Punjabi music industry’s biggest award show, PTC Punjabi Music Awards was held on 8 December 2018 at the JLPL ground in Mohali. PTC Punjabi Music Awards 2018 was hosted by Sudesh Lehri, Gauhar Khan, Manish Paul and VJ Rocky.
Famed Punjabi Singers Jazzy B, Bohemia, Jasmine Sandlas, Rajvir Jawanda, Mani Singh, Kadir Thind, G Sidhu, Nisha Bano, Meet Kaur and many others set the stage on fire with their hits.
“The awards are our tribute to the most prolific non film music industry. On this day we bow down and honour those who make the Punjabi music massive and those who make the world dance to their beat. The artists get recognition and new artists get launched. The success and importance of the awards can be gauged from the fact that practically who’s who of the music industry is there.” Said, Rabindra Narayan, President & MD, PTC Network.
Rohan Preet Singh grabbed the Best Male Singer Debut award for Taqleef whereas the voice behind Meri Jaan Tanishq Kaur grabbed the Best Female Singer Debut. Legendary Hans Raj Hans won the Lifetime Achievement award. The Most Popular Song Of The Year went to Parmish Verma for Gal Ni Kadni.
Irshad Kamil, Manmohan Waris, Satinder Sartaaj, Harhdeep Grewal and Kanwar Grewal also won awards in the special awards category for their work and their contribution to the Punjabi Music Industry.
PTC Punjabi Music Awards 2018-Winners list
PTC also announced the launch of their new property “PTC Studio” on the night of the awards. Talking about the property Narayan said,
“PTC Studio is the effort that we have started, where in the first phase we have recorded 16 artists including Hans Raj Hans, Master Saleem, Hashmat & Sultana and many others. We are recording and shooting the new songs live. We will be releasing one song every Monday and Thursday on all our channels and social platforms.”
Speaking about the artist roster, he said,
“We have top artists on board as well as artists who are absolutely unknown. We are also focusing on artists who cannot afford to get their songs recorded and we are trying to finance them. We have around 150 digital platforms including all our channels to promote these artists and their music.”