If you were to ask anyone about Punjabi music, the first person you would hear about is Gurdas Maan. After first gaining attention in 1980 with the song Dil Da Mamla Hai, he moved from an unknown Punjabi singer and songwriter, to international icon who has toured across the Globe. Gurdas Maan's 30-year career has been nothing short of spectacular. In this time he has recorded over 27 albums, written over 200 songs and has raised the profile of Punjabi music to an international level, making him the most influential and prolific Punjabi singer ever. This great achievement has lead Gurdas Maan to receive numerous honours and awards, including 'Best International Album' for Bootpolishan in 2009 at the UK Asian Music Awards. Also, earlier this year he received an honorary degree from the University of Wolverhampton for his contribution to music.