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'MTV Unplugged' 6 line-up includes Rahman, Shreya, Badshah & Amit Trivedi

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MUMBAI: After successfully completing five mellifluous seasons, Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged is back with a smashing new season to take music entertainment to newer heights with the best ever line up including musical maestro A.R. Rahman, fan favourites Shreya Ghoshal and Amit Trivedi, the music man of the moment Badshah, hitmakers Sachin-Jigar and Benny-Neeti amongst others.

To make an already great season even better, Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged season 6, along with debuting on MTV on 14 January at 8 pm the show will also air on MTV’s brand new Bollywood music channel MTV Beats and will also be available on Viacom18’s online platform Voot.

Viacom18 Youth and English Entertainment head Ferzad Palia said, “Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged has carved a niche for itself by celebrating the country’s myriad music genres by giving the music a chance to be the star in the show. Unplugged music is music in its rawest form – stripped of all distractions – which makes it extremely powerful and allows the artist to truly display his or her prowess as a musician. The line-up for this season is truly fantastic and I’m confident that the viewers of MTV will be in for a total treat when they tune into one of the greatest seasons of the show with the best of the best musicians performing unplugged.”

The show, which is now in its sixth season has been extremely popular with the viewers since it first aired on MTV. The last season saw unprecedented success as it reached out to over 34 million viewers across the country with episodes featuring artists such as Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Pritam, Sukhwinder Singh. Along with creating musical magic on air, the show also raked in a reach of over 47 million on digital platforms and a reach of over 17 million over radio. With the new season all set to roll in, MTV has lined up a whole host of 360 degree promotional activities including radio, digital, print, cinema and brand associations to ensure that Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged Season 6 reaches greater heights of popularity than ever before.

Pernod Ricard India assistant vice president (Marketing) Raja Banerji added, “Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged continues to tread on this successful journey to create one of the finest and most refined musical shows. This season features a perfect line-up of some of the biggest starts from Bollywood performing unplugged – music in its most pristine form. This musical extravagance brings alive the brand’s philosophy of “Make it Perfect” in every way. Tune into perfection and witness these accomplished musicians showcase their versatile repertoire only at Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged”.

Bringing in none other than the Oscar winning great A. R. Rahman back for yet another season, the Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged season 6 is all set to redefine Saturday evenings as pure unadulterated music takes center stage. The legend, known for his unique style, will be seen performing a mix of old and new songs and will also be throwing in a surprise rendition of eternal fan favourite Urvashi Urvashi. Stunning the audience with her first stint at going unplugged, Shreya Ghosal will give viewers enough reasons to tune in and make them swoon over her magnificent renditions. Apart from Shreya and A. R. Rahman, completing the line-up for the season are Badshah, Benny Dayal, Neeti Mohan, Amit Trivedi, Sachin-Jigar, Jubin Nautiyal, Siddharth Mahadevan, Amit Mishra, Shahid Mallya, Divya Kumar and Jasleen Royal who will be seen mesmerizing viewers with their magical music.

Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged season 6 is set to go on air on 14 January at 8 pm with A.R. Rahman kicking off the show on a grand note. Indulge in some sinful musical ecstasy and witness magic in motion as the artists set the stage on fire with their soulful renditions of the biggest hits on Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged season 6.

Artiste line-up for Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged Season 6

A.R. Rahman

Badshah

Shahid Mallya

Amit Mishra

Shreya Ghoshal

Sachin-Jigar

Jubin Nautiyal

Jasleen Royal

Amit Trivedi

Benny Dayal & Neeti Mohan

Divya Kumar

Siddharth Mahadevan

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