In Sri Lanka s hyper competitive music industry two
charismatic musicians are celebrated and revered as the kings of modern Sri
Lankan music. Universal recording artists Bathiya & Santhush are currently
Sri Lanka s most accomplished and high profile pop music act. In a country
where music and cricket are bigger than movies, Bathiya & Santhush have
been able to redefine the boundaries of fame and stardom. Since their inception
in the year 1998, Bathiya & Santhush have delivered over twenty number one
hit songs and released five platinum selling albums. To date, the duo have
played over 400 overseas concerts and won numerous awards both locally and
abroad for their musical craftsmanship. Also on their list of achievements is a
music publishing contract with Universal Music and a recording contract with
SONY BMG Music Entertainment / M entertainment. Sri Lankans worldwide regard
both musicians as revolutionaries in the Sri Lankan music industry.
In the last 5 years the duo have secured over
400 live performances, a music publishing contract with Universal Music, a
recording contract with SONY BMG Music Entertain-ment / M entertainment and
released 4 platinum albums...
Bathiya & San
thush are currently one of Sri Lanka s most sought after corporate brand ambassadors.
To date, the musical duo has endorsed a series of global consumer brands...
SRI LANKA S FOLK HEROES
Thanks to their skyrocketing celebrity status across the country, Bathiya & Santhush are currently one of Sri Lanka s most sought after corporate brand ambassadors. To date, the musical duo has endorsed a series of global consumer brands and has secured brand equity and a folk-hero status on par with that of the Sri Lankan cricket team. They
are amongst the highest with regards to brand endorsements in Sri Lanka with International brands Like Coke, Singer, ASUS computers, Rexona for Men and local giants like Dialog GSM, Multilac, Phoenix Plastics, Commercial Bank.
A BIG HIT AT THE BOX OFFICE
Bathiya & Santhush are also one of Sri Lanka s most successful movie soundtrack producers and have lent their musical genius to a number of box office hits. They also own and operate Sri Lanka s most sophisticated digital audio recording facility along with one of the country s most creative showbiz and tele vision production agencies. As a tribute to the younger generation of musicians, the two stars have also played consultant roles in the development of Sri Lanka s Pop Idol series which is the highest rated show in Sri Lankan television history.
They also own and operate Sri Lanka s most sophisticated digital audio recording facility [and] one of the country s most creative showbiz and tele vision production agencies.
To date, Bathiya & Santhush have produced the themes songs and musical scores for a series of hit Sri Lankan films, notably:
1. Hiripodha Wessa
2. Asai Mang Piyambanna
4. Rosa Kale
Many of the songs from these movies have reached the number one sport on Sri Lanka s music charts. For this reason, film-makers who work with BNS are known to release a collection of the film s theme songs prior to the film s box office launch date, in a bid to secure the movie s popularity among the masses
BREAKING NEW GROUND IN SRI LANKA
In 2006, Bathiya and Santhush further secured their place as Sri Lanka s most ground breaking artists by being the country s first ever musicians to release a Hindi music album on an international record label. Their debut Hindi music album Ayubowan [Namaste] is currently a runaway success in Sri Lanka.
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