Zakir Hussain Sweeps Grammy Awards 2024; Shankar Mahadevan's Triumph Shines Spotlight on Indian Talent
Zakir Hussain Sweeps Grammy Awards 2024; Shankar Mahadevan's Triumph Shines Spotlight on Indian Talent

Zakir Hussain made headlines at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards, held in Los Angeles, California, US, by clinching three prestigious awards. His contribution to "Pashto," alongside Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer, featuring Rakesh Chaurasia, earned him the Best Global Music Performance Grammy. This marks a remarkable achievement for Hussain, whose tally now stands at three Grammy wins. Rakesh Chaurasia, the virtuoso flute player, celebrated his second Grammy victory.

The excitement was palpable on social media platforms like X, where the Grammys announced the win, praising the album "This Moment" by Shakti. Additionally, Indian composer Ricky Kej lauded the success of Indian artists at the Grammys, particularly highlighting Zakir Hussain's historic triple win and Rakesh Chaurasia's double victory.

Another triumph for India came through Shankar Mahadevan from Shakti, who secured the Best Global Music Album award for "This Moment." Ricky Kej expressed his elation over this win, emphasizing the brilliance of Indian musicians.

Competing alongside notable artists such as Susana Baca, Bokante, Burna Boy, and Davido, these Indian artists shone brightly at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards.

The winning album, "This Moment," features a talented ensemble including John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan, V Selvaganesh, and Ganesh Rajagopalan, showcasing their musical prowess across eight captivating tracks.

The Grammy Awards ceremony also featured stellar performances from Dua Lipa, Billy Joel, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Burna Boy, Travis Scott, and a historic debut performance by Joni Mitchell.

Before the main telecast, Phoebe Bridgers took an early lead with four Grammy wins, infusing infectious energy into the Premiere Ceremony alongside her bandmates from boygenius.

However, amidst the celebrations, there was a surprising turn of events as rapper Killer Mike found himself in police custody before the main Grammys ceremony. Despite this, he celebrated his Grammy wins, including Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Album for "Michael," adding to the excitement of the night.

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