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Five Indians including Zakir Hussain get ‘Grammy Award 2024’

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 06-02-2024
Five Indians including Zakir Hussain get ‘Grammy Award 2024’ Award and Honour 7 min read

Five Indian musicians, including famous tabla player Zakir Hussain and flute player Rakesh Chaurasia, won the most prestigious 'Grammy Awards 2024' awards in the field of music. Zakir Hussain won three Grammy Awards while Rakesh Chaurasia won two.

Grammy Awards Ceremony 2024:

  • The 66th Grammy Awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles, USA on the night of 4 February 2024.

Five Indian musicians who have won 'Grammy Awards 2024':

  • Shakti, a fusion music group of Indian musicians, has won the 2024 Grammy Awards in the category of Best Global Music Album for 'This Moment'. The five Indian composers are:
    • Tabla player Zakir Hussain
    • Flute player Rakesh Chaurasia
    • Singer Shankar Mahadevan
    • Violinist ganesh rajagopalan
    • Percussionist Selvaganesh Vinayakram

Best Global Music Album Award:

  • ‘Shakti’ was given the Best Global Music Album Award of 2024 for ‘This Moment’. The album features four Indians as well as its founding member, renowned British guitarist John McLaughlin.
  • ‘Shakti’s first studio album in over 45 years ‘This Moment’ was released in June 2023.

Hussain gets Grammy Awards for 'Pashto' and 'As We Speak':

  • Apart from Shakti, Hussain also received the Grammy Award for Best Global Music Performance for 'Pashto' and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for 'As We Speak'.
  • There were eight nominations in the Best Global Music Performance category, including Falu's song 'Abundance in Millets'. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also appeared in this song.
  • This is not Hussain's first win at the Grammy Awards organized by the US-based Recording Academy. Hussain has previously won Grammy Awards in various categories and in the solo category.

Chaurasia gets Grammy Awards for 'Pashto' and 'As We Speak':

  • Rakesh Chaurasia, nephew of great flute player Hariprasad Chaurasia, won two Grammy Awards for 'Pashto' and 'As We Speak' along with American banjo player Bela Fleck and American bassist Edgar Meyer.
  • Mahadevan, Rajagopalan and Selvaganesh came on stage to receive the award while McLaughlin did not attend the ceremony. Mahadevan gave the credit for this victory to his wife Sangeeta.
  • Shankar Mahadevan and Selvaganesh have received the first Grammy Awards for their music.

Grammy Awards for a song written by PM Narendra Modi:

  • 'Abundance in Millets', a song written by PM Narendra Modi, has also got a place in the Global Song category in the Grammy Awards 2024.
  • PM Modi has written this song with singers Falguni Shah and Gaurav Shah.

Major winners of Grammy Awards 2024:

  • Record of the Year
    • Winner- Flowers (Miley Cyrus)
  • Album of the year
    • Winner- Midnight (Taylor Swift)
  • Song of the Year
    • Winner - What Was I Made For? - Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
  • Best New Artist
    • Winner- Victoria Monet
  • Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)
    • Winner- Jack Antonoff
  • Best Pop Solo Performance
    • Winner- Miley Cyrus (Flowers)
  • Songwriter of the Year (Non-Classical)
    • Winner- Theron Thomas
  • Best Pop Vocal Album
    • Winner- Midnights (Taylor Swift)
  • Best Pop Dance Recording
    • Winner- Padma Padma (Kylie Minogue)
  • Best Dance/Electronic Music Album
    • Winner- Actual Life 3 (Fred Again)
  • Best Rock Album
    • Winner- This is Why (Paramore)
  • Best Alternative Music Album
    • Winner- The Record (BoyGenius)
  • Best Rap Song
    • Winner- Scientists and Engineers (Killer Mike)
  • Best Alternative Jazz Album
    • Winner- Omnichord Real Book (Meshell Ndegeocello)
  • Best Country Album
    • Winner- Bell Bottom Country (Lainey Wilson)
  • Best American Album
    • Winner- Weathervanes (Jason Isbell and 400 Units)
  • Best Musica Mexicana Album (Including Tejano)
    • Winner- Genesis (Peso Pluma)
  • Best African Music Performance
    • Winner- Water (Tyla)
  • Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
    • Winner- Oppenheimer (Ludwig Goransson)
  • Best Globe Music Performance
    • Winner- Pashto (Bela Fleck, Ezer Mayer, Zakir Hussain featuring Rakesh Chawrasia)
  • Best Musica Urbana Album
    • Winner- Karol G (Moana Sera Bonito)
  • Best R&B Song
    • Winner- SZA (Snooze)
  • Best Global Music Album
    • Winner- This Moment (Power- John McLaughlin, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan, V Selvaganesh, Ganesh Rajagopalan)
  • Dr. Dre Global Impact Award
    • Winner- Jay Z
  • Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
    • Winner- As We Speak (Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer featuring Rakesh Chaurasia)
  • Best Song Written for Visual Media
    • Winner- What Was I Made For (Billie Eilish)
  • Best music Film
    • Winner-Moonage Daydream (David Bowie)
  • Best Traditional R&B Performance
    • Winner- Good Morning (PJ Morton Featuring Susan Carroll)
  • Best Progressive R&B Album
    • Winner- SOS (SZA)
  • Best R&B Performance
    • Winner- ICU (Coco Jones)
  • Best Rock Song
    • Winner- Not Strong Enough (ByGenius)
  • Best Metal Performance
    • Winner- 72 Seasons (Metallica)
  • Best Music Video
    • Winner- I'm Only Sleeping (The Beatless)


Answer:- Five

Answer:- Tabla player Zakir Hussain

Answer:- Flute player Rakesh Chaurasia

Answer:- Best Global Music Album Award for ‘Shakti’

Answer:- ‘Shakti’ was given the Best Global Music Album Award of 2024 for ‘This Moment’.

Answer:- Zakir Hussain received the Grammy Award 2024 for the Best Global Music Performance for ‘Pashto’.
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