Veteran singer Asha Bhosle launched her YouTube channel last night. The channel which started with a quick but modest number of 430 subscribers, has zoomed into 114 K subscribers overnight.
Bhosle had earlier said that she would launch the channel with a new song, Main hoon, on the occasion of the 64th birthday of spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
The song had its world premiere when it was released at 9 pm IST and 7:30 pm UAE time and has been uploaded and shared by the Art of Living channel.
The 86 year old belied her age as she enthused over her channel. "I'll soon be sharing my personal stories, recording experiences and lots more on my official YouTube channel. So do subscribe if you don't want to miss out!", Bhosle said as she shared the teaser of the song.
However no playlists or videos are uploaded in Bhosle’s channel yet, which carries a descriptive bio of the versatile and popular Bollywood playback singer.
Bhosle’s singing career spanning more than six decades started in 1943 and she has sung more than 12,000 songs spanning across more than thousand movies.
Her wide repertoire that showcases her sheer versatility includes film music, pop, ghazals, bhajans, traditional Indian classical music, folk songs.
The Government of India honoured her with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2008.
Asha Bhosle had tweeted about the launch of her YouTube chanenel on her Twitter handle as well
One of the Mangeshkar sisters, Bhosle along with her elder sister Lata Mangeshkar, was amongst the greatest playback quartets in Bollywood along with Kishore Kumar and Mohammad Rafi along with titans of Bollywood music such as Hemant Kumar, Manna Dey and Mukesh who worked with stellar music directors such as RD Burman, Laxmikant Pyarelal and O. P. Nayyar.
In 2011, she was officially acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded artist in music history.
Asha Bhosle’s YouTube channel launch comes just about a month after Bollywood superstar Salman Khan launched his ‘Being Salman Khan’ channel on the video-streaming platform in mid April.
The veteran singer had earlier tweeted about being convinced by her teenage granddaughter to launch her own YouTube channel.