Biggest Celebration of Nepali Music – 18th Hits FM Music Awards

Hero 18th Hits FM Music Awards 2071 was held on Monday (September 8, 2014) at Army Officers Club, Sundhara and once again it was a big milestone for Hits Nepal Pvt. Ltd, the organisers of the event.

HMA paid tribute to late music personality, Krishna Man Dangol. He was honored posthumously for his life long contributions to Nepali music. Better known as a tabala and harmonium player, Dangol is also recognized for lending his voice to a number of hymns.


Poet, lyricist and filmmaker Yadav Kharel was also felicitated with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’. Lyricist of  masterpieces like ‘Yesto Pani Hudo Raichha’ and ‘Yestai Rahechha Yahanko Chalan’, and directing films like ‘Chelibeti’, Lobhi Papi’ and ‘Prem-Pinda’, Kharel said that he couldn’t express his feeling in words to have received the award. ‘The award has given us the message that creativity never dies,’ Kharel said in his acceptance speech.

Albatross after receiving their award.
Robin Sharma gets awarded for Best Male Vocal Performance

In the ceremony that celebrated the best of Nepali music from the last year amidst applauds and appreciation, singer Sangeeta Rana Pradhan and rock band Albatross were big winners as they walked away with three and two awards each respectively. Pradhan won the ‘Best Female Vocal Performance’, ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Record of the Year’ awards for her song ‘Timile Kati Sajilai’ and album ‘Anupam’ while Albatross bagged the ‘Best Performance by a Group or a Duo with Vocal’ and ‘Best Rock Vocal Performance’ awards for their songs ‘Ma Ra Malai’ and ‘Afnai Sansarma Kina’ respectively.

Here is the Full List of Winners

Best New Artist

Nattu – Maya ko Bato

Best Song Originally Recorded For A Motion Picture Soundtrack

Gopal Yonjan – Thiena Kohi

Best Vocal Collaboration

Ritu Lama, Bhugol Dahal – Timi Bina

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Astha Raut – Chaubandima Patuki

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

Dharmendra Sewan – Herda Ramro

Best Performance By A Group or Duo With Vocal

Albatross – Ma Ra Malai

Folk Record Of the Year

Anjaan Babu – Chari Laijaa Samachaar

Best Pop / Rock Composition

Navin Chettri, Pravin Chettri -Namaste

Best Arrangement

Sumit Biswokarma Malai Soddhai

Best Composition

Ashish Abiral – Timle Kati Sajilai

Best Rock Vocal Performance

Albatross – Afnai Sansar Ma Kina

Best Female Vocal Performance

Sangeeta Rana Pradhan -Timle Kati Sajilai

Best Male Vocal Performance

Robin Sharma – Malai Soddhai

Pop / Rock Album Of The Year

Cadenza Collective – Back to the Roots

Album of the Year

Sangeeta Rana Pradhan – Anupam

Song of the Year

Kali Prasad Rijal – Timle Kati Sajilai

Record Of The Year

Sangeeta Rana Pradhan – Timle Kati Sajilai





Photos: Nirnit Tandukar / TexasNepal

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