2nd Global Indain Music Awards Nominees

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Are you ready for the Global Indian Music Awards? Held for the first time last year, this year’s awards, to be held at the Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon in late September, are looking to build on the phenomenal success they had in the inaugural year. GIMA is a pioneering effort by Wizcraft International Entertainment to recognise and honour talent in Indian music across Film and Non-Film genres, to recognize Indian music transcending genres in the country, while giving the music industry a unified platform to celebrate its talent. Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. has partnered with the leaders of the Indian music industry to jointly create the most definitive platform for Indian music.

Sabbas Joseph of Wizcraft said, “In its second year, GIMA is proud to have garnered the incredible goodwill and support of the music fraternity taking the awards from strength to strength. Wizcraft is committed to the music Industry at large and see the Chevrolet GIMA Awards as a bridge connecting people throughout the nation.”

The GIMA Advisory Board boasts some of the who’s who of the Indian music fraternity including Atul Churamani, Bhushan Kumar, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Hariharan, Javed Akhtar, Karan Johar, Kumar Taurani, Mukesh Bhatt, Prasoon Joshi, Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Resul Pookuty, Shankar Mahadevan, Shubha Mugdal, Sunil Lulla, Vijay Lazarus and Vishal Bhardwaj.

The nominees for the 2nd annual GIMA’s were recently announced and leading the film-based nominations were Anjaana-Anjaani, Band Baaja Baaraat, Dabangg, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, Rajneeti and Tees Maar Khan.

A panel of 33 members from the Indian music fraternity decided upon the nominees. As for who takes home the prize, the final winners will be voted upon by the 250 members of the GIMA academy, which include lyricists, singers, technicians, instrumentalists, music directors, music producers and film directors.

And the nominees are…

Composer: Bhadwai Village Mandal – ‘Mehngayi Dayain’ – Peepli [Live]
Music Director: Krsna – ‘ Rangrez ‘ – Tanu Weds Manu
Singer: Lehmber Hussainpuri – ‘ Sadi Gali ‘ – Tanu Weds Manu
Singer: Mamta Sharma – ‘ Munni Badnaam ‘ – Dabangg
Composer: Sanjay Leela Bhansali – ‘ Guzaarish ‘ – Guzaarish

A.R. Rahman – Ravaan
Amit Trivedi – Udaan
Sandeep Shirodkar – Dabangg
Sandeep Shirodkar – Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai
Wayne Sharpe – Raajneeti

Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani – ‘ Aas Paas Khuda ‘ – Anjaana Anjaani
Kumaar, Vishal Dadlani – ‘Tujhe Bhula Diya‘ – Anjaana Anjaani
Irshad Kamil – ‘Pee Loon’ – Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai
Gulzar – ‘Darling’ – 7 Khoon Maaf
Faaiz Anwaar – ‘Tere Mast Mast Do Nain’ – Dabangg
Amitabh Bhattacharya – ‘Ainvayi Ainvayi’ – Band Baaja Baaraat

Mamta Sharma – ‘Munni Badnaam’ – Dabangg
Sunidhi Chauhan – ‘Ainvayi Ainvayi’ –Band Baaja Baaraat
Sunidhi Chauhan – ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ – Tees Maar Khan
Sunidhi Chauhan – ‘Udi’ – Guzaarish
Usha Uthup, Rekha Bhardwaj – ‘Darling’ – 7 Khoon Maaf

KK – ‘Zindagi Do Pal Ki’ – Kites
Mohit Chauhan – ‘Pee Loon’ – Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai
Mohit Chauhan, Shekhar Ravjian – ‘Tujhe Bhula Diya’ – Anjaana Anjaani
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – ‘Tere Mast Mast Do Nain’ – Dabangg
Shafqat Amanat Ali – ‘Bin Tere’ – I Hate Luv Storys

‘Ainvayi Ainvayi’ – Sunidhi Chauhan – Band Baaja Baaraat – Music: Vishal Shekar Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
‘Munni Badnaam’ – Mamta Sharma, Aishwarya Nigam – Dabangg –  Music & Lyrics: Lalit Pandit
‘Pee Loon’ – Mohit Chauhan – Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai – Music: Pritam Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
‘Tere Mast Mast Do Nain’ – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – Dabangg – Music: Sajid-Wajid Lyrics: Faaiz Anwaa
‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ – Sunidhi Chauhan – Tees Maar Khan – Music: Vishal Shekhar Lyrics: Vishal Dadlani

Anjaana Anjaani – Vishal Shekar
Dabangg – Sajid-Wajid, Lalit Pandit
Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai– Pritam
Raajneeti – Wayne Sharpe, Pritam, Aadesh Shrivastava, Shantanu Moitra,
Band Baaja Baaraat– Salim – Sulaiman
Guzaarish – Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Anjaana Anjaani – Vishal Shekhar
Dabangg – Sajid-Wajid, Lalit Pandit
Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai – Pritam
Raajneeti – Wayne Sharpe, Pritam, Aadesh Shrivastava, Shantanu Moitra,
Band Baaja Baaraat – Salim – Sulaiman
Tees Maar Khan – Vishal Shekhar

Other categories include Best Music Arranger & Programmer, Best Engineer – Film Album, and Best Engineer – Theatre mix.

For the non-filmy categories they include Best Debut, Best Popular Music Album, Best Fusion Album, Best Devotional Album, Best Folk Album, Best Hindustani Classical Album – Vocal, Best Hindustani Classical Album – Instrumental, Best Semi-Classical Album, Best CARNATIC Classical Album – Vocal and Best Pop/Rock Single. Asha Bhosle has been nominated for Best Semi-Classical Album for her Naina Lagaike. Nominations for the Pop/Rock Single award include Indian Idol 5 winner Sreeram Chandra, Raghav Sachar, Advaita and the band Agnee. You can see a full list of nominees in the non-filmy categories here.

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