The 13th edition of the Smule Mirchi Music Awards was hosted on march 11-12, 2021. It focused on celebrating the best of the music industry and its talent in the last ten years.
With its ‘Dus Saal Bemisaal’ theme, the award show hosted by Sonu Nigam witnessed some of the most scintillating performances.
Several Bollywood actors and singing sensations attended the musical evening including Sonu Sood, Ila Arun, Shravan Rathod, Mithoon, Ajay Atul, Armaan Malik, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Aditya Narayan, Antara Mitra, Shruti Pathak, Javed Ali, Palak Muchhal, Yashraj Mukhate, Shweta- Shraddha Pandit, Salim- Sulaiman, Jigar and Krystal D’Souza, Iulia Vantur, Jeet Ganguly, Shantanu Moitra, Shail Hada, Vijay Dayal, the Miss India winners and many more added to the charm of the celebration.
The evening witnessed Sonu Nigam’s heartfelt tribute to all film dignitaries and musicians who passed away. Meet Bros and Khushboo Grewal with Smule’s Mirchi Cover Star Season 3 winner Chirag Chopra performed a tribute to our COVID warriors. Other performances included Dhvani Bhanushali’s Gen Z act, Shruti Pathak and Aditya Narayan’s jugalbandi hosting, Tulsi Kumar’s performance, Bharti Singh’s comedy act, Rajkummar Rao’s special appearance and lastly Kanika Kapoor, Antara Mitra and Anusha Mani performed on best songs of the decade.
Here is the complete list of winners:
Song of the Decade: Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin, Agneepath. Singer: Sonu Nigam; Music Composer: Ajay – Atul; Lyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Album of the Decade: Rockstar
Male Vocalist of the Decade: Sonu Nigam, Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin, Agneepath
Female Vocalist of the Decade: Shreya Ghoshal, Mohe Rang Do Laal, Bajirao Mastani
Music Composer of the Decade: Ajay-Atul, Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin, Agneepath
Lyricist of the Decade: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Channa Mereya, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Listeners' Choice Song of the Decade: Agar Tum Saath Ho, Tamasha. Singers: Arijit Singh & Alka
Yagnik; Music Composer: A.R. Rahman; Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Listeners' Choice Album of the Decade Film: Aashiqui 2
Best Song Producer (Programming & Arranging): Shail Hada & Pritesh Mehta, Deewani Mastani, Bajirao Mastani
Best Song Engineer (Recording & Mixing): Vijay Dayal, Deva Shree Ganesha, Agneepath
Best Background Score Artist: Shantanu Moitra, Madras Cafe
Lifetime Achievement Award: Bhupindra Singh
Outstanding Contribution to Hindi Film Music: Naresh Sharma
Special Jury Award for Golden Era Album of the Decade: Mughal-e-Azam
Best Raag-Inspired Song of the Decade: Albela Sajan, Bajirao Mastani. Singers: Shashi Suman, Kunal Pandit, Prithvi Gandharva, Kanika Joshi, Rashi Raagga and Geetikka Manjrekar; Music Composer: Sanjay Leela Bhansali; Lyricist: Siddharth Singh and Garima Wahal
Best Indi Pop Song of the Decade: Cheene Re Mora Chain, Coke Studio 3 Episode – 4. Singers: Salim-Sulaiman & Rashid Khan; Music Composer: Salim-Sulaiman; Lyricist: Shraddha Pandit
Mirchi Social Media Star: Dhvani Bhanushali
Mirchi Trendsetter Of The Year: Yashraj Mukhate
Mirchi Make It Hot: Sonu Sood
Smule’s Most Jammed Artist: Armaan Malik