Later he broke up with the band to start his solo career. Nabin was able to capture the attention of many Nepali music-lovers with his first released song Aankhama Timilai in his first album Raharai Raharma. After the success of his first album, he has given ten more albums to Nepali music industry (from 1990 to 2012). His most recent album is Kathmandu.
He is considered to be the first real pop-star and unarguably one of the greatest pop singers of Nepal with a huge number of fans following. He has won the Sajha Smriti Award for Best Male Vocalist on two occasions, first for Preetka Geet and then for Aankhama Timilai. He also won Album of the Year Award for Raharai Raharama. He further won the Shikhar Hits FM Music Awards 2054 (1997) on Best Male Vocal category for his hit single Sanjhapakha. He has also won the Chhinnalata Award, and at that time he was the youngest artist to receive that award.
His album Aabhash is unarguably one of the most popular albums of all time in Nepal's modern music history. He also won Hits FM Music Awards 2060 (2003) for his sixth album Nabin. He has won several other awards and recognition afterwards. Some of his notable hits include Sanjhapakha', Timilai Ma Dobatoma, Timile Herda Kasailai, Timilai Bhetne, Chaina Joona', Yaad Le Timro and many others. Nabin is influenced by western rock bands like Pink Floyd, The Doors and Deep Purple.
He used to sing their songs while he was with The Steel Wheels. He was also inspired by Nepali singers Suresh Kumar and Kunti Moktan. Most of Nabin's earlier songs have a soft touch to them, depicting the loneliness of a young lover. While his first four albums Raharai Raharma, Aabhas, Smriti, Samjhana, and Samarpan were very successful, he began experimenting new music even more from his sixth album, Nabin. Many of his compositions after then had a rock touch in them, which was positively received by Nepali audiences.
In all his successive albums, he has tried to give something new to Nepali music. His song Ali Alikati Pida in the album G-Major was critically acclaimed by many for its folk and pop mix and the affluent use of musical instruments. In his album Kathmandu, he has also sung an English number called Million faces. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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