Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's Zaroori Tha crosses 1 billion views on YouTube

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's Zaroori Tha crosses 1 billion views on YouTube

Recently, the Ustaad had encouraged his fans and followers to help him reach the exciting milestone.
04 Jan, 2021

Legendary musician and world renowned singer, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's hottest track Zaroori Tha has bagged a whopping 1 billion views on YouTube, courtesy of fans who still celebrate his iconic music from all across the globe.

Released on the music label Universal Music, the song, with its release 6 years ago, featured television's then renowned couple Gauhar Khan and Kushal Tandon, who rose to fame following their apperance on the reality TV show, Bigg Boss.

The video, elevated by Rahat's vocals, had initially crossed the 1 million views mark only 4 days after its release.

Recently, the Ustaad had encouraged his fans and followers to help him reach another milestone.

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"My sincere thanks to everyone involved, specially you the audience, the listeners and my fans who have always given me so much love and affection. Let's get to this milestone of 1 billion together," he posted.

Produced by Salman Ahmed and directed by Rahul Sud, the music was by Sahir. A. Bagga while lyrics were penned down by Khalil-ur-Rehman.

Previously, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan accredited to his long list of achievements, was also the first Pakistani singer to bag 5 million subscribers on YouTube.

With a total of 207 videos uploaded, with the latest release Gham-e-Ashiqui crossing 3 million views, Khan celebrated the victory by expressing gratitude to his followers.

He began formally training for his skill at the age of seven, and has since released more than 50 albums including performing at numerous high-profile concerts across the world.


M. Saeed Jan 04, 2021 03:46pm
A billion views on YouTube...... a great milestone.
Vishesh Jan 04, 2021 03:56pm
This shows might and reach of Bollywood. Thankless Bollywood :)
Pakistani Jan 04, 2021 04:02pm
Every view independently counted by YouTube, fair and square, certainly better than the billion tree tsunami, the invisible uncounted trees.
Chrís Dăn Jan 04, 2021 05:00pm
What a legend!!!
Teddy Jan 04, 2021 05:27pm
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is over hyped.
Captain Jan 04, 2021 05:47pm
Truly a legend of current era
Iqbal Aswani Jan 04, 2021 06:06pm
@Vishesh Never heard RFAK is from Bollywood ;-)
Fahad Hussain Jan 04, 2021 06:40pm
Sahir Ali Bhagga the legend in the making
Shuga Jan 04, 2021 07:13pm
This one song made more money than any Pakistani movie in the last decade.
John Jan 04, 2021 09:38pm
Produced by Indian label, with Indian studio and musicians, with Indian actors
johnpauljones Jan 04, 2021 10:31pm
@John And yet sung by a Pakistani ace. That's Pakistan's legend for you
Supriya Jan 04, 2021 10:44pm
He identifies himself as a?
Robin Jan 04, 2021 11:22pm
@johnpauljones If that is case then why his songs produced by Pakistanis are not crossing 5m views?
Khan Jan 04, 2021 11:28pm
suman roy Jan 05, 2021 12:33am
@johnpauljones , Singer may be of Pakistani origin, but without the Bollywood platform he would be an unknown entity only available to a limited audience in Pakistan.
ak4pk Jan 05, 2021 04:45am
@John, yes but the main ingredient happens to be “the Pakistani singer”, wouldn’t you agree ?
Khalid Jan 05, 2021 07:05am
@Supriya he identifies himself as a 'singer'. Good enough?
Vishesh Jan 05, 2021 09:07am
@Iqbal Aswani What I meant is that all this credit is due to Indian contribution (other than voice)... Had Mehndi Hassan, Nusrat Saheb done the same, they would have broken many more records. Unfortunately, Pak doesn't respect and give due credit to its starts
MJQ Jan 05, 2021 10:16am
Singer, writer and composers all are Pakistani... So stop fighting fellows... A diamond is a diamond irrespective of it's place same is with Rafi sb, Ahmed Rushdie, Kishore Kumar etc. Anyone can see the bad condition of Bollywood after takeover by RSS...
Irfan ul Huq Jan 06, 2021 07:18am
@MJQ A diamond is not a diamond unless and until it is carved into a diamond
babu Jan 06, 2021 03:26pm
They should have married, a cute couple!