By Dan Lane
31-year-old fish stall trader Muhammad Shahid Nazir has become a bit of a legend in East London’s Queen's Market for his £1 Fish Song. And after a fan filmed him singing his signature tune and posted it on YouTube, he’s become a viral sensation, too.
Shahid was also invited to audition for the X Factor earlier this year. Sadly, he didn’t make it through to the Boot Camp stage, but fear not – his growing fame has led to a record deal with One More Tune and his £1 Fish Song was released this week. And with celebrity endorsements from the likes of Rita Ora, Caroline Flack and Alesha Dixon (who even recorded her own cover version of it), he hope to become the Official 2012 Christmas Number 1.
OfficialCharts.com caught up with Shahid to find out what inspired the track, if Bollywood, Lollywood or indeed Hollywood have been knocking on his door, and what he’s got planned for his next single.Back