The biggest names turned out for the Brit Asia Music Awards at the NIA Birmingham on Saturday 4th October 2014. Although the award ceremony celebrated new talent and honored rising stars, this year’s ceremony very much belonged to established names who have been powering Asian music for the past two decades.
The Legends Band opened the event with a performance with Saini Surinder and Jay Status for a night of outstanding music and entertainment.
Hosted by Radio WM Presenters Sunny & Shay and Brit Asia TV host Sukhi Bart, who encouraged going “off the leash” and whipping up some spontaneous fun, which involved some light hearted fun with TOWIE’s Jasmin Walia who made a entrance with a glittering backless silver dress.
The combined UK and India star wattage of Apache Indian, Saini Surinder, Jay Status, Nafees, Manj Musik and Lehmber Hussainpuri added a lustre to the live performances which had the audience on their feet.
Most notably, Apache Indian’s win for Lifetime Achievement Award cemented his achievement in the industry.
Winners list in full:
Best International Act
Best ‘Non-Asian Music’ Producer
Best Music Video
Daddy Da Cash by RDB feat. T Pain
Best Male Act
Best Female Act
The Legends Band
Best Urban Asian Act
Zulfa by Jaz Dhami
12B by B21
Best ‘Asian Music’ Producer
Partners in Rhyme
Best Club DJ
Best Urban Single
Swag Mera Desi by Manj Musik & Raftaar
Lifetime Achievement Award