Pakistan’s music industry has emerged as one of the best music industry in the world over the years. Every year it expands and becoming bigger and bigger, new artists bringing up their sort of music, catering to their individuality as well as meeting the demands of different music genres. Unfortunately the year 2009 was not that much favourable for Pakistani music industry because most of the concerts and musical shows were cancelled due to threats of terrorism. But still many artists released their much-awaited albums. Three big albums, which were released this year, were of Hadiqa Kiyani, Sheraz Uppal and Inteha. Two bands, which rocked the charts this year on various radio and TV channels, were Inteha and Laal. Both these bands came up with different music and different genres. The most disappointing album of the year was Kohram by Aamanat Ali, which in fact was much-hyped album and got the best sponsors but still it could not steal the show.
The biggest platform where most of the artists performed this year was second season of Coke Studio where the best musicians from our industry like Atif Aslam, Noori, Sain Zahoor, Arieb Azhar ,Ali Zafar, Javed Bashir, Riaz Ali Khan, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Zeb and Haniya, Josh and Strings performed. Coke Studio embodies a musical fusion of exciting elements and diverse influences, ranging from traditional eastern, modern western and regionally inspired music. Coke studio was seen with much enthusiasm this year where musicians from different genres shown electrifying performances, and surprise collaborations between artists defined musical improvisation reflecting the vibrancy and artistic harmony of Pakistan?s artists.
Haider Hashimi the lead guitarist of the band Aaroh brought the big shock for the music industry by parting his way from the band and went solo.
Two videos that created huge hype and claimed massive appreciation this year was of Chal Buleya by Mekaal Hassan Band and the other best video of the year was of Kismat Apney Hath Main by Shehzad Roy. The video of Kismat Apney Hath Main was influenced by the notorious aims of Americans in Guantanamo bay and highlighted one of the most burning issue from the actuality, which is drone attacks. The video of Shehzad Roy was even criticised in New York Times. The best album of the year was of Kehna Chahta Hoon by Inteha, which sold record copies across the country. The best pop song of the year was Soneya By Hadiqa Kiani. The best video of the year was of Chal Buleya by Mekaal Hassan Band, which was directed by talented Bilal Lashari. The best Ballad of the year was Tu Jane Na by Atif Aslam, which was featured in a Bollywood movie. The best Rock song was Pyar by Inteha, which also became the song of the year on BBC. Following are the top five albums, videos, ballads, pop and rock songs of the year.
1- Inteha (Kuch Kehna Chahta Hoon)
2- Laal (Umeed-E-Sehar)
3- Sheraz Uppal (Ankahi)
4- Hadiqa Kiani ( Aasman)
5- Rahim Shah ( Mama Dey)
Best Pop Songs Of The Year
1- Soneya (Hadiqa Kiani)
2- Titliyaan (Strings)
3- Ho Janey De (Call)
4- Dard-E-Tanhai (Nauman Javaid)