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  • 2011 UK Asian Music Awards Nominees

    The UK Asian Music Awards race is now on with the nominees being announced. Popular names like Jay Sean, Sukshinder Shinda, Hard Kaur, Miss Pooja and Mumzy Stranger are all on the list of the 2011 nominations, as voted by the public

    " It's going to be exciting to see how it goes."

    The nominees for the 2011 UK Asians Music Awards were announced at a plush party in the Gatecrasher nightclub in Birmingham. The evening will played host to a number of performances throughout the night from the likes of chart topping Bhangra singer, Foji, hot newcomer Gary Sandhu and reggae artist Roachkilla, alongside pop sensation Mumzy Stranger and Bhangra star H Dhami

    The party had the buzz of a music night that waited eagerly to find out who was nominated for the various categories for the 2011 UK Asian Music Awards which will take place on March 31st at The Roundhouse in London, UK.

    Mumzy Stranger picked up for nominations on the night for Best Album (Journey Begins), Best Male Act, Best Urban Act and Best Video. The BBC Asian Network had three of their presenters nominated for the Best Radio Show category, Nihal, Noreen Khan and Bobby Friction were all nominated.

    After his performance on the night, Mumzy Stranger, said of his nominations: “It feels great to be nominated for another UK Asian Music Award! I spent the majority of 2010 touring the country and making new music for the fans. It’s great to have a platform like the Lebara Mobile UK AMA that recognises and celebrates all the hard work that everyone in the industry puts in. Fingers crossed I pick up an award in 2011!”

    Other announcements included Sukshinder Shinda being nominated for the Best Music Producer, Best Male Act, Best Desi Act and Best Album (Jadoo) categories; Jay Sean for the Best Urban Act, Best Video and Best male Act categories; Punjabi By Nature for Best Music Producer, Best Video and Best Album (Crowd Pleaser), and Miss Pooja for Best International Act and Best International Album (Panjaban).

    Newcomer to the Bhangra scene, Foji, got two nominations for the categories Best Album and Best Newcomer for his album ‘Dafa Hoja,’ excited about being nominated for Best Album he told BBC Asian Network: “It’s shocking to be honest! To be nominated alongside such names as Shinda and Punjabi MC is amazing. I’m thankful for everyone who’s voted for me.” Talking about the other category he said: “It’s excellent! It’s going to be exciting to see how it goes.”

    Female acts with nominations include Bollywood artist Hard Kaur, urban pop star MIA and actress/singer Preeya Kalidas.

    Here is the full list of the nominees for the UK Asian Music Awards:

    Best Album
    Foji – Dafa Hoja
    Mumzy Stranger – Journey Begins
    Panjabi MC – The Raj
    PBN – Crowd Pleaser
    Sukshinder Shinda – Jadoo

    Best Female Act
    Hard Kaur
    Jaya
    Kazz Kumar
    MIA
    Preeya Kalidas

    Best Male Act
    Jaz Dhami
    Jay Sean
    Mumzy Stranger
    Sukshinder Shinda
    Juggy D

    Best Alternative Act
    Botown
    Karen David
    Nasha
    Navin Kundra
    Rumer

    Best Club DJ
    DJ Ams
    DJ H
    DJ Kayper
    DJ Vix
    Jags Klimax

    Best Newcomer
    Foji
    Garry Sandhu
    Jaya
    Jernade Miah
    Rumer

    Best Music Producer
    Rishi Rich
    Aman Hayer
    Panjabi MC
    PBN
    Sukshinder Shinda

    Best International Act
    Gunjan
    Harbhajan Maan
    Master Saleem
    Miss Pooja
    Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

    Best International Album
    DJ Sanj – American Desi
    Gunjan – Goonj: Echoes of Gunjan
    Harbhajan Maan – Vaari Vaari
    Master Saleem – Jind Mahi
    Miss Pooja – Panjaban

    Best Desi Act
    Jaz Dhami
    Jazzy B
    Juggy D
    Shin – DCS
    Sukshinder Shinda

    Best Urban Act
    Jay Sean
    Menis
    MIA
    Mumzy Stranger
    Raghav

    Best Radio Show
    Bobby Friction – BBC Asian Network
    Neev – Kiss 100
    Nihal – BBC Asian Network
    Nikki Neru – Buzz Asia
    Noreen Khan – BBC Asian Network

    Best Video
    Jay Sean ft Nicki Minaj – 2012
    Juggy D – Panjabi Rockstar
    MIA – XXXO
    Mumzy Stranger – Fly With Me
    PBN ft H Dhami – Gereh Kad Deh

    Everyone who follows the UK Asian music scene will be keen to see who will win and award on the Thursday 31st March at the 2011 AMA’s. No doubt in the list above, there are some worthy winners and perhaps some that were very lucky to be nominated this year.

    Jas likes to keep in touch with the world of music and entertainment by writing about it. He does like hitting the gym too. His motto is 'The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination.'

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