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  • Brit Asia Music Awards Nominees

    The Brit Asia Music Awards 2011 will celebrate the talent and art of some of the top British Asian music artists. The nominees for the awards ceremony event on 1st October have been revealed.

    14 distinctive categories for 14 prestigious awards

    The nominees for the 2011 Brit Asia Music Awards were announced at the live Nomination Party held on Thursday 25th August 2011 in Birmingham.

    Following the success of the 2010 Awards, hosted at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham, the Brit Asia Music Awards are back again to recognise another great year of achievement in the British Asian Music Scene for 2011.

    The awards this year feature 14 distinctive categories for 14 prestigious awards. The Nomination Party made announcements of the five leading artists per category who secured themselves a place in the shortlist of nominees anticipating to win a Brit Asia Music Award.

    The live Nomination Party saw the likes of Jazzy B, Sukshinder Shinda, Bhujhangy Group, Panjabi MC, JK, Garry Sandhu and many more at the event to see if they had made it to the shortlist. An influential venue, flowing champagne, exquisite canapés and eminent entertainment, this star-studded evening notable for its atmosphere, celebrated the artists who will feature at the Brit Asia Music Awards event.

    For 2011, the Brit Asia Music Awards will be held at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo venue in London. Bringing you brand new artists, brand new categories and a brand new location. The prestigious awards ceremony will be held on Monday 1st October 2011 and will feature exclusive performances on the night by many renowned artists.

    The Brit Asia Music Awards set themselves aside by ensuring that all artists who receive an award are nominated purely by the vote of the public. The Brit Asia Music Awards are an independent entity and winners are determined by both the public and a credible panel of judges.

    Here is the list of the 2011 Brit Asia Music Awards nominees for each of the 14 categories:

    BEST NEWCOMER
    Garry Sandhu
    KanDman
    DJ Harvey
    Arjun
    GV

    BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
    Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
    Satinder Sartaaj
    Honey Singh
    Gurdas Mann
    Sharry Maan

    BEST “NON-ASIAN” MUSIC PRODUCER
    Kray Twinz
    Steel Banglez
    Rude Kid
    Sukh Knight
    Naughty Boy

    BEST VIDEO
    Sahan To Pyariya
    Naag 2
    Pumbeeri
    Nai Reesa
    La La La

    BEST MALE ACT
    Garry Sandhu
    Jazzy B
    Sukshinder Shinda
    Shin DCS
    JK

    BEST FEMALE ACT
    Kee
    Nindy Kaur
    Preeya Kalidas
    Kazz Kumar
    Miss Pooja

    BEST BAND
    DCS
    Malkit Singh
    En Karma
    Alaap
    Jazzy B

    BEST URBAN ASIAN ACT
    Shizzio
    Raxstar
    The Truth
    Swami Baracus
    Roach Killa

    BEST SINGLE
    Lak 28
    Naag 2
    Moorni
    Tere Husan De Maare
    Yaar Anmulle

    BEST ALBUM
    The Raj
    Gabru Panjab Dha
    Jadoo
    Singing Between The Lines
    The Entourage

    BEST “ASIAN-MUSIC” PRODUCER
    Sukshinder Shinda
    Panjabi MC
    Tru-Skool
    PBN
    DJ Sanj

    BEST CLUB DJ
    DJ Kayper
    Kray Twinz
    DJ H
    DJ Rags
    Panjabi MC

    BEST ALTERNATIVE ACT
    Sukh Knight
    Nitin Sawhney
    Nasha Experience
    Juttla
    Swami

    BEST SONGWRITER
    Satinder Sartaaj
    Gurdas Mann
    Jandu Littranwala
    L.Devraj Jassal
    Jelly Manjitpuri

    These annual music awards acknowledge artists for their contribution to British Asian music and with 14 awards to be won, the event will honour the “voice of the fans.”

    Voting opens from 1st September 2011 and closes on the 30th September 2011. The final results will be unveiled at the awards ceremony on the 1st October 2011.

    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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