Mohali/Chandigarh-10.12.18-(Kalsi): The “PTC Punjabi Music Awards 2018,” the world’s largest fan and jury voted awards show, was hosted by Manish Paul, Sudesh Lehri, Arjan Bajwa, Sara Gurpal, RJ Rocky and Gauhar Khan! Sudesh & Arjan wowed fans with their comedic timing, Manish with his wit, Sara & Gauhar with numerous costume changes throughout the night & RJ Rocky with his one-liners; where music fans watched their favourite artists and Punjabi music icons came together to celebrate music; musicians broke barriers in Mohali on Saturday, December 8, 2018, aired live on PTC Punjabi.

The PTC Punjabi Music Awards paid tribute to today’s most influential and iconic Music stars. 2018 Performers included Jazzy B, Bohemia, Jasmine Sandlas, Gauhar Khan, Stand-up by Sudesh and a thrilling melody by Rajvir Jawanda, Mani Singh, Kadir Thind, G Sidhu, Meet Kaur, Shivjot, Kuwar Virk, Gurshabad, Gurpreet Maan and Nisha Bano. The show is one of the biggest music shows and is seen in India, US, UK, Canada, Australia UAE and some parts of Europe.

Mr. Rabindra Narayan, MD & President PTC Network quoted - The PTC Punjabi Music Awards was created with one particular objective… to enhance our music industry through an annual event that celebrates, showcases and promotes Punjabi Artists and their music and today I take pride in saying that we have overachieved our purpose and its evident as we celebrate the 9th edition of Music Awards.

Life time Achievement Award was conferred to Hans Raj Hans, Virse De Waris Award was conferred to Manmohan Varis , Fakar-e-Punjab to Irshad Kamil and Sanjeet Sartaj was awarded to none other than Satinder Sartaaj.

Additionally various artists were recognized under the following 29 categories for their remarkable contribution to the music industry

S.No.

Category

1

Best Religious Album (Traditional)

2

Best Religious Album (Non Traditional)

3

Best Music Video of a Religious Song (Traditional)

4

Best Music Video of a Religious Song (Non Traditional)

5

Best Debut (Female)

6

Best Debut (Male)

7

Best Punjabi Based Song in a Hindi Film

8

Best Non Resident Punjabi Music Director

9

Best Non Resident Punjabi Vocalist

10

Best Duet Vocalists – 2 Winners

11

Best Folk Oriented Song

12

Best Duet Vocalists (Male) 2 Winners

13

Best New Age Sensation

14

Best Music Video Director

15

Best Music Video

16

Best Music Director for a Single

17

Best Lyricist

18

Best Bhangra Song of the Year

19

Best Song with a Message

20

Best Sufi Song

21

Most Romantic Song of the Year

22

Best Sad Song Of The Year

23

Best Club Song of the Year

24

Best Folk Pop Vocalist (Female)

25

Best Folk Pop Vocalist (Male)

26

Best Pop Vocalist (Female)

27

Best Pop Vocalist (Male)

28

Most Popular Song of the Year

29

Best International Rap Star of the Year

30

Life Time Achievement Award

31

Virse De Waris Award

32

Rising Star of the Year Award