London: Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan won big at the Asian Music Awards this year.
Pakistani legend Rahat Fateh Ali Khan took home three awards for Best Selling Download, Best International Act and Best International Act of the Decade.
The Lebara Mobile Asian Music Awards took place on Thursday 25th October in Wembley Arena, London and with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan as the headline act the 10th Asian Music Awards were bigger than ever.
The Lebara Mobile Asian Music Awards (AMA) is delighted to announce an exclusive headline performance from award-winning Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at its 10th anniversary event, which takes place at Wembley Arena on Thursday, 25 October. The AMAs will mark this landmark occasion with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan performing his most best loved hits in an exclusive opening and closing show.
One of the most successful South Asian music artists of the year, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s appearance at the awards will be his only live performance in the capital in 2012. Fans will be able to watch the star perform his array of hits such as “Tere Mast Mast Do Nain,” “Tere Bina” and the unforgettable “Teri Meri”.
The star, who was trained in the art of classical music by his uncle, the legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, will showcase his Bollywood hits as well as revisiting his Qawwali roots in a special performance with his full live band.
Abs Shaid, CEO and Founder of the AMAs says:
“This year’s awards show is gearing up to be the biggest AMA event to date. To mark our 10 years we have moved to one of the greatest music venues in the world, we have launched our Nokia Unsigned talent search for the young stars of the future and we are now proud to announce our headline act – a South Asian music star with immense international pedigree. The AMAs and Lebara Mobile are honoured to have Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at this momentous event.”
Ratheesan Yoganathan, CEO Lebara Group added:
“We are very proud to be a partner of the Asian Music Awards, and to help them celebrate this significant milestone. Lebara has recently celebrated its own 10th anniversary and for me this was a defining moment in setting the vision for the company’s future. I look forward to seeing the AMAs continue to grow; celebrating and encouraging future generations from the South Asian communities into music.
“We are delighted to welcome Rahat Fateh Ali Khan along to this special celebration. This will be a most fitting performance by such a celebrated artist to help mark the 10th anniversary of the Lebara Mobile Asian Music Awards.”