|Born In :||Colombo,Sri Lanka|
|Occupation(s) :||Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Instrumentalist, Actor|
|Genres :||R&B, Pop|
|Web Site :||arjunofficial.com|
Arjun Coomaraswamy known by his stage name Arjun, is a British Sri Lankan singer-songwriter, record producer and actor.He is currently the most viewed UK Asian artist on YouTube, with over 250 million views.
Arjun rose to attention by following an R&B cover version of “Why This Kolaveri Di” which was uploaded on YouTube in December 2011 has received 12.8 million views.
Arjun became known for his fusion of contemporary Western and Eastern sounds, combining R&B with elements of South Asian music. This formula has made him a big hit with Asian youth across the globe.
Arjun was nominated for ‘Best Newcomer‘ at the ‘Brit Asia Music Awards 2011’. In December 2011, Arjun’s R&B Remix (“How could you do this to me?”) of the Tamil cult hit ‘Why This Kolaveri Di’ attracted over 3 million YouTube views in one month and now stands at nearly 13 million views. The song became a viral sensation and was later featured on TV channels around the world, including CNN, NDTV and Star News. A few months later, two of Arjun’s singles made it into the first ever ‘Asian Beats Chart’ on mainstream UK television, selected by a panel of Asian media figures and TV officials. His song ‘Stargazer’ was voted the number 2 song by an Asian artist in 2011 (No.1 was A.R Rahman’s group ‘Super Heavy’, which included Mick Jagger & Joss Stone.)