Global Indian Music Academy Awards

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GiMA Awards
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Awarded forExcellence in cinematic achievements
Presented byGlobal Indian Music Academy
First awarded2010

The Global Indian Music Academy Awards (also known as the GiMA Awards) are presented annually by Global Indian Music Academy to honour and recognise Hindi-language music. The nominees are voted by GiMA's jury, who have some of the most respected artistes in the country.[1] GiMA provides a cohesive platform to celebrate and recognize the immense contribution of those who push the boundaries in Indian Music.[2] Global Indian Music Academy Awards honor both film and non-film music in separate categories.

The awards ceremony was first televised in 2010 and has been presented annually ever since, except for 2013. In 2013, nominees for the awards were announced though no ceremony was held to honor the winners.[1] The 4th GiMA Awards ceremony was held on 20 January 2014 at National Sports Club of India Stadium.


The 1st edition of Global Indian Music Academy Awards was held on 10 November 2010 at Yash Raj Studios in Andheri.[3] In its first edition, Asha Bhosle presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to her sister Lata Mangeshkar.[4] The show was hosted by Sajid Khan, Shreyas Talpade and Dia Mirza. A total of 29 awards under Film and non-film categories were presented.[5] The 2nd Chevrolet Global Indian Music Academy Awards was held on 30 October 2011 in Gurgaon which was hosted by Ranveer Singh and Neha Dhupia. With a total of 31 awards, the edition introduced a new category of Pop-Rock Single.[6]

The 3rd edition of the award ceremonies held on 1 October 2012, was hosted by Parineeti Chopra and Saif Ali Khan at Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai.[7][8] No winners were announced for 4th edition of Global Indian Music Academy Awards which was supposedly be held in 2013, though nominations were announced for the categories.[1] 4th GiMA Awards was hosted by actor Ranveer Singh who earlier hosted along with Dhupia.[9] The show was held at National Sports Club of India Stadium on 20 January 2014.[10]

Ceremony Date Venue Host(s)
1st GiMA Awards 10 November 2010 Yash Raj Studios Sajid Khan, Shreyas Talpade, Dia Mirza
2nd GiMA Awards 30 October 2011 Gurgaon Ranveer Singh, Neha Dhupia
3rd GiMA Awards 1 October 2012 Yash Raj Studios Parineeti Chopra, Saif Ali Khan
4th GiMA Awards 20 January 2014 National Sports Club of India Stadium Ranveer Singh
5th GiMA Awards 24 February 2015 Film City, Mumbai
6th GiMA Awards 6 April 2016 Film City, Mumbai Ayushmann Khurrana
7th GiMA Awards 12 January 2020 TBA Ranveer Singh


Film Music awards[edit]

Non-Film Music awards[edit]

  • Best Music Debut
  • Best Non-Film Song
  • Best Fusion Album
  • Best Devotional Album
  • Best Hindustani Classical Album – Vocal
  • Best Hindustani Classical Album – Instrumental
  • Best Pop Album
  • Best Rock Album
  • Best Ghazal Album
  • Best Folk Album
  • Best Carnatic Classical Album – Vocal
  • Best Carnatic Classical Album – Instrumental
  • Best Semi-Classical Album (Category removed after 2011)
  • Best Popular Music Album (Category removed after 2011)

Records and facts[edit]

Most awards to a single film
Most composing awards (Best Music Arranger and Programmer + Best Background Score + Best Music Director)
Most playback singer – female (Best Female Playback Singer + Best Duet)
Most playback singer – male (Best Male Playback Singer + Best Duet)


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  2. ^ "5th Edition of the Global Indian Music Academy (GiMA) awards 'Call for Entries' ANNOUNCED". Radio and Music. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  3. ^ "A musical event in Mumbai". The Times of India. 10 November 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Asha Bhosle presented an award to Lata-didi". IBNLive. 11 November 2010. Archived from the original on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  5. ^ "'3 idiots' sweeps top honours at GIMA awards". The Indian Express. 11 November 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  6. ^ "2nd Chevrolet Global Indian Music Awards, a spectacular success". India PR Wire. 31 October 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  7. ^ "GIMA Awards 2012: 'Chirpy' Parineeti Chopra Gets Hosting Duties!". Business of Cinema. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  8. ^ "PIX: SRK, Saif, Parineeti at GIMA Awards". 3 October 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  9. ^ Divya Goyal (21 January 2014). "'Aashiqui 2′ sweeps GiMA awards with six trophies". The Indian Express. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Ranveer Singh to host the 4th edition of the Gionee Star GiMA Awards". Bollywood Hungama. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2015.