The maestro of Sri Lankan hip hop and the undisputable king of the island’s modern music industry, Iraj Weeraratne has yet again broken boundaries and gone where no Sri Lankan musician has gone before. Iraj became the first ever Sri Lankan to be nominated for a prestigious Hollywood award recently. The popular Sri Lankan hip-hop artist and music producer Iraj Weeraratne has been nominated for three awards at the ‘Hollywood Music in Media Awards’ which will take place in Hollywood, California later this month. Some of the other nominees at the Hollywood awards ceremony alongside Iraj include John Powell for the movie Rio and Patrick Doyle for the movie Thor. “Hollywood Music in Media Awards” which will take place on Thursday, November 17th, 2011 in Hollywood, California. Bands, Songwriters, Composers from around the globe have submitted their work for consideration at this red carpet gala event. The three tracks nominated for the awards were;
- The song ‘Your Love’ Feat Iraj, Markia and Kona and ‘Maldives’ has been nominated in the ‘2011 MUSIC GENRE’ category.
- His Music Video by Nilan Correy for the song “Lion Nation” has been nominated in the ‘2011 Music Genre’ music video category.
Sandun joined Lanka Help Magazine as a contributor in June, 2011. He has been consistently writing articles to our magazine. Many useful articles of this site are under Sandun's name.
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