Brit Asia Music Awards 2014 Winners

The Brit Asia Music Awards returned for its fifth year, celebrating the best of Urban and international music. Guests included the likes of Monty Panesar and the stunning Jasmin Walia. DESIblitz has the full list of winners!

Jasmin Walia

Punjab's finest, Satinder Sartaaj was arguable the main attraction of the night.

The annual Brit Asia Music Awards returned to Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena for a night of music, dance and pure Desi entertainment.

The venue was the newly refurbed NIA, which although outside London, is a nod to the many British Asian artists who hail from around the Midlands and the north of the UK.

Entering the Green Room were the likes of cricketer Monty Panesar, Sacha Brooks, and TOWIE’s Jasmin Walia who stunned in a glittering blackless silver dress.

Hosting the evening were our favourite couple, Sunny and Shay, who have just recently moved to Birmingham from London.

Jasmin WaliaThe wedded duo took the chance to showcase their impressive rapping skills with a mini skit during the show, much to the audience’s entertainment.

Entertainment came from the likes of San2, winner of ‘Best Newcomer’ in 2013. Joining him throughout the night were the likes of B21, Nafees and the stunning Sophie Virdi.

The awards celebrated the best of British Asian and South Asian music today. Winners included Bloodline, who took the award for ‘Best Newcomer’ and Mumzy Stranger took the award for ‘Best Non-Asian Music’.

Punjab’s finest, Satinder Sartaaj was arguable the main attraction of the night. The singer who took away so many awards in 2013, performed his latest set of Sufi Punjabi music. The humble star also won the ‘Best Songwriter’ award.

Jazzy B won ‘Best Male Act’, while the popular Bollywood playback singer Kanika Kapoor won ‘Best Female Act’.

Kanika is well known for her ‘Babydoll’ song from Ragini MMS. The much sought after Raxstar took ‘Best Urban Act’, while The Legends Band once again won the ‘Best Band’ award.

Brit Asia Music AwardJaz Dhami’s ‘Zulfa’ took the ‘Best Single’ award and B21 took the ‘Best Album’ award for 12B.

Daljit Dosanjh won ‘Best International Act’. The singer, actor and all round entertainer was a big winner in the 2013 awards, and performed an incredible set – his first live performance in the UK.

With so many glittering stars and epic live sets, the Brit Asia Music awards was an unforgettable night.

Here is the full list of winners for the Brit Asia Music Awards 2014:

Best Newcomer

Best International Act
Diljit Dosanjh

Best ‘Non-Asian Music’ Producer
Mumzy Stranger

Best Music Video
Daddy Da Cash by RDB feat. T Pain

Best Male Act
Jazzy B

Best Female Act
Kanika Kapoor

Best Band
The Legends Band

Best Urban Asian Act

Best Single
Zulfa by Jaz Dhami

Best Album
12B by B21

Best ‘Asian Music’ Producer
Partners in Rhyme

Best Club DJ

Best Urban Single
Swag Mera Desi by Manj Musik & Raftaar

Best Songwriter
Satinder Sartaaj

Lifetime Achievement Award
Apache Indian

With so many great stars and incredible live performances, the Brit Asia Music awards 2014 once again showcased the pride and joy of British Asian music. A huge congratulations to all the winners!

Aisha is an editor and a creative writer. Her passions include music, theatre, art and reading. Her motto is “Life is too short, so eat dessert first!”

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