Rupam Sarmah achieves his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Mid-Atlantic Chart (dated November 4) and No.2 spot on Billboard World Music Chart, with his latest album “A Musical Journey: Together in Peace!”
He created history by becoming the first Assamese and also probably the first artist of Northeast origin to get his album featured in the Top #1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart.
The 8-track album (featuring hundreds of artists from around the world) was digitally released on iTunes and CDbaby a few months ago. Rupam Sarmah composed and produced the album blending new styles of music with Western, Neo-Classical, Jazz, New Age, and World Fusion.
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Born and brought up in Jorhat (Assam), Sarmah moved to the US in 1992 and is an engineer, film director, singer-songwriter, award-winning producer, a voting member of Grammy® and Guinness World Record holder.
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His documentary film “In Search of God,” on Majuli island bagged the Best Documentary award at the 2011 International Indian Film Festival in the US. The film original music score was also included in the Oscar long nominations list and acquired by Oscar® library.
On 24 February 2013, he created a Guinness World Record® composing and directing a symphony titled “A Musical Journey for World Peace,” with 315 unique musical instruments from across the world and staged more than 500 performers for the event.