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The Global Indian Music Awards (GiMA) 2012 – Complete list of winners

With only its third year in existence, the Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA) has set forth an impressive benchmark whilst applauding, appreciating and awarding talented musicians of Indian origin globally. Presented by Wizcraft International, Pvt. Ltd., with sponsorship from Chevrolet, Star and numerous innovators of the music industry; GiMA has honored some impeccable and well-deserved individuals this year. This grand celebration provides justice to artists that have decreased borders and erased boundaries through their music.

The awards are divided into two categories; Film Music & Non-Film Music. Each category has its own set of jury members that comprise of distinguished names who have been of great value to the Indian music fraternity.

The complete list of the 2012 GiMA awardees is as the following:

Non-Film Music –

Best Music DebutGulraj Singh – Music Director – Ganaraj Adhiraj

Best Pop AlbumPapon for The Story So Far

Best Rock Album Advaita for The Silent Sea

Best Pop/Rock SingleBickram Ghosh feat various artists for Vande Mataram

Best Devotional AlbumShri Jagjit Singh for Nivedan

Best Ghazal AlbumShri Jagjit Singh and Gulzar for Tere Bayaan Ghalib

Best Folk AlbumAlka Yagnik and Babul Supriyo for Mone Robe

Best Fusion AlbumKarsh Kale for Cinema

Best Hindustani Classical Album – Vocal Ustad Rashid Khan for Classical Wonders of India

Best Hindustani Classical Album – InstrumentalPandit Hariprasad Chaurasia for Flute Diety

Best Carnatic Classical Album – InstrumentalDr. L Subramaniam for Innovations

Best Carnatic Classical Album – VocalSanjay Subrahmanyan for Ellam Sivan Seyal

Best Music Debut – Gulraj Singh – Music Director – Ganaraj Adhiraj

Film Music –

Best Engineer – Film AlbumHentry Kuruvilla, PA Deepak, S.Sivakumar, TR Krishna ChetanRockstar

Best Music Arranger & ProgrammerShankar, Ehsaan & Loy for Senorita – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Best Background ScoreA.R. Rahman for Rockstar

Best Music Debut – Singer Ayushmann Khurrana for Paani da rang – Vicky Donor

Best Playback Singer -FemaleNandini Srikar for Bhare Naina – Ra.One

Best Playback Singer – MaleA.R. Rahman Mohit Chauhan & Javed Ali for Kun Faya Kun – Rockstar and A.R. Rahman & Mohit Chauahn for Nadaan Parinde – Rockstar

Best LyricistIrshad Kamil for Nadaan Parinde – Rockstar

Best Music DirectorA.R. Rahman for Rockstar

Best Film SongChammak Challo – Ra.One

Best Film AlbumA.R. Rahman for Rockstar


Best Film Album – A.R. Rahman for Rockstar

The celebration took place at the Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai, India on Monday, October 1st, 2012. Saif Ali Khan & Parineeti Chopra were the hosts for the evening that comprised of exuberant performances by Sonu Nigam, Shankar Mahadevan (accompanied by his sons – Siddarth & Shivam), Sukhvinder Singh amongst various others. Composer-duo Salim & Suleiman Merchant provided a glimpse of their upcoming Sa Re Ga Ma Pa initiative/concert – The Bollywood Musical. A.R Rahman, who received a total of four awards, was commended on completing two decades in the Indian music industry. Amongst other special recognitions; Smt. Girija Devi was felicitated with the prestigious Life Time Achievement Award and Pandit Jasraj was honored with the Global Indian Musician Award.

Mika Singh, Parineeti Chopra, Anu Malik & Saif Ali Khan on stage

Urban Asian would like to congratulate all the respective winners of each category!


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