India Shines At Grammys 2024 As Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan Win Big For Album ‘This Moment’.
India Shines At Grammys 2024 As Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan Win Big For Album ‘This Moment’.

Indian musicians Shankar Mahadevan and Zakir Hussain, along with their fusion band ‘Shakti,’ clinched the prestigious Grammy Award for ‘Best Global Music Album’ on Monday, triumphing with their latest masterpiece, ‘This Moment.’ The triumphant moment was captured in a snapshot shared by the Grammys on their official X (formerly Twitter) account, portraying Mahadevan and another band member, Ganesh Rajagopalan, graciously accepting the accolade on stage. The official post from the Grammys read, “Congrats Best Global Music Album winner – ‘This Moment’ Shakti. #GRAMMYs.”

During the acceptance speech, Mahadevan expressed his gratitude, saying, “Thank you boys. Thank you God, family, friends, and India. India, we are proud of you…Last but not the least, I would like to dedicate this award to my wife whom every note of my music is dedicated to.” His heartfelt words resonated with the audience, eliciting a resounding cheer.

The acclaimed album, ‘This Moment,’ unveiled on June 30 the previous year, showcases eight mesmerizing tracks featuring John McLaughlin (guitar synth), Zakir Hussain (tabla), Shankar Mahadevan (vocalist), V Selvaganesh (percussionist), and Ganesh Rajagopalan (violinist). The band faced tough competition at the Grammys, contending with notable artists such as Susana Baca, Bokante, Burna Boy, and Davido.

Zakir Hussain Bags 3 At Grammys 2024

In a remarkable feat, Zakir Hussain secured yet another Grammy, this time for ‘Best Global Music Performance,’ for his outstanding contribution to ‘Pashto.’ Collaborating with Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer, and featuring the virtuoso flute player Rakesh Chaurasia, Hussain’s stellar performance earned him multiple accolades in a single night. Chaurasia, too, walked away with two well-deserved Grammy Awards.

The 66th annual Grammy Awards for 2024 are currently underway in Los Angeles, celebrating and honoring outstanding achievements in the music industry.

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