GiMA 2016: Winners list

GiMA 2016
GiMA 2016

The winners of the sixth Global Indian Music Academy awards have been revealed.

Hosted by Ayushmann Khuranna, the awards night began with Dhruv Ghanekar performing the India national anthem on his guitar followed by a stellar performance by the King of Playback Arijit Singh who had the crowd clapping in unison. Sonakshi Sinha surprised the audience with her power packed performance as she performed a hilarious parody on the year�۪s most popular film songs.

The show kicked off with ‘Bajirao Mastani’ winning the first three awards of Best Background Score, Best Music Arranger & Programmer and Best Engineer awarded to the talented Sanchit Balhara, Sahil-Pritesh and Tanay Gajjar. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali also won Best Music Director for his film ‘Bajirao Mastani’. The night continued to feature well-deserved wins as Bollywood�۪s legendary star Amitabh Bachchan won the award for the Song of the Year performed by a Celebrity for the song ��Atrangi Yarri�۪ for the film ‘Wazir’. A surprise for the evening was certainly when Yo Yo Honey Singh alongside Sonu Nigam & Bickram Ghosh were tied for Best Pop Song. Arijit Singh certainly had a great night as he was awarded the Wizcraft Honor for Best Live Performer as well as taking away four more categories– MTV GiMA Duet of the year for Airlift song ��Soch Na Sake�۪, Most Popular Radio Song of the year, Best Film Song for the runaway hit ��Gerua�۪ and Most Streamed Song of the year for ‘Sanam Re’.

The star studded awards night also featured a special heartfelt tribute to Aadesh Shrivastava by legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan and Udit Narayan, Harshdeep Kaur, Lalit Pandit, Sidesh Bhosle and Divya Kumar in the presence of his family.

Commenting on the successful awards night, Mr. Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft International said, ���Each year with GiMA, we try and bring together the Indian music as well as the film fraternity to honor the best musicians of our country. Over the years, Gionee Colors GiMA Awards has established itself as the most prestigious ceremonies that recognizes the hardwork and true achievements of the finest Indian musicians and their dedication to deliver hits year after year.�۝

He added, ���This year, we paid tribute to Aadesh Shrivastava and we are very happy that Mr. Bachchan joined us for this year�۪s celebrations. We also introduced the GiMA Fan Park in association with MTV for the first time and we are proud to say that it was a huge success with the real-life fans meeting their reel-life heroes and having the time of their lives.�۝

Arvind Vohra, MD, Gionee India commented, ���We are very proud to be a part of GiMA as it is one of the most genuine platforms to recognize the best of talent in our music industry. We as a brand always support the passion points of our consumers and music is an integral part of their life.�۝

Siddhartha Roy, CEO, said, ���Music as we know has the power of connecting people and music inherently brings GiMA and Hungama together for the second consecutive year. Being one of the largest digital entertainment destinations, we are excited to take the GiMA experience to our wide digital audience. We are geared to offer viewers some exclusive red carpet and behind the scenes content on our VoD platform – Hungama Play. We are also looking forward to announce the Hungama Most Streamed Song Of The Year – a special category that was launched last year and is a key award highlight this year too. Hungama wishes good luck to all the nominees and may the best talent win!�۝ –

Speaking on the occasion Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India said, ���Renault has entered a new phase of growth in India, powered by our product offensive strategy. Our brand celebrates ��Passion for Life�۪, reflecting the fact that we are passionate about making cars that make our customers�۪ lives better which is in turn is reflected in all the platforms we partner with. GiMA is one of the finest music awards ceremony that recognizes the best of Indian artists and presents them before the world. Such innovative associations complement Renault�۪s legacy and brand ethos of celebrating passion for life and are helping Renault augment its brand familiarization in India in a short span of time.�۝

The event will be telecast on Colors this month.

Arijit Singh at GiMA 2016
Arijit Singh at GiMA 2016

GiMA 2016: Winners list

Wizcraft Honour for Best Live Performer

Arijit Singh

Best Music Initiative

NH7 Weekender

Breakthrough Artiste of the Year


GiMA MTV Rising Star

Anmol Malik

GiMA MTV Rising Star

Zanai Bhosle

GiMA MTV Viewers choice

Sooraj Dooba Hai from Roy

GiMA MTV Duet of the Year

Soch Na Sake from Airlift

Hungama music presents most Streamed Song of the year

Sanam Re

Most Popular Radio Song of the Year brought to you by Superhits 93.5 Red FM Bajaate Raho

Gerua from Dilwale

Song of the year

Amitabh Bachchan for Atrangi Yaari performed by a celebrity for the movie Wazir

Film Categories

Best Music Arranger & Programmer

Shail ��� Pritesh for Deewani Mastani from Bajirao Mastani. Additional programming by Nitin Shankar

Best Engineer

Tanay Gajjar for Bajirao Mastani

Best Background Score

Sanchit Balhara for Bajirao Mastani

Best Music Debut

Ami Mishra, Music Director of Hasi from Hamari Adhuri Kahani

Best Playback Singer ��� Female

Shreya Ghoshal for Deewani Mastani from Bajirao Mastani

Best Playback Singer ��� Male

Papon for Moh Moh Ke Dhaage from Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Best Duo/Group

Swati Sharma & Brijesh Shandilya for Banno Tera Swagger from Tanu Weds Manu Returns

Best Lyricist

Varun Grover for Moh Moh Ke Dhaage from Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Best Music Director

Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Bajirao Mastani

Best Film Song

Gerua from Dilwale

Best Film Album


Non-Film Categories

– Jagjit Singh Award for Best Music Debut Non ��� Film Music: Arjun Kanungo for Baaki Baatein Peene Baad (Nikke Nikke Shots)

– Best Pop Song: It�۪s a tie!

a. Saiyaan Bina by Sonu Nigam&Bickram Ghosh

b. Dheere Dheere se MeriZindagi by YoYo Honey Singh

– Best Rock Song: Dhima by Dhruv featuringIla Arun & Dhruv Ghanekar

– Best Music Video: Main RahoonYa Na Rahoon by Armaan Malik

– Best Electronica Single: Jungle Raaja by Nucleya featuring Divine

– Best Fusion Album:Voyage by Dhruv featuring Various Artistes

– Best Traditional Folk Single: Saawan by Mame Khan

– Best Ghazal Album:ZikrTera by Roopkumar & SunaliRathod

– Best Devotional Album: Krishna SudhaRas by Om Voices, Sonu Nigam, Akriti Kakkar, Shankar Mahadevan, SP Balasubramaniam and Kshitij Tarey

– Best Hindustani Classical Album ��� Instrumental: Moods (RhythmExpress) by Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Pandit Prodyut Mukherji

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