British / Pakistani singer Annie Khalid has burst back into the music industry in spectacular fashion in the last few weeks. After releasing the infectious, pop reggae-infused ‘Boom Boom Danze’ featuring the Grammy award winning Beenie Man, Annie has teamed up with British Asian super producer Rishi Rich for the Asian pop, dance smash ‘Tujhe Yaad Kiya’.
Annie has been featured in a number of major mainstream press outlets in recent days, since the release of her single ‘Boom Boom Danze‘. High profile press pieces include a feature in The Independent, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post and a cover story in today’s Metro newspaper (3rd October).
Commonly known as the ‘Pop Princess of Pakistan’, Annie showcases her natural talent singing both in English and Punjabi on her new single ‘Tujhe Yaad Kiya’. Annie’s vocal delivery is perfectly complimented by the creative talents of Rishi Rich, who gives a production master-class on the track, another perfect example of why he remains one of the UK’s most sought after producers.
Speaking about her latest single, Annie says:
For the last few years I have followed Rishi Rich’s music, from the early years of the Rishi Rich Project to his remix work and Bollywood film songs. We recently signed up with the same international management agency and I was so pleased when we were able to connect through our manager. After some studio sessions in London, we really hit a great note and had a lot of fun making music together. ‘Tujhe Yaad Kiya’ is a fun song with a little something for everyone and I’m sure all of my fans are going to love it.
Rishi Rich adds:
Annie is an amazing talent. She’s a star in the making with already a huge fan base in Pakistan and across Asia. Now that she’s here in the UK it was great to spend time with her making music and sharing musical experiences. I wanted to give her a great pop/dance song which felt international, offered variety and sounded fresh and I think she’s done a fantastic job on ‘Tujhe Yaad Kiya’.
Annie Khalid first made waves with her first single ‘Mahiya‘ which spread like a virus throughout the Asian population worldwide before being picked up by leading Bollywood producers for the movie ‘Awarapan‘ when Annie was still in her teens. Since then she’s had worldwide success with a blossoming modelling career in which she became the face of Pepsi’s mass marketing campaign in Pakistan, resulting in Annie’s face appearing on millions of drink cans, bottles and billboards. Annie has also worked on campaigns with leading hairstylists Toni & Guy and had the honour of being the first Pakistani artist to do an international campaign with European telecom giant Lebara Mobile. She released the single ‘Be My Baby‘ with internationally recognised dance DJ Judge Jules in 2010 and another single, ‘Just 3 Words‘ with chart-topping British boy band A1. Annie has also had the privilege to perform at the 2012 Emmy Awards in Norway.
Annie’s impressive music and modelling career thus far has enriched an army of fans, with a following of over 400,000 fans on Facebook and thousands more across the internet.
Watch the official teaser playing below: