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Press Release |  20 Feb 2017 14:54 |  By RnMTeam

Mirchi Music Awards honours the best in Hindi music

MUMBAI: India’s biggest musical extravaganza – the Royal Stag Mirchi Music Awards co-powered by Dabur Red Paste and Baba Elaichi – was held tonight at DOME @NSCI, SVP, Worli. This year marked a change in the usual format - what used to be an event only for the music fraternity, was open to the public for the very first time this year. Limited tickets were sold so fans of music could attend the event and see their favourite Bollywood stars and singers live.

Many Bollywood A-listers attended the star-studded event including Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma, Varun Dhawan, Shilpa Shetty and newcomer, Diljit Dosanjh. The night was hosted by none other than the king of Bollywood melodies, Sonu Nigam. There were exciting performances by Amit Trivedi, Papon, Badshah, Armaan Malik, Sukhwinder Singh, Jubin Nautiyal, Shalmali Kholgade, Neeti Mohan, Neha Bhasin to name only a few.

The Awards honoured musical talent across many categories. Karan Johar, who was presented with the Royal Stag Make It Large Award, was visibly moved by the tribute he was given. Usha Uthup was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for her long and illustrious career. Another high point of the evening was the reigning King of Bollywood ballads – Arijit Singh – winning Male Vocalist of the Year.

On receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, Usha Uthup, who was dressed in a saree with mirchi motifs, said, “I am extremely honored to receive this award. I have received a lot of love from the members of the industry and the fans and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the constant love they have showered on me.”

Winners of the 9thRoyal Stag Mirchi Music Awards

Song of the Year

Channa Mereya

Film

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Album of the Year

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Male Vocalist of The Year

Arijit Singh

Song

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Film

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Female Vocalist of the Year

Jonita Gandhi

Song

Gilehriyaan

Film

Dangal

Music Composer of the Year

Pritam

Song

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Film

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Lyricist of the Year

Amitabh Bhattacharya

Song

Channa Mereya

Film

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Lifetime Achievement Award

Usha Uthup

Royal Stag Make It Large Award

Karan Johar

Upcoming Male Vocalist of the Year

Sarwar Khan & Sartaz Khan Barna

Song

Haanikaarak Bapu

Film

Dangal

Upcoming Female Vocalist of the Year

Asees Kaur

Song

Bolna

Film

Kapoor & Sons

Upcoming Music Composer of the Year

Tanishk Bagchi

Song

Bolna

Film

Kapoor & Sons

Upcoming Lyricist of the Year

Abhiruchi Chand

Song

Buddhu Sa Mann

Film

Kapoor & Sons

Indi Pop Song of the Year

Aye Jahaan Aasmaan

Album

Aye Jahaan Aasmaan

Raag Based Song of the Year

Meherbaan

Film

Sarbjit

Best Song Producer (Programming & Arranging)

Santosh Mulekar & Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

Song

Kaaga

Film

Mirzya

Best Song Engineer (Recording & Mixing)

Vijay Dayal

Song

Jabra Fan

Film

Fan

Best Background Score

Tubby - Parik

Film

Mirzya

Listeners' Choice Song of the Year

Soch Na Sake

Film

Airlift

Listeners' Choice Album of the Year

 

Film

Dangal

Jury Award for Outstanding Contribution to Hindi Film Music

Y. S. Mulky

Jury Award for Best Album of Golden Era (1956)

Basant Bahar