Mumbai: Mirchi, India’s no.1 city-centric music and entertainment company, hosted the 13th edition of the Smule Mirchi Music Awards on 11-12th March, which focused on celebrating the best of the music industry and its talent in the last ten years. With its ‘Dus Saal Bemisaal’ theme, India’s biggest music platform, hosted by Sonu Nigam witnessed some of the most scintillating performances.
Several Bollywood actors and singing sensations attended the musical evening, which created a perfect blend of cinematic brilliance. Celebrities and artists like Sonu Sood, Ila Arun, Shravan Rathod, Mithoon, Ajay Atul, Armaan Malik, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Aditya Narayan, Antara Mitra, Shruti Pathak, Javed Ali, Palak Muchhal, Yashraj Mukhate, Shweta- Shraddha Pandit, Salim- Sulaiman, Jigar & Krystal D’Souza, Iulia Vantur, Jeet Ganguly, Shantanu Moitra, Shail Hada, Vijay Dayal, the Miss India winners and many more added to the charm of the celebration.
The spectacular evening witnessed Sonu Nigam’s heartfelt tribute to all film dignitaries and musicians who passed away. Meet Bros and Khushboo Grewal with Smule’s Mirchi Cover Star Season 3 winner Chirag Chopra performed a tribute to our COVID warriors. Other performances included Dhvani Bhanushali’s mesmerizing Gen Z act, Shruti Pathak and Aditya Narayan’s jugalbandi hosting, Tulsi Kumar’s dazzling performance, Bharti Singh’s hilarious comedy act, Rajkummar Rao’s special appearance, and lastly Kanika Kapoor, Antara Mitra & Anusha Mani performed on best songs of the decade.
The awards honored musical talent across many categories like Song Of The Decade, Album Of The Decade, Male And Female Vocalist of the Decade, Music Composer Of The Decade, Lyricist Of The Decade, Best Raag Inspired Song, Sound Producer And Engineer Of The Decade along with Listeners’ Choice Song and Album Of The Decade. Additionally, a special jury award was also categorized for Golden Era Album of the Decade, Outstanding Contribution to Hindi Film Music, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. And last but not the least, Mirchi Social Media Star, Mirchi Trendsetter of the Year, Mirchi Make It Hot Award of the Year & Smule’s Most Jammed Artist were some other categories where winners were felicitated.
Prashant Panday, MD & CEO, Mirchi said, “Over the last 13 years, Smule Mirchi Music Awards has established itself as the country’s leading awards platform that celebrates and recognizes the unparalleled talent in our music fraternity. It brings together industry stalwarts, budding artists, and electrifying performances for an evening of music and entertainment. This year, we mark the end of an exciting decade that brought some of the best voices, tunes, and behind-the-scenes talent. And through our ‘Dus Saal Bemisaal’ theme, we say music ko Mirchi ka salaam”
Smule Mirchi Music Awards 2021 airs on Colors on 28th March 2021 (Sunday) at 9 PM.
List of winners:
Song of the Decade: Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin, Agneepath. Singer: Sonu Nigam; Music Composer: Ajay – Atul; Lyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Album of the Decade: Rockstar
Male Vocalist of the Decade: Sonu Nigam, Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin, Agneepath
Female Vocalist of the Decade: Shreya Ghoshal, Mohe Rang Do Laal, Bajirao Mastani
Music Composer of the Decade: Ajay-Atul, Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin, Agneepath
Lyricist of the Decade: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Channa Mereya, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Listeners’ Choice Song of the Decade: Agar Tum Saath Ho, Tamasha. Singers: Arijit Singh & Alka Yagnik; Music Composer: A.R. Rahman; Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Listeners’ Choice Album of the Decade Film: Aashiqui 2
Best Song Producer (Programming & Arranging): Shail Hada & Pritesh Mehta, Deewani Mastani, Bajirao Mastani
Best Song Engineer (Recording & Mixing): Vijay Dayal, Deva Shree Ganesha, Agneepath
Best Background Score Artist: Shantanu Moitra, Madras Cafe
Lifetime Achievement Award: Bhupindra Singh
Outstanding Contribution to Hindi Film Music: Naresh Sharma
Special Jury Award for Golden Era Album of the Decade: Mughal-e-Azam
Best Raag-Inspired Song of the Decade: Albela Sajan, Bajirao Mastani. Singers: Shashi Suman, Kunal Pandit, Prithvi Gandharva, Kanika Joshi, Rashi Raagga and Geetikka Manjrekar; Music Composer: Sanjay Leela Bhansali; Lyricist: Siddharth Singh and Garima Wahal
Best Indi Pop Song of the Decade: Cheene Re Mora Chain, Coke Studio 3 Episode – 4. Singers: Salim-Sulaiman & Rashid Khan; Music Composer: Salim-Sulaiman; Lyricist: Shraddha Pandit
Mirchi Social Media Star: Dhvani Bhanushali
Mirchi Trendsetter Of The Year: Yashraj Mukhate
Mirchi Make It Hot: Sonu Sood
Smule’s Most Jammed Artist: Armaan Malik