Indian music composer Ricky Kej wins his third Grammy for ‘Divine Tides’

Ricky Kej, the only Indian to have won three Grammy Awards. The Bengaluru-based musician was nominated for a Grammy for Best Immersive Audio Album for his recent nine-track album ‘Divine Tides,’ which he co-wrote with rock legend Stewart Copeland, drummer of the iconic British rock band ‘The Police.’

The duo received the gramophone award for best immersive audio album winner at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards. Kej won a Grammy for the same album in the ‘Best New Age Album’ category last year.

‘Divine Tides’ is a nine-song album that aims to deliver the message that “each individual life plays a crucial role in maintaining the balance that serves all equally”.

“I am overjoyed to inform you that I have just received my third Grammy Award for Divine Tides, which I co-wrote with Stewart Copeland. It feels absolutely surreal to win the biggest prize in music again for the third time,” Kej shared the happiness soon after getting off the stage through social media.

“I am extremely grateful to have had another opportunity to make my country proud by achieving this on the world’s largest music platform,” the 41-year-old continues. I’d like to thank the Recording Academy (the organization behind Grammy Awards) for this honor, as well as my collaborators Stewart Copeland, Herbert Waltl, Eric Schilling, and everyone else who helped make this album a reality,” he added.

“Congrats Best Immersive Audio Album winner – ‘Divine Tides’ Eric Schilling, immersive mix engineer; @copelandmusic, @rickykej & Herbert Waltl, immersive producers (Stewart Copeland & Ricky Kej) #GRAMMYs,” the Recording Academy tweeted.

Kej won his first Grammy for Best New Age Album for ‘Winds of Samsara’ in 2015.

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