Gangnam Style took the world by storm, breaking the 1 billion view barrier, but could a fishmonger from Pakistan usurp Psy’s Internet reign?
The man’s name is Muhammad Shahid Nazir, a fishmonger in London, England. A little over a year ago, 31-year-old Shahid moved from Pakistan to London to provide a better life for his wife and four children who still live in Pakistan.
Shahid got a job as a fishmonger and was instructed to shout at the customers to get there attention. As soon as he began shouting, it turned to singing and soon it became the theme song for his fish stand.
People started coming from all over the world just to meet Shahid and get and get an autograph or just have him sing for them. They were always telling him to try out for Britain’s Got Talent or X Factor, but he took it one step further.
He was offered a record deal with Warner Music, and they helped him create a single and a music video, which gained over 1 million views in less than 24 hours.
The video is currently at more than 8 million views and growing and is currently number 29 on the UK Pop Charts. There have been talks of Timbaland and Shahid releasing a collaborative music project.
Our friends at ‘What’s Trending?‘ were able to get an exclusive interview with Shahid, and it is quite inspiring hearing a story such as Shahid’s.
There were rumors that Shahid was deported back to Pakistan due to an expired work visa. Nazir responded, stating the rumors were false and he just wanted to visit his family for New Years and file for a visa for France for the French release of his single.
What do you guys think of ‘One Pound Fish’? Do you think it will be more popular than Gangnam Style?