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  • Did coming from the Malik family help you?
  • What was singing for AR Rahman like?
  • How important is a period of self-isolation for art to flourish?
  • What''s your diet and fitness routine these days?
  • What''s next on the charts?
  • Your advice to budding musicians in quarantine.
  • Your advice to budding musicians in quarantine.
  • How did ‘Control’ happen? Tell us something about it?
  • Was this a complete turnaround for you as an artist?
  • What are your opinions about the Bollywood trend of remixing old Bollywood songs?
  • How has life changed post the Coronavirus Pandemic?
  • Who continues to inspire you and support you in the Hindi film music industry?
  • What sort of precautions are you taking? How are you taking care of your family and loved ones in this time?
  • How has it affected your work?
  • How do you keep yourself busy since everything is in lockdown, anything that you are doing in this free time?
  • What message would you like to give to everyone during this time?
  • Do you think you are a versatile singer?
  • The year 2016 took off to a flying start as awards fetched you wide appreciation for your hard work. You picked up the Filmfare statuette as the winner of prestigious R.D. Burman Award in the new music talent category. How important was this recognition for you in the early stages of your career? What was your parents’ reaction?
  • How do you feel in getting featured on Times Square billboard for your English single
  • How do you improvise yourself on songs of different languages ?
  • What was your experience in recording a Tamil song ? Was it for a film ?
  • Born and brought up in a family of great musical lineage, were you destined to embrace the craft as your career-path in life? How was the musical ambience at home since childhood?
  • Tell us something about your formal education in music. Did you graduate from leading western music schools as well as acquire training in Indian classical genres? How has that taalim helped brace your basics?
  • Amaal Malik being your elder brother, is he more of a buddy to you and a great support system in this strange big entertainment industry, where fate alters every Friday?
  • Having initiated your journey as a vocalist from a talent hunt show to singing jingles, singles and now managing a full-fledged playback career, was the struggle tough or worth it?
  • Is hailing from a reputed musical background like yours a blessing in disguise or an undue pressure as expectations mount up and comparisons keep soaring with every performance?
  • The sounds and voices of independent music often get gagged under the heavy bombardment of Bollywood songs. But with the resurgence of singles happening around and you being a prominent participant in this trend, do you think it augurs well for the future of Indian non-filmi music? Do you have a faint memory of the erstwhile madness of Indipop bursting out the charts in the 1990s when you guys were still tiny infants?
  • 2014 was your big year. Your debut album, ‘Armaan’, as well as your big break, ‘Jai Ho’, was released. How did you get to sing for Salman Khan?
  • Was quitting the BMM (Bachelors in Mass Media) course midway for the sake of your musical penchant a conscious decision on your part? Do you now regret it or you are completely content with your choice?
  • Who is more romantic at heart and favourite among the female fans? How do you tackle such mass adulation?
  • What is your idea of a dream girl?
  • Who are your musical inspiration and key influences?
  • What’s your take on the arena of dance music….does it has a temporary appeal, unlike romantic melodies which breed quality of permanence?
  • How do you describe today’s generation of music?
  • Over a small period of time and evidently at an early stage, you have tasted success. So how do you intend to keep yourself grounded?
  • Do you follow any particular singing idol’s style of rendition? If yes, then why?
  • Given your sweet charming looks, will you ever consider acting if given an offer?
  • What are your comments on the trend of remixes?
  • Why was your father, composer Daboo Malik, against you participating in a singing competition show?
  • What basic differences do you find between an Indian music achiever and a westerner in terms of lifestyle, culture, exposure and acceptability?
  • How would you describe your passion for music; what keeps you focused each day?
  • Coming from a musically-inclined family, what are family dinner discussions like?
  • You started your professional singing career in the year 2010. In the last 10 years, what are the changes you've encountered?
  • These days we see many celebrities taking up singing too. To turn things around, do you intend to switch over to acting?
  • Tell us about your college life? Do you recall any moment in your college which has stayed there in your life?
  • How does it feel to achieve so much in so little time?
  • Does the level of stardom scare you? Have you at any point of time felt that you are losing control of your life? Your life is not as it used to be earlier? Does it scare you?
  • Can you tell us any craziest fan story you have ever experienced? Anyone which comes to your mind right now?
  • You really admire Sonu Nigam a lot. Right?
  • Which songs would you say were the game-changers in your career?
  • What’s the one thing you would like to change about the music industry in India?
  • What can tell us about Control? What is this song about?
  • English music has been your dream for as long as you can remember. What inspired this dream?
  • What was the recording process like? Did you have to alter your accent significantly to appeal to a non-Indian audience?
  • You have been wonderfully open about your struggles with depression. Right now is a very difficult time for everybody in the world. How are you dealing with it and what are you doing right now?
  • Earlier you said Salman Khan taught you how to have screen presence and personality. What practical advice did he give you?
  • You have been working since you were 9. What keeps you passionate and excited about your work?
  • What is that one object of fashion that you are obsessed with?
  • What is that one habit of yours you want to get rid of...?
  • What is that one habit of yours while growing up that you are embarrassed about today?
  • The ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ album was also important because both you and your brother were carrying the entire album together.
  • What is the best thing about this generation of singers?
  • You appeared in the 2011 film Kachha Limboo and that was your first on-screen experience, can you describe that for us? How did it feel being in a Bollywood film for the very first time?
  • With your dad being a script-writer, music director, composer, singer and actor; how much did you learn from him and what do you think has been the most important thing he's taught you throughout your young career?
  • Who gave you the title of the 'Prince of Romance', did you come up with it yourself or was it a name that was given to you?
  • Why did you decide to do a loving mashup featuring Kaun Tujhe and Kuch Toh Hain? What was it about those 2 tracks that made you want to include them?
  • You have sung many Hindi tracks for many different films; what has been your most favourite project to date and why?
  • You are a household name already in the Bollywood industry at such a young age, what do you hope to accomplish by the end of your career? What goals do you have?
  • In 2016 you did a World Tour 'Armaan Malik Live' at just the age of 21, how did this come about?
  • With so many artists releasing independently what are the advantages of being on a record label?
  • Creatively, what do you think of the contemporary Punjabi music industry? Which artists excite you and do you think are maintaining standards?
  • Your biggest collaborator is your brother, Amaal Mallik. How different are you both, inside and outside the studio?
  • The last few years have seen the scene shift almost entirely from CD to iTunes and digital sales. Do you think it’s important for established acts like you to try and appeal to younger audiences who are the new generation in buying music legally?
  • Music has no barriers, it’s great that you are creating new different sounds and thinking outside of the box. Do you somewhat feel you have opened doors for others to experiment with music as you have?
  • This is your first single for Arista Records and your first English-language song. Why did you decide that now was the time to try and break the global pop market?
  • You have such a huge following already, did you have any reservations about recording music in English?
  • What’s your plan for more English-language music. Are you working on an EP or an album right now?
  • What challenges has that presented for you in your career?
  • Indian musicians are under-represented on the global stage. You’re really making great strides to change that. What has that journey been like for you?
  • You joined The Voice in India as a judge, too. It must be a real privilege to judge these young hopefuls.
  • How do you manage to keep your focus?
  • I think people in the West under-estimate the sheer scale of Bollywood as an industry.
  • When Amaal Mallik criticised the Hindi film music industry because of its repetitiveness, sparred with Mithoon online, criticised the Filmfare jury for its choice of nominations including his own work, and then bashed the trend of song remakes earlier this year, did you ever stop him because he was making a lot of people angry?
  • With the success of K-POP, it seems that the West is opening out a little. Do you feel like this is a key moment for Indian music internationally, then?
  • Do you have anyone you’d absolutely love to work with?
  • You have cited that it’s a ‘dream come true’ to sing for Varun Dhawan. How supportive has he been towards you?
  • The name ‘Armaan Malik’ promises pure quality. Having received fame at quite a young age, would you say it is pleasure or pressure?
  • A good singer needs to eat in order to perform well. Armaan, what is your favourite food dish?
  • Q. How did the offer to voice Aladdin come to you?
  • While all 90s kids can relate to the film 'Aladdin', do you feel this film will be relevant in today’s time?
  • Have you ever thought about giving acting a chance?
  • Your television debut The Voice could not garner ratings. As a judge of the show, was it disappointing?
  • Singing, judging and now lending your voice to films. Are you the jack of all trades currently?
  • Besides Amaal Mallik, you have worked with a lot of other composers. How has your experience been?
  • Which era of music inspires you?
  • Music has evolved over the years. What are the good and bad aspects of this evolution?
  • Which musical instrument would you want to be?
  • Who is your musical inspiration?
  • From being a 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil' Champs' finalist to a GIMA award winner at 19, tell us about your musical journey so far?
  • Tell us a little more about your equation with Salman?
  • How did 'Naina' ('Khoobsurat') and 'Auliya' ('Ungli') happen?
  • Given your music lineage, did anything apart from music attract you or was it always this?
  • You have had private albums released as well. Do you think the market for solo albums is understated?
  • You've worked with Salim Sulaiman and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Which music director would you like to work with again and again?
  • To a listener of the songs, you sang down South, which Hindi songs would you recommend as perfectly embodying your style, and the other way round as well?
  • You won many awards including GIMA award for Best Music Debut. Do awards matter to you?
  • Were you disappointed that you couldn’t have a high-profile launch of your debut English single ‘Control’?
  • Have you always dreamt of singing in English?
  • Tell us about ‘Control’ and did you choose a song about a toxic, troubled relationship deliberately as such songs tend to be popular?
  • You have cultivated a wholesome, clean image. Even though you were in this music industry and showbiz as a young teenager, you never cut a troubled figure who lives a life of excess or dabbled in drugs and rock n roll. How do you manage to do that?
  • How are you spending the quarantine period?
  • Creating music or listening to music?
  • How are you responding to the reviews of your latest English single ''Control''?
  • You have been a multi-lingual singer, Is singing in English any different?

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