Raised in Calgary, Alberta on a musical diet of Hindi and Indian classical music, combined with a love of American pop artists like Stevie Wonder, Michael Jack- son, and Marvin Gaye, you would expect Raghav to have a unique musical perspective u2013 and he does. He describes his new sound as a singer/songwriter record with heavy Indian and Island influences, a new phase of a very unique , culturally rich musical upbringing steeped in great songs.
He sold an impressive 1.4 million copies of his debut album, Storyteller, which led to a MOBO Award, two UK Asian Music Awards, an Urban Music Award and four UK national top 10 singles. The album single handedly changed the landscape for artists of South Asian origin worldwide. It was a fresh sound of Bollywood, R&B and reggae that produced some of the biggest hits in both the UK and worldwide between 2004 and 2006. Angel eyes (produced by reggae legends Sly & Robbie) became a global phenomenon, particularly in the Indian subcontinent where Raghav regularly performed to sold out stadiums and from where he embarked on a world tour in 2007. Raghav's sophomore album, Iden- tity reached #1 in both the UAE and India, it featured the hit single "MY KIN- DA GIRL" with hip hop legend Redman. It also won him a Southern Asian Mu- sic Award for Best Artist, an Asian Achievers Award and a GIMA nomination for best album. His third studio album "The Phoenix", featured the super hit single Fire, produced by platinum selling hit maker Jim Beanz. It reached a new level of success in Canada for Raghav, receiving over 80,000 spins at domestic radio stations across the country and going Certified Gold. The track spent 32 weeks in the Top 20 at Canadian radio and 21 weeks on the Canadian Singles Top 100 charts. The album also had a Juno nomination for Best R&B single for "SO MUCH", one of 3 tracks on the album produced by award winning super producer Labrinth.Canadian-born singer Raghav is set to return with the release of a brand new single "MAAYERA" in partnership with streaming service Saavn on September 7th. This will be followed by his fourth studio album in October 2018