Mumzy Stranger, Tazzz, Roach Killa, and Raxstar are all in contention for Best Urban Act.
The Brit Asia TV Music Awards returns with another incredible line-up of talented nominees for 2014.
Held at the prestigious Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham, the Nominations Party took place on August 28, 2014.
British Asian stars from across the country came in full force to support their peers and see who would be in with a chance to win a much-coveted Brit Asia Music award.
The evening celebrated some of the veteran names of the British Asian and Bhangra music industry including Balbir Singh of the Bhujangy Group.
Punjabi star turned actress Miss Pooja also graced the Birmingham event in a chic lime green and aqua outfit, adding a very welcome Eastern touch to the proceedings.
Amidst delicious canapés and flowing champagne, the nominees for the 2014 Brit Asia Music awards were unveiled.
First to be announced were the nominations for Best Newcomer, won in 2013 by Sant2.
For 2014, the nominees include the beautiful Team PBN protégé Bambi, who is also up for Best Female. She was joined by Newcomers Bloodline, Sukhi Sivia, Mani Kaur and Parvinder Sandhar.
Punjabi Sufi legend in his own right, Satinder Sartaaj, has also been nominated for a number of awards including Best Songwriter, Best International Act, and Best Album for Rangrez.
Diljit Dosanjh was the big winner of 2013 with three wins, so it will be interesting to see whether Sartaaj can take his place.
The two Punjabi stars face Miss Pooja, Kanwar Grewal and the hugely successful Yo Yo Honey Singh for the Best International Act.
Closer to home are Mumzy Stranger, Tazzz, Roach Killa, Apache Indian and Raxstar who are all in contention for Best Urban Act, which was also won by Roach Killa the year before.
The latter four are also up for Best Urban Single with their smash hit singles, ‘Teardrops’, ‘Baby Girl’, ‘Celebrate’ and ‘Ego’ respectively.
Waving the female flag is of course, Miss Pooja, who returns to the music industry after a mini hiatus while she pursued her acting career.
While she has been nominated for Best International Act, she has already lost out on Best Female to Kanika Kapoor, Tasha Tah, Sona Walia, Sazia Judge, and Bambi.
Brit Asia TV CEO, Jaz Bal says: “This year’s Brit Asia TV Music Awards will be even bigger and better. The Brit Asia TV Music Awards are now in their fifth year, which is a huge achievement and we have some truly incredible artists on the shortlist for this year’s event.
“Our aim has always been to give a platform and voice to emerging and established artists; we celebrate the contribution made from these artists all year round. We are really proud of the nominees and wish them all the best.”
The Brit Asia Music Awards will take place on October 4 at the National Indoor Arena, and promises incredible unseen performances from some of your favourite British Asian and Punjabi stars.
Here is the full list of nominees for the Brit Asia Music Awards 2014:
Best International Act
Best ‘Non-Asian Music’ Producer
Best Music Video
Dil Tharkeh R& B by B21
Daddy Da Cash by RDB feat. T Pain
Singhan Diyan Gaddiyan by Jazzy B
Hoi Hoi by Foji
Dil Varda by Harj Nagra feat. Sukshinder Shinda
Best Male Act
Best Female Act
The Legends Band
The Entourage Live Band
Jazzy B Live Band
Malkit Singh Live Band
Best Urban Asian Act
Zulfa by Jaz Dhami
Singham Diyan Gaddiyan by Jazzy B
Dil Thor Gaya by Asif Khan
Putt Jattan De by Tru-Skool
Phatte Chuk De by PBN
12B by B21
Electric by Jags Klimax
Rangrez by Satinder Sartaaj
Cut Like A Diamond by Diamond Cut
Evolution by Bloodline
Best ‘Asian Music’ Producer
Partners in Rhyme
Best Club DJ
DJ Nav Udn
KanDman & DJ Limelight
Best Urban Single
Teardrops by Tazzz
Swag Mera Desi by Manj Musik & Raftaar
Baby Girl by Roach Killa
Ego by Raxstar
Celebrate by Apache Indian
A huge congratulations to all the nominees! The Brit Asia Music Awards will be held at the NIA Birmingham on October 4, 2014, where the winners will be revealed.
Get voting for your favourite Asian artist on the Brit Asia Music Awards 2014 website now!