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25 October 2012

Stars come out to shine at the Lebara Mobile Asian Music Awards

Tonight (Thursday 25th October) Wembley Arena was ablaze with the leading lights in Asian music at the Lebara Mobile Asian Music Awards.
International Superstar and Bollywood legend Rahat Fateh Ali Khan led the winners, taking home three awards for Best-Selling Download in association with Official Charts Company, Nokia Best International Act and Lebara Mobile Best International Act of the Decade.
Brit sensation, Jay Sean was hot on Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s heels with two awards for Lebara Mobile British Artist of the Decade and Lebara Mobile Best Male.
Hosts BBC Asian Network’s Tommy Sandhu and BBC One Extra’s Sarah-Jane Crawford oversaw proceedings and blistering performances by rising star Arjun who has racked up an incredible 15 million YouTube hits. Mumzy Stranger - winner of last year’s Best Urban Act, British Bollywood- award winner Ash King, British singer / songwriter Shide Boss, X-Factor and YouTube sensation One Pound Fish, Malaysian Bhangra stars Goldkartz, the winner of this year’s Nokia Unsigned Award, Amanjot Sangha and smash hit artist Imran Khan.
Full breakdown of winners:
Lebara Mobile Best Club DJ – Panjabi Hit Squad
Nokia Unsigned – Amanjot Sangha
Infusion Best Alternative Act – Raghu Dixit
Kingfisher Best Radio Show – Neev, Kiss 100
Best-Selling Download in association with Official Charts Company – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan ‘Teri Meri’
Lebara Money Best International Album – Yo Yo Honey Singh ‘International Villager’ Nokia Best International Act – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Here & Now 365 Best Producer – Dr Zeus
Lebara Mobile Best Album – JK ‘Gabru Panjab Dha’
Saavn Best Desi Act – RDB
B4U Best Video – M.I.A. ‘Bad Girls’
Lebara Mobile British Artist of the Decade – Jay Sean
Lebara Mobile International Artist of the Decade – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Best Urban Act in association with MOBO – Arjun
Hilton London Wembley Best Newcomer – Shide Boss
Asian Woman Best Female – Preeya Kalidas
Lebara Mobile Best Male – Jay Sean
B4U Commitment to the Scene – RDB
For more information please contact:
Samir Ahmed
07872 019 990
About the Asian Music Awards
The Asian Music Awards (AMA) is recognised by the viewing public and the media as the only event that truly acknowledges and celebrates the diverse talent that is Asian music. Since its humble beginnings in 2002, The AMAs has provided a platform to develop and promote music of South Asian origin throughout the country and beyond.
About Lebara
Lebara is one of Europe’s leading mobile telecoms operators, enhancing the lives of ethnic and migrant communities by providing high quality and low cost national and international mobile products and services. Lebara provides Pay As You Go mobile SIM cards and related products and services customised to serve the international communities in seven European countries as well as Australia. In March 2011, it expanded its services by launching Lebara Money in the UK, a simple and secure MasterCard® prepaid card, offering highly competitive exchange rates and no transfer fees for customers wishing to send money abroad.
Lebara has been awarded with a number of awards in 2012, recognising excellence, best-practice and innovation in Customer Service within the UK’s telecommunications industry as well as the wider Customer Service industry. In addition, Lebara was the recipient of a Best Company ‘one to watch’ award in January 2012. For more information visit http://www.lebara.com/lebara-awards.
Asian Music Awards is proud to be sponsored by
Lebara Mobile, Nokia, B4U, Asian Woman,
Kingfisher Premium Lager Beer, Hilton Wembley, Saavn.com and Here & Now 365