Even after his untimely death, Sidhu Moose Wala remains one of the most influential and famous Punjabi singers. His posthumously released songs continue to receive millions of views, and he still earns crores through his YouTube royalties and deals. With a devoted fan base, Moosewala’s legacy lives on despite his absence.
However, Moosewala’s promising career was cut short when he was tragically killed at the age of 28 in May 2022. Members of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang shot Moosewala in the Mansa district of Punjab, at a time when he was supposedly at the peak of his career. The young singer’s murder shocked the public, and all of his property was handed over to his parents following his death.
In 2016, after completing his graduation as an electrical engineer, he moved to Canada on a study visa. It was there that he released his debut track, “G Wagon“. However, it was Sidhu Moose Wala’s collaboration with Byg Byrd on the gangster rap track “So High” in 2017 that truly propelled him to stardom.
The song quickly became a massive hit, earning Sudhu Moose Wala the Best Lyricist award at the 2017 Brit Asia TV Music Awards. Like many fans, it was this song that introduced me to the self-made star’s music. Moose Wala’s success skyrocketed from these humble beginnings, and saying that he had been “flying so high” since the release of “So High” would be an understatement.
Under YouTube’s policy, artists are paid based on the number of views their videos or songs receive. For every 1 million views, YouTube pays approximately $1000. Recently, Sidhu Moosewala released a new song called “Mere Na” on YouTube.
Within just two days of its release, “Mere Na” has garnered over 18 million views, earning approximately 14.3 lakh rupees. Additionally, following his untimely death, Moosewala’s royalty earnings have surpassed 50 lakhs from his other songs alone.
Furthermore, it is believed that Sidhu Moosewala’s other tracks have earned more than Rs 50 lakh in royalties since his demise. According to Zee Media, when taking into account ad deals and royalties from platforms like Spotify and Wink, Moosewala’s music earned upwards of Rs 2 crore after his death.
Before his untimely demise, Sidhu Moosewala used to charge Rs 20 lakh for his live shows and concerts, and over Rs 2 lakh for public events. Despite his young age, Moosewala had already earned a substantial amount. Even after his passing, his royalties continue to go to his family.
Sidhu Moose Wala Way Into Politics
Although a powerful and influential lyricist on stage, Sidhu Moose Wala’s political aspirations did not resonate with the people of Mansa. He joined the Congress National Party and ran as a candidate in the Mansa constituency, but his popularity as a singer did not translate to votes.
Ultimately, he suffered a devastating loss and was defeated by the Aam Aadmi Party “Dr. Vijay Singla won by a substantial margin of 63,323 votes.”
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