Every year the Radio Mirchi Music Awards are held to acknowledge and honor the best talent from Bollywood Music Industry. What makes these awards unique is that the winners are selected by the jury which has members from the B-Town Music fraternity itself. It also has a category “Listeners Choice Awards” where the Radio Mirchi listeners can vote for their favorite songs and albums.
This year the mega event was held on 26th February, at Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai. It was sponsored by the Royal Stag powered by Idea. The awards ceremony was hosted by Karishma Tanna and Aditya Narayan. Well known musicians, singers and B-town celebs including Shankar Mahadevan, Anu Malik, Shibani Kashyap, Hard Kaur, Kanikaa Kapoor, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Benny Dayal, Chinmayi , Sonu Nigam, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Divya Dutta, Tisca Chopra, Sophie Choudry attended the awards night.
Shankar Mahadevan, Kanika Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana, Sonu Nigam,Usha Uthup, Palak Muchhal, Benny Dayal made it a night to remember with their power packed performances.
Here are the winners of Mirchi Music Awards:
Famous Poet, lyricist and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar was felicitated with the Lifetime Achievement Award
Veteran percussionist Burjor Lord known for songs like Meri jaan, mujhe jaan na kaho from movie Anubhav and Mehbooba-Mehbooba from Sholay was honored with the Outstanding Contribution to Film Music Award
Music Director Raam Laxman received the Special Jury Award
Zahenaseeb from “Hasee Toh Phasee” film won the Song of the Year award
Romantic song “Muskurane” from the movie Citylights won the Listener’s Choice Song of the Year
EK Villain was winner of the Listener’s Choice Album of the Year
2 States won the Album of the year award
Shankar-Ehsaan Loy won the Best Composers for the song Mast Magan from the film 2 States
Vishal Bharadwaj won the Best Background Score for the film Haider
Arijit Singh – Best Male vocalist award for Samjhawan from the film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
Nooran Sisters –Best Female vocalist for Pata kha Guddi for the film Highway
Irshad Kamil -Best lyricist for Manwa Laage from the film Happy New Year
Satchith Harve & Praveen Muralidhar –Best Song Engineering for Manwa Laage from Happy New Year
Rashmi Singh -Upcoming Lyricist for Muskurane from Citylights
Actress Madhuri Dixit was also felicitated by her mentor Subhash Ghai during the award function.
Rab Jaane – Indi Pop Song of the Year singer-Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Actress Alia Bhatt won the Make it Large Award for her singing debut for the song Samjhawaan from the movie Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania