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News |  11 Aug 2011 06:12 PM | by RnMTeam

GIMA Awards 2011 announces its nominees

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MUMBAI: After the success of the awards last year, The Global Indian Music Academy is back in its second edition, which will be held at the Kingdom of Dreams in late September.

The nominations for 2011 has been announced. Chevrolet GIMA Awards 2011 has received over 1500 entries including over 40 prominent films and 160 non-film albums. This year the awards has included two new categories Best digital music releases and Best Pop-Rock Single.

Veteran singer Asha Bhonsle and Ustaad Shujaat Khan album â€?Naina Lagaike.' is nominated in the  Best Semi-Classical album,  Also nominated in the same category are Ustad Rashid Khan, Hariharan and others.

For Best Playback Singer(Female) Sunidhi Chauhan has bagged three nominations or her songs Ainvayi Ainvayi, Sheila Ki Jawani and Udi, Other singers nominated are Usha Uthup and Rekha Bhardwaj for �Darling' and Mamta Sharma for �Munni Badnaam.

Singer Mohit Chauhan has bagged two nominations in Best Playback Singer Male category for his hits songs Tujhe Bhula Diya and Pee loon. Other nominees in the same category are KK, Shekhar Ravjiani, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shafqat Amanat Ali.

In the Best Lyricist category Amitabh Bhattacharya, Faaiz Anwaar, Gulzar, Irshad Kamil, Kumaar, Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani have been nominated. Click here for the complete list

GIMA nominees are designed on a peer-based voting system and adjudged by jury comprising of 33 illustrious members from the Indian music fraternity. The final winners for GIMA will be voted in August by GIMA Academy which comprises of 250 members, encompassing lyricists, singers, technicians, instrumentalists, music directors, music producers and film directors.

GIMA is a pioneering effort by Wizcraft International Entertainment, The GIMA Advisory Board involves Atul Churamani, Bhushan Kumar, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Hariharan, Javed Akhtar, Karan Johar, Kumar Taurani, Mukesh Bhatt, Prasoon Joshi, Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Resul Pookuty, Shankar Mahadevan, Shubha Mugdal, Sunil Lulla, Vijay Lazarus and Vishal Bhardwaj.