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News |  03 Feb 2017 17:58 |  By RnMTeam

I owe my success to Rahman Sir: Shashaa Tirupati

MUMBAI: Shashaa Tirupati who happens to be a big name down South has finally arrived in Bollywood with 'Humma Humma'. The track that released in mid-December has already bagged a 100 million plus views, a number that many songs take decades to achieve. Indeed a huge success for Tirupathi.

The Indo-Canadian singer has been a part of the music industry for almost a decade now having sung tracks in both South and Bollywood industry, but B-town success reached her recently.

The singer’s first Hindi track was ‘Rang De’ from ‘Bumm Bumm Bole’ after which Tirupati sang for many Hindi movies, but they failed to make it big. “I sang for films that weren’t promoted in a big way,” confesses the singer who made it big in South with ‘Mr. Minor Music’ from ‘Kaaviyathalaivan’. “I got music awards -- Mirchi Music Awards and Big Tamil Melody Awards – for the track that lead to people noticing me in the south,” says Tirupati who is now working with some of the most renowned music composers in the South.

Today, the ‘Sarsariya’ singer has made a place for herself in the music industry and the credit for the same goes to AR Rahman. “It was Rahman Sir who noticed me on ‘Coke Studio S3’ and offered me ‘Vaada Vaada’ from ‘Kochadaiiyaan’. I started getting more opportunities post that track. I owe my success to Rahman Sir,” confesses the singer.

On having bagged her first hit Hindi track she states, “I got a call from Dharma (Productions) one day and sang the track and now it’s huge.”

The ‘Allah Hu Allah’ singer is reaching new heights with every passing song, but that does not stop the learning process for her. The self-taught artiste continues to search for music on a platform that brings it all together, YouTube. “When I was young my parents used to pick music for me and I used to practice it 12 hours a day. The practice time has gone down now due to my busy schedule, but I try going through world music. 70 per cent of my musical learning is through YouTube.”

Furthermore, Tirupati states that the musical scenario in the Bollywood industry has changed now. There are more opportunities for singers with more than just one music composer working on a film project. “So, there are more people to meet and out of these people there will be someone who will like your work. So, it is much easier to get a break in music today,” explains Tirupati.

Lastly, the singer wishes to work with music composers like Vishal-Shekhar, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Amit Trivedi and Amaal Mallik. We hope her wish comes true.