By Ninder Kaur

The nominations for the BritAsia TV World Music Awards have been announced.
The nominations for this year’s awards took place at a VIP party at Aston Villa Football Club.

Sukshinda Shinda
Sukshinda Shinda

The awards, now in their sixth year, are billed as the biggest event in the British Asian music calendar.
The nominees in the 17 categories include top artists like Diljit Dosanjh who is nominated for ‘Best Single World’ for ‘Patiala Peg’ and ‘Best Music Video’ for his explosively controversial, ‘Jatt Fire Karda’. The talented actor and singer who won ‘Best International Act’ in 2014 is also up for ‘Best Male Act’ this year.

Joining him is Imran Khan, who has stormed the Asian Music Charts with his track ‘Imaginary’. The European singer is up for several nominations this year including, ‘Best Male Act’, ‘Best Single UK’, ‘Best Urban Asian Act’, and ‘Best Music Video’.

malkit at brit asia party
Malkit Singh at the Brit Asia Music Awards Nominations party

CEO of Brit Asia TV, Jaz Bal says: “This year’s Brit Asia TV World Music Awards will be even bigger and better. The Brit Asia TV World Music Awards 2015 are now in their sixth year, which is a huge achievement and we have some truly incredible artists on the shortlist for this year’s event.

“Our aim has always been to give a platform and voice to emerging and established artists; we celebrate these artists all year round. We are really proud of the nominees and wish them all the best.”

Fateh & Dr Zeus
Fateh & Dr Zeus

They have been shortlisted by fans, who will also decide who walks away with the awards on October 3rd in a Brit-Asia-Music-Awards-Middleglittering ceremony at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena.
Voting is free on , where the full list of nominations can be found. Tickets for the awards ceremony can also be bought.

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The full list of nominations:

Breakthrough Act
Zora Randhawa
Zack Knight
Paul Nagra

Best Deejay
Jags Klimax
DJ Dips
DJ Vix
DJ Raj

Best North American Act
Mickey Singh
Deep Jandu
Bhinda Jatt
Jasmine Sandlas

Best Live Band
The Legends Band
The Entourage
Bhangra All Stars
Malkit Singh Live band

Best Songwriter
Abbi Fatehgaria
Bilal Saeed
Kabal Singh
Satinder Sartaaj
Amrit Saab

Best Single World
Patiala Peg by Diljit Dosanjh
Time Table by Kulwinder Billa
Mitran de Boot by Jazzy B
Singh Naal Jodi by Sukshinder Shinda
Inch by Zora Randhawa

Bollywood Record of the year
Chittiyan Kalaiyan
Sooraj Dooba Hai
Tu Hai Ki Nahi
Dance Basanti

Best Album World
Mitti Di Bawa by Ranjit Bawa
Meri Bebe by Sharry Mann
Collaborations 3 by Sukshinder Shinda
Fresh All The Way by Garry Sandhu
Ranjhanna by Lakhwinder Wadali

Best Music Video
Imaginary – Imran Khan
Kaun Nachdi – DJ Dips & Roach Killa
Makhaul – Manni Sandhu
Jatt Fire Karda – Diljit Dosanjh
Ni Jehra Tere Vich Bolda – Sukshinder Shinda & Jazzy B

Best Dance Group
Lions of Punjab
Gabru Punjab De
Nachda Sansar

Best Urban Asian Act
Roach Killa
Imran Khan
Zack Knight

Best Album UK
Chapter V by DJ Vix
DJ Raj The Album by DJ Raj
Once Upon Tha Mic by Kulvinder Johal
Addictive by Hunterz
Yaadan Teriyan by Rafaqat Ali Khan

Bollywood Act of the Year
Kanika Kapoor
Mika Singh
Arijeet Singh
Shreya Ghosal
Ankit Tiwari

Best Female Act
Kanika Kapoor
Kazz Kumar
Kaur B
Sazia Judge
Jasmine Sandlas

Best Male Act
Jazzy B
Imran Khan
Ranjit Bawa
Kulwinder Billa
Diljit Dosanjh

Best Producer
Dr Zeus
Sukshinder Shinda
Nick Dhammu
Eren E

Best Single UK
Imaginary by Imran Khan
Nazara by Jags Klimax
Lethal Combination by Bilal Saeed
Beparwaiyan by Jaz Dhami
Har Pal by DJ Vix