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Sidhu Moosewala becomes first Punjabi singer to receive Diamond Play Button from YouTube

Darpan News Desk Darpan, 22 Sep, 2022 05:38 PM
  • Sidhu Moosewala becomes first Punjabi singer to receive Diamond Play Button from YouTube

Sidhu Moosewala received the 'diamond play button' from Youtube upon surpassing over one crore subscribers on the platform.

His YouTube account currently has around 17 million subscribers. To date Moosewala's YouTube channel has the highest number of subscribers of any Punjabi artist. 

He gained immense popularity with his track “So High” in 2018 which made him a global name. His debut album PBX1 ranked 66th on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart and his hit single 47’ was ranked on the UK singles chart. His track “Banbiha Bole” also entered the top 5 list on the global YouTube music chart.

Since his death, fans and celebrities alike have paid their tribute and expressed their grief through social media. Drake paid a tribute to him by playing his songs 295 and G-Shit during his debut as a radio host for his show Table for One. Diljit Dosanjh, a celebrity singer and actor, paid an emotional tribute to late singer Sidhu Moose Wala during his Vancouver show where he said - ' It is impossible to erase his name from heart'.

Sidhu Moose Wala recently got a special tribute at New York's iconic Times Square. Huge billboards played clips of his song as fans stopped by to cheer for him.

Sidhu Moosewala was a self-made legend who was brutally killed at an age of 28 on May 29, 2022, while driving near his native village of Moosa in India’s Punjab state in a car with two associates.

 

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