Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (NewsSee) Grammy-winning Indian music composer Ricky Kej and rock legend Stewart Copeland (The Police) have been nominated for their latest album ‘Divine Tides’ at the 64th Grammy Awards Awards. South India’s biggest label, Lahari Music, is the producer of this album. Ricky Kej’s previous Grammy win came in 2015 for his album “Winds of Samsara.” Based on the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, “Winds of Samsara” was a smash hit and debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard New Age Albums chart, a first for someone of Indian descent. Ricky is the youngest Indian to win a Grammy Award, and only the 4th Indian. Five-time Grammy Award winner Stewart Copeland is the founder and drummer of legendary British rock band ‘The Police’. Featuring artists from around the world, the current Grammy-nominated music album “Divine Tides” is a tribute to the magnificence of our natural world and the resilience of our species. This critically acclaimed album features 9 songs and 8 music videos that have been filmed around the world, from the exquisite beauty of the Indian Himalayas to the icy forests of Spain. ‘Divine Tides’ has already won several awards at various festivals around the world. The music videos were released exclusively by Lahari Music, South India’s leading record label.
Grammy Award winner Ricky Kej said, “It’s an absolute honor to be nominated for a second Grammy Award for our album ‘Divine Tides’. Although my music is cross-cultural, it has always had strong Indian roots and I am extremely proud that Indian music has been recognized and shortlisted for this prestigious award by The Recording Academy. This nomination further encourages me and reinforces my belief in continuing to make music that can inspire positive social impact. I would like to thank The Recording Academy for this nomination, my collaborator Stewart Copeland for the best musical experience of my life, all my fellow artists and everyone who made the album “Divine Tides” possible. “One day during the Apocalypse I got a call from Ricky Kej to do an album. He had amassed an incredible collection of exotic musicians, or maybe I should say deeply traditional musicians, in the exotic context of his inspired production style. The flow of ideas quickly became a torrent of recordings and music. The witty vibe (not something I’m typically known for) infused my assaults on inanimate objects with a passion The timpani were ringing! The rattlesnakes were singing! Making this record was a unique adventure in both music and divine consciousness,” says Grammy Award-winning Stewart Copeland.
LahariVelu, Director of Lahari Music speaks about the honor saying, “It is absolutely a great honor to be nominated for a Grammy Award for our album ‘Divine Tides’. It’s all the hard work of an exceptional collaboration between musical geniuses such as “Ricky Kej” and “Stewart Copland”. Lahari Music has always supported and will always support great artists to entertain music lovers around the world. It is time for Indian artists and Indian music to gain their global audience. I would like to thank the Recording Academy for this nomination for this great collaborative work. About Ricky Kej Grammy® Award winner and US Billboard’s #1 Artist, GQ Hero 2020, Ricky Kej is an internationally acclaimed Indian music composer and environmentalist. He has performed in prestigious venues in more than 30 countries, including the United Nations headquarters in New York and Geneva. Ricky has won over 100 music awards in over 20 countries. He was awarded the ”United Nations Global Humanitarian Artist” and is also ‘India’s Youth Icon’. Ricky has been named one of 100 True Leaders Who “Inspire the Future”. He is a UNESCO ‘Global Kindness Ambassador’, UNCCD ‘Land Ambassador’, UNICEF ‘Celebrity Supporter’ and ‘Earth Day Network Ambassador’.
About Stewart Copeland Stewart Copeland is a 5-time Grammy® Award-winning American musician and songwriter. He is the founder and drummer of the British rock band “The Police” which has sold over 75 million albums worldwide. According to Music Radar, ”Copeland’s distinctive drum sound and unique style make him one of the most famous drummers behind the drums of all time. ”He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Police in 2003, the Modern Drummer’s Hall of Fame in 2005, and the Classic Drummer’s Hall of Fame in 2013. In 2016, Copeland was listed in the top ten of Rolling Stone’s “Greatest Drummers of All Time”. He has also composed the music for more than 50 Hollywood films, including the Oscar-winning film “Wall Street”.
About Lahari Music Lahari Music – South India’s largest music label founded by Mr. Manoharan G in 1974 over the past 4 decades, lahari music has introduced hundreds of music composers, singers, lyricists in the Indian music industry. blockbusters such as Roja, Thalapathi and Pan Indian Blockbusters such as Baahubali 1&2 to the very recent RRR and the highly anticipated KGF Chapter 02. Lahari Music very recently received the Diamond Play button from YouTube and was awarded the International Award for Commercial prestige and best commercial name awarded by INAME, Mexico. Image: Stewart Copeland, Ricky Kej and Lahari Music earn a Grammy nomination for their album, Divine Tides PWR PWR
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