Jazzy B won the Best Non Resident Punjabi Vocalist award.
The PTC Punjabi Music Awards 2014 welcomed some of the biggest Bhangra and Punjabi singers who have created waves across the globe with their unique cultural sound and catchy dhol beats.
Hosts for the show were actor and producer Gurpreet Ghuggi and comedian Binnu Dhillon keeping the evening lively with light humour and comic interactions with the crowd and the winners.
Held at the PAP grounds in Jalandhar, Punjab’s music and film elite attended, including music directors, singers, lyricists and technicians who were all honoured for their contributions to Punjabi music.
Guests included Jassi Gill, Ammy Virk, Bibi Ranjit Kaur, Gurkirpal Surapuri, Prabh Gill, Surinder Shinda, Miss Pooja, Master Saleem, Inderjeet Nikku, Harjit Harman, Balwinder Safri, ASHOK MASTIE, Satinder Sartaaj, Malkit Singh and Dr. Zeus.
A night of pure entertainment, the show opened with a much deserved tribute to Punjabi legend, Surjit Bindrakhia.
Other legends also took to the stage including Gurdas Mann, Jazzy B, Gippy Grewal, Diljit Dosanjh, Surveen Chawla, Roshan Prince, Preet Harpal, Jassi Gill, Ammy Virk, Babbalrai, Prabh Gill, Ranjit Bawa, and A-Kay.
Punjabi music has become hugely popular the world over. Instantly recognisable from its rhythmic beats, Punjabi music has been honoured in all areas of entertainment, including Western music and films and of course, Bollywood.
With Punjab’s own cinema growing considerably, this has opened up the gate to new upcoming stars and musical talents who have dedicated themselves in preserving their Punjabi heritage wherever they are.
In particular, the influence of Punjabi music on British music has been considerable, and many non-resident Indian’s have delved into the industry.
The night saw an influx of British Asian stars including Jaz Dhami and the Canadian star, Jazzy B who won the Best Non Resident Punjabi Vocalist award.
The ceremony also saw a special performance by everybody’s favourite Punjabi actor, Diljit Dosanjh and Surveen Chawla who were promoting their upcoming film, Disco Singh.
Here is the full list of winners of the PTC Punjabi Music Awards 2014:
Best Sound Recording
Sameer – Putt Saadey
Best Religious Album (Traditional)
Satgur Daya Karo – Bhai Onkar Singh Ji
Best Religious Album (Non Traditional)
Guru Ki Kaashi – Devenderpal Singh – Shemaroo
Best Music Video of a Religious Song (Traditional)
Prem Khaelan Ka Chao – Bhai Nirmal Singh Ji – Shemaroo
Best Music Video of a Religious Song (Non Traditional)
Sardaar Ji – Satinder Sartaaj
Best Music Video Director
Gifty – Proper Patola
Best Music Video
Soch – Hardy Sandhu
Best Debut Vocalist (Female)
Kaur B – Miss U
Best Debut Vocalist (Male)
Guru – Dardan Nu
Best Music Director for a Single
Yo Yo Honey Singh – Bebo
Best Music Director for an Album
Jatinder Shah – Afsaney Sartaj De
Best Punjabi based Song in a Hindi Film
Ambarsariya – Fukrey
Best Non Resident Punjabi Music Director
Pav Dharia – Red
Best Non Resident Punjabi Vocalist
Jazzy B – Feem
Best Duet Vocalists
Navraj Hans/Gurmit Singh – Saiyaan
Best Folk Oriented Song
Jatt Di Akal – Ranjit Bawa
Best Folk Pop Album
The Gambler – Preet Harpal
Best Folk Pop Vocalist
Roshan Prince – Dist Sangrur
Best Album of the Year
Jattizm – Ammy Virk
Best Pop Vocalist (Female)
Bathinda Beats – Miss Pooja
Best Pop Vocalist (Male)
Most Popular Song of the Year
Proper Patola – Diljit Dosanjh
Best Club Song of the Year
Bebo Alfaaz/Yo Yo Honey Singh
Most Romantic Ballad of the Year
Soch – Hardy Sandhu
Best Bhangra Song of the Year
Mr Pendu – Roshan Prince
Virse De Waris Award
Padamshree Vikramjeet Singh Sahni
Entertainer of the Year
Sufi Sikander Award
The Punjabi Music Awards 2014 celebrated the incredible talents of Punjabi musicians from India and overseas. A great event on behalf of PTC, we cannot wait to see what the next year of Punjabi music will bring. Congratulations to all the winners!