Diljit Dosanjh was awarded Best Male Act, and Best World Single.
The Brit Asia Music Awards returned for its sixth edition at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, on Saturday 3rd October 2015.
The night was a celebration of Desi music, dance, and entertainment. The Awards featured a star-studded line-up of winners, guests, and live performers.
The husband-and-wife radio duo of Sunny and Shay presented the evening’s festivities alongside the vivacious Sukhi Bart.
Among the many celebrity guests were the cast of Sky 1 reality TV show, Desi Rascals. Solomon Akhtar, Feryal, and Anj and Mo were in attendance to present awards.
There were seven live performances kicked off by North American singing sensation Jasmine Sandlas.
The Best Dance Group winners, Gabru Punjab De, were joined on stage by Dr Zeus, and then Zora Randhawa, who performed the infectious tune, ‘Inch’.
Imran Khan was awarded three Brit Asia trophies, including for Best Urban Asian Artist. His live set included his hit-single ‘Imaginary’, which won both best Music Video and best UK Single.
His scintillating stage performance of ‘Imaginary’ was as temperature-raising as the video.
Headlining acts Kulwinder Billa and Ranjit Bawa blew the roof off the arena, and brought huge sections of the audience to their feet.
Dr Zeus was one of the night’s big winners, picking up awards for Best Producer, and Bollywood Record of the Year, for chart-topper ‘Lovely’.
The vocalist for ‘Lovely’, Kanika Kapoor, won Best Female Act for the second year in a row, and Best Bollywood Act.
Diljit Dosanjh, also not in attendance, was awarded Best Male Act, and Best World Single for ‘Patiala Peg’.
DJ Vix won the Best UK Album Award for Chapter V, and Ranjit Bawa picked up Best World Album Award for Mitti Di Bawa.
Dhol extraordinaire, Gurcharan Mall, was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Here is the full list of winners for the Brit Asia Music Awards 2015:
Best Dance Group
Gabru Punjab De
Best North American Act
Best Live Band
The Legends Band
Bollywood Record of the Year
‘Lovely’ by Dr Zeus and Kanika Kapoor
Best Urban Asian Act
Best Bollywood Act
Best UK Album
Chapter V by DJ Vix
Best World Album
Mitti Di Bawa by Ranjit Bawa
Best Female Act
Best Male Act
Best Music Video
‘Imaginary’ by Imran Khan
Best UK Single
‘Imaginary’ by Imran Khan
Best World Single
‘Patiala Peg’ by Diljit Dosanjh
Lifetime Achievement Award
The 2015 Brit Asia Music Awards exhibited a diverse array from talent from Britain, India, and North America.
In addition, the Awards are showcase of the full range of British Asian musicology: British Bhangra, Indian Bhangra, Bollywood, Urban, Hip Hop, and R’n’B.
Brit Asia has once again provided a fantastic platform to celebrate the achievements of singers, songwriters, DJs, and producers.
DESIblitz looks forward to more spectacular Brit Asia Music Awards ceremonies in the years to come.
Congratulations to all of the winners!