Indian Music Composer and Grammy Winner Ricky Kej and Rock-legend Stewart Copeland (The Police) have been nominated for their latest album ‘Divine Tides’ at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. South India’s largest label Lahari Music is the producer for this album. Ricky Kej’s previous Grammy Award win came in 2015 for his album ‘Winds of Samsara’. Based on the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, ‘Winds of Samsara’ was a runaway success and debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard New Age Albums chart, a first for a person of Indian origin. Ricky is the youngest person from India to have won a Grammy Award, and only the 4th Indian. 5-time Grammy Award winner Stewart Copeland is the founder and drummer of the legendary British rock group ‘The Police’.
Stewart Copeland, Ricky Kej and Lahari Music Secure a Grammy Nomination for their Album, Divine Tides
Featuring artists from around the world, the current Grammy Nominated music album ‘Divine Tides’ is a tribute to the magnificence of our natural world and the resilience of our species. This critically acclaimed album contains 9 songs and 8 music videos that were filmed around the world from the exquisite beauty of the Indian Himalayas to the Icy forests of Spain. ‘Divine Tides’ has already won several awards at various festivals from around the world. The music videos were released exclusively by Lahari Music, South India’s leading record label.
The Grammy award winner Ricky Kej quotes “It is an absolute honour to be nominated a second time for a Grammy Award for our album ‘Divine Tides’. Although my music is cross-cultural, it has always had strong Indian roots and I am extremely proud that Indian music has been recognized and shortlisted for this prestigious award by The Recording Academy. This nomination encourages me further and solidifies my belief to continue making music that can inspire positive social impact. I’d like to thank The Recording Academy for this nomination, my collaborator Stewart Copeland for the best musical experience of my life, all my fellow artists and everyone else who made the album ‘Divine Tides’ possible.”
“One day during the Apocalypse I got a call from Ricky Kej about making an album. He had assembled an amazing collection of exotic musicians, or perhaps I should say deeply traditional musicians, in the exotic context of his inspired production style. The flow of ideas soon became a torrent of recording and music. The spiritual ambience (not something that I’m generally known for) infused my aggressions upon inanimate objects with loving passion. The timpani were ringing! The crotales were singing! Making this record has been a unique adventure in both music and divine awareness,” says Stewart Copeland the Grammy Award Winner.
Lahari Velu, Director, Lahari Music speaks on this honour saying “It’s absolutely a great honour to be nominated for a Grammy Award for our album ‘Divine Tides’. It’s all the hard work of an exceptional collaboration between music geniuses such as “Ricky Kej” and “Stewart Copland”. Lahari Music always has and always will support great artists to entertain music lovers all over the world. It’s time Indian artists and Indian music gains its worldwide audiences. I’d like to thank the Recording Academy for this nomination for this great collaborative work.”
About Ricky Kej
Grammy® Award Winner & US Billboard #1 artist, GQ Hero 2020, Ricky Kej is an internationally renowned Indian Music Composer and Environmentalist. He has performed at prestigious venues in over 30 countries, including at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and Geneva. Ricky has won more than 100 music awards in over 20 countries. He has been Awarded “United Nations Global Humanitarian Artist” and is also the “Youth Icon of India“. Ricky has been named as one of the 100 Real Leaders who ‘Inspire the Future‘. He is the UNESCO mgiep “Global Ambassador for Kindness”, UNCCD “Land Ambassador”, UNICEF “Celebrity Supporter” & Ambassador for “Earth Day Network”.
About Stewart Copeland
Stewart Copeland is a 5 time Grammy® Award-winning American musician and composer. He is the founder and drummer of the British rock group ‘The Police’ who have sold over 75 million albums worldwide. According to MusicRadar, “Copeland’s distinctive drum sound and unique style make him one of the most famous drummers ever behind the drum set.” He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Police in 2003, the Modern Drummer’s Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Classic Drummer’s Hall of Fame in 2013. In 2016, Copeland was ranked in the top ten on Rolling Stone’s “Greatest Drummers of All Time“. He has also composed music for over 50 Hollywood movies including the Oscar winning film “Wall Street”.
About The Lahari Music
Lahari Music – South India’s biggest music label founded by Mr. Manoharan G in 1974 in the last 4 decades lahari music has introduced hundreds of music composers, singers, lyricist into the Indian music Industry also the music label has released many Indian blockbuster movies such as Roja, Thalapathi and Pan Indian Blockbusters such as Baahubali 1 & 2 to the very recent RRR and the most awaited KGF Chapter 02. Lahari Music very recently was conferred the Diamond Play button by YouTube and has been awarded the International award for commercial Prestige and Best Trade name awarded by INAME, Mexico.