Indian singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad is on cloud nine since Barack Obama released his "Favourite Music of 2019” playlist.
The Indian musician's cold/mess made it to the list alongside some chartbuster tracks from Beyoncé, Frank Ocean, and Bruce Springsteen. Kuhad has also become one of the first Indian artists to feature on Obama's much-awaited year-end list.
From hip-hop to country to The Boss, here are my songs of the year. If you’re looking for something to keep you company on a long drive or help you turn up a workout, I hope there’s a track or two in here that does the trick. pic.twitter.com/mQ2VssyDwt— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 30, 2019
Kuhad soon reacted to Obama’s revelation, saying that he is flipping out and his 2019 couldn’t have ended on a better note.
This just happened and I don’t think I’ll sleep tonight. Totally flipping out. I have no idea how cold/mess even reached him but thank you @barackobama, thank you universe 🙂 I didn’t think 2019 could’ve gotten better, but damn was I wrong. What an honour. https://t.co/zwaJFIQLmC— Prateek Kuhad (@prateekkuhad) December 30, 2019
The news of the millennial singer making it to Obama’s list left his fans thrilled who said he is very deserving of the honour and congratulated him.
When @BarackObama loves some of @prateekkuhad cold mess you know it’s an incredible day. This guy’s known a president with the greatest collection of books and music so big ups little brother. This is amazing https://t.co/d9E9dxovqn— Devraj Sanyal (@DevrajSanyal) December 31, 2019
The singer is currently on a global winter tour titled Supermoon. The Indian lap of the tour on 12-22 December coincided with the protests in the country against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
And Kuhad’s concert found its mention in the placards of young protesters.
Kuhad is one of the most-streamed artists on Spotify. The singer's Token and Charms album bagged him an MTV Europe Music Award and Indie Album of the Year award from Apple’s iTunes.