Indian Television Dot Com Group’s one-of-a-kind event to honor and respect the music accomplishments by independent musicians once again took the industry by storm. The award that honours musicians, lyricists, composers, bands, record labels, from the Hindi & English language music fraternity pan India classified into 40+ categories with over 77 winners.
Besides the driving forces behind the Clef Music Awards Anil Wanvari, Nisha Wanvari and Prerna Wanvari, noteworthy names from the world of music of the likes of Leslee Lewis, Padma Shri Dr Soma Ghosh, Kavita Seth, Vijay Prakash, Vivek Prakash, Brijesh Shandilya, Satya Kashyap, Rahul Seth, Sidhant Ruhan Kapoor, Vijay Iyer, Siddharth Kashyap, RS Mani, Sunny Subramanian, Gauri Yadwadkar, Manisha Dey, Miss India Tourism Rupali Suri, actress Payal Rohatgi, marked an attendance and raised a toast to the talented achievers.
The achievers were a combination of the young and promising and the stalwarts alike. And those who did not win happily cheered for those who did, thus emerging winners in their own right.
Here is the full list of the winners who took home the CMA trophies:
In the Hindustani Classical category, Best Lyricist was won by Pinky Poonawala for her project Khula Asmaan; Best Song was won by Gagan Baderiya for his project Piya.
In the Devotional category, Best Artist was won by Dr. Soma Ghosh for her project Manjhi The Saviour; Best Lyricist was won by Ankita Khattry Naadan for her project Manjhi The Saviour; Best Song was won by Samarpit Golani, Maithili Thakur and Rahul Yadav for their project Krishna Bulaaun Main; Best Album was won by Anjul Sharma for her album Hanuman Bahuk.
In the Folk category, Best Artist was won by Amitabh S Verma for his project Awalla; Best Artist and Best Song was won by Priyanka Meher and Deepak Meher for their project Phool Khilela; Best Lyricist was won by Glenn Valles for his album Urban Cowboy.
In the Ghazal category, Best Artist and Best Song was won by Chinmayi Tripathi and Joell Mukherjii for their project Dasht e Tanhaayi, Best Lyricist was won by Dr. Ameeta Parsuram for her project Subh-E-Raushan Ko.
In the Sufi category, Best Artist was won by Himani Kapoor for her project Fakeeri; Best Lyricist was won by Saaveri Verma for her project Fakeeri; Best Song was won by Drishyam Play for their project Fakeeri and Best Album was won by Chintoo Singh Wasir for his album Shikwaa.
In the Electronic category, Best Artist and Best Album was won by RÄ khis for their Bears Off The Leash EP; Best Lyricist was won by Glenn Valles for his project Want You and Best Song was won by Rashmeet Kaur and Gurbax for their project Oceana.
In the Rap category, Best Artist and Best Song was won by Kaam Bhaari and DEB for their project Aasman; Best Lyricist was won by Def Jam India for their project Sheher and Best Album was won by Devil The Rhymer for his project Psykalone EP.
In the Rock category, Best Artist was won by Hitesh Rikki Madan for his project Aao Naa (ft. Ariv Madan & Advay Madan); Best Lyricist was won by Glenn Valles for his project A Troubled Mind; Best Song was won by The Darshan Doshi Trio for their project Insrhy Master (Live) – Album – Live on Tour 2021; Best Album was won by Jaimin for his album Cutting Loose.
In the Pop category, Best Artist was won by Armaan Malik for his project Nakhrey Nakhrey; Best Lyricist and Best Album was won by KING for his project Khwabeeda; Best Lyricist was also won by Saaveri Verma for her project Khat; Best Song was won by Vasundhara Vee and Dhruv Ghanekar for their project Run and Best Song was also won by Himmonshu Parikh for his project Le Chal.
In the Bollywood category, Best Lyricist was won by Ishitta Arun for her project Dhaakad; Best Lyricist was also won by Raaj Shaandilyaa for his project Janhit Mein Jaari and Best Song was won by Dhruv Ghanekar for his project Dhaakad.
In the Business category, the Best Marketing Done By An Organization For Music was won by Believe Artist Services for Insaan; Best Brand Collaboration With An Artist/Label/Festival was won by Badshah – Discovery Campaign for Sajna Say Yes To The Dress.
In the Special Awards, the Best Instrumental Song was won by M. Sathish Kumar Nair for his project Veenai Ondru Instrumental Version; Music Composer of the Year was won by Hitesh Rikki Madan for his project Aao Naa (ft. Ariv Madan & Advay Madan); Music Composer of the Year was also won by Parijat Chakraborty for his project Main Zinda Hoon; the Special Award for Background Score was won by Nirmal Pandya for Avrodh Season 2;
The Special Award for Music Director was won by Nishadh Chandra for his project Baadal; Best Podcast Show was won by MnM Talkies for Aakhri Sawaal: Interviews Before Execution (An Audible Original); Best Podcast show host was won by Manju Sara Rajan for Lets Talk Decor Podcast; the Special Award for Song Producer- (Programming and Arranging)- Technical Category was won by Dhruv Ghanekar for his project Run; Rising Star (male) was won by Vyom Singh Rajput for his project Kyun; Rising Star (female) was won by Priya Mallick for her project Saawan Bairi; Best Child Artist was won by Mahati Subramaniam for her project How We Feel; Best Star Artist 2021-2022 (Male) was won by Diljit Dosanjh; Best Star Artist 2021-2022 (Female) was won by Payal Dev; the Public Choice Best Music Artist Collaboration was won by Badshah and Payal Dev for Sajna Say Yes To The Dress;
In the Editorial Choice Categories, the Best Music Mix Engineer was won by Subhadeep Mitra for his work in Meri Jaan (Gangubai); Best Pop Artist (2021-2022) was won by Dhvani Bhanushali; Best Indie Artist (2021-2022) was won by Prateek Kuhad; Best Streaming Platform (2021-2022) was won by Spotify India;The Editorial Choice Award for Contribution to the Music Industry was won by A R Rahman and the Fan Favourite Most Loved Indie Artist Of The Year 2021-2022 was won by Shirley Sethia.
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