell
There are various pop singers that have contributed to the Bollywood music industry so far and this industry is incomplete without many of them. We presented you with the list of some of the best and top pop singers of India.