Ricky Kej, a musician, earned his third Grammy Award on Monday for the album "Divine Tides," which he co-wrote with rock great Stewart Copeland. This is indeed a proud moment for India. The Best Immersive Audio Album prize went to the Bengaluru-based Indian music producer and composer for "Divine Tides," for which he got a nomination.
"Divine Tides," a homage to the beauty of our natural environment, features artists from all across the world. The 9 tracks on this highly regarded album and its 8 music videos were shot in locations all over the world, from the breathtaking Indian Himalayas to Spain's chilly woodlands.
In 2022, Kej and Copeland won another Grammy for Best New Age Album for their collaboration on this song. The musician also received a prize for his 2015 album, "Winds of Samsara." Ricky is the fourth Indian and youngest person from India to have received a Grammy Award. American musician and composer Stewart Copeland is a five-time Grammy Award winner.
"It is an absolute honour to be nominated a second time for a Grammy Award for our album 'Divine Tides.” - Ricky Kej
He added that even though his music crosses ethnic boundaries, it has always had a significant Indian influence. He is overjoyed that Indian music has been acknowledged by The Recording Academy and shortlisted for this prestigious award. This nomination strengthens his resolve to keep creating music with a potentially good social impact.