He has sung more than 40,000 songs in 16 different languages.
SPB was a television presenter, actor, music composer, dubbing artist, and film producer.
SP Balasubrahmanyam, who is usually referred to as SPB, was a renowned Indian playback singer. He was also a television presenter, actor, music composer, dubbing artist, and film producer. He is widely known as one of the greatest Indian singers of all time and has worked in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi films. The playback singer has had an incredible career and has sung more than 40,000 songs in a total of 16 different languages. Now, an anecdote from his early days as a singer is going viral. As per reports, the singer cried during his initial days as he wasn’t able to match his voice with his voice and was scolded by a music director.
According to reports, famous YouTuber and journalist Chitra Lakshmanan, who runs a popular YouTube channel named Touring Talkies, mentioned an anecdote from SP Balasubrahmanyam’s earlier life. He revealed that the legendary singer earned the success of life after a lot of struggles. He said that once, SPB was singing with LR Eswari during a song recording at Golden Studios. He added that Sathyam was the music composer for this film. During the recording, SPB couldn’t match his voice with Eswari’s, as he was young and new in the industry. Sathyam bashed him badly. This affected SPB, and he sat under a mango tree and cried.
Chitra Lakshmanan continued that even the production executives of the film saw this scene. They said to the music composer,” The boy is a new boy. Please don’t embarrass him like this. Be gentle with him.” Sathyam said that you bring all the non-singers and expect me to teach them. He said that this new boy was not even able to sing.
After this, SPB sang the song. Later, he became a music sensation in the Tamil industry. Even after scolding him in his initial days, Sathyam later appreciated him and called him his son.
SP Balasubrahmanyam became a big name in the music industry. He sang in many Bollywood films as well. Sadly, the singer passed away in 2020 due to age-related issues.