Nominees For The Bollywood Music Awards Chosen

New York, USA – Over the past weeks the jury for the U.S. based Bollywood Music Awards have cast their ballots for the best  five performances by music artists as well as their choice of the best song released last year.

The music artists and music makers who have received the top five rankingshave now been declared for the  Bollywood Music award to be held on Nov 1st2003 at the Mark G Etess Arena in the Trump Taj Mahal Casino, Atlantic City,New Jersey  where the winners will be declared.

Special award for distinguished contribution to the Indian music industry will be given at the Awards night to a singer who has promulgated Indian music and culture worldwide.Additionally, an nternational Star of stupendous magnitude will also be recognized at this event. Mr Kamal Dandona,Chairman of the Bollywood Group said ”The Bollywood Music Awards have been instituted with a vision that the enduring link with India is through the vibrant  medium of music which should be kept alive and
everlasting. The Awards are the token of appreciation and recognition by NRI ’S globally for the music makers

The Bollywood Music Awards will be an electrifying event with performers from several countries and will be viewed by over 220 million viewers on television, cable, Internet, satellite in over 80 countries.

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The list of nominees is as follows for the Bollywood Music Awards:

Category – (FILM)

Best Music Director- Film-
1)A.R. Rahman – Saathiya
2)Anand Raj Anand – Kaante
3)Jatin Lalit -Chalte Chalte
4)M.M.Kreem – Sur
5) Vishal / Shekhar – Jhankaar Beats

Best Song of the Year
1.Aa Bhi Ja-Sur
2.Ishq Samundar-Kaante
3.O Humdum Suniyo Re – Saathiya
4.Tauba Tumhare Yeh Ishare– Chalte Chalte
5. Pari Pari – Hungama

Best Singer – Male
1.Lucky Ali-Aa Bhi Ja – Sur
2.Sonu  Nigam – Saathiya – Saathiya
3.Shaan – Suno Na – Jhankaar Beats
4.Sukhvinder– Layi Vi Na Gaye – Chalte Chalte
5. K K – Bardasht – Humraaz

Best Singer – Female
1.Sunidhi Chauhan- Ishq Samundar–Kaante
2.Richa Sharma—Maahive-Kaante
3.Shreya Ghosal– Jadu hai nasha hai-Jism
4.Alka Yagnik –Tauba Tumhare Ishare- Chalte Chalte
5. Chitra – Mere Dil Ka hai Tumse Hai Kehna – Armaan

Best New Musical Talent
1.Mahalaxmi Iyer-Sur
2.Mahalaxmi Iyer-Jhankaar Beats
3.Shekhar – Supari
4.Sonu Kakkar – Dum
5.Shashwati- Mumbai Matinee


Best Album
1.Adnan Sami Khan – Tera Chehra
2. Alisha Chinoy-Alisha
3.Abhijeet – Tere Bina
4. Euphoria -Teri Gully
5. Bombay Vikings-Woh Chali

Best Artist Male
1.Adnan Sami Khan – Tera Chehra
2.Abhijeet – Tere Bina
3.Nitin Bali- Baliwood
4.Neeraj Shridhar-Woh Chali
5. Shaan – Bhool Jaa

Best Artist Female
1.Shashwati-Kaanta Laga-DJ Doll.
2.Falguni Pathak- Yeh Kisne Jadoo Kiya
3.Alisha Chinoy –Alisha –
4.Annamika – Pyar Hai
5. Sunidhi Chauhan – Pyar ke Sur

Best Bhangra Group
1.Hans Raj Hans – Haye Soniye
2.Jazzy B – Tera Roop
3.Punjabi MC-Mundian to bach ke
4.Gurdas Mann-Panjeeri
5. Daler Mehndi – Mojaan laen do

Best Remixed Album
1.Kaliyon Ka Chaman – UMI 10 Harry Anand
2.Kata Laga – DJ Doll
3.Return of Daddy-DJ Aqueel
4.Dance & Romance- Bally Sagoo
5. Baliwood – Nitin Bali

Best Dance Video
1.Mundiya to bach ke
2.Kaliyon Ka Chaman
3.Kaanta Laga
4.Kabhi Naee
5. Aaika Dajiba

The Music Company of the Year:
1.Universal- Sur
2.T Series – Chalte Chalte and Kaante
3.Saregama – Saathiya and Jism
4.Times Music – Mumbai Matinee
5. Crescendo -Jhankaar Beats

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.