Top 10 singers in India – 2022 (2023)

By Sanjay Maurya

Bollywood is known for producing some of the most beautiful music in the world. Many films have done well at the box office because of their songs, no matter how bad the script and screenplay. While the music director deserves credit for the music, we must not forget the singers who lend their voices to turn a song into a deep melody. A lovely line about music once said by Bob Marley (Jamaican singer-songwriter), “one of the benefits of music is that when it hits you, you feel no pain”. Today, we’ll meet India’s top ten singers, each of whom has a special place in our memories.

01 – Arijit Singh

  • Born: 25 April 1987 (age 35 years), Jiaganj Azimganj
  • Spouse: Koel Roy (m. 2014)
  • Albums: Dilliwaali Zaalim Girlfriend, 99 Songs, Radhe Shyam, MORE
  • Parents: Kakkar Singh, Aditi Singh
  • Net Worth – $26 Million
  • Charge per song – 10-15 Lakhs

A melody singer Arijit Singh is one of the richest singers in India. Arijit Singh is renowned as the “King of Playback Singing” and is well-known for his “love ballads.” He has received numerous awards including the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer, the IIFA Award for Best Male Playback, the Mirchi Music Awards, and many more. Arijit Singh is a multi-talented man who, in addition to singing, is a writer, documentary filmmaker, badminton player, and movie buff who enjoys volunteering for NGOs. His net worth in 2019 was 72 crores.

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02 – Jubin Nautiyal

  • Born: 14 June 1989 (age 32 years), Dehradun
  • Instruments: Vocals; guitar
  • Labels: T-Series; Zee Music; Sony Music; SVF Music
  • Parents: Ram Sharan Nautiyal, Neena Nautiyal
  • Net Worth – $1 Million – $5 Million
  • Charge per song – 10-15 Lakhs

Jubin Nautiyal is a playback singer and performer from India. For his song “Zindagi Kuch Toh Bata” from Bajrangi Bhaijaan, he was named Upcoming Male Vocalist of the Year at the 8th Mirchi Music Awards. He also took home the Zee Business Awards’ Rising Musical Star Award.

03 – Mohit Chauhan

  • Born: 11 March 1966 (age 56 years), Nahan
  • Spouse: Prarthna Gehlot (m. 2012)
  • Siblings: Rohit Chauhan
  • Parents: B. K. Rana, Krishana Rana
  • Net Worth – $150 Million
  • Charge per song – 7-15 Lakhs


  • 2011-Gima Award
  • 2012-ifaa award
  • 2013-vijay award
  • 2016-zeecine award

Mohit Chauhan is an Indi-Pop singer who is one of India’s most well-known vocalists. Before becoming a film vocalist, he was a member of the Silk Route band. A.R. Rahman, the legendary music director, saw his potential and signed him for the song “KhoonChala” from Rang De Basanti. “Tum Se Hi” from Jab We Met and “KuchKhaas Hai” from Fashion are among his other superhit songs.

04 – Palak Muchhal

  • Born: 30 March 1992 (age 30 years), Ratlam
  • Education: B.Com
  • Parents: Amita Muchhal, Rajkumar Muchhal
  • Siblings: Palash Muchhal
  • Charge per song – 5-12 Lakhs/ 20 Lakhs per show

Palak Mucchal, one of India’s most popular female playback singers, debuted in Bollywood in 2011. Palak’s singing career began when she decided to perform in charity performances to raise money for underprivileged children. She used her voice to raise millions of rupees for people and was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records and the Limca Book of Records for her humanitarian activities. In films such as “Aashiqui 2,” “Ek tha Tiger,” and “Bahubali: The Beginning,” Palak sang several superhit songs.

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05 – Neha Kakkar

  • Born: 6 June 1988 (age 33 years), Rishikesh
  • Height: 1.48 m
  • Spouse: Rohanpreet Singh (m. 2020)
  • Siblings: Tony Kakkar, Sonu Kakkar
  • Charge per song – 5-12 Lakhs/ 20 Lakhs per show

She began performing at religious events at a young age. She competed in the second season of Indian Idol, a singing reality show, in 2005. In the film Meerabai Not Out, she made her Bollywood debut as a playback singer. She rose to notoriety after the release of Cocktail’s dance hit “Second Hand Jawaani,” which was followed by numerous successful party songs such as Yaariyan’s “Sunny Sunny” and Queen’s “London Thumakda.” Aside from playback singing, Kakkar has starred in many music videos and has served as a judge on many reality shows, including “Indian Idol.”

06 – Sonu Nigam

  • Born: 30 July 1973 (age 48 years), Faridabad
  • Spouse: Madhurima Nigam (m. 2002)
  • Children: Nevaan Nigam
  • Parents: Agam Kumar Nigam, Shobha Nigam
  • Net Worth – $50 Million
  • Charge per song – 10-15 Lakhs


  • 2003-2004 – Filmfare
  • 2005- National Film
  • 2009- Ita Award
  • 2016-Gima Award

Sonu Nigam has established himself as one of the most talented singers in Bollywood history. His fame has spread far and wide. Sonu Nigam is paid 15 lakhs for each song and has a net worth of over 60 crores. He can sing a variety of genres, including rock, religious, romantic, and ghazal.

07 – Javed Ali

  • Born: 5 July 1982 (age 39 years), Delhi
  • Spouse: Yasmin Ali
  • Parents: Ustad Hamid Hussain
  • Labels: Sony Music India; Zee Music Company; T-Series
  • Net Worth – $47 Million
  • Charge per song – 10-15 Lakhs

Javed Ali is a playback singer from India who primarily sings in Hindi. He has also sung in Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu, among other regional languages. Javed Ali rose to prominence in 2007 with his song “Ek Din Teri Raahon Mein” from the film Naqaab.

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08 – Shreya Ghoshal

  • Born: 12 March 1984 (age 38 years), Berhampore
  • Spouse: Shiladitya Mukhopadhyaya (m. 2015)
  • Awards: Filmfare R. D. Burman Award, MORE
  • Parents: Sarmistha Ghoshal, Bishwajit Ghoshal
  • Net Worth – $25 Million
  • Charge per song – 18-20 Lakhs

Shreya started studying music at the age of four. She began rigorous classical music education at the age of six. She was discovered by the mother of film producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali when she was sixteen years old after winning the television singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma. She made her Bollywood playback singing debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s romantic film Devdas (2002), for which she won a National Film Award, a Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer, and a Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent. Ghoshal has participated in music videos and as a judge on various television reality shows in addition to playback singing.

09 – Krishnakumar Kunnath (KK)

  • Born: 23 August 1968 (age 53 years), Delhi
  • Full name: Krishnakumar Kunnath
  • Spouse: Jyothy Krishna (m. 1991)
  • Albums: Pal, Woh Lamhe, Tum Mile, Humsafar, Kavalan, MORE
  • Children: Kunnath Nakul, Kunnath Taamara
  • Net Worth – $40 Million
  • Charge per song – 5-12 Lakhs/ 20 Lakhs per show

Krishnakumar Kunnath is a legend who refuses to appear in reality shows and does not use social media. KK (Krishnakumar Kunnath) is an Indian singer, widely recognized as one of the finest singers of all time. KK is a well-known master when it comes to high pitch and low pitch.

10 – Benny Dayal

  • Born: 13 May 1984 (age 37 years), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Spouse: Catherine Thangam (m. 2016)
  • Albums: Pushpa: The Rise, Student of the Year, Vaazhkai DJ, RRR, MORE
  • Parents: M.P Dayal, Syama Dayal
  • Siblings: Dennis Dayal
  • Charge per song – 5-12 Lakhs/ 20 Lakhs per show

Benny Dayal is a playback singer from India. He is a well-known vocalist who has appeared in films in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, and other languages. He sang about 3500 songs in 19 different Indian languages. He is a member of the S5 band, which was formed by SS Music TV.

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Who are the top 5 Bollywood singers?

The top 5 Bollywood singers are as follows: –

  1. Arijit Singh
  2. Jubin Nautiyal
  3. Mohit Chauhan
  4. Neha Kakkar
  5. Sonu Nigam

Who is the richest singer in Bollywood?

An Academy Award winner as well as a Grammy recipient, Rahman has a net worth of $280 million, which makes him the richest singer in India.

Who are the top 10 richest singers in Hollywood?

The top 10 richest singers in Hollywood are as follows: –

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  • Paul McCartney (net worth: $1.2 billion)
  • Madonna (net worth: $850 million)
  • Celine Dion (net worth: $800 million)
  • Bono (net worth: $700 million)
  • Dolly Parton (net worth: $650 million)
  • Elton John (net worth: $500 million)
  • Mick Jagger (net worth: $500 million)
  • Gloria Estefan (net worth: $500 million)
  • Bruce Springsteen (net worth: $500 million)
  • Beyoncé (net worth: $500 million)

How does a song earn money?

Musicians make money from royalties, selling merchandise, playing live, advances, and licensing fees for their music.

Who are the top 10 musicians in India?

The top 10 musicians in India are as follows: –

  1. Ramchandra
  2. P. Nayyar
  3. Rahman
  4. Shiv Kumar Sharma
  5. D. Burman
  6. Pandit Ravi Shankar
  7. Mian Tansen
  8. Hariprasad Chaurasia
  9. Ustad Zakir Hussain
  10. Amjad Ali Khan

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Who is the No 1 singer in India in 2022? ›

01 – Arijit Singh

Arijit Singh is renowned as the “King of Playback Singing” and is well-known for his “love ballads.” He has received numerous awards including the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer, the IIFA Award for Best Male Playback, the Mirchi Music Awards, and many more.

Who is the best artist in India in 2022? ›

Award winning artist/sculptor and videographer Saba Hasan has added another feather to her cap.

Who is the No 2 singer in India? ›

List Of Most Popular Singer In India
SNSingerTotal Votes
1.Arijit Singh471
2.Rahul Vaidya367
3.Sonu Nigam324
4.Jass Manak147
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Who is No 1 singer in India all time? ›

Kishore Kumar

He is the best Indian singer of all time, there's no doubt about that.

Who is the Top 5 artist? ›

Who's the most popular music artist in the world right now? Check out the cross-platform best-performing artists in May 2022.
  • Ed Sheeran.
  • Drake.
  • The Weeknd.
  • BTS.
  • Taylor Swift.
  • Harry Styles.
  • Rihanna.
  • Ariana Grande.
19 May 2022

Who is world no 1 singer? ›

The 10 Best Singers of All Time
1Michael JacksonPop, Soul, Funk, R&B, Rock, Disco, & Dance
2Stevie WonderSoul, Pop, R&B, Funk, & Jazz
3Marvin GayeSoul, R&B, Funk, Pop, & Jazz
4Freddie MercuryHard Rock, Music Hall, Glitter, & Prog Rock
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31 May 2022

Who is the No 1 female singer in India? ›

Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar, also known as the Nightingale of India, is one of the most well-known and best Indian female singers. She has more than a 60-year career and has been awarded India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.

Who is top 1 in Spotify? ›

Currently, Ed Sheeran is the most-streamed artist on Spotify with over 84.31 million monthly listeners (As of May 2022).

Who is number 1 on Spotify 2022? ›

Ed Sheeran stays in the top spot – 2022 saw the British popstar become the first artist to reach 100M followers on Spotify, with the total still rising. Next is the most-followed female artist, Ariana Grande.

Who is the biggest pop star 2022? ›

Billboard's Greatest Pop Stars of 2022: No. 1 — Bad Bunny.

Who is No 1 singer in Punjab? ›

Amrit Maan is one of all-time popular in the Punjabi music industry. He has always been on top and become very popular in 2021 with his amazing songs. He is known for his amazing talent in singing, acting, and songwriting. He has sung songs like Desi Da Drum, Nakras, etc.

Who is the king of vocals in India? ›

Arijit Singh (Bengali: অরিজিৎ সিং;Punjabi: ਅਰਿਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ; born 25 April 1987) is an Indian singer and music composer. He sings predominantly in Bengali and Hindi, but has also performed in various other Indian languages. He is the recipient of a National Award and six Filmfare Awards.

Who is the golden singer of India? ›

Lata Mangeshkar

The 'Melody Queen' and the 'Nightingale of India is notably one of the best singers (if not the best) Bollywood has ever had.

Which singer has most fan in India? ›

With an HPI of 68.56, Lata Mangeshkar is the most famous Indian Singer.

Who is No 1 singer in 2022? ›

#1 Arijit Singh

Undoubtedly, Arijit Singh is The Best Indian Singer in 2022. He is an Indian Bollywood playback singer whose songs have been featured in many Hindi films. His career started in 2006 and has spanned over a decade.

Who is richest singer in India? ›

One musician, A.R. Rahman, stands out above the others as the richest in India, making him the richest singer in India.

Who is India's best actor? ›

Amitabh Bachchan. His birth name is Inquilaab. He is the most popular actor in India. He wins the hearts of millions of viewers.

Who is the No 1 singer in India on Spotify? ›

Arijit Singh remains the most streamed artist on Spotify India. The 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' singer retained this position for the third time in a row. He was #1 on the 'India's Top Artist' chart for 21 weeks!

Which singer has the most fans? ›

Popularity rankingArtistFans tracking
01DrakeFans tracking: 4,789,821
02RihannaFans tracking: 4,775,137
03ColdplayFans tracking: 4,724,364
04EminemFans tracking: 4,687,943
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Who is the most famous girl singer? ›

Madonna is believed to have sold the most records among any female music artists in history, with 335 million records sold worldwide, recognized by the Guinness World Records and other major media outlets while the best-selling Latin artist of all time is Shakira with more than 80 million records sold.

Who sold more than 50 million records? ›

According to Guinness World Records, Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" (1942) as performed by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single worldwide, with estimated sales of over 50 million copies.

Is BTS best singer? ›

Jin, alongside Jungkook, is BTS' most reliable, consistent singer with an impressive projection and power to his voice.

Which singer has the best voice? ›

The greatest singing voices of all time
  • 1 of 31. Barbra Streisand. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for BSB. ...
  • 2 of 31. Etta James. Charles Paul Harris/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images. ...
  • 3 of 31. Aretha Franklin. ...
  • 4 of 31. Whitney Houston. ...
  • 5 of 31. Mariah Carey. ...
  • 6 of 31. Elton John. ...
  • 7 of 31. Freddie Mercury. ...
  • 8 of 31. Adele.
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Which country has best music? ›

  • Germany.
  • United Kingdom.
  • Japan.
  • France.
  • Canada.
  • Australia.
  • Russia.
  • Netherlands.

Who is Indian singer Queen? ›

Born in 1946 in Zanzibar to Parsi-Indian parents, Mercury attended English-style boarding schools in India from the age of eight and returned to Zanzibar after secondary school.
Freddie Mercury
Mercury performing with Queen in New Haven, Connecticut, 1977
BornFarrokh Bulsara5 September 1946 Stone Town, Zanzibar
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What is the most listened song? ›

100 most-streamed songs
1"Shape of You"Ed Sheeran
2"Blinding Lights"The Weeknd
3"Dance Monkey"Tones And I
4"Someone You Loved"Lewis Capaldi
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What's hot on Spotify? ›

Today's Top Hits
  • Anti-HeroTaylor Swift.
  • Unholy (feat. Kim Petras)Sam Smith, Kim Petras.
  • CUFF ITBeyoncé
  • As It WasHarry Styles.
  • Calm Down (with Selena Gomez)Rema, Selena Gomez.
  • Rich FlexDrake, 21 Savage.
  • Miss YouOliver Tree, Robin Schulz.
  • I'm Good (Blue)David Guetta, Bebe Rexha.

Who is top 5 on Spotify? ›

As of December 2022, The Weeknd has the most monthly listeners on Spotify for a male artist, and Taylor Swift has the most monthly listeners on Spotify for a female artist. Ed Sheeran is the most-followed male artist, and Ariana Grande is the most-followed female artist.

Who is 2nd in Spotify? ›

Most streamed artists on Spotify – Results
#ArtistLead Streams
1Drake 1 day(s) old data53,152,543,988
2Bad Bunny Up to date data49,127,718,983
3Ed Sheeran Up to date data39,654,910,804
4Taylor Swift Up to date data38,151,994,758
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Who has the most songs with 1 billion streams? ›

The Top 10 Artists
RankArtistSongs With 1 Billion+ Streams
1Ed Sheeran11
2Post Malone9
2The Weeknd9
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25 Nov 2022

Who is the top 10 on Spotify? ›

The most popular artists worldwide as of November 2022. Spotify's monthly listeners give us a clear view of currently popular artists.
  • Ed Sheeran. ...
  • Sam Smith. ...
  • David Guetta. ...
  • Justin Bieber. ...
  • Rihanna. ...
  • Harry Styles. 65.0 million monthly listeners.
  • Drake. 63.9 million monthly listeners.
  • Bad Bunny. 62.1 million monthly listeners.
9 Nov 2022

Who are the top 5 pop stars? ›

  • 1 Britney Spears99%
  • 2 Prince98%
  • 3 Madonna98%
  • 4 Taylor Swift97%
  • 5 Jennifer Lopez97%
  • 6 Lady Gaga97%
  • 7 Michael Jackson97%
  • 8 Justin Bieber97%

Who is the biggest music star right now? ›

  • Drake.
  • 441.
  • 441.

Who is No 1 Punjabi female singer? ›

Surinder Kaur & Parkash Kaur.

Who is best singer in Sandalwood? ›

2020-21Raghu Dixit"Maley Maley Maleye"
2018Sanjith Hegde"Shakunthale"
2017Armaan Malik"Ondu Malebillu"
2016Vijay Prakash"Belageddu Yara Mukhava"
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Who is the most rich Punjabi singer? ›

Diljit Dosanjh is among the richest singers in the country. Starting off with his music in the Punjabi artistic realm, Dosanjh very soon rose to prominence not just as a singer but also as an actor. His net worth is around Rs 160 Crores.

Which singer is king? ›

King is from New Delhi originally. The 2019 MTV Hustle fame Rapper and singer King, also known as King Rocco, and aka Badnaam Raja, is well-known in India. King's real name is Arpan Kumar Chandel.

Who is king of voice? ›

While Blake Shelton declares himself King of The Voice, fellow coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Gwen Stefani want to see him dethroned.

Who is the best boy singer in India? ›

Kishore Kumar has the most nominations (28), followed by Mohammad Rafi (21) and Udit Narayan (20). Arijit Singh (18), Sonu Nigam (17), Mukesh (14) & Kumar Sanu (14) among others.

Who is legend of Indian singers? ›

Known as the Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar is one of the most prominent and highly respected singers of Indian cinema. She has won accolades and innumerable awards including four film fare awards for playback singing and two special film fare awards.

Who is no 1 punjabi singer in 2022? ›

1. DILJIT DOSANJH. Diljit Dosanjh, an Indian singer-songwriter, actor, and television presenter who works in Punjabi and Hindi cinema, was born on January 6, 1984. He is regarded as the best Punjabi vocalist and one of the most well-known singers in the Indian music industry.

Who is the best selling singer 2022? ›

Top 10 Best-Selling Artists of All Time (2022)
1The BeatlesUK
2Elvis PresleyUSA
3DrakeCanada, USA
4Michael JacksonUSA
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5 Dec 2022

Who is the top 10 singer in Punjab? ›

List of Top 10 Most Popular Male Punjabi Singers
  1. Sidhu Moose Wala. Ad. ...
  2. Guru Randhawa. ...
  3. Badshah. ...
  4. Diljit Dosanjh. ...
  5. B Praak. ...
  6. Kaka. ...
  7. Harrdy Sandhu. ...
  8. Jassi Gill.
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Who is Billboard No 1 2022 singer? ›

Swift made history as the first artist ever to monopolize the entire Hot 100's top 10 in a single week, thanks to 10 songs that stormed the region from her album Midnights (Nov. 5).


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