In 2013, Facebook began authenticating the pages of famous celebrities and brands, with a blue tick badge that was first launched on Twitter. Pop icon Selena Gomez was amongst the few introductory list of celebrities with verified pages on Facebook.
Closer back home in Northeast India, Manipur’s leading E-Pao.net was the first Facebook page from the region to get verified. However, unluckily for the 18-year-old E-zine. Facebook removed the blue badge when the later changed to its current page name E-pao Manipur.
Over the past 4 years, Facebook has already verified the pages of about 25 brands and personalities from the Northeast region on its domain. There are many genuine pages still left unverified by the social media giant, such as the official pages of Shillong Chamber Choir, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, The Northeast Today (TNT), Binalakshmi Nepram and others.
The below list is the verified Northeast Artists/Bands pages on Facebook in alphabetical order not popularity wise. In case, we missed out anyone from the list. Kindly do leave us a comment below.
Born in Digboi, Assam. He started his career by singing advertising jingles for corporates and later did notable playback singing for Hindi, Assamese and Telugu films including Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Agent Vinod and Dev.D to name a few.
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Angarag Mahanta (A.K.A Papon) is a singer, composer and record producer from Assam. He did playback singing for Bollywood films including Befikre, Sultan, Hamari Adhuri Kahani and Kya Dilli Kya Lahore. He has also toured with MIDIval Punditz and Karsh Kale playing at various festivals around the world.
In 2016, his song “Moh Moh Ke Dhage” won 22nd Screen Awards, 8th Mirchi Music Awards, Times of India Film Awards, GiMA Awards & 17th IIFA Awards for “Best Playback Singer”.
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Pensy B. Lalthangliani
Pensy B. Lalthangliani is an acclaimed Christian country/pop singer from Lunglei, Mizoram. She is currently signed with Authentic Records. In 2014, her Mizo dialect song “Nitinin (Mizo Hla thar)” went hit across every Northeastern state of India.
Shillong based blues rock band Soulmate consisted of two original members – Guitarist Rudy Wallang and Vocalist Tipriti Kharbangar. The band has released three studio albums – ‘Shillong (2004)’, ‘Moving On (2009)’ & ‘Ten stories up (2014)’. In 2012, the band opened for the legendary guitarist Carlos Santana’s debut concert in India.
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The quartet of sisters act from Kohima, Nagaland is widely considered as Nagaland’s cultural ambassadors. The folk fusion group has already toured Scotland, Thailand, United States, Myanmar, South Korea and China.
Probably the most popular singer from the Northeast region till date, Zubeen Garg entered the music circuit with his debut album “Anamika (1992)”. He got his first biggest break in Bollywood as a playback singer for the film Gangster.
In 2008, his film “Mon Jai” won the best Assamese film in the 56th National Film Awards. Earlier this year, his latest flick “Mission China” became the biggest blockbuster in Assamese film history and collected INR. 5 Crore at the box office.
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