Thursday, February 09, 2006

grammy #48: india gets one ... well, kinda

The only Indians who scored at the 48th Grammy Awards [complete list of nominees and winners] were Kalyanji-Anandji samples of whose music featured in the Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group winner Don't Phunk With My Heart by The Black Eyed Peas (most recognisably the funky prelude to ye meraa dil from Don).

Yay! The Incredits (from the wonderful OST for The Incredibles) won for Best Instrumental Arrangement. I can't speak for the quality of the victory, but since I love the soundtrack, I'm just happy it won.

What is Kelly Clarkson's 2004 release Breakaway doing in the 2005 list? Was the release too late to qualify? Even U2's big winner How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb was released in November 2004. What gives?

Fans of the Filmfare Awards (and other such awards that aim to reward one and all) will love the level of detail in the award categories. Consider Field 7 (Rap): you have Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album.

Heck! They even have an award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.

EC's Back Home won Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, but this was not a win for EC (who was nominated in Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for Revolution off the same album, but didn't win). EC already has 18 awards to show off, for those who value music based on an award count. His super group Cream figured in the list of winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award though.

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