And the award goes to … can you guess which 3 artists ruled Coke Studio across all the seasons?
Whether it was Atif Aslam taking on Sabri brother’s Tajdar-e-Haram in a soulful rendition, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali belting out a mesmerizing Afreen, Afreen or Umair Jaswal’s upbeat Har Funn Maula – Coke Studio has played host to some thrilling musical moments and we’ve been very much a part of the journey. Here’s why you need to have these 3 on your playlist!
Since Coke Studio Pakistan’s inception in 2008, the music platform has made a defining impact in over 150 countries, has featured over 200 artists and released over 300 songs. Amongst all the artists to have performed on the music platform, here are the three to have been featured on Coke Studio the most.
The versatile Atif Aslam has grasped audiences worldwide, producing masterpieces throughout his musical career. A major chunk of his musical hits have taken place on Coke Studio.
Since his first appearance, Aslam has been part of five Coke Studio seasons, ranking him in third place. Within this time period, he has performed a whopping total of 13 songs, granting him the title of “Artist to have sung the most songs on Coke Studio”. His rendition of Tajdar-e-Haram stands out as the one piece which was perhaps, hardest to perform because of the classical nature of the musical score, also a risk to take a composition that is so much loved world wide, and turn it into another widely acclaimed offering is undoubtedly, a laudable feat!
Need we mention Wohi Khuda Hai where he landed on his feet – full marks to Atif for acing the high notes!
Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
A treasure trove of musical heritage, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has been an integral part of Coke Studio’s journey. From his mesmerizing performance in Garaj Baras in Season 1 to the record-breaking Afreen Afreen in Season 9, Rahat has developed a distinctive niche for himself.
Whether it is Dam Mastam, or Dil Tarpe, Rahat continues to belt out season upon season of energizing performances that is the hallmark of his unmatched and refreshingly original vocals – always a treat for the ears!
Rahat has appeared in five seasons of Coke Studio and released a total of 11 songs on the platform. Season 13 will be his sixth season collaboration with Coke Studio, ranking him one over Atif Aslam.
Umair Jaswal – Coke Studio
The title for the artist to have appeared most times on Coke Studio goes to Umair Jaswal. Up until season 12, Umair had featured in seven Coke Studio seasons. He joined Coke Studio in season 5 with his band and performed the song Charkha Nolakha with Atif Aslam. Umair performed his first Coke Studio solo in season 6 with the song Khayal, which was also featured in the movie Waar. The collaboration between Umair and Coke Studio has always been one moving in an upward trajectory. And Season 13 marks his eighth appearance on the platform, making him the artist with the most season appearances on Coke Studio!
Dedicate the weekend to these 3 Artists who have given us musical memories that will undoubtedly last a life time – Till Coke Studio 2021 of course – more music, more memories to be made!
This article is the collaboration effort of several members of Team FUCHSIA.