Pakistani fish seller’s song gets record deal

In The Sun:

“Come on ladies, come on ladies, have-a, have-a look, one pound fish. Very very good, very very cheap, one pound fish.”

Once you’ve heard it you can’t get it out of your head — and it might just be the Christmas No1.

The One Pound Fish Song is the creation of market stall trader Muhammad Shahid Nazir who has just reeled in a record deal with Warner Music.

He was spotted after a YouTube video of him singing at an east London market notched up more than 3.6million views. Not bad for a guy who was rejected by the X Factor panel.

Now Warner Music execs reckon he could be as big as Gangnam Style star Psy — and are pitting him against the winner of X Factor for the most remembered hit of the year.

Alesha Dixon and US boy band Mindless Behaviour have both recorded versions of the song and Rio Ferdinand has tweeted that he’s a fan. More:

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