| 30 Nov 2022
'i-genius Young Singing Stars' winners release their albums under Universal Music

MUMBAI: Winners of Max Life Insurance ‘i-genius Young Singing Stars’ season one have finally found a launch pad, releasing three albums- ‘Shukriya’ for Shraddha Shree, ‘Malanga’ for Shivam Ahuja and ‘Classics Revisited’ which features the four finalists from each category.

The three albums have been launched in association with Universal Music. Music for all three albums has been composed by Gulraj Singh, with lyrics penned by ‘Teri Meri Kahani’ lyricist Manoj Yadav. The competition was divided in two age groups 8-11 years and 12-15 years.

Universal Music and EMI Music, South Asia, Managing Director, Devraj Sanyal said, “We started this journey with our partners Max Life Insurance almost a year ago with a great belief that we will be able to find some amazing talent. Our expectations were surpassed and Shivam Ahuja and Sharddha Shree are the proof of that belief. We have nurtured, developed and put together their debut music album. I am extremely proud to announce the launch of their albums and in my career in the music industry this is perhaps the best debut album from such young talented kids. It also gives me immense pleasure to announce the second edition of the Young Singing Stars and we are committed to making Max Life Insurance ‘i-genius Young Singing Stars’ the leading platform for young talent in the country."

Singer composer, Salim Merchant said, “Being part of the first edition was just another reminder about the amazing talent this country has. It has been an eye-opening experience to scout and nurture such deep-rooted talent within these children. With the launch of the album of the winners Shraddha Shree and Shivam Ahuja, true gems will be shared with the world. It gives me limitless joy to be instrumental in enabling the passion of these aspirational children to be brought to surface for everyone to see and in turn motivate other children to chase their dreams. It gives me immense pleasure to be part of the 2nd edition of ‘Young Singing Stars’ and have no doubt that this year will raise the benchmark set by the last season."

YouTube sensation, Shraddha Sharma said, “During the first edition of the programme, I connected with many talented children who I saw as a mirror to myself experiencing their emotions first hand. The talent that was showcased on this platform amazed me. As I mentored, I can honestly say that the more I gave, the more I received. Working with Salim and such talent has taught me a great deal and it was an amazing experience to mentor and learn from them at the same time.”

The second edition of ‘i-genius Young Singing Stars’ started last week, on 17th July, 2015.