Pakistani fish seller-turned-singer gets ready to set UK Christmas chart record
Pakistani amateur singer Muhammad Shahid Nazir, who is better known as the 'One Pound Fish Man', has released his popular 'One pound fish, come on ladies' song in the hope of securing the coveted Christmas number one position in the charts.
Nazir, who had come to London just over a year ago, is now competing for the top slot with James Arthur, who has won this year's singing competition 'X Factor', reports The News.
Nazir appeared on Sunday night's 'Xtra Factor', BBC World Service, and at least one dozen other shows on radio and television to plug his song in his broken English but with mighty confidence.
"It's a dream come true. The feeling of fame is divine. I never thought anything like this will happen to me one day in my life," Nazir said.
Released by the Warner Music, the singer's 'One Pound Fish' is so popular that within an hour of its release more than half a million people had watched it on Youtube.
The bookies have extended their support to the singer from a town near Lahore.
"I am so happy that everyone in the showbiz and in public is singing my song. I am not a trained singer but I am a natural and that's what my appeal is," Nazir said.