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  • 2012 UK Asian Music Awards Nominees

    The upcoming and current talent of the British Asian Music Industry, were once again brought together to find out who were up for awards at the UK Asian Music Awards 2012 nominations night. Desiblitz was present on the night, and met up with many of the artists.

    2012 UK Asian Music Awards Nominees

    "You get nominated for whatever you are good at so it’s up to the fans"

    The UK Asian Music Awards 2012 Nominations Night, was held at the Grange Hotel in Central London, on Wednesday 12th September 2012.

    The stylish venue was flooded with artists from the British Asian Music scene. The event was supported by the press and media, and Desiblitz were exclusively allowed access to all areas and interview all artists.

    The first announcement on stage was that there are a total of 12 distinctive categories for the nominations, in which the overall winner will be announced in October at the main event in Wembley Arena.

    Solo act Arjun who made his debut in 2010, who is up for Best Urban Act told Desiblitz: “The evening has a nice vibe, its classy and chilled out. I have been feeling what Navin Kundra has done this year, I like the work of Raxtar and Charles Bosco.”

    Mumzy Stranger and Brazilian Rapper Agros Santos were present, and when asked about the nominations Mumzy Stranger, who won the award last year for the Best Urban Act, told us: “I never have any hopes, You get nominated for whatever you are good at so it’s up to the fans.”




    We managed to catch up with many of the artists attending and find out more about their reactions to the night:

    Desiblitz caught up with the fantastic production team Moneyspinner from Birmingham, who have just released a song with Master Saleem, when asked about the song they said “It’s fantastic working with Master Saleem, he is a legend in the game and, the response has been fantastic.”

    They are collaborating with Mika Singh, when questioned about that they exclusively told us: “Mika Singh is our favourite singer, it’s a fantastic opportunity to work with the Baadshah of Bollywood, its been great fun.”

    One of the most talked about Artist Banger spoke with us after it was announced he was nominated for best newcomer, he said “ It’s amazing, thank you to everyone loving Punjabi Folk Music.”

    When the artists were asked “what artist has impressed them this year and deserves a nomination?” a unanimous answer from most artists was Honey Singh for his fantastic year in music.

    This year is a special year for the awards because it is the 10th anniversary of this celebratory event for Asian music. Making it an even more special night for the those who will win and most importantly, taking part.

    The invitation only event was enjoyed by all the artists, even those who weren’t nominated left on a positive note and were grateful to be part of an industry that is forever growing stronger.

    The UK Asian Music awards is happening on the 25th October in Wembley Arena. The event will feature live on stage, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, amongst many other fantastic performances and promises to be a major event in the British Asian music calendar.

    Here’s the list of the nominees for the UK AMA’s 2012:

    BEST ALBUM
    Aman Hayer – The Entourage
    Panjabi Hit Squad – World Famous
    JK – Gabru Panjab Dha
    PBN – Me Myself & Music

    BEST NEWCOMER
    Banger
    Kanika Kapoor
    Junai Kaiden
    Romy
    Shide Boss

    BEST FEMALE
    Nindy Kaur
    MIA
    Preeya Kalidas
    Kanika Kapoor
    Tasha Tah

    BEST MALE
    Ash King
    Jay Sean
    H-Dhami
    Jazzy B
    Garry Sandhu

    BEST INTERNATIONAL ALBUM
    Honey Singh – International Villager
    Amrinder Gill – Judaa
    Miss Pooja – Breathless
    Satinder Sartaaj – Cheerey Walaa Sartaaj
    Gurdas Maan – Jogiya

    BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
    Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
    Gurdas Maan
    Honey Singh
    Shreya Ghoshal
    Mika Singh

    BEST ALTERNATIVE ACT
    Nitin Sawhney
    Asian Dub Foundation
    Rumer
    Raghu Dixit
    Niraj Chag

    BEST RADIO SHOW
    Nihal
    Noreen Khan
    Sunny & Shay
    Bobby Friction
    DJ Neev

    BEST CLUB DJ
    DJ Kayper
    Jags Klimax
    DJ H
    Panjabi Hit Squad
    DJ Fricktion

    BEST PRODUCER
    Dr Zeus
    DJ Sanj
    Surinder Rattan
    PBN
    Naughty Boy

    BEST URBAN ACT
    Arjun
    Raxstar
    Metz N Trix
    Roach Killa
    Mumzy Stranger

    BEST DESI ACT
    JK
    RDB
    DJ Sanj
    Garry Sandhu
    Sukshinder Shinda

    A huge congratulations to all the nominees, get voting for your favourite artist now!

    Priyal has a huge passion for Bollywood. He adores attending exclusive Bollywood events, being on the sets of films, presenting, interviewing and writing about films. His motto is “If you think negative then negative things will happen to you but if you think positive then you can overcome anything.”


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