The 64th Annual Grammy Awards, held on April 3, was one of the most renowned events in the world. The award night honoured some of Hollywood’s top talents, but it also served as a joyous occasion for Indians throughout the world, since two performers of Indian descent won at the event. Ricky Kej is a musician, while Falguni Shah is an Indian-American vocalist. Ricky had won the prize for ‘Devine Tides’ in the Best New Age Album category, together with Stewart Copeland.
Falguni Shah aka Falu, on the other hand, won the award for Best Children’s Music Album. Surprisingly, she is the only Indian-origin woman to be nominated in the same category twist. Falguni expressed her joy by writing, “I have no words to describe today’s magic. What an honour to perform for the opening number of the GRAMMY Premiere Ceremony, and then take home a statue on behalf of all the incredible people who worked on A Colorful World. We are humbled and thank the Recording Academy for this tremendous recognition. THANK YOU!”
Meanwhile, Ricky expressed his thanks to his fans and coworkers for helping him win the prize. “Thank you to everyone who ever collaborated, hired, or listened to my music. I exist because of you,” he added. It’s worth noting that Ricky is receiving his second Grammy Award. In 2015, he received his first Grammy Award for the album Winds of Samsara.