Ricky Kej Makes History as First Indian with Third Grammy Win in 2023


Ricky Kej Makes History as First Indian with Third Grammy Win in 2023

 Bengaluru-based music composer Ricky Kej has made history by becoming the first Indian to win three Grammy Awards. He won his latest Grammy, along with Stewart Copeland of the iconic British rock band The Police, for their album "Divine Tides" in the best immersive audio album category at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards.

Ricky Kej is the youngest Indian to win a Grammy and only the fourth Indian to do so. He won his first Grammy in 2015 for the best new age album category for "Winds of Samsara". His latest win, alongside Stewart Copeland, who is a five-time Grammy winner, solidifies Kej's status as a musical trailblazer and inspires him to continue making music with a positive social impact.

"Divine Tides" is a nine-song album that aims to spread the message of the importance of each individual life in maintaining balance for all. The album was nominated alongside Christina Aguilera's "Aguilera", The Chainsmokers' "Memories... Do Not Open", Jane Irabloom's "Picturing The Invisible- Focus 1", and Nidarosdomens Jentekor & Trondeheimsolistene's "Tuvahyun - Beatitudes for a Wounded World".

Ricky Kej expressed his honor and pride at being recognized by The Recording Academy for his music, which he describes as cross-cultural with strong Indian roots. He added that the nomination encouraged him to continue making music that can inspire change.

In conclusion, Ricky Kej's latest win is a proud moment for India and a testament to his exceptional musical talent. With three Grammy Awards under his belt, he continues to inspire others to follow their passions and make a positive impact through their music.