ADNAN SAMI SIGNS ALBUM TITLED `PRESS PLAY’ TO UNIVERSAL MUSIC FOR HIS BRAND NEW STUDIO
HIS FIRST ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS SET FOR A JANUARY 2013 GLOBAL RELEASE!
Universal Music India today announced the signing of the prolific Adnan Samifor his brand new studio album. The album titled `Press Play’is Adnan’s first studio album in five years and is currently scheduled for an early-Jan`13 release. This is also Adnan’s first album on Universal Music with whom he’s signed a worldwide deal.
Fans that have long awaited this new album will be ecstatic on this collection of new material which is a mix of signature Sami balladsand up-tempo humour laced songs all retaining Adnan’s unmistakable proficiency in achieving the perfect blend of lyrics and melody.
Commenting on his long awaited album and his signing to Universal Music, Adnan said, “I’m very excited that after a long gap of 5 years my new studio album is ready for release. It’s been an amazing journey where I was able to revisit my musical roots.
I’m also extremely enthused about joining Universal Music for the first time who shares my vision & passion for my music. I’m looking forward to a great association with them.”
Adnan Sami burst onto the Indian music scene in 1999 when he released an album of love songs titled‘KabhiTohNazarMilao’. The album spawned the massive hits“Life Karadey” and “KabhiTohNazarMilao”and went on to become one of the bestselling non-film albums of all time in India. His enviable hold on the music scene in India was further strengthened on the release of his second album titled‘TeraChehra’ which turned out to be a phenomenal success as well. The album broke further records including those that Sami had broken with his first albumand went on to become the biggest selling independent album in India and the biggest selling Indian album of all time surpassing even Hindi Film Soundtracks, in the US and Canada.
Adnan’s singing career then skyrocketed as he became a hugely popular choice for lending his vocals for movies like ‘Ajnabee’, ‘Lucky’, ‘AwaaraPaagalDeewana’, ‘Shakti’, ‘ChorMachaayShor’, ‘Saathiya’, ‘Yuva’ , ‘TaareZameen Par’,‘IshqHotaNaheen’ from the Mukta Arts film- ‘Jogger’sPark’ & the super-hit songs ‘Salaam-e-Ishq’& ‘Noor-e-Khuda’ from ‘My Name is Khan’ to name a few. He has also sung in other Indian languages with hit songs in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Assamese& Bengali which have only added to Adnan’s popularity and established him as one of the most versatile and prolific artists of this generation.
Devraj Sanyal, Managing Director, UMGI India & SAARC commented “An artist like Adnan comes by once in a lifetime & Universal Music is very proud to partner him on his latest album “Press Play”. This album will see a marketing mount which is second to none simply because he cuts across so many demographics & psychographics. You will see a heady mix of good old classic Adnan ballads that will make you cry, typical Adnan funny which will make you laugh till you can’t laugh anymore and a newer bolder mix of songs that are Adnan today! All in all “Press Play” is an extraordinary album that will make the old fans love him even more & open up a brand new fan base to his music.”