MAHMOOD KHAN Who is one of Australia’s highest charting musical artists of all time?
(YourDigitalWall Editorial): – Sydney, New South Wales June 27, 2022 (Issuewire.com) – ARIA End Of Decade Australian Singles Chart features notable and familiar names including Gotye, Vance Joy, Sheppard, 5 Seconds Of Summer and Guy Sebastian, and his focus is definitely on sales numbers and the sustained power of artist profile, sales ability and song in particular, but there’s still a whole sub-stratum of musical artists less well-known who have had an impact on the charts, both in Australia and globally, but who are rarely recognized or duly cited. One of these artists is the famous Australian musician of Pakistani origin Mahmood Khan.
Mahmood has not only defied the odds and expectations to achieve a level of sustained success unmatched in the music business, including the world’s most lucrative music market – the United States, but the multi-talented musician based in Sydney has now been officially recognized as one of the most charted Australian artists of all time.
Of course, Khan is no stranger to chart impact, as his CV reveals, paving the way for a music career that includes his enduring recordings with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, reaching the top five of the USA iTunes Jazz charts. , and having no fewer than six songs in the iTunes USA top 100 as of April 2021, with his No. 1 hit Billboard Classical Crossover Mahmood Khan with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. But the past two years have been even busier for Khan. In May 2021, his jazz-inspired album, Imaginary friend topped US iTunes charts and track Jahan Tu Nahin rose to number 18 on the Billboard World Music Charts.
Not only does his story reveal an astonishing breadth and depth of experience and accomplishment, but his entrepreneurial savvy also positions him as a highly inventive and resourceful singular artist with an observant and intuitive eye for the future of music production and accessibility.
Mahmood’s most recent chart success is wings (reaching No. 9), his tribute to fellow musical legend Dan Warner. But Mahmood is such a prolific artist that his chart-impacting history is constantly being rewritten, and with the nature of charts and record releases that identify the music industry today, it’s a history that is updated almost in real time.
For example, this week, two older tracks in Mahmood’s music catalog, Jagamarra, and sydney, are in the top 10 classic charts of iTunes USA. It’s not only an amazing feat for any Australian musical artist, but it’s even more impressive considering that Mahmood is generally known for writing compelling and poignant world pop songs. Not only do his releases touch multiple territories, but they also span a mix of genres. Listing all the songs that propelled Mahmood’s name into the history books would take up a lot of space, but naming a few would reveal the true scope of this indelible musician’s accomplishments.
These included, blue snow (#seven), Innocence (#15), The battle is up (#5), Imaginary friend (#1), Small bed (#4), Chel Drup EP (3 singles in the top #20), Jahan you nahi (Billboard #12 charts), and Imaginary friend EP (#1 American Jazz). There are certain periods when Mahmood had several charting tracks, including April this year with six songs, including Ginnon (#4), One line down (#5), merry-go-round (#9), merry-go-round (ukulele #8), Tere oper chaon (#6), jagay dinner (#7) appearing in the top ten.
There are also albums that went to number one, including Mahmood’s work with the Willoughby Symphony and his album Tere Baghair, landing an incredibly coveted No. 1 spot on the iTunes USA chart (June 6, 2020). There are also record impacts, including ginoo (#4 Billboard Singles Chart) becoming the first Urdu song in history to crack the Billboard charts and merry-go-round chart with two different releases on the commercial and independent charts.
Mahmood Khan may not have the profile of some of Australia’s most successful artists, but his name will forever be synonymous with Australian music history, the silent chart maker who will no doubt go on to create songs that resonate with audiences here and around the world.
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