Class 12th student Aditi Iyer becomes the youngest Indian global artist

Singer Aditi Iyer has become the youngest Indian Global Charting artist with two no.1s & a DRT Mainstream Top 150 entree alongside global music icons.

New Delhi : Aditi Iyer has become the youngest solo Indian artist to have simultaneously hit no.1 spots on two coveted global radio charts namely, World Top 200 Indie, and Europe Top 200. The class 12 student offers a sprightly new single after the brooding dark pop of last year’s well received 4 track EP Dollhouse. On Deleted Your Number, Aditi pens a perfect breakup anthem to dance away your heartbreak fatigue to her poised, opera-trained vocals. The track is based on the idea that life is too short to care about people who do not see your value.

Following 2021’s poignant EP ‘Dollhouse’, the 17-year-old singer-songwriter embraces vibrant electro-pop in her new single Deleted Your Number. The Mumbai-based 12th standard student, has become the Youngest Indian Artist to simultaneously hit the No.1 spots on coveted global radio platforms, along with making a grand debut on the much sought after DRT Mainstream Top 200 Charts, where the opera-trained prodigy, features alongside the biggest global music icons such as Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo & The Weeknd.

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A brief moment of victory passes through one’s dejected state as you put this formerly relevant person in a past chapter of your life and move forward. The Mumbai based singer–songwriter delivers this self-celebratory message over crashing sounds, gentle harmonies and sparkling guitar strumming in a slick production by well-known singer-songwriter/producer Rohan Solomon. Deleted Your Number generously uses steadily building synths paired with a dance pop beat. Aditi bares unprecedented vulnerability for all her seventeen years on the climactic bridge before reclaiming the cheery spirit of the single.

Talking about the conception of the track, Aditi says, “I felt like exploring a different facet of my songwriting. ‘Dollhouse’ extends a listening ear to one’s pain while Deleted Your Number asks them to get over it. Musically, it reflects this with a Top 40 upbeat vibe. It’s almost akin to telling someone to dance their problems away rather than to cry about them.”

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Aditi released her first original composition at the age of 10 called Who You Are as she began her musical journey at the tender age of two. She spent most of her childhood singing and performing complex Western Classical and contemporary pieces at home. These iPad renditions were flawless productions much before she even received any formal education in music. Aditi received a standing ovation from the judges of Next Star Romania (equivalent of an Indian Idol) after delivering a spellbinding performance the same year. As a teenager, Aditi released her first EP ‘The Girl They See’ in 2020. A prolific young singer, Aditi has worked on enhancing the range and dexterity of her voice from a very young age.

Aditi at the moment has just completed her 12th standard board exams and now she is looking forward to attending Berklee College of Music, US later in the year. Aditi proved her prolific prowess as a songwriter by releasing her second EP ‘Dollhouse’ in August 2021 whose 4 haunting tracks explored the darker facets of relationships. Deleted Your Number moves away from the haunting themes of Dollhouse – both sonically and lyrically — and showcases her growth as an artist by asking listeners to groove despite the pain, instead of dwelling on it.

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“I felt that I wrote about a lot of dramatic things that were huge milestones for people, but I strangely never explored the minute details. Deleting someone’s number after a breakup is something we don’t often talk about but it’s something a lot of people do and is ultimately a big step in removing someone from your life even if it isn’t as dramatic as the breakup itself,” adds Aditi who was inspired to write the song after unfollowing a friend on Instagram.

Ajay S Chauhan

Ajay is a senior journalist with more than 13 years of experience. Ajay is a multimedia journalist with wide experience of print, electronic and digital media. He has worked with some leading media banners like Swadesh, AajTak, India Today and Deshbandhu. Over the years, he has covered NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh giving him perfect understanding of these places and their grassroot problems.

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