Texas, USA (CU)_ Nominations for the 64th Grammy Awards have been announced. According to the list revealed this week during a live-streamed online event, along with the Pakistani performer-composer Arooj Aftab, who received two Grammy nominations for her song Mohabbat, which former US President Barack Obama named as one of his favorite summer playlist in 2021, two Indian American artists were also nominated for the 2022 Grammy Awards. The Grammy Awards are scheduled for January 31, 2022.
Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. said, “It’s been a year of unprecedented, transformational change for the Recording Academy. I’m immensely proud to be able to continue our journey of growth with these latest updates to our awards process.” He added, “This is a new academy, one that is driven to action and that has doubled down on the commitment to meeting the needs of the music community. While change and progress are key drivers of our actions, one thing will always remain — the Grammy Award is the only peer-driven and peer-voted recognition in music. We are honored to work alongside the music community year-round to further refine and protect the integrity of the awards process.”
Norah Jones, an Indian American pop singer, received a Grammy nomination in recognition of her song “Till We Meet Again” in the category of Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. According to Jones’ Wikipedia profile, she has received several honors for her performances and her songs have sold over 50 million copies worldwide. She is the daughter of Indian sitarist and composer Ravi Shankar and concert producer Sue Jones. She has nine Grammy Awards to her credit.
Falu, also known as Falguni Shah, was nominated for a Grammy award for her song “A Colorful World” in the category of Best Children’s Music Album. According to Falu’s Wikipedia profile, Falu is a lyricist who was born in Mumbai and currently resides in New York. Her music combines ancient classical Indian melodies with the present day western sounds.