Nominations for the UK Bhangra Awards 2015

The nominees for the UK Bhangra Awards 2015 have been announced. The awards recognise the extraordinary Asian talent in the bhangra industry as well as Desi media and entertainment.

UK Bhangra Awards Nominees 2015

"It is a great honour to be nominated for ‘Best Website’ at the UK Bhangra Awards."

The UK Bhangra Awards have unveiled their nominations list for 2015.

Celebrating the best of Desi culture, music and dance, the UK Bhangra Awards recognises the incredible achievements within the bhangra and entertainment industry.

After a successful outing in 2014, this year’s event promises to be even better, and fans of bhangra music can expect some of the biggest musical names around to be present.

Brilliant performances can be expected from the likes of Heera, Gurcharan Mall, Biba Singh and Navin Kundra. Also live on stage will be Bhangra All Stars, Eternal Taal and Gabhru Panjab De.

UK Bhangra Awards Nominees 2015

Nominees shortlisted for 2015 show the calibre of the Desi entertainment industry, specifically, media, dance, music and cultural events.

‘Best Male Singer’ nominees include the likes of Juggy D, Sukshinder Shinda and Jaz Dhami, while ‘Best Female Singer’ sees Bambi Bains and Jaswinder Jassi in the running.

Gabhru Panjab De, Lions of Punjab and Nachda Sansaar are all nominated for ‘Best Dance Group’, while Dipps Bhamrah and DJ Harpz are in contention for ‘Best Radio Presenter’.

The ‘Best Publication’ category sees the likes of The Asian Today, Eastern Eye and Punjab Times all nominated.

DESIblitz are also proud to announce that they have been nominated for the ‘Best Website’ award alongside Bhangra.org, BhangraReleases.com, Chakdey.com, Punjab2000.com and SimplyBhangra.com.

UK Bhangra Awards Nominees 2015

Speaking about the nomination, Managing Director, Indi Deol, says: “It is a great honour to be nominated for ‘Best Website’ at the UK Bhangra Awards.

“The Awards continue to highlight the fantastic achievements of British Asians and South Asians in the media and entertainment industry, and it is wonderful to both be recognised and be a part of it.”

Here is the full list of nominations for the UK Bhangra Awards 2015:

BEST PUBLICATION
Asians UK Magazine – UKBA101
Des Pardes – UKBA102
Eastern Eye – UKBA103
Pardes Weekly – UKBA104
Punjab Times – UKBA105
The Asian Today – UKBA106

BEST WEBSITE
Bhangra.org – UKBA201
BhangraReleases.com – UKBA202
Chakdey.com – UKBA203
DESIblitz.com – UKBA204
Punjab2000.com – UKBA205
SimplyBhangra.com – UKBA206

BEST RADIO PRESENTER
Bainzy Bains – UKBA301
Dipps Bhamrah – UKBA302
DJ Harpz – UKBA303
Jagdeep Rainu – UKBA304
Paramjit Pammi – UKBA305
Poli Tank – UKBA306

BEST TV PRESENTER
Ambi Dhanda – UKBA401
Baljinder Singh Rathour – UKBA402
Jagdeep Rainu – UKBA403
Roop Devinder Nahil – UKBA404
Shingara Singh – UKBA405
Sukhi Bart – UKBA406

BEST DJ ROADSHOW 
Calibar Roadshow – UKBA501
DJ Vix – UKBA502
DNA – UKBA503
Jags Klimax – UKBA504
Kudos Roadshow – UKBA505
Sting Roadshow – UKBA506

BEST DANCE GROUP
4×4 Bhangra – UKBA601
Asli Baharan Punjab Diyan – UKBA602
Gabhru Panjab De – UKBA603
Lions of Punjab – UKBA604
Nachda Sansaar – UKBA605
Vasda Punjab – UKBA606

BEST UK MELA
Glasgow Mela – UKBA701
Leicester Mela – UKBA702
London Mela – UKBA703
Luton Mela – UKBA704
Manchester Mela – UKBA705
Sandwell & Birmingham Mela – UKBA706

BEST SONGWRITER
Balkar Laltonwala – UKBA801
Jandu Littranwala – UKBA802
Kuldeep Malhi – UKBA803
Satti Khokhewalia – UKBA804
Sukhvir Sodhi – UKBA805
Taari Banwalipuria – UKBA806

BEST MUSIC PRODUCER
Aman Hayer – UKBA901
Dr Zeus – UKBA902
GV – UKBA903
Ji Madz – UKBA904
Manj Musik – UKBA905
Tigerstyle – UKBA906

BEST MUSICIAN
Juggy Rihal – UKBA1001
Ranesh Bhutta – UKBA1002
Steven Sahota – UKBA1003
Sunil Kalyan – UKBA1004
Trav Panesar – UKBA1005
Tubsy Dholkiwalla – UKBA1006

BEST BAND
Alaap – UKBA1101
Bhangra All Stars – UKBA1102
DCS – UKBA1103
Malkit Singh Live Band – UKBA1104
The Entourage Live Band – UKBA1105
The Legends Band – UKBA1106

BEST RECORD LABEL
Envy Worldwide – UKBA1201
Hi-Tech Records – UKBA1202
Moviebox – UKBA1203
Speed Records – UKBA1204
The Soundpipe Records – UKBA1205
VIP Records – UKBA1206

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Badal Talwan ft Jaswinder Jassi – Chaska – UKBA1301
Bups Saggu ft Master Saleem – Miss Kaur – UKBA1302
Dj Dips & Roach Killa – Kaun Nachdi – UKBA1303
Jags Klimax ft Angrej Ali – Nazara – UKBA1304
Manni Sandhu – Makhaul – UKBA1305
Taz Stereo Nation – Mela – UKBA1306

BEST SINGLE
Badal Talwan ft Jaswinder Jassi – Chaska – UKBA1401
Jaz Dhami – Beparwaiyan – UKBA1402
Paul Nagra ft Master Saleem – Muqabla – UKBA1403
Sahara ft Manj Musik & Raftaar – Billo Hai – UKBA1404
Sukshinder Shinder & Don Revo – Ni Tu Lakhan Wichon Ik – UKBA1405
Team PBN – Jatti Nachdi – UKBA1406

BEST ALBUM
Bally Sagoo – Cafe Punjab – UKBA1501
DJ Raj – The Album – UKBA1502
DJ Vix – Chapter V – UKBA1503
Hunterz – Addictive – UKBA1504
Kulvinder Johal – Once Upon Tha Mic – UKBA1505
Sukshinder Shinda – Collaborations 3 – UKBA1506

BEST NEWCOMER
A-Thin – UKBA1601
Badal Talwan – UKBA1602
Gurdas Singh – UKBA1603
Jagtar Dulai – UKBA1604
Lady Kaur – UKBA1605
Serena (Team PBN) – UKBA1606

BEST FEMALE SINGER
Bambi Bains – UKBA1701
Jaswinder Jassi – UKBA1702
Rameet Kaur – UKBA1703
Sarika Gill – UKBA1704
Sazia Judge – UKBA1705
Seetal Kaur – UKBA1706

BEST MALE SINGER
Jay Status – UKBA1801
Jaz Dhami – UKBA1802
Juggy D – UKBA1803
Nav Sidhu – UKBA1804
Raj Bains – UKBA1805
Sukhshinder Shinda – UKBA1806

BEST URBAN PUNJABI SINGER 
Apache Indian – UKBA1901
Navin Kundra – UKBA1902
Raxstar – UKBA1903
Sakina – UKBA1904
Taz Stereo Nation – UKBA1905
Zack Knight – UKBA1906

BEST INTERNATIONAL SINGER
Diljit Dosanjh – UKBA2001
Jazzy B – UKBA2002
Jenny Johal – UKBA2003
Kulwinder Billa – UKBA2004
Lehmber Hussainpuri – UKBA2005
Ranjit Bawa – UKBA2006

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION AWARD
Apna Sangeet – UKBA2101
Bally Sagoo – UKBA2102
Biba Singh – UKBA2103
Dhol Blasters – UKBA2104
Heera – UKBA2105
Jin & Seetal – UKBA2106
Nirmal Shava Shava – UKBA2107
Rishi Rich – UKBA2108
Silinder Pardesi – UKBA2109
Surj Sahota – UKBA2110

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Balbir Bhujhangy – UKBA2201
Chaman Lal Chaman – UKBA2202
Chan Jandialvi – UKBA2203
Mangal Singh – UKBA2204
Mick St. Clair – UKBA2205
Mohinder Kaur Bhamra – UKBA2206

Voting is now open for the UK Bhangra Awards. You can vote via SMS, by texting UKBA followed the by artist code (as listed above) to 07860 035 500. Standard network rates apply, so please ask bill payer’s permission.

The UK Bhangra Awards will take place at The New Bingley Hall in Birmingham on November 28, 2015.

Good luck to all the nominees!

Priya adores anything to do with cultural change and social psychology. She loves to read and listen to chilled music to relax. A romantic at heart she lives by the motto 'If you want to be loved, be lovable.'

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