Playback singer


Playback singer

A playback singer is a singer whose singing is prerecorded for use in movies. Playback singers record songs on soundtracks, and actors or actresses lip-sync the songs for cameras. Movies produced especially in the Indian subcontinent commonly employ this format.

A majority of Bollywood, Sandalwood, Tollywood, Mollywood and Kollywood movies in India, and Lollywood in Pakistan, typically include six or seven songs. Popular playback singers in India enjoy the same "star" status as popular actors, and talented music directors also receive high public admiration. The sisters Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar, for example, are very popular and have sung huge numbers of songs each.The other popular singers are Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh, Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Geeta Dutt, Anuradha Paudwal, Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Sonu Niigaam, Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan and many more.

Songs in movies - the combined products of the talents of lyricists, music directors/composers, and singers - often determine the extent of success of individual Indian movies, and playback singers are thus an important part of the Indian film industry. Soundtrack albums of songs in movies are usually released before the movies.

References

ee also

* List of Indian playback singers


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