IT OFFICIALLY HOLDS THE RECORD AS THE UK’S HIGHEST CLIMBER WITHIN THE OFFICIAL ASIAN DOWNLOAD CHART TOP 40.
Panjabi singer songwriter Sukhi Sivia can finally make a long awaited journey home to India after fulfilling a promise to himself and his family. Having moved to the UK 5 years ago, Sukhi made a vow that he would return to India to see his parents only once he’s on his way to making his fathers dream come true and be recognized as a singer in the music industry.
He has not only achieved that, but also broken a British record in the process. The previous food delivery driver who has worked in a meat packing factory despite being a strict vegetarian, has the support of radio across the UK becoming playlisted across 16 stations in just 2 weeks including black music station Kemet FM who are pushing the track on their daytime playlist.
The icing on the cake is that his single ‘Sarkara’ penned by his father Swarn Singh Sivia (who has also written for Sardool Sikander, Kuldip Manak and Malkit Singh) now holds the record for the UK’s highest climber within the official Asian Download Chart Top 40. Having initially entered the charts at number 39 (with one day sales only) the track moved to number 3 after a week of sales. The record was verified by a spokesperson from the Official Charts Company this afternoon, who say,
We can confirm that the track now holds the record as the highest climber within the Official Asian Download Chart Top 40. Congratulations.
Merci Records says,
This is an incredible celebration and a massive thank you to all the musicians, artists, fans and supporters of Panjabi talent. Thanks to all the media that have supported from the get go. We’ve been working on developing Sukhi for over a year now and this is the beginning of a long journey for us.
I am very grateful to everyone that has been part of my journey from when I started, thank you thank you thank you! My dream was to make music, sing and for people to sing my songs around the world. I am actually living my dream and loving every minute of it.
Check the official Sarkara video here.