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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