07022023-LSTC-01.qxd 06-02-2023 23:33 Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Desi vibe Anoushka Shankar attends the premiere ceremony of the 65th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. LUDHIANA | TUESDAY | 7 FEBRUARY 2023 Three-time Grammy winner Ricky Kej dedicates his trophy to “India” Grammy comes home LE BRANDI CARLI BEYONCE ING OSClKs) R in ty e( HARRY STYLES All Too Well for Taylor Swift Album of rry Styles wins makes Ha nce the Year, Beyo g her in history by winn 32nd Grammy Bengaluru-based Indian music composer and producer Ricky Kej, who won his career’s third Grammy award, on Sunday, dedicated the honour to “India.” Kej won the Grammy for his Divine Tides album, which was nominated in the Best Immersive Audio Album category. After bagging the trophy, Kej took to Twitter and expressed joy on his win. He wrote, “Just won my 3rd Grammy Award. Extremely grateful, am speechless! I dedicate this Award to India. @copelandmusic. Herbert Waltl Eric Schilling Vanil Veigas Lonnie Park.” It was Kej’s collaborative project with Copeland and they bagged another Grammy for Best New Age Album in 2022. The composer also won for his 2015 album, Winds of Samsara. Ricky is India’s youngest Grammy Award winner, and only the fourth Indian to do so. KNOW THE ARTISTE Kej has Punjabi and Marwari roots. Born in North Carolina, US, he moved to Bengaluru at the age of eight. He holds a degree in dentistry from Oxford Dental College but he chose music as a career choice. He joined the progressive rock band - Angel Dust, based in Bangaluru, as keyboard player while attending university and eventually moved on to set up his own studio. He was inspired by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Peter Gabriel (vocalist). He composed music for various platforms, more than 3,500 radio and television jingles. He has 17 studio albums and four feature films under his name, including the natural history documentary, Wild Karnataka, narrated by Sir David Attenborough. KEJ’S GOODWILL Kej is an environment activist and also made music on the subject of nature such as albums, Shanti Samsara and Earth Love, which are all about the urgency to save it from destruction. In 2022 Cannes Film Festival, the singer repeated his 2002 Grammy-winning outfit to start a dialogue on rewearing clothes for environment’s sake. In the caption sharing both the event’s picture, he wrote, “#ReWear4Earth...Fashion Can Be Trendy Twice. ReWear your outfits for different occasions and do your part in reducing damage dealt to the Earth. This year, I was on two of the biggest stages in the world - the Grammy Awards & Cannes Film Festival and chose to wear the same outfit. Fast fashion isn’t always fashionable.” In December, 2022, he was announced as The United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR)’s Goodwill Ambassador. UNHCR Asia also congratulated the musician on Twitter and wrote, “Congratulations to @Refugees Goodwill Ambassador @rickykej for his third #Grammy Award Thank you for continuing to use your voice to stand #withrefugee” —ANI & TNS ADELE H ARRY Styles won Album of the Year at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, taking home the top honour on a night that Beyonce dominated and became the ceremony’s most decorated artist. Styles took home three awards. Beyonce won her 32nd award, breaking a 26year-old record. “I’m trying not to be too emotional,” the superstar said after her historic win as her husband Jay-Z stood and applauded her. The singer thanked her late uncle, her parents, Jay-Z and her children for supporting her. Beyonce won for Best R&B Song for Cuff It, dance-electric music recording for Break My Soul, traditional R&B performance for Plastic Off the Sofa and dance-electric album for Renaissance, which is also nominated for album of the year. Lizzo won Record of the Year for About Damn Time, delivering a rousing speech that brought many in the audience, including Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Adele, to their feet. Jazz singer Samara Joy won Best New Artist. The New Yorker was virtually in tears when she collected the award and noted that her little brother was her date. Veteran singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt shrugged off big-name rivals like Adele, Taylor Swift and Beyonce to win the Song of the Year award. “I’m so surprised. I don’t know what to say,” a visibly stunned Raitt said, 1 2 . Record of the Year: Lizzo (About Damn Time) . Album Of The Year: Harry Styles (Harry’s House) to release in China from her well-educated husband and daughter every day because of her inability to speak and understand English. Her attempt to learn the language helps her reassert her value as a mother and a wife. The film marked Sridevi’s return to Viola gets EGOT status Adele gets emotional Adele got emotional as she accepted the Grammy for her song Easy On Me. Dwayne Johnson announced her name as the winner and said, “Get up here best friend, Adele!” Adele dedicated the award to her son Angelo and even remembered her boyfriend Rich Paul’s words - “‘Don’t cry, if you win anything, don’t cry’ and here I am crying.” —ANI & IANS Cardi B stuns in Gaurav Gupta outfit Cardi B looked like a vision to behold as she arrived wearing Indian designer Gaurav Gupta’s surreal, sculpture-like couture in electric blue! The stunning gown featured pleated structural features that ebbed and flowed from her shoulders, over her waist and all the way to the top of her head. The unique dress also featured a sleek skirt. —ANI 3 4 . Song of the Year: Bonnie Raitt (Just Like That) . Best Pop Solo Performance: Adele (Easy On Me) Change in plans the silver screen after a 15year hiatus and went on to become India’s official entry to the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category for 2012. English Vinglish marked the directorial debut of Gauri Shinde. When will Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani take saat pheras? This question is literally on every Bollywood fan’s mind. Earlier, several reports suggested that Sidharth and Kiara were expected to tie the knot on February 6. However, now fans have to wait a little longer. According to a source close to the couple, the most-awaited wedding has been postponed for a day. The Shershaah co-stars will exchange vows on February 7. The duo’s wedding festivities have already begun at Suryagrah Palace in Jaisalmer. Sidharth and Kiara arrived at their wedding venue on Saturday to kickstart the festivities. c m y b Nawazuddin Siddiqui shifts base to a hotel Though the couple didn’t speak to the media, the groom’s brother and mother said that they were “excited”. Celebrity guests including Juhi Chawla, Karan Johar, Shahid Kapoor, Mira Rajput are already in Jaisalmer for the big fat wedding. —ANI Kiara Advani & Sidharth Malhotra Camila Cabello raises temperature Camilla Cabello raised the temperatures on the Grammy red carpet as she turned up wearing a rosette gown! The stunning gown has a beautiful pearl-beaded bra top that is enhanced with a pair of white rosettes coupled with a floorlength black skirt with a thigh-baring split. Viola Davis has achieved the elite EGOT status at the Grammys after she won the best audiobook, narration and storytelling recording award for her memoir Finding Me. She has become the 18th person to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award. AND THE WINNERS ARE… English Vinglish India’s critically acclaimed and award-winning film English Vinglish is set to hit 6,000 theatres on the Chinese mainland on February 24. Starring Sridevi, the film narrates story of a quiet, sweet-tempered housewife who endures slights adding that the song Just Like That explores organ donation. It capped a night when Raitt won two other Grammys — for Best Americana Performance and Best American Roots Song. Styles won the main telecast’s first award for best pop vocal album for Harry’s House. Sam Smith and Kim Petras won Best Pop Duo-group performance for their song Unholy. During the in memoriam segment, the Grammys recognized the lives of Loretta Lynn, Migos rapper Takeoff and Christine McVie with several star-studded performers paying them homage. Kendrick Lamar won sixth career trophy for Best Rap Performance for The Heart Part 5 and also won Best Rap Album for his studio offering, Mr. Morales & The Big Steppers. Viola Davis emerged from Sunday’s show an EGOT — a term for those who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony — after her win for best audio book, narration and storytelling recording. The actor gave an emotional speech and emphatically said “I just EGOT” after she marched on stage to collect her award. —AP American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift won Best Music Video for All Too Well: The Short Film at the recent Grammy Awards. Swift beat out work from Adele, BTS, Doja Cat, Harry Styles, and Kendrick Lamar. The video of All Too Well: The Short Film has been directed by Swift. Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s dream house, Nawab (named after his father), which he made from his blood, sweat and tears, has now become the bone of contention between his wife Aaliya and mother. As per reports, Aaliya has been locked out of the bedrooms by Nawaj’s mother. As their property dispute has reached the police station, Nawaj is not available for comments. It is said that unable to choose sides, the actor is apparently crashing in a hotel and left it upon his lawyers to handle it. Safe option
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