Sidhu Moose Wala was an Indian singer, rapper, actor and politician associated with Punjabi music and Punjabi cinema. Sidhu started his career as a songwriter for the song “License” by Ninja, and began his singing career on a duet song titled “G Wagon”. Sidhu Moose Wala gained wide attention with his track “So High”. The singer was popularly known for his rap numbers.
Sidhu Moose Wala hailed from the village of Moosa in Mansa district of Punjab. He was born in a Sikh family, to father Bhola Singh and mother Charan Kaur. He studied at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana and graduated in electrical engineering in 2016.
After graduation, Sidhu moved to Brampton, Canada. He released his first song “G Wagon” while living there. He had also performed shows in Canada.
Sidhu Moose wala had his breakthrough with the song “So High” in 2017, a gangster rap collaboration with Byg Byrd. The song won him the 2017 Best Lyricist award at the Brit Asia TV Music Awards. He continued his success with singles like “Issa Jatt”, “Tochan”, “Selfmade”, “Famous” and “Warning Shots”.
At the 2018 PTC Punjabi Music Awards he was nominated for the Best New Age Sensation award for “Issa Jatt”. In August 2018, Sidhu launched his first film soundtrack song titled “Dollar”, for the film Dakuaan Da Munda. After that he released his debut album PBX 1 in the pop music genre with a touch of hip-hop. The album charted on the Canadian Albums Chart. It won him the Best Album Award at the 2019 Brit Asia TV Music Awards, where Moose Wala also won Track of the Year for “Legend”, Best International Male Act and Best Lyricist.
Sidhu Moose Wala founded a record label of his name and released numerous tracks on the record label. Releases include “Sidhu’s Anthem”, “Mafia Style”, “Poison” (a collaboration with R Nait), “Sohne Lagde”, and “Homicide”. Also, he released “Boot Cut”, by Prem Dhillon as a producer. His concert at the Surrey Music Festival was cancelled due to violent activities that had happened in Moose Wala’s past performances. His single “47”, featuring Mist and Stefflon Don entered the top 20 on UK Singles Chart. The song also charted on the New Zealand Hot 40 singles chart. Moose Wala concluded the year with single “Dhakka”. In this year Spotify included him in the list of the most popular artists in Punjab.
Sidhu Moose Wala featured in “Old Skool”, sung by Prem Dhillon. The song was followed by “Tibeyan Da Putt”, which topped the iTunes charts and was ranked at number 8 on the Apple Music charts in India. The song was followed by various singles, including “911” and “8 Cylinder”. In May 2020, Moose Wala announced his second studio album, Snitches Get Stitches on his Instagram handle, which was released on the same day. In the same month, he released his single “Dear Mama” on the occasion of his mother’s birthday. In June 2020, Sidhu collaborated with Amrit Maan on the song “Bambiha Bole”, which debuted at number 25 in India and 81 in Canada on the Apple Music chart. In September 2020, he released “Game” with Shooter Kahlon, which became his first song to chart on the Canadian Hot 100 by Billboard.
In May 2021, Moose Wala released his third studio album, Moosetape, which contains 32 tracks. On 12 September 2021, he performed at the Wireless Festival in London with British rapper Mist. Moose Wala was the first Indian singer to perform at this festival.
In April 2022, Moose Wala released his debut Ep No Name featuring AR Paisley, Mr. Capone-E and Sunny Malton, which debuted at No. 73 on Billboard Top Canadian Albums.
Sidhu Moose Wala passed away in an attack near Jawaharke village of Mansa district in Punjab. He untimely demise has come as a shocker to his fans. The cops are on the lookout for the assailants. On Sunday, 29th May 2022: Sidhu Moose Wala had left his village in and was driving his car when he was hit by a bullet. He was among the 424 persons whose security was withdrawn by Punjab Police on 28th May 2022. Mansa Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Gaurav Toora confirmed that Sidhu Moose Wala has died in the firing attack.
Here’s all you need to know about Sidhu Moose Wala:
1. He was 28 years old and had over 7 million followers on Instagram.
2. He joined Congress for contesting the 2022 Punjab Legislative Assembly election.
3. Moose Wala made his debut in Punjabi cinema in the film Yes I Am Student under his own production company Jatt Life Studios.
4. His last movie “Jattan Da Munda Gaun Lagya“, was directed by Amberdeep Singh.
5. Sidhu Moose Wala had a rivalry with Karan Aujla; both have replied to each other through songs, social media handles and live performances.
6. He also released the single “Panjab: My Motherland”, in which he glorified Khalistani separatist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.