Bathiya and Santhush

Bathiya and Santhush

Bathiya & Santhush (BNS) are one of the biggest names in the Sri Lankan music industry who were pop/rap duo comprising of Bathiya Jayakody and Santhush Weeraman, who met while at Mary Anne David's school for singing in Colombo (training mainly under the categories of classical and show tunes). Since the inception in 1998, they have released six albums and had seven Sri Lankan number one singles. Bathiya & Santhush are one of the biggest musical acts to hit the Sri Lankan musical scene since the 1990s, mixing both Sinhalese and English lyrics in their originals, bringing out their contemporary style and revolutionising the music industry in Sri Lanka.

Their 5th Album is scheduled to be released in the Summer of 2008, as announced at the "Neththara" Live tour end Concert.

Awards and accomplishments

  • Music Publishing Contract under "UNIVERSAL MUSIC"
  • Silver Award Winners at the "Azia Dauzey" Music Festival in Kazakhstan 2001 / Shanghai Music Festival 2001
  • Composers & Performers of the Official Sri Lankan Cricket Anthem BCCSL.
  • Bronze Award Winners at the Shanghai Music Festival 2001
  • Winners of the TYOP Award for the contribution to Culture & Arts 2002
  • Winner of the Golden Clef Award for the best fusion band in 2002
  • Runner-up the 4th Pop Music Festival in Zernjanin Serbia 2003
  • Winners of the "Male Icon - 2006" award (Award ceremony was held on 14th June, 2007 at the Colombo Hilton)

Trivia

  • BnS Recording Studio is known as "Saregama Studio", and is also used by many popular pop/rap and hip hop artistes in Sri Lanka.
  • Santhush's brother, Dushyanth Weeraman is also a Musician.

Discography

Albums

Singles

  • "Pethu Pem Pethum" {2008}
  • "Neththara" (2005)
  • "Kiri Kodu" (2005)
  • "Unmadanie" (2002)
  • "Ran Kurahan Mala (Na Na Ne)" (2002)
  • "Tharunyaye" (2002)
  • "Ayubowan" (2000)
  • "Manusathkule" (2000)
  • "Ae" (2000)
  • "Life" (2000)
  • "Siri Sangabodhi Maligawedi" (2000)
  • "Vasanthaye" (1998)

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