The 2009 UK Asian Music Awards were held at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in London, on the evening of Thursday 5th March 2009. Buzzing with some of the biggest names in the Asian music and media industries, the eventful night was full of huge cheer for the winners and heart-felt commiserations for the losers.
Hailing the achievements of established and newcomer artists of the growing and popular UK Asian music scene, the awards, known as the UK AMA’s, covered the many genres of UK Asian music including Traditional Bhangra, Urban Desi and Pop. It also recognised achievements in radio and music video, and contributions by international artists and DJ’s.
Hosted by Karen David and VJ Salil, the night included live performances by Channi Singh, Mona Singh, Amar Ft Jim Beanz (USA), Jagged Edge (USA), H Dhami, Rishi Rich, Veronica, Mumzy, Tasha Tah, Juggy D, Shahin Badar, Metz N Trix, DJ Kayper and many more.
With exclusive television rights, the B4U television Network will be beaming the televised recording of the event later this year.
After the announcement of the UK AMA Nominees for 2009, here are the Winners of the UK AMA’s for 2009.
Jay Sean – My Own Way
BEST FEMALE ACT
BEST MALE ACT
BEST CLUB DJ
Rishi Rich- Sadke Jawa
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
BEST INTERNATIONAL ALBUM
Gurdas Maan – Boot Polishan
BEST URBAN ACT
BEST ALTERNATIVE ACT
BEST RADIO SHOW
Bobby Friction – BBC Asian Network
Jazzy B – Rambo
COMMITMENT TO THE SCENE
Reaction has been pretty mixed to the awards this year. What’s your take on the winners? Do you agree or not agree? If not, who do you think should have won this year?