Annie Khalid: The Britney Spears of Pakistan
Noor-ul-Ain Khalid popularity name as Annie, She is a Pakistani pop singer. Annie was born in 1987. She grew up in London because her parents moved to London in 1988. Annie started her singing career at the age of fifteen year. In year of 2000, during a summer vacation she came to Pakistan, and performed first time in live concert for Abrarul Haq’s charity in Sargodha. Annie has been the Pepsi brand ambassador of Pakistan 20007/8 which stands her in the league of Britney Spear, J Lo and David Beckham, being her face on the Pepsi cans and bottles which has never happened in the history of Pakistan.
Hey Annie, Tell us, what mode you get into singing?
The Spice Girls! they inforced me at on earlier age, I always loved the whold ‘girl power’ thing, end then later on when Britney Spears came on to the scene I was just like wooh, I wanna do that too.
I’m sure you’re awre that in our industry, there is a big lack of female singer. Why do you think that is!
I think it’s got a lot to do with the social sigma that surrounds his business in Pakistan, but all that is changing now, and life so nice to see new female artists emerging, who are well educated and from good families.
So Tell us about your album. When is it coming out?
In about 1 and a half months time…
What’s your favorite song in your album?
What are some of your hobbies?
I like to sleep a lot, read books write poetry, shop, and spend time with my family…
Besides your own, what kind of music do you listen to in your spare time? Any favorite artists?
Britney, J-Lo, Beyonce, Avrill Lavigne, Hoobastonk, but I like anything and everything reality, live music is always nice, even if it’s just instrumental.
Annies has been the Pepsi brand ambassador of Pakistan 2997/8 which stands her in the league of Britney Spear, J Lo and David Beckham, being her face on the Pepsi cans and bottles which has never happened in the history of Pakistan.
You’re still new in the industry, but in this time, who would you say you enjoyed working with the most?
Stardreamz and all the artists I’ve loved with in the hearts, the experience has been fantastic.
Lately the Pakistani Pop Scene is really hitting it big, with so many young artists going into the Indian market, and US, and Europe Markets as well. Do you think that in an Islamic country, the entertainment industry could make it that big?
Yes, because at the end of the day, whether its on Islamic country or a non Islamic country, people like to be entertained. They like the feeling they get when they hear their favourite tune, music makes everyone smile…
Do you see more Pakistani singers working with Bollywood over the next few years? Which Bollywood actress would you like to do playback for, if you could choose?
Yup, I do see Pakistani singers working with bollywood, some already are, and if I could choose to do playback for any bollywood actress then i would be Preety Zinta, because I reckon my voice would match here.
Ok… Annie… I guess everyone’s just gonna have to wait for until your CD and music videos are out. Until then, any message for your fans?
Yup, look out for my videos on TV especially Mahiya. Apart from that enjoy your spare time and have fun! Byeee!
Birth name Noor–ul–Ain Khalid Annie
Also known as Annie Khalid
Born 27 March 1987 (age 26)
Origin Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Occupations Model and singer
Years active Since 2002; 12 years ago – present