Renowned singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan is beaming with joy as his collaborative band Shakti clinched the prestigious Best Global Music Album award at the 66th Grammy Awards held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The win marks a significant milestone in Mahadevan’s illustrious career, as he took to Instagram to express his gratitude and excitement.
In a heartfelt Instagram post, Mahadevan shared snapshots from the event, capturing the moment of triumph alongside his Grammy trophy. Reflecting on the journey, he penned, “WE DID IT…This is the moment from which I can easily say that dreams do come true. Shakti was a dream that came true!” The post resonated deeply with fans, who flooded the comments section with congratulatory messages, acknowledging their pride in this achievement.
During his acceptance speech at the Grammys, Mahadevan expressed his gratitude, dedicating the award to his bandmates, the Almighty, his family, friends, and his beloved country, India. His acknowledgment of India garnered a resounding cheer from the audience, highlighting the significance of representing the nation on such a global platform. Additionally, Mahadevan thanked his wife for her unwavering support, underscoring her integral role in his musical journey.
Shakti, comprised of eminent musicians including guitarist John McLaughlin, percussionist V Selvaganesh, and violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan, competed against esteemed artists like Susana Baca, Bokante, Burna Boy, and Davido. Their album ‘This Moment,’ released on June 30 last year, stood out amidst stiff competition, earning them the coveted Grammy accolade.
In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, Mahadevan expressed his elation at representing India on a global stage and receiving recognition among world-class international artists. He remarked, “Being at a place full of world-class international artists and representing our country, making a mark as Indians, and receiving accolades made me so happy. I felt proud to represent India, musically.”
The triumph of Shankar Mahadevan’s Shakti band at the Grammys 2024 underscores the power of collaboration, talent, and dedication in achieving extraordinary milestones in the world of music. As they bask in the glory of this historic win, Mahadevan and his bandmates continue to inspire aspiring musicians and music enthusiasts worldwide with their remarkable achievements and unwavering passion for their craft.