"This was a really great year for us to win."
The UK Bhangra Awards 2015 lit up Birmingham’s New Bingley Hall on November 28, 2015.
The awards which celebrates the best of British and Desi Bhangra music was a great success, and almost 2,000 guests flocked to see their favourite bhangra acts perform live on stage.
Kicking of the proceedings were the likes of female bhangra group, Eternal Taal, Bhangra All Stars, A-Thin, Envy and GPD.
Special guest Navin Kundra also took the stage and performed his latest tracks.
The British Asian singer won the award for ‘Best Urban Punjabi Singer’, while ‘Best Male Singer’ went to Nav Sidhu, whose popular tracks include, ‘Hai Sohniye’ and ‘Nachale Sanu Naal’.
Nav later tweeted: “WON “BEST MALE SINGER” AWARD @UKBA2015 THANKS TO ALL MY FANS WHO VOTED N SUPPORTED.”
Other award categories included ‘Best Publication’, which was awarded to Eastern Eye, and ‘Best Website’, which went to Punjab2000.
The ‘Best UK Mela’ award was given to the team behind Luton Mela, which has been running since 2000. Furhaad Ahmed from Luton Mela said:
“This was a really great year for us to win, as we have been going for 15 years and it is great to see what we do be recognised.”
What made the Bhangra awards even more special was that winners were voted for by the public, so fans had a chance to show their devotion and support to their favourite artist, band and presenters.
Here is the full list of winners of the UK Bhangra Awards 2015:
BEST RADIO PRESENTER
BEST TV PRESENTER
BEST DJ ROADSHOW
BEST DANCE GROUP
Gabhru Panjab De
BEST UK MELA
BEST MUSIC PRODUCER
Bhangra All Stars
BEST RECORD LABEL
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Dj Dips & Roach Killa – Kaun Nachdi
Badal Talwan ft Jaswinder Jassi – Chaska
DJ Vix – Chapter V
BEST FEMALE SINGER
BEST MALE SINGER
BEST URBAN PUNJABI SINGER
BEST INTERNATIONAL SINGER
SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION AWARD
Jin & Seetal
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Mick St. Clair
CONTRIBUTION TO BHANGRA MUSIC
An entertaining evening full of music, dance and celebration, the UK Bhangra Awards was a great event.
Congratulations to all of the winners!