Jay Sean 'Has Real Issues'!
...According to Asian Awards judge Rishi Rich
Rich said it was interesting to educate a mixed panel and be educated by different perspectives. “I was looking for an artist that has had an impact on society and has a story to tell; not just someone on the radio or in a film at the moment,” he said.
“Every legendary artist has a story that shows in their work and you can always tell the difference between a real artist with real issues and the ones just in it for the money.”
Now in its third year, The Asian Awards has cast its net wider to include nominees from across the Asian continent.
In previous years, The Asian Awards has celebrated the achievements of individuals of South Asian origin, but for the first time this year, nominees with origins from China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and other East Asian countries will also be considered for the coveted award.
Last year's event paid tribute to late Queen legend Freddie Mercury, with Jay admitting that the Who Wants To Live Forever singer was "super important" to him, adding: "He was one of the first guys with an ethnic background who made it on a mainstream level globally. So that’s always a massive deal, we need these people."
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