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All Music Guide:
One of the most successful Bhangra bands in the world, the Sahotas blend elements of reggae, rock, and dance music with hypnotic, Indo-Brit grooves. The five-brother group, led by vocalist and songwriter Surjit Sahota, has reached the top slot on the Bhangra charts with such hit albums as Sahota Beat in 1988, Brotherhood in 1999, and Teri Meri Gal Ban Gayee in 2000. Their 1993 single, "Hass Hogia," is the all-time best-selling Bhangra single. The Sahotas reached their peak in 1991. Their album Ishk remained in the Top Ten for an unprecedented five months and the group was named Best Upcoming Band at the U.K. Asian Pop Awards and Best Innovative Band at the Bhangra Music Awards. Bootleg copies of Ishk sold well in Europe and Africa. The group's greatest exposure came when they toured the United Kingdom as opening act for British reggae band Aswad. The Sahotas continued to record and tour throughout the '90's building a reputation as the best Bhangra band in the world. In 2002, the group released Revolution to widespread acclaim.