Which Indian singers are in YouTube’s ‘million likes’ club?

By Bryan Durham - October 31, 2018

Take a wild guess…

We have our favourite singers who we support to the ends of the earth (or YouTube, in this case) and needless to say, that list changes from listener to listener.

Everyone will have their names ready and we decided to run through the songs of the biggest names in the business to see how well-liked they were on YouTube.

So, we went calculating in the million-likes-plus range. And while we’ve excluded a few Punjabi artists (who have crossed a million likes, BTW) and where songs features more than two artists, the idea was to include those who had a foothold in both Bollywood and independent pop (or non-film singles).

Which Indian singers are in YouTube’s ‘million likes’ club?

If you’re wondering who the most-liked singer on YouTube is, look no further than Guru Randhawa. With a cumulative score of 9.4 million likes, he is the clear leader of the pack.

Close on his heels is Neha Kakkar at a total of 8.3 million likes. Both Neha and Guru have 5 songs with more than a million in likes each (it needs to be said here that if one adds the title song of Badri Ki Dulhania to Neha’s list — the song features four singers and one backing vocalist — her total equals Guru’s.

Here’s the other thing, single-wise Neha and Tony’s duet Mile Ho Tum Reprise has more likes (3.2 million) than Guru’s Lahore (2.9 million).

While Guru’s independent singles dominate, his remake of High Rated Gabru for Bollywood film Nawabzaade also features on our list. Neha, on the other hand, has a reprise version of a Bollywood song as her most-liked song, both the official Dilbar video and the lyric video, Kala Chashma (three Bollywood songs) and an independent single to her name.

Badshah follows with a total of 5.3 million likes over four songs. Heartless (from his album O.N.E. is his most liked video. He has Bollywood singles Kala Chashma and Tareefan as lead artist and finally Aastha Gill’s Buzz as a featuring artist.

Tony Kakkar makes it to #4 as a featuring singer on Mile Ho Tum (Reprise) and O Humsafar with at total of 4.4 million likes.

Neha Bhasin comes next, with 3.4 million likes, with Swag Se Swagat and Heeriye contributing to her likes.

Harrdy Sandhu follows, with 3.3 million likes coming from Backbone and Naah.

Vishal Dadlani (Swag Se Swagat), Yo Yo Honey Singh (Dil Chori and Dheere Dheere Se) and Darshan Raval (Tera Zikr and Kamariya) all tie at # with a total of 2.4 million likes each.

There’s Zack Knight and Jasmin Walia’s Bom Diggy (Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety) at 1.5 million likes, a re-creation of their tried-and-tested hit.

Arijit Singh’s sole song with a 1.1 million likes is Phir Bhi Tumko Chahunga from Bollywood film Half Girlfriend.

Meet Bros’ Heeriye gets them on the list with a million likes.

If you count Pakistani artists who work in Bollywood, Atif Aslam (1.9 million for Dil Diyan Gallan) and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (total of 3.1 million from independent single Zaroori Tha and the Coke Studio 9 version of Afreen Afreen) also join the list.

Here’s the break-up per artist..

Guru Randhawa
Lahore (2.9 million likes) (released Dec 13, 2017)
High Rated Gabru (2.4 million likes) (released July 3, 2017)
Made In India (1.8 million likes) (released Jun 5, 2018)
Ishare Tere (1.2 million likes) (released July 24, 2018)
High Rated Gabru (1.1 million likes) (released Jun 27, 2018)

Neha Kakkar
Mile Ho Tum – Reprise (3.2 million likes) (released July 27, 2016)
Dilbar (1.4 million likes) (released July 3, 2018)
Dilbar – Lyrical (1.3 million likes) (released July 9, 2018)
Oh Humsafar (1.2 million likes) (released April 16, 2018)
Kala Chashma (1.2 million likes) (released July 26, 2016)

Badshah
Heartless (1.6 million likes) (released Aug 14, 2018)
Kala Chashma (1.2 million likes) (released July 26, 2016)
Tareefan (1.2 million likes) (released May 1, 2018)
Buzz – Aastha (1.3 million likes) (released Apr 12, 2018)

Tony Kakkar
Mile Ho Tum – Reprise (3.2 million likes) (released July 27, 2016)
Oh Humsafar (1.2 million likes) (released April 16, 2018)

Neha Bhasin
Swag Se Swagat (2.4 million likes) (Nov 20, 2017)
Heeriye (1 million likes) (May 18, 2018)

Harrdy Sandhu
Naah (1.9 million likes) (Nov 30, 2017)
Backbone (1.4 million likes) (Jan 5, 2017)

Darshan Raval
Tera Zikr (1.4 million likes) (released Nov 8, 2017)
Kamariya (1 million likes) (August 31, 2018)

Vishal Dadlani
Swag Se Swagat (2.4 million likes) (Nov 20, 2017)

Yo Yo Honey Singh
Dil Chori (1.4 million likes) (Dec 26, 2017)
Dheere Dheere (1 million likes) (Sep 1, 2015)

Arijit Singh
Phir Bhi Tumko Chahunga (1.1 million likes) (Jul 6, 2017)

Meet Bros
Heeriye (1 million likes) (May 18, 2018)

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