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  • Brit Asia Music Awards Nominees 2013

    The Brit Asia Music Awards 2013 are back, celebrating the best of British Asian musical talent. The final nominations for the Awards ceremony on October 12, 2013 have now been revealed.

    Brit Asia Music Awards Nominations 2013

    The live Nominations Party was graced by the likes of Jaz Dhami, H Dhami and Jay Status.

    The official nominations for the 2013 Brit Asia Music Awards were revealed at a lavish event on September 5, 2013. Held at the luxurious Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham, the event saw some amazing British Asian artists and musicians come together to find out who was in for a chance for a 2013 acclaimed prize.

    This year will see 14 different categories, from Best Newcomer to Best Urban Asian Single. Each category sees five nominees selected – those who are the leading artists in their field.

    The live Nominations Party was graced by the likes of Jaz Dhami, H Dhami, Dr Zeus, JK, Prabjyot Kaur and Jay Status, all eagerly waiting to see who had made the official shortlist for 2013. It truly was a spectacular evening at the newly refurbished Cricket Ground.

    With overflowing champagne and delicious canapés, and some of the best homegrown talents enjoying each other’s company, it was an evening to remember.

    Brit Asia Music Awards Nominations 2013The night was all about celebrating the amazing achievements of the British Asian music industry that has created waves across the whole globe.

    The UK’s Asian music industry continues to create and recreate amazing music, inspiring hundreds and thousands of young Asians to make themselves heard.

    The actual Awards Ceremony is anticipated to be even more spectacular. To be held at Birmingham’s NIA on October 12, fans can expect some fantastic live performances and the chance to see their favourite stars all together.

    This will also be an awesome opportunity to see some of the UK’s newest and rawest talents that will undoubtedly take the music industry by storm in coming years.

    The Brit Asia Music Awards are renowned for being the biggest and best awards for Brit Asian artists. They pride themselves in keeping their doors wide open and offering breakthroughs for all Asian artists still trying to make their mark on the industry. An independent body, the Brit Asia Awards winners will be determined by both the public and a credible panel of judges.

    Here is the list of the 2013 Brit Asia Music Awards nominees for each of the 14 categories:

    Best Newcomer
    Sama Blake
    San2
    Raj Bains
    Sarika Gill
    Prabjyot Kaur

    Best International Act
    Diljit Dosanjh
    Gurdas Maan
    Garry Sandhu
    Yuvraj Hans
    Satinder Sartaaj

    Best Band
    The Elements
    The Dream Warriors
    The Legends Band
    The Entourage Live Band
    Jazzy B & the Boyz

    Best Club DJ
    AJD
    DJ Friction
    DJ Dips
    Sonny Ji
    Panjabi Hit Squad

    Best Female Act
    Nindy Kaur
    Sarika
    Rubayyat Jahan
    Prabjyot Kaur
    Sona Walia

    Best Male Act
    Jaz Dhami
    Imran Khan
    Nafees
    Jazzy B
    Jay Status

    Best ‘Non-Asian Music’ Producer
    Naughty Boy
    Steel Banglez
    TaZzZ
    Bobby Wonda
    Rude Kid

    Best Urban Asian Act 
    Roach Killa
    Raxstar
    Smatrz
    Shide Boss
    The Truth

    Best Songwriter
    Tari Banwalipuria
    Satinder Sartaaj
    Veet Baljit
    Bilal Saeed
    Kashmir Thakarwal

    Best Video
    Meh Punjabi Boli Ah (Jaz Dhami)
    Satisfya (Imran Khan)
    We Doin It Big (RDB)
    Kharku (Diljit Dosanjh)
    Meri Jaan Jaan (J Status & DJ Sanj)

    Best Urban Asian Single
    Satisfya (Imran Khan)
    Kangna (Shide Boss)
    Hey Luv (Roach Killa)
    Flirt (Raxstar feat. DJ Surinder Rattan)
    Jhoom Remix (TaZzZ)

    Best Bhangra Single
    High Heels (Jaz Dhami ft. Honey Singh)
    Folk King (Ustad Kuldeep Manak & Various)
    Kharku (Diljit Dosanjh)
    Bukhaar (Nafees)
    Meh Punjabi Boli Ah (Jaz Dhami)

    Best Album
    Back To Basics (Diljit Dosanjh)
    Digi Bhang (Tigerstyle)
    Magic (Garry Sandhu)
    Twelve (Bilal Saeed)
    The Maestro (A.S. Kang and Sukhwinder Shinda)

    Best ‘Asian Music’ Producer
    Dr Zeus
    Tru-Skool
    Tigerstyle
    DJ Sanj
    DJ Surinder Rattan

    A huge congratulations to all the nominees! Get voting for your favourite Asian artist at this year’s Brit Asia Music Awards 2013!

    Aisha an English literature graduate, is a keen editorial writer. She adores reading, theatre, and anything arts related. She is a creative soul and is always reinventing herself. Her motto is: “Life is too short, so eat dessert first!”

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