Asha Bhosle, Sonu Nigam and Shaan at the Chevrolet GIMA Awards 2011 Conference

Asha Bhosle, Sonu Nigam and Shaan at the Chevrolet GIMA Awards 2011 Conference

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Alka Yagnik, Asha Bhosle, Shaan & Sonu Nigaam
Alka Yagnik, Asha Bhosle, Shaan & Sonu Nigaam
GIMA

For the second year the Global Indian Music Academy (GIMA) has begun   preparing for a grand award function to be held on the 22nd of September   at the Kingdom of Dreams. The first of it’s kind in the music  industry,  the voting process is based on peer-voting from the 280  members of the  academy which consists of musicians, producers,  technicians, composers  and industry experts.

Pyaarelalji, Asha Bhosle, and Sumit Sawhney at GIMA 2011 Academy Voting Meets at JW Marriot, Mumbai
Pyaarelalji, Asha Bhosle, and Sumit Sawhney at GIMA 2011 Academy Voting Meets at JW Marriot, Mumbai

The voting process kicked off at a conference yesterday with Asha Bhosle, also GIMA’s Goodwill Ambassador casting the first vote,“GIMA  provides a unified platform for musicians across the country, giving  equal prominence to film and non-film music making for a holistic Awards  presentation.

Music Industry at GIMA  2011 Academy Voting Meets at JW Marriot, Mumbai..
Music Industry at GIMA 2011 Academy Voting Meets at JW Marriot, Mumbai..

I am pleased to align with the Global Indian Music Academy as the Goodwill Ambassador.” Also present at the conference were Pyarelalji, Dr. L Subramaniam, Alka Yagnik, Shankar Mahadevan, Jagjit Singh, Bhushan Kumar, Pankaj Udhas, Vijay Lazarus & many more. Take a look at some of the nominations for this year’s awards.

Best Lyricist
Amitabh BhattacharyaAinvayi Ainvayi (Band Baaja Baaraat)
Faaiz AnwaarTere Mast Mast Do Nain (Dabangg)
Gulzar Darling (7 Khoon Maaf)
Irshad KamilPee Loon (Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai)
Kumaar, Vishal DadlaniTujhe Bhula Diya (Anjaana Anjaani)
Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar RavjianiAas Paas Khuda (Anjaana Anjaani)

Best Playback Singer (Female)
Mamta SharmaMunni Badnaam (Dabangg)
Sunidhi ChauhanAinvayi Ainvayi (Band Baaja Baaraat)
Sunidhi Chauhan – Sheila Ki Jawani (Tees Maar Khan)
Sunidhi Chauhan – Udi (Guzaarish)
Usha Uthup, Rekha BhardwajDarling (7 Khoon Maaf)

Best Playback Singer Male
KKZindagi Do Pal Ki (Kites)
Mohit ChauhanPee Loon (Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai)
Mohit Chauhan, Shekhar Ravjiani – Tujhe Bhula Diya (Anjaana Anjaani)
Rahat Fateh Ali KhanTere Mast Mast Do Nain (Dabangg)
Shafqat Amanat Ali – Bin Tere (I Hate Luv Storys)

Best Music Director
PritamOnce Upon A Time In Mumbaai
Sajid-Wajid, Lalit Pandit – Dabangg
Salim-SulaimanBand Baaja Baaraat
Sanjay Leela BhansaliGuzaarish
Vishal-ShekharAnjaana Anjaani
Wayne Sharpe, Shantanu Moitra, Aadesh Shrivastava, Pritam – Raajneeti

Best Film Album
Anjaana Anjaani
Band Baaja Baaraat
Dabangg
Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai
Raajneeti
Tees Maar Khan