Priyanka Chopra makes international music debut

Published: September 14, 2012
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Says she fulfilled dad's dream with music debut. PHOTO: EPA

Says she fulfilled dad's dream with music debut. PHOTO: EPA

MUMBAI: Actress Priyanka Chopra, who made her international music debut Thursday with the unveiling of the single In My City featuring Will.i.am., said she has fulfilled her father’s dream of becoming a singer.

“My parents got emotional when they heard the song. This was my dad’s dream. It was my father’s dream and he has come all dressed up and looking dapper today. My father is an incredible singer. I am happy my family, friends and everyone are here,” Priyanka told reporters during the unveiling of her music single.

“Music is part of my life. My dad has been my biggest influence with music,” she said.

“The heart of this album is Indian. It is a desi girl album. I am very nervous, and shivering a lot. We will be shooting for the video soon. We will try and add Bollywood elements to it.”

Her first song from the album will be launched officially Thursday night on the National Football League (NFL) network.

“It is an important and huge thing for an Indian to have this launch at NFL. This is a one-and-half minute version. No Indian has done that… it is surreal,” Priyanka said.

Asked whether with this debut, she will be seen doing live concerts in the near future, she said: “Live shows… not at all. I am not prepared for it. I love performing but when I reach that level I will do live performances. This is just the beginning.”

“I am not looking forward for live performances at all. I am very nervous right now,” she added.

Priyanka’s debut single In My City will be available across all physical and digital platforms Sep 14, exclusively on Universal music.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • rahul
    Sep 14, 2012 - 12:34PM

    Priyanka …Go girl!!! More power to you … Lovely song … Lovely voice …

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  • Cosmo
    Sep 14, 2012 - 3:26PM

    Man she’s good! Wish her success.

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  • Faizan
    Sep 14, 2012 - 5:04PM

    O’Yeah she z good, good english accent, good addition in music !!!

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  • Ali
    Sep 14, 2012 - 7:14PM

    Wow!!!

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  • ujwal
    Sep 14, 2012 - 7:49PM

    i thought it will be a damp squib , but sounds great ! cool stuff

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  • Riyaz
    Sep 14, 2012 - 7:57PM

    This comes as a pleasant surprise…

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  • Mirza
    Sep 14, 2012 - 8:12PM

    Good

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  • Nobody
    Sep 15, 2012 - 6:15AM

    I’m surprised. I was skeptical she’d have any real talent, but nice vocals. Although two things I don’t get: her accent fluctuates depending on her audience, and why NFL? Very odd choice coming from a born and bred Indian, but nevertheless, not bad to expand your reach.

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