Yet another in the long line of Indian awards is the Gionee Star GIMA Award show. Dedicated to music only, the event took place on the eve of 25th February in Mumbai.
The 5th Global Indian Music Academy Awards witnessed a huge number of Indian celebrities attending the award show with the Gunday star, Arjun Kapoor and singer, Mika Singh hosting the event.
The highlights of the night include Bollywood actress Shradhha Kapoor winning her first ever GIMA award for Celebrity Singer of the Year, A. R. Rahman’s band NAFS making their debut appearance and ‘Ek Villain’ and ‘Queen’ each earning three awards for their music.
Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award – Classical and Anandji Virji Shah won the Lifetime Achievement Award – Popular, while Ustad Zakir Hussain bagged the Global Musician Award.
The ceremony stage was set on fire thanks to astounding performances by Atif Aslam, Shraddha Kapoor, Ankit Tiwari, Sonu Nigam and Arijit Singh.
Here is a complete list of GIMA Awards 2015 winners:
Best Celebrity Singer of the Year — Shraddha Kapoor for “Teri Galiyaan” (“Ek Villain”)
93.5 Red FM Bajaate Raho Award — Ankit Tiwari for “Galliyan”, “Ek Villain”
Best Music Debut (Non Film) Award — Armaan Malik
Best Background Score — Vishal Bhardwaj for “Haider”
Best Indie Song — PENT4GRAM for “Don’t have to lie”
Best Lyricist — Gulzar Sahab for “Bismil”, “Haider”
Best Electronica Track — Midival Punditz – Kutle Khan
Best Devotional Album — Shankar Mahadevan for “My Devotional Favourites”
Best Engineer – Film Album — Erric Pillai for “Ek Villian”
Best Music Arranger & Programmer — Amit Trivedi, Sourav Roy for “Queen”
Best Music Debut – Film — Armaan Malik, Sultana, Jyoti Nooran.
Best Hindustani Classical Album – Instrumental — Niladri Kumar for “Sur Yajna”
Best Pop Album — Papon Angaraag feat. Various artistes for Coke Studio
Best Rock Album — Mihir Joshi Band for “Mumbai Blues”
Best Film Album — Pritam for “Yaariyan”
Best Fusion Album — AR Rahman, Coke Studio at MTV Season 3
Best Playback Singer Male — Arijit Singh for “Muskurane” from the film “Citylights”
Best Playback Singer Female — Kanika Kapoor for “Baby Doll” from the film “Ragini MMS 2”
Most Streamed Song of the Year — “Sunny Sunny”, “Yaariyan”
Global Musician Honour — Zakir Hussain
Best Ghazal Album — Hariharan & @ZakirTabla — “Hazir 2”
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