The 58-year-old composer Bappi Lahiri has added another feather to his cap by becoming the first Indian composer to be in the Grammy jury for the awards in 2012.
Bappi Lahiri might be known more for those dazzling gold chains he wears than his songs, but the composer has managed a feat that no one in the Indian music industry can lay claim to.
This year Bappi had also sent in his album ‘World, Peace And Harmony’ for the prestigious awards. It got him a spot in the top 50 Grammy albums but lost out on the main five nominations shortlist. In the album released only in US, Bollywood music composer has collaborated with popular saxophone player Gerald Albright and himself sang and also played the tabla.
Bappi says “I will be a jury member in the Grammy awards next year. I will be among the members, who vote to decide a winner. This is the first time an Indian composer is being given this place”.
This year the Grammy Awards will be presented Feb 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.