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The Guitar Society 10th Aug 2011

Bollywood Star Priyanka

Chopra Adds Singer to Her CV

Courtesy-Shawn Fernandes

For too long, the big debate has always been about which Bollywood star would eventually make the crossover leap into Hollywood. The success rate hasn’t exactly set the box office on fire. Of the big-name Bollywood “stars,” only Anil Kapoor has had any measure of success.

Priyanka Chopra, however, has decided to not only change the rules of the game, she’s decided to change the game itself. Last Friday, Chopra tweeted: “I’ve signed a global recording deal with Universal Music Group (UMG) & Desi Hits! The album will be in English & will have a worldwide release.” Orchestrated by Desi Hits!, the company behind the recent Bollywood remixes for Lady Gaga and Britney Spears, Chopra’s album deal will see Interscope Records release the album in North America and Island Records in the rest of the world. In addition, Troy Carter, CEO of artist management firm Atom Factory and Lady Gaga’s manager has signed on to manage Chopra’s international singing career.

According to an interview on the Desi Hits! website, Chopra says, “The music I’m working on is all very new at the moment, it will be a pop album but with a few dance tracks. I will be writing all my own lyrics.” Regarding production partners, Chopra reveals, “I will be working a lot of producers like Jeremy Skaller, Rodney Jenkins and Wayne Wilkins. All of these producers have their own unique sound and they’re helping me find my sound.”

The Live List: Upcoming Gigs in India

Shawn Fernandes

Bangalore

Thursday, 11 August: Edified @Hard Rock Café

Saturday, 13 August: The Bicycle Days @BFlat Bar

Saturday, 13 August: Music Mouth Concert featuring Something Relevant, Mad Orange Fireworks, Anup and Kenneth @The Kyra Theatre

Sunday, 14 August: Muse Rock 2011 featuring Pentagram, Motherjane @St. John’s Medical College, Koramangala

Mumbai

Tuesday, 9 August: The Pulp Society @The Blue Frog

Wednesday, 10 August: Bones For Bertie @The Blue Frog

Wednesday, 10 August: Slow Down Clown with Sonaluna @The Blue Frog

Thursday, 11 August: Airport @ Hard Rock Café

Saturday, 13 August: Live at the Console featuring Siddharth Basrur, Medusa and Tempo Tantrick @ Mehboob Studio, Bandra

Delhi

Thursday, 11 August: Eka – Independence Day Special @Hard Rock Café

Saturday, 13 August: Jordan Johnson @ Manajsa

Hyderabad

Thursday, 11 August: Agam @Hard Rock Café

Friday, 12 August: Half Step Down and Split @Bottles and Chimneys

Kolkata

Saturday, 13 August: Indus Creed @Someplace Else, The Park

Pune

Thursday, 11 August: The Beatroute @Hard Rock Café

Jodhpur

Saturday, 13 August to Monday, 15 August: Music In The Hills Festival featuring Parikrama, Advaita, Mohit Chauhan, Bobby Cash and Jasleen Royal @Khimsar Fort

Ernakulam

Monday, 15 August: Freedom Rocks featuring Motherjane, Whitesugar, Us, Ecodus, Dutch Street and Ground Zero @Kerala Fine Arts Hall, Palimukka

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