Los Angeles: Music composer Ricky Kej has won the Grammy Award for 'Best Immersive Audio Album' along with rock-legend Stewart Copeland for their album 'Divine Tides'. The duo had received a Grammy for 'Divine Tides' in the best new-age album category last year.
With this win, Kej, a US-born musician who is based out of Bengaluru, has become the only Indian to bag three Grammy awards till date.
“Congrats Best Immersive Audio Album winner - 'Divine Tides' Eric Schilling, immersive mix engineer; @copelandmusic, @rickykej & Herbert Waltl, immersive producers (Stewart Copeland & Ricky Kej) #GRAMMYs,” announced the Recording Academy, the organisation behind Grammy Awards, on its official Twitter page.
Other nominees in the category were: Christina Aguilera ('Aguilera'), The Chainsmokers ('Memories... Do Not Open), Jane Irabloom ('Picturing The Invisible- Focus 1), and Nidarosdomens Jentekor & Trondeheimsolistene ('Tuvahyun - Beatitudes for a Wounded World').
'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'.
Kej took home his first Grammy in the best new age album category for 'Winds of Samsara' back in 2015.
As part of his work with The Police, Copeland has won five Grammys. With Kej as collaborator, this is his second award.
(with inputs from PTI)