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Ustad Zakir Hussain made history at Grammy

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The 66th Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles, America on Sunday (February 4). Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, SZA, Boygenius and Billie Eilish are the winners this year. On the other hand, the title of winning in the Best Global Music Album category has gone to the heads of four eminent musicians of India. Band ‘Shakti’ was awarded for the album ‘This Moment’. Names of four artists of India are associated with this band. Ustad Zakir Hussain to Shankar Mahadevan.

Singer of the band ‘Shakti’ is Shankar Mahadevan. Ustad Zakir Hussain is the tabla player. Ganesh Rajagopalan on violin. Another percussionist is V Selvaganesh. This Moment album was released on June 30, 2023. There are total 8 songs in this album.

Indian media reported in Anandbazar that Shankar dedicated this award to his wife after winning the Grammy. Thanking family and friends, he said on the Grammy stage, ‘Thank you very much to God. Thanks to all my supporting musician family, friends. We are proud of India. Finally, I will say one thing – this award deserves my wife. I dedicate every note of my music, my creation to him.’

Musicians such as Susana Baca, Bocante, Davido and Burna Boy were also nominated in the Best Global Music Album category. From there, the This Moment album was selected as the winner.

Meanwhile, Ustad Zakir Hussain made history on the Grammy stage as an Indian artist. He was awarded as a member of ‘Shakti’ band. Besides, he was honored for the second time on the same stage for his creation ‘Pashto’. His song won the Best Global Music Performance category. Along with Zakir, Indian bassist Rakesh Chaurasia also won for this song. Zakir Hussain has won three Grammys so far. Rakesh’s crowning achievement is also twinned with two Grammy Awards.

The band Paramore received the award in the Best Rock Album category for the album ‘This Is Why’. On the other hand, Metallica won the award in the Best Metal Performance category for the album ’72 Season’.

Incidentally, the famous comedian Trevor Noah was in charge of hosting this year’s Grammy. For the fourth time, he is seen on the stage of Grammy in the role of host. Popular musicians such as Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish and Oprah Winfrey performed at the star-studded event.


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