Pakistani Musicians Won Awards at Mirchi Music Awards 2010

January 28, 2011

Mirchi Music Awards 2010MUMBAI: Radio Mirchi geared up for the third edition of India’s leading music awards ceremony, “Mirchi Music Awards 2010” which were held last night (January 27, 2011) at the MMRDA Complex in Bandra, Mumbai, India.

Mirchi Music Awards, instituted by Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM, celebrates excellence in the music industry of India. Positioned and envisioned as the Grammys of India, the Mirchi Music Awards are purely Bollywood awards. It is an award of excellence and not a popularity award. The event was supported by the Singers Association of India and the Music Composers Association of India.

Pakistani musicians swept Mirchi Music Awards as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was nominated under four different categories for his bollywood songs while Amanat Ali, Najam Sheraz, Shafqat Amanat Ali & Shiraz Uppal were also nominated.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan won the Best Male Vocalist Of The Year award for Tere Mast Mast Do Nain (Dabangg). He was also nominated for Sajda (My Name is Khan) with Shankar Mahadevan under the same category.

Shiraz Uppal was named the Best Upcoming Music Director for Rabba (Aashayein).

Amanat Ali’s song Thumri from his debut album Kohram was judged the Best Indipop Song. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Shankar Mahadevan’s song Aman Ki Asha and Shafqat Amanat Ali’s song Kyun Dooriyan from his third studio album Kyun Dooriyan were also nominated for the same trophy.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Shankar Mahadevan’s Sajda (My Name Is Khan) was the Best Sufi Song whereas Rahat’s song Aas Pass Khuda from Anjaana Anjaani was also nominated under the same category.

Sajda by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shankar Mahadevan & Richa Sharma from My Name is Khan won an award for the Best Raag Inspired Song Of The Year while Tum Jo Aaye by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Tulsi Kumar from Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai was nominated for the same award.

Najam Sheraz won the Best Upcoming Male Vocalist Of The Year award for Tere Bina from Shaapit.

The awards ceremony will telecast on February 13 on Sony TV by Sony Entertainment Television.