Mumbai: Veteran playback singer Asha Bhosale has been nominated in the `Best Semi-Album` category at the Global Indian Music Academy Award (GIMA) for `Naina Lagaike`, her collaboration with Ustaad Shujaat Khan.
Leading the film-based nominations are `Anjaana-Anjaani`, `Band Baaja Baaraat`, `Dabangg`, `Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai`, `Rajneeti` and `Tees Maar Khan`.
Ustad Rashid Khan and Hariharan too are among those nominated in the same category as Asha.
Sunidhi Chauhan holds five nominations, including the one for the Best Playback Singer (Female) for her songs `Ainvayi Ainvayi`, `Sheila Ki Jawani` and `Udi`.
Usha Uthup and Rekha Bhardwaj (Darrling) and Mamta Sharma (Munni Badnaam) have also been nominated in this category. Mamta has also garnered three nominations including a Best Music Debut nomination along with the Bhadwai Village Mandal for `Peepli Live` and director-turned-composer Sanjay Leela Bhansali, for `Guzaarish`.
In the Film-Music genre, Gulzar (Darrling), Amitabh Bhattacharya (Ainvayi Ainvayi), Irshad Kamil (Pee Loon), Vishal Dadlani (Tujhe Bhula Diya), Faaiz Anwaar (Tere Mast Mast Do Nain) and duo Vishal-Shekhar (Aas Paas Khuda) have been nominated.
Incidentally, both Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani have six nominations respectively for the hit music albums of Anjaana Anjaani and ‘Tees Maar Khan.’
A new category addition this year is the Best Pop-Rock Single. Nominations include Indian Idol 5 winner Sreeram, Raghav Sachar, Advaita and the band Agnee who have garnered two nominations for their songs, Aahatein and Jee Lay Abhi (featuring Anushka Manchanda).
Also in the Non-Film Music genre, last year`s GIMA winner Kavita Seth has been nominated in the Best Popular Music Album category alongside Ankur Tewari for his debut album `Jannat`.
In the Best Devotional Album nominations, albums by Ustad Rashid Khan, Jagjit Singh, Shreya Ghosal, Paramita Majumdar, Kaushiki Chakrabarty and Richa Sharma are in the race.