Ricky Kej (1st Prize Winner 2018 IAMA, instrumental category) , based out of Bengaluru, India won the Grammy this year for ‘Divine Tides’, in the best immersive audio album category.
He won his third Grammy at the music award ceremony’s 65th edition on February 6. The US-born musician shared the best immersive audio album award for ‘Divine Tides’ with Stewart Copeland, the drummer of the iconic British rock band ‘The Police’
Last year (2022), the duo had won the Grammy in the best new age album category for the same work.
Kej dedicated his Grammys victory to India and said “Extremely grateful, am speechless”.
At the time of his nomination, Kej had said, “It is an absolute honor to be nominated a second time for a Grammy Award for our album ‘Divine Tides’. Although my music is cross-cultural, it has always had strong Indian roots and I am extremely proud that Indian music has been recognized and short listed for this prestigious award by The Recording Academy. This nomination encourages me further and solidifies my belief to continue making music that can inspire positive social impact.”
(Above Pictured from left: Ricky Kej, Stewart Copeland, and Herbert Waltl. Herbert Waltl is a multi-platinum and two-time Grammy winning producer and has more than 35 years’ experience in the recording and entertainment industry).
ABOUT IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards)
IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) promotes the art and artistry of acoustic music performance and artistry. In its 20th year, IAMA has a proven track record of winners going on to hit the Billboard Charts. Meghan Trainor won Best Female Artist at the 2010 IAMA and went on to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts, 200 Album charts and won a Grammy for Best New Artist. Besides winning the Grammy Award, Meghan has also won two Billboard Music Awards. Ron Korb (Best Instrumental Winner of the 12th Annual IAMA) was a Grammy Award nominee in the Best New Age Album category. 2nd Annual IAMA winner Zane Williams’s winning song was recorded by country music star Jason Michael Carroll, that song hit #14 on Billboard Country Charts and #99 on Billboard Hot 100 Charts. Jeff Gutt, finalist at the 9th Annual IAMA was a runner-up on X-Factor USA. For more information on the IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards), please go to: https://inacoustic.com