Shubh is an India-born Canada-based singer, songwriter, and rapper, who is popularly known for his Punjabi songs including We Rollin (2021), Elevated (2021), and No Love (2022).
Shubhneet Singh was born on Monday, 10 August 1998 (age 24 years; as of 2022) in Nangal, Punjab, India. His zodiac sign is Leo. Shubh did his schooling in Punjab and later, he moved to Toronto in Canada.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
He belongs to a Jatt Sikh family.
Parents & Siblings
His parents, Avtar Singh and Jagjeet Kaur, are professors. His brother, Ravneet Singh, is an anchor, actor, and singer.
He is unmarried.
He follows Sikhism.
Lyricist, Singer, and Composer
Shubh’s breakout debut single We Rollin came out in 2021. As of 2023, the song has received more than 125 million views on YouTube.
Shubh lent his voice to the song Elevated (2021), whose official video was released in 2022. The song has more than 65 million views on YouTube as of 2023.
Shubh continued to release more Punjabi songs like Offshore (2021), Her (2022), and No Love (2022) and gained immense appreciation. The song ‘No Love’ (2022) has crossed 200 million streams on Spotify. In 2021, Shubh collaborated with singer Ikwinder Singh (aka Ikky) for the song Baller, which charted on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 in October 2022.
In 2021, Canada-based artist Irman Thiara featured Shubh in his song ‘Don’t Look.’
Slammed for Posting a Distorted Map
In 2023, Shubh was criticised by netizens after he shared a post on his Instagram story. The post contained a disfigured map of India from which the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, and the Northeast states were cropped. Shubh captioned his Instagram story and wrote: “Pray for Punjab.” Telangana Today
When the netizens began trolling Shubh for his post, he deleted the IG story and posted a plain black picture on which he wrote ‘Pray for Punjab.’ Shubh was later criticised for his move by many celebrities. Virat Kohli expressed his disappointment by unfollowing him on Instagram. Actress Kangana Ranaut, on the other hand, criticised Shubh in an Instagram story and said,
Yeh Khalistani Virus wali bimari wahan kaafi Punjabi celebrities ko pakdi hue hai..beheading India in its map should have serious legal consequences… GOI must make strong laws against such criminals..do din jail ki hawa khilake, inke dimaag ke Khalistan mein answer bhar do, fill in the blanks kardo inn sabka (sic).”
On 19 September 2023, the electronics brand BoAt withdrew its sponsorship from Shubh’s concert, which was scheduled to happen in India in the same year.
— boAt (@RockWithboAt) September 19, 2023
“Glorifying” Indira Gandhi’s Killers
In 2023, Shubh wore a hoodie featuring a map of Punjab and alleged illustrations related to the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi during a concert in London. A video of Shubh wearing this hoodie at the event went viral, leading to significant backlash, including criticism from actor Kangana Ranaut. Shubh later addressed the situation on social media, explaining that he was disturbed by the audience throwing various items, including clothes and jewellery, at him during the event. He also urged people to stop spreading hate and negativity towards him.
While some sources claimed that he “glorified” the assassins of Indira Gandhi, there were reports questioning the video’s authenticity. It was reported that the actual hoodie worn by Shubh during the concert might have been different, primarily featuring a map of Punjab with the names of its districts written on it. The Free Press Journal DNA
- He received more than 250+ million views on his videos within 6 months since he made his debut with the song We Rollin.
- In an interview, while talking about Shubh, singer Yo Yo Honey Singh said,
Shubh is the future of the industry and will always shine bright with his songs.”
- Songs by Shubh have achieved success on the Official Charts Company and Official New Zealand Music Chart.
- On Spotify, Shubh has more than 8.1 million monthly listeners, and on YouTube, he has more than 2.30 million subscribers.
- In 2022, Virat Kohli, having the highest number of Instagram followers in India, started following Shubh on Instagram and he also mentioned Shubh in a comment in which he called him his favourite artist.
In 2023, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma were seen dancing to Shubh’s song ‘We Rollin’ in a gym in Bangalore. Virat Kohli, however, unfollowed Shubh on Instagram when Shubh posted a picture expressing his support for the Khalistan movement in the same year.
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma dancing on a Punjabi song.
Video of the day! pic.twitter.com/dzPIeMs8G0
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 24, 2023