RAGHAV My Kinda Girl (feat Redman) – Single Released on November 2008 (Homepage Records) After shifting an impressive 1.3 million copies of 2004 debut Storyteller around the globe, “crossover” artist Raghav is back to set the charts alight with his monster new single My Kinda Girl. And to show he means business in 2008, he’s drafted the unmistakable swagger of hip-hop legend Redman to lace the bouncy R&B stunner, where swirls of Bollywood horns mesh nicely with throbbing beats and the singer’s slick pop vocals.
The result is nothing less than a flavoursome masterpiece, produced by longtime collaborator Mushtaq who worked on tracks on the last album "Storyteller". ““My Kinda Girl is a track I started two and a half years ago and it’s just been the most fun I’ve had making a record,” says Raghav. “We spent the whole day in the studio with Red and you can tell why he’s a legend because he came in, asked a couple of questions about the vibe we wanted and just delivered way beyond that. He’s himself, so it makes it easier to work with someone where you know what you’re gonna get. And I think it’s one of the best features he’s ever done.”
My Kinda of Girl marks the highly-anticipated return of the 27-year-old , who made his introduction to the British public on four top ten smashes and a top twenty So Confused and It Can’t Be Right , Can’t Get Enough and Let’s Work It Out. Following the release of his debut album with V2 Records, he clinched another top ten in 2005 with the dancehall-themed Angel Eyes, making it clear that his trademark style for fusing his musical influences of hip-hop, RnB, Bollywood, reggae, Indian classic music and soul was an undisputed winner.
The accolades speak for themselves – he’s won a MOBO for Best Collaboration, an Asian Achievers Award, an Urban Music Award, two UK Asian Music gongs and the Southern Asian Music Award for Best Artist. Add to that the achievement of having the 6th biggest international selling album of all time in India and there’s no doubt Raghav has got the resume of a bonafide superstar. Since then, he’s consistently toured worldwide, performing before audiences of at least 40,000. He’s secured shows this year in Miami, Detroit, Delhi, Bombay, New York, Manchester, London and San Francisco and he’ll also be joining the Unforgettable Tour this autumn, featuring Bollywood’s biggest artists incl