Grammy Awards: Indian-Origin Artistes Anoushka Shankar, Asif Kapadia Nominated

08/12/2015 11:31 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 17: Anoushka Shankar performs on stage at Royal Festival Hall on May 23, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Nicky J. Sims/Redferns via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES -- Sitarist Anoushka Shankar and 'Amy' director Asif Kapadia are among the Indian-origin names featuring in the nominees list at the 58th Grammy awards, which were announced here on Monday.

Shankar, 34, has been nominated in the Best World Music Album category for her solo album 'Home', which is a pure Indian classical album showcasing the meditative and virtuosic qualities of the Indian raga.

"Overwhelmed to have just received my fifth Grammy nomination. Grateful to have a traditional album like Home be recognised, and want to acknowledge my collaborators. Unending gratitude to my father and guru," said Shankar in a Facebook post.

'Home' features two ragas, one of which is a creation of her late father Ravi Shankar. This is her fifth nomination in the same category.

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Asif Kapadia

Indo-British director Asif Kapadia features in the nominees list of Best Music Film category for 'Amy', his documentary on late singer Amy Winehouse.

Indian origin musician Jeff Bhasker features in the top category --Record of the Year -- for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' 'Uptown Funk'. His other nomination is in the Producer of the Year, Non-Classical category.

'The Afro Latin Jazz Suite' in the Best Instrumental Composition category has garnered a nod to Indian origin Rudresh Mahanthappa. He and fellow artistes will be competing with another Indian origin talent -- composer David Balkrishnan (Confetti Man) in the same section.

In the key categories, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and the Weeknd have earned top nominations including Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

Lamar is nominated 11 times in nine categories while the Weeknd is up for seven Grammys so is popstar Swift. Drake is up for five nods, Alabama Shakes and Florence and the Machine have four nominations. Kanye West, D'Angelo, and Diplo are up for three nods each.

Record of the Year nominees are D'Angelo's 'Really Love', Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' 'Uptown Funk', Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud', Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space', and the Weeknd's 'Can't Feel My Face'.

Album of the Year nominees are Alabama Shakes' 'Sound & Color', Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp A Butterfly', 'Traveller' Chris Stapleton; '1989' by Taylor Swift; 'Beauty Behind the Madness' by The Weeknd.

Song of the year (songwriter's award) nominations include 'Alright' ; 'Blank Space', 'Girl Crush', 'See You Again' and 'Thinking Out Loud'

Best new artist nominees are Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Meghan Trainor.

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on February 15, next year.

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