[Bangalore, Karnataka]: Indian Music Composer and 2 time Grammy® Winner Ricky Kej has been nominated for a 3rd time. This time, Ricky Kej’s is nominated in the “Best Immersive Audio Album” category at the 65th Annual Grammy® Awards. The nominations were announced yesterday by the CEO of the Recording Academy, Harvey Mason Jr.
Ricky Kej’s previous Grammy® Award wins came in 2015 for his album ‘Winds of Samsara’. Based on the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, ‘Winds of Samsara’ was a runaway success and debuted at No.1 on the US Billboard New Age Albums chart, a first for a person of Indian origin. Ricky became the youngest Indian to have won a Grammy® Award, and only the 4th Indian. Ricky Kej won his second Grammy® Award in 2022 for his album Divine Tides, a collaboration with Rock Legend Stewart Copeland (from The Police). Ricky Kej is also an official UNICEF “Celebrity Supporter”, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) “Land Ambassador” and UNESCO MGIEP “Global Ambassador for Kindness”.
The 65th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on February 5th, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. The winners will be announced at this ceremony.
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Quote from Grammy® Award Winner Ricky Kej:
“Absolutely thrilled to be nominated for a 3rd Grammy® Award! The album Divine Tides has been my most creative and successful album to date and I am honoured and humbled by the accolades it continues to receive. Stewart Copeland and I created Divine Tides as an immersive audio experience. We hoped to transport our audiences to beautiful places and emotions through our music, and this nomination for “Best Immersive Audio Album” validates all the hard work and love we have poured into Divine Tides”
2 time Grammy® Award Winner & US Billboard #1 artist, GQ Hero 2020, Ricky Kej is an internationally renowned Indian Music Composer and Environmentalist. He has performed at prestigious venues in over 30 countries, including at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and Geneva. Ricky has won more than 100 music awards in over 20 countries. He has been Awarded “United Nations Global Humanitarian Artist” and is also the “Youth Icon of India”. Ricky has been named as one of the 100 Real Leaders who ‘Inspire the Future’. He is the UNESCO mgiep “Global Ambassador for Kindness”, UNCCD “Land Ambassador”, UNICEF “Celebrity Supporter” & Ambassador for “Earth Day Network”
Stewart Copeland is a 5 time Grammy® Award-winning American musician and composer. He is the founder and drummer of the British rock group ‘The Police’ who have sold over 75 million albums worldwide. According to MusicRadar, “Copeland’s distinctive drum sound and unique style make him one of the most famous drummers ever behind the drum set”. 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 ranked in the top ten on Rolling Stone’s “Greatest Drummers of All Time.” He has also composed music for over 50 Hollywood movies including the Oscar winning film ‘Wall Street”.