2010s Punjabi Essentials

2010s Punjabi Essentials

Punjabi music’s appeal has grown far beyond the community that speaks the language, and it’s easy to understand why. The region’s stars have freely and seamlessly incorporated sounds from around the world—whether pop, EDM, R&B or rap—and emerged all the more vibrant for it. The result is a hit ratio rivalled perhaps only by Bollywood, which has consistently been adding Punjabi smashes to its soundtracks to increase their appeal. Taking in bhangra bops, swaggering hip-hop and soulful pop, here are the crucial tunes that helped shape Punjabi music across the ’10s.

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