Birmingham’s Symphony Hall opened its doors to the colossal sounds of the Brit Asia Music Awards on Sunday night, with spectacular performances and appearances from the biggest names from the world of British Asian music.
Mr Hardeep Singh Kohli was hosting the night’s proceedings and entertained the audience to fits of laughter before introducing the crème de la crème of BritAsian Royalty.
JK kicked open the show with a mind blowing entrance that was followed by an epic performance that won’t be forgotten any time soon.
Guest appearances included – Kano and Fatboy Slim who presented Awards to the successful artist’s. Brit Asia TV’s very own home grown presenters; Sukhi Bart, Night Shift’s Jas Johal, and the Mix Tapes Amy Kaur were all on hand to present awards to the big achievers of the night.
DJ H was one of the big winners of the night at the Brit Asia Music Awards walking away with best club DJ presented by the pioneer of electronic dance in the UK, Fat Boy Slim.
Other winners of the night included Jay Sean, who picked up two gongs one for Best UK Urban Act and his hit track Down was named Best Single. Miss Pooja won Best Female and Malkit Singh was given the award for Outstanding Achievement.
Commenting after the awards, Sonia Deol, from BBC Asian Network commented on Twitter -‘Brit Asia smashed it last night!’ Sonia Deol presented outstanding achievement award to the much deserved Malkit Singh, recognizing his recent accolade in becoming a Member of the Order of the British Empire after he received an MBE from the Queen for his Services to Punjabi Music, making him the only Asian artist to have received this honor.
Other performances included Angrez Ali, who performed a unique tribute specially written for those musicians who have past away this year.
Kazz Kumar added an eccentric-glam performance to the night’s awesome line up, with a glitzy-zombie bride take on her Dirty Word track.
The big performance of the night was the legend’s grand finale from the industry greats Alaap, Shakti, Apna Sangeet, Pardesi, Shin from DCS, HST, Safri, Malkit Singh and topped off by a never before seen live vocal by the legend A.S. Kang.
A.S Kang was presented with the night’s greatest honor; life time achievement award presented by M.D of Brit Asia TV, Jaz Bal. A.S Kang’s musical career spans over an impressive 4 decades and he produced the biggest Punjabi song of all time “Giddian di Rani” and became the first UK based Punjabi artist to break into the Indian market.
The success of the Brit Asia Music Awards Ceremony has set a new standard in the Brit Asia Music Scene. Artists have at last been recognized for their success by an independent voting system where the public pick the winners.
Jaz Bal, established advocate of the British Asian music industry commented, “this awards ceremony promises to be an annual event promoting current and aspiring artist’s across the globe. Brit Asia TV will be bringing bigger and better performances to fans of British Asian music next year.”
‘Keep it Locked!’ onto Brit Asia TV, Sky Channel 833 for the official coverage of the BritAsia Music Awards Ceremony 2010.
The Brit Asia music awards 2010 were sponsored by Limo Broker.co.uk
Best Newcomer :JK
Best UK Urban :Jay Sean
Best DJ : DJ H
Best International Act :Babbu Mann
Best Urban Asian :Mumzy
Best Alternative :Shiva Soundsystem
Best Band : DCS
Best Video :Gum Suhm (Sukshinder Shinda)
Best Single : Down (Jay Sean)
Best Producer :Sukshinder Shinda
Best Female :Miss Pooja
Best Male : Jaz Dhami
Best Album :Unforgettable (Imran Khan)
Outstanding Achievement :Malkit Singh
Lifetime Achievement :A.S. Kang