With the wild little invention of YouTube in 2006, a lot of people are coming up with new sketches, video series, pranks, short films and much more. Cover artist is currently the most popular category in YouTube. They sing and upload the popular Bollywood songs and sometimes also compose new songs in their own style. From the classics of 90’s to the latest chart-busters they perform everything. So we decided to bring you 10 of the talented cover artists who are rocking YouTube with mash-ups, classics, and the chart-busters.
1. Darshit Nayak
Nayak is an independent songwriter and singer from Ahmedabad. He is one of the famous YouTube cover artists who has done many Bollywood music covers. His music cover of “Tum Hi Ho” has gained more than 6 lakh hits.
2. Vidya Vox
Vidya is an Indo-American who is a student of Carnatic classical music. She performs as a vocalist for the Shankar Tucker Band regularly. Her work has gained more than 50 Million hits on YouTube. She is surely one of the talented singers to watch out for.
3. Shankar Tucker Band
As mentioned above, Vidya is seen regularly in this band. This band has many musical styles like Indian folk, Classical music, Jazz, Pop music, electronic. Shankar himself is a master of playing piano, bass, tabla, kanjira and other instruments in his recordings. His work has gained more than 32 Million on YouTube.
4. Being Indian Music aka Studio Unplugged
This channel has a mix of both old and new songs along with frequent mashups. This is a venture of popular Facebook page Being Indian. It has over 31 Million views on YouTube.
5. Sanam Puri
Sanam Puri is known for the song Ishq Bulaava from Hasee Toh Phasee. He was a YouTube star and a lead vocalist before getting a break into Bollywood. He works for a band Sanam which consists of 4 members. Their work has more than 183 Million views on YouTube.
6. Akash Gandhi
A composer and pianist Akash started a YouTube channels, 88 keys to Euphoria which is known for doing instrumental covers of popular songs. This music band has grown enormously and is now one of the most recognized brands of YouTube. His work has gained more than 57 Million hits on YouTube.
7. Shirley Setia
Setia looks more beautiful when she starts singing. Her cover of Bol Do Na Zara has gained a million views in just 2 weeks time. Setia’s music gig at the IIT Hyderabad has brought her the fame. Her cover of Sanam Re is a must watch. She has more than 37 Million views for her work on YouTube.
8. Avanie Joshi
Avanie is a familiar face for those who watch Channel V and MTV. She has also done shows like Gumrah, Confessions of An Indian Teenager and Halla Bol. She was a YouTube star before coming into television world. Her unplugged version of Banjaraa is a must watch. Her work has gained more than 2 Million views on YouTube.
9. Shraddha Sharma
She came into limelight with Haal-E-Dil cover from Murder – 2 which has gained more than 2 Million views. Her work has more than 15 Million views on YouTube.
10. Amika Shail
Amika took up music with her mom’s inspiration. She is known for doing instrumental covers, originals, acoustic covers. Her melodious voice is a treat to the ears. Her work has gained more than 5 Million views on YouTube.
Source : YouTube
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