The Morning of February 6 brought great cheer to music lovers with the prestigious Grammy awards scripting several history. While Queen Beyonce became the first ever to win record 32 Grammy, it was Ricky Kej’s win that thrilled the Indian audience. Bengaluru-based musician Ricky Kej won a Grammy for Best Immersive Audio Album for his album Divine Tides with rock-legend Stewart Copeland (The Police). With this, he became the only Indian to win three Grammy awards.
Ricky Kej previously won the award in 2015 under the Best New Age Album category for his album ‘Winds of Samsara’, and then in 2022. The 3-time Grammy winner also dedicated the award to India adding that he was extremely grateful and speechless.
The album Divine Tides is about co-existing in harmony. The idea is to live in peace with all entities on this planet whether its the animals, the wildlife, or the forests. Divine Tides is all about co-existence. The album includes nine songs and eight music videos. It was recorded in Europe, Asia, Africa and the US.
After being nominated for the Award, Kej had shared that the album Divine Tides has been his most creative and successful album to date, adding that he was honoured and humbled by the accolades it continues to receive. “Stewart Copeland and I created Divine Tides as an immersive audio experience. We hoped to transport our audiences to beautiful places and emotions through our music, and this nomination for ‘Best Immersive Audio Album’ validates all the hard work and love we have poured into Divine Tides,” he added.