This Bengaluru Man wins ‘Grammy award’ for the Third Time

Bengaluru’s Ricky Kej won the Grammy this year for his album Divine Tides. His album was nominated in the Best Immersive Audio Album category.

Bengaluru-based composer

Indian music composer and producer Ricky Kej won his career’s third Grammy award on Monday. His ‘Divine Tides’ album, was nominated in the Best Immersive Audio Album category. This song was Kej’s collaborative project with rock legend and Police drummer Stewart Copeland.


Only the fourth Indian to ever win a Grammy award, the Bengaluru-based composer is also the country’s youngest awardee. Prior to this, Kej had won another Grammy for Best New Age Album in 2022. The composer also won for his 2015 album, ‘Winds of Samsara.’

“Just won my 3rd Grammy Award. Extremely grateful, am speechless! I dedicate this Award to India. @copelandmusic. Herbert Waltl Eric Schilling Vanil Veigas Lonnie Park,” he tweeted after the win.

An absolute honor

At the time of his nomination, Kej had said, “It is an absolute honor to be nominated a second time for a Grammy Award for our album ‘Divine Tides’. Although my music is cross-cultural, it has always had strong Indian roots and I am extremely proud that Indian music has been recognized and shortlisted for this prestigious award by The Recording Academy. This nomination encourages me further and solidifies my belief to continue making music that can inspire positive social impact.”


Meanwhile, Stewart Copeland is a 5-time Grammy Award-winning American musician and composer. He is the founder and drummer of the British rock group ‘The Police’ who have sold over 75 million albums worldwide.