Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Shahin Badar is the one of the most distinctive crossover commercial female Asian artist in the UK Music scene. She has two fantastic creditable albums to her name Laila and Destiny. Bringing innovation to all her tracks she has teamed up with mainstream and Bollywood producers such as Oscar Winner A.R. Rahman and electronic big beat giants, The Prodigy on 3 UK No.1 albums, including the her entrancing and bold Alaap Chants on controversial international Smash Hit Smack My Bitch Up, this was followed by the Prodigy track Get Up, Get off. Fat of The Land was a multimillion selling album and making Shahin A recipient of a quadruple Platinum award as well as entry into the Guinness book of records in 1999 for the fastest selling UK album.
Shahin is signed to Uk’s top independent label Skint records (Fat Boy Slim). Her vocals have been featured on many mainstream dance track including Supafly’s single Happiness & Club stomper Mundaya (Tim Deluxe),Dj Bobina –Delusional ,BBC Radio 1 tune of the week . Shahin’s impressive vocals have also been a part of the film and television circuit, and more recently feature on the critical acclaimed British film comedy Sitcom Magnificent 11. Her collaborations also include the likes of AR Rahman, Indian Ropeman, Noise Control, Doug Laurent, Kaya Project, Gio Makyo ,Jah Wobble, FX, Fraser T Smith, Twista and Juliet Lewis & many more. Her vocals have already featured in more than 30 Hollywood and Bollywood films including Academy, BAFTA and Golden Globe Award nominated “Closer” and Academy Award nominated “Charlie’s Angels” , Lloyds Scottish widows advert ,US sitcoms “North Shore and Kevin Hill” as well as Shyam Bengal’s “Zubeidaa”
Shahin Badar has headlined many festivals around the world, launched many events such as Children’s Hospice The Richard House Trust & charities like NSPCC. She was one of the Judge’s for “Miss Great Britain Miss Universe” and also for the Asian Talent hunt for “BritAsia Superstar 2010” One of her career highlights includes supporting US rapper 50 Cent when his tour took place in Lebanon with award winning producer Guy Manoukian at the Biel in the presence of a 20 thousand strong audience. She was then invited to perform with chart topping Turkish artist Mercan Dede in Germany and worked with director Ang Lee on The Hulk (Eric Bana). She was also invited to perform alongside Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan .
Shahin has already won MTV Video Music Award – Best Breakthrough Video
Award (Prodigy / Smack My Bitch Up); Muzik Magazine Dance Awards – Best Video Award
(Prodigy / Smack My Bitch Up); Muzik Magazine Dance Awards – Best Video Award (Prodigy / Smack My Bitch up); Best Female Vocalist at the Asian Pop Awards; Grammy Award nomination for The Fat of the Land / Prodigy; Ethnic Multicultural Media Award – Best New Comer. Other nominations include Ivor Novello nomination for soundtrack ‘Second Generation (film); Asian Woman of Achievement Awards – Arts & Culture; MuslIm News Alhamra Award for Excellence and Channel 5’s prestigious Community Award – Glory of India; Channel S Award.
New Track Revolver
Being an inspiration to many .Shahin released her new single’s ‘Revolver’ . She is the lady whose dynamic Alaap chants featured on the smash hit single ‘Smack My Bitch Up‘ on the multi-million selling album ‘Fat of the land’, which hit the no.1 spot in over 24 countries, there is no doubt that Revolver is set to smash records world-wide.
Revolver is a brilliant collaboration with DopeBuzz Ft. Shahin Badar released by BRM Electro label. Recorded in strong rooms studio, the song has already been a popular one on the airwaves and played on radio stations such as BBC Radio 1, Kiss 100 among many others, it has created a sensational buzz and received many great responses from fans across Britain and world-wide. Talking about the track Bobby Friction of Radio 1 said ’Like a massive slap around the face, love the pressure, the noise that is bringing right now’. Nihal of Radio 1 also had positive feedback on his show and said ‘The hardest record in the world that is each and every week on this show‘. Last but not least Liam Howlett of The Prodigy quoted about one of the EP tracks Jedidiah, ‘One of the hardest tracks i have heard Shahin’s Vocals on’.
‘Working with Dopebuzz was amazing, very productive, and full of great vibes and energy. I wrote the lyrics melody to complete the powerful track. Revolver is big and carries a world wide Anti- war message. There’s so much violence, innocent lives are targeted across the globe causing destruction and unhappiness, therefore we decided to put something powerful together. I did not want to compromise on what I felt, it is electronic dance music and I hope my fans will support and like it’. Shahin said speaking about the new track.
Jools Holland – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMJIQCV1cEI
Take It- Noise Control – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDZZGfZe6Z4
Is it love –Zak Moya- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GHAIOYYQlI
Andheri RAAT – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-e8HsyKg0qE
Smack My Bitch up – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=923WFAaXDM0