Atif Aslam is a Pakistani singer, dancer and film actor. His film debut was in the 2011 social drama Bol, which was the one of the highest-grossing Pakistani films of all the time. He has recorded numerous chart-topping songs and is known for his vocal belting technique. He was declared the most popular artist on Saavn (an Indian music streaming service) in 2013, followed by Arijit Singh, A. R. Rahman, Shreya Ghoshal, and Mohit Chauhan. Spurred on by his friends he began to sing in public during his days in college and recorded his first single "Aadat" with his pocket money. Within a matter of weeks "Aadat" went viral online and soon he became a household name on the basis of that one song. Aslam's work on the movie Race, was nominated for the Filmfare Award. He continues to work on top productions and his growing popularity has seen filmmakers create special music videos to promote their films with his songs. Following sold out concerts throughout his country the demand to watch Atif Aslam perform live grew across the world in December 2012. Atif was named among top performers of Dubai for 2012 alongside Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Il Divo, Gotye, Evanescence and Swedish House Mafia.