Indo-British rap artist Taran Kaur Dhillon aka Hard Kaur won the Best India Act award at MTV EMA Awards 2017 on 12 November 2017 at the Wembley Arena, United Kingdom. Hard Kaur was nominated for The Rising – Mixtape Vol. 1 in the Best India Act category along with Nucleya, Parekh & Singh, Yatharth and Raja Kumari.
Asking on how does it feel to be winning on a global platform, she says:
“It feels fantastic to totally be who I am and win this award because it shows that if you believe in yourself and work hard, anything is possible. End of the day, all that matters is your skills, belief and hustle. After pushing as hard as I have for more than two decades it feels deserving. I’m not perfect but I’m proud of who I am and the work I’ve done.”
Music Plus asked Kaur whether she was expecting this victory. Being far away from the celeb type answer, she says:
“I was just happy being nominated because I have never received an award from the Indian or Bollywood music industry for the work I’ve done. I’m really thankful to VH1 India team for nominating me and the biggest thanks to God and my fans for making this happen.”
To finish, Hard Kaur stated that she didn’t surpass anyone as all the artists in the category are doing an excellent job.
“It’s just my time, my turn since I’ve been representing my music for 22 years, so it was due. P.S. I dance around to Nucleya’s music all day long. I was screaming and cheering for him when he won his GIMA award last year, also it’s great to see Raja doing her thing, girl power all the way.”
Wait, this is not it. She has won EMA 2017 for The Rising – Mixtape Vol. 1 and the big news is we can expect The Rising – Mixtape Vol. 2 in the near future as Kaur said, “A new year will bring new fun, new achievements and new projects!”