Prateek Obama:

Indian singer Prateek Kuhad’s song, “Cold/Mess,” features on former President Barack Obama’s ‘best of 2019’ playlist. (IANS photo)

NEW DELHI – Indian artiste Prateek Kuhad’s “Cold/Mess” features on former President Barack Obama’s list of ‘35 favorite songs of 2019.’

“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,” Obama tweeted Dec. 30 along with the list.

Kuhad, who just completed a run of 30 shows across three continents and performed in cities in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and India, is thrilled to find his name on the list that also features names like Bruce Springsteen and Beyoncé.

“I couldn’t have ever hoped for a better end to 2019! It’s been such a crazy year and then the Obama playlist. Thrilled and grateful, as ever,” said Kuhad.

“Cold/Mess” has been streamed 3,621,169 times on Spotify and 2,849,647 times on JioSaavn, while the Dar Gai-directed video – featuring actors Jim Sarbh and Zoya Hussain – has been viewed 4.7 million times on YouTube.

“Cold/Mess” released in 2018.

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