The journey of country music began in the 1990s. He recorded his first audio song title “Kono Shilpir Tulite Aka Kono Chobi Noy”, lyricist Bakiul Alam, tune and music composed by Monowar Hossain Tutul. Asif Akbar received his first break with co-artist Alam-ara Minu in the movie ‘Raja No. 1,’ composed by the legendary musician Shawkat Ali Emon, and he started working as a playback singer for films. The rest of the story is well-known. After releasing the album ‘O Priya Tumi Kothay,’ he became an overnight sensation and the most popular singer in Bangladesh. Each of his albums achieved immense popularity, with sky-high levels of success. It is better to say that “O Priya Tumi Kothay” album was sold unimaginable 6 million official copies which is high-sold record in Bangla Music Album.
He consistently releases solo albums and also as well as numerous duet and mixed albums, all of which have garnered tremendous popularity. He temporarily retired from commercial singing on 2010, but returned to the Bangladeshi music scene with his solo album titled X Prem released in 2013. Asif Akbar received the Meril Prothom Alo Award for Best Singer (Male) for five consecutive years from 2001 through 2005, the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for 2006, and for 2013, a record sixth Meril Prothom Alo Award for the performance of his song “X Prem”.