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Krishnakumar Kunnath popularly known as KK, K.K. or Kay Kay is an Indian singer who sings for Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam Marathi, Bengali language films.
KK is noted for his clear, soothing voice; broad vocal range, noteplay and is considered one of the most versatile singers of India.
KK has been greatly influenced by the singer Kishore Kumar and music director R. D. Burman.Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Bryan Adams are also favourite international singers of KK.
KK has said that it is not important for a singer's face to be prominently seen – saying he believes the important thing is that "a singer must be heard. KK has never undergone any formal training in music.
Born in Delhi to Hindu Malayali parents C. S. Nair and Kunnath Kanakavalli, Krishnakumar Kunnath was brought up in New Delhi. KK sang 3,500 jingles before breaking into Bollywood.
His debut album Pal was released in April 1999. His performance on the album received a Star Screen Award from Screen India for Best Male Singer.
His second album, Humsafar, was released nine years later, in January 2008.
It belongs to the pop-rock genre and has a total of 10 songs. Humsafar has two songs that are repeated from his earlier album Pal – "Din Ho Ya Raat" and "Mehki Hawa".
The video for a romantic song on the album, "Aasman Ke", features the singer and south Indian model Suhasi Goradia Dhami.
"Humsafar", the title track, has an interplay of English and Hindi lyrics and is about one's conscience and how it is a constant companion in the journey of life.
One of the songs, "Yeh Kahan Mil Gaye Hum", was penned seven years before the release. "Dekho Na", a rock number, was written six years prior.
The remaining six songs were developed in the last two years before the release.
Other songs in the album include "Rain Bhai Kaari (Maajhi)", a mix of Bengali Baul with rock with a tinge of S D Burman, and "Cineraria", a fun-filled English ballad.
KK himself wrote the lyrics of "Cineraria" and the English part of "Humsafar", the title track, while the remaining tracks were written by others.
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