As the Pop is growing stronger, will Classical fade away? No! It'll never fail. Also, he'll never fall; he's the so called 'Master' of the world...
That's the tune that most Indians are singing after the recent culmination of the Oscars and the Filmfare awards. The one name that stands out among this multitude is none other than the musical genius A.R. Rahman. Following his double win at the Oscars, the entire Indian music scene has been put on the international map of tunes.
However, the best as they say is reserved for the last, though Rahman has been felicitated by the industrywallas, how many of the commoners have heard of him? This was the exact question that has been answered with the recent announcement of the Billboard Hot 100 list of songs. Making another first was the musical maestro again as he was voted as the first Indian musician to be listed among the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles.
This comes after the recent release of the Pussycat Dolls version of his Oscar-winning song ''Jai Ho'' which quickly moved the single from number 100 to number 15 on the charts, with no sign of slowing down.