| 1995 (1995)|
| Alisha Chinai|
| Indian pop albums, Other albums|
Made in India was the first Indian pop (Indipop) album to be sold on a scale comparable to Hindi film music albums. The album established Indipop as a discrete genre and its singer Alisha Chinai became the genre's main proponent.
Made in India was a hit single and album composed by Biddu and released in 1995 on the Magnasound Records label. The lyrics of the song narrate the feelings of the female protagonist who has been around the world and now seeks a man with a good heart, meaning he has to be ‘made in India'. The music video, directed by Ken Ghosh, features a fairy-tale setting in which the heroine, a princess, turns down suitors from different countries and finally chooses a man who is 'made in India'. The album contains well-known songs like, "Aaja Mere Dil Mein", "Ek Baar Do Baar", "Sun O Meri Dhadkan", "Tu Kahan", "Ooh La La", "Tu Jo Mila", "Dhokha Diya Hai Re Tune Mere Dil" and "Lover Girl".
Made in India went on to become one of the highest selling pop albums of its time and Alisha became a household name. The record sold a reported three million copies and the album's title song was not only a hit in India but across the international market as well. Alisha thereafter became the central figure of the emergence of Indipop. Made in India was the first ever Indian pop album to achieve commercial success on a par with Indian film music albums and it also marked a spectacular beginning to the era of Indian music videos. It also became the first non-film album to break unit sales records in India.
Alisha Chinai has also recorded many other songs as a pop singer, with album releases, besides playback singing in Hindi movies. Before Made in India Alisha's first major hit album was Jadoo (Magic) and later she also had hit platinum albums Aah Alisha, Baby Doll, Madonna and Kamasutra. After Made in India, Alisha made Om - the inner voice and Dil Ki Rani (Queen of Hearts).
During the release of Made in India, Alisha had accused Anu Malik of molesting her. Some claim it was a publicity stunt by the singer to promote her album. Anu Malik and Alisha did not work for several years, only to reunite in 2003 with Ishq Vishk. Alisha had also accused Magnasound Records of cheating her of her royalties. The music company countersued her for defamation.
Alisha Chinai received the International Billboard Award and also won the Freddie Mercury Award for Artistic Excellence for the album Made in India.
- Made in India
- Lover Girl
- Tu Kahaan
- Ek Baar Do Baar
- Mere Saath
- Oo La La
- Made in India (Remix)
- De De
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