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UK Bhangra Awards: Anita Lerche nominated for Best International Artist Award

BALBIR SINGH | November 23, 2022 04:35 PM

INDIANAPOLIS: American-Danish singer-songwriter, composer and actress Anita Lerche has been nominated for the Best International Artist Award for the UK Bhangra Awards 2022.

She says "So grateful to everyone who voted for me and made this happen. It is truly humbling that this is actually the fifth time I have been nominated for the UK Bhangra Awards (including two wins for Best International Artist 2017 and Special Contribution Award 2019.

The UK Bhangra Awards 2022 is going to take place 17th December live online.

Anita who is known as Heer from Denmark, thanked her loyal fans who have supported her Punjabi singing career since the very beginning in 2005. "Your ongoing support is deeply appreciated."

Anita is among the seven nominees for the Best International Artist Award.

AP Dhillon has been nominated from India. Other artists in the race are: Deep Brar (USA), F1rstman (Netherlands), Kamal Chopra (Malaysia), Luv Randhawa (Canada) and Richi Madan.

TThe 25 prestigious awards categories covering the entire industry are; Best Publication, Best Website, Best Bhangra Fitness, Best Radio Presenter, Best TV Presenter, Best Mela, Best DJ Roadshow, Best Dhol Artist, Best Dance Group, Best Songwriter, Best Music Producer, Best Musician, Best Band, Best Record Label, Best Video Producer, Best Music Video, Best Single, Best Album, Best Urban Artist, Best Newcomer, Best Female Singer, Best Male Singer, Best International Artist, Special Contribution Award, Lifetime Achievement Award.

The winners will be announced on December 11 live online, with award presentations taking place soon after at an exclusive Winners Party in Birmingham.

Nominations for some categories

BEST FEMALE SINGER (Supported by Kanshi TV): Deesh Sandhu - UKBA 2101, Jaswinder Jassi - UKBA 2102, Mahhi Kaur - UKBA 2103, Roma Sagar - UKBA 2104, Ruby Akhtar - UKBA 2105, Sarika Gill - UKBA 2106, Seetal Kaur - UKBA 2107.

BEST MALE SINGER (Supported by B4U Music): Badal Talwan - UKBA 2201, Bobby Sarver - UKBA 2202, Inderjit London - UKBA 2203, Mehi - UKBA 2204, Princ3 - UKBA 2205, Raf Saperra - UKBA 2206, Tariq Khan Legacy - UKBA 2207..

BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST (Supported by Red Leaf Village): Anita Lerche (Denmark) - UKBA 2301, AP Dhillon (India) - UKBA 2302, Deep Brar (USA) - UKBA 2303, F1rstman (Netherlands) - 2304, Kamal Chopra (Malaysia) - UKBA 2305, Luv Randhawa (Canada) - UKBA 2306, Richi Madan (Australia) - UKBA 2307.

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION AWARD 2 Awards (Supported by Money Savers Guide): Apna Bhajan Jagpal - UKBA 2401, Bhangra Empire - UKBA 2402, Gee Kaur - UKBA 2403 Gurcharan Bhujhangy - UKBA 2404, Ikram Mirza - UKBA 2405, Pure Bhangra - UKBA 2406, Sohan & Aruna Kailey - UKBA 2407

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (Supported by Culture Unite): A.S. Kang - UKBA 2501, Anokha Group - UKBA 2502, Balbir Bhujhangy - UKBA 2503, Channi Singh OBE - UKBA 2504, Deedar Singh Pardesi - UKBA 2505, Malkit Singh MBE - UKBA 2506, Silinder Pardesi - UKBA 2507.

BEST ALBUM (Supported by World News TV): Bakshi Di Tape - Bakshi Billa - UKBA 1801, Cult N Culture - Raja Samra - UKBA 1802, Curfew - Desi Dark Child - UKBA 1803, Grove Lane Tales - A S Kullar - UKBA 1804, I Am Zack Knight - Zack Knight - UKBA 1805, Next In Line - Princ3 - UKBA 1806 Retrackt - Jus Ritz - UKBA 1807.

BEST PUBLICATION (Supported by Apna Video): Asian Express Newspaper - UKBA 101, Asian Standard - UKBA 102, Asian World News - UKBA 103, Eastern Eye - UKBA 104, Jagatwani - UKBA 105, Mann Jitt Weekly - UKBA 106, The Asian Today - UKBA 107.

BEST DANCE GROUP (Supported by Rummie Brummie): Addi Tappa Giddha - UKBA 901 Dance Bhangra - UKBA 902, Gabhru Panjab De - UKBA 903, Haripa Dancers - UKBA 904, Jodi Dancers - UKBA 905, Munde Punjab De - UKBA 906, VP Bhangra - UKBA 907.

BEST SONGWRITER (Supported by Communicasian): Badal Talwan - UKBA 1001, Dhillon S Dhesian - UKBA 1002, Harman Randhawa - UKBA 1003, Inderjit London - UKBA 1004, Irfan Saleem - UKBA 1005, J Deep - UKBA 1006, Rakesh Bhagatpuri - UKBA 1007.

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