The singer’s voice is at the heart of every sing. Though a lyricist or music director tries his best to convey his message through the words of the song, he can do no better than the singer’s voice allows him to. It is the beauty of the singer’s voice that actually makes us experience the feelings he tries to convey such as happiness, sadness, shame, love, death etc. Punjabi songs are full of energy and zest, and conveying these is quite a task and one that only a singer with great dedication and persistence can manage. Thus it is entirely due to the singers that we get wrapped up in a sad Punjabi song, or tap our feet to the beats of Punjabi Bhangra song, or appreciate the beauty of Punjabi rap music.
There are many Punjabi singers of repute and quality, many have gone international and are now considered Asian symbols and idols. These singers are frequently called upon by Bollywood directors to lend their talented and evergreen voices to big budget Hindi films. A legend amongst all Punjabi singers is Gurdas Mann who has also branched into song writing and choreography. He has been singing some of the best Punjabi music for years; such as Duma Dum Mast, Dil Da Maamla Hai, Zindagi Di Raahon, Balli Ne Tere, Pind Diyan Galiyan etc. Sukhshindar Shinda is also a very popular singer who has sung songs like Tere Utthe Akh Ne and Gul Sun Ja.
Some other relatively new artists are Jazzy B, Juggy D, Apache Indian, Miss Pooja( who has spent a year on tour of the US due to her tremendous popularity), Amar Arshi, Hans Raj Hans, Harbhajan Mann and Bally Sagoo. You can find the mp3 versions of the best songs by these Punjabi singers from the many websites online that allow you to download songs for free.