Singer and songwriter Bipul Chettri has been nominated as a member of the Grammy Awards, the pinnacle of world music. The India-born Nepali-speaking singer was offered a membership in the Grammy Member class of 2022 this week which he accepted. Following the membership, the ‘Syndicate’ singer has also obtained voting rights for the upcoming Grammy Awards next year.
The nomination also makes the famous singer the first to be from the Nepali-singing community into the Grammy’s fraternity.
“This appointment contributes to your creativity, leadership, and recording skills,” Grammy said in a congratulatory message to Chetri.
Grammy is driven by the motto of inclusion and Chettri’s nomination fits the bill for the Recording Academy. He is the first Nepali-speaking singer to be part of the Grammy Awards.
Likewise, the 36 years old singer expressed his gratitude on his social media post.
“We’ve all grown up watching the Grammys. To be a part of this Recording Academy / GRAMMYs as a Voting Member is exciting, to say the least. I’m honored and accept the invitation to be a part of the new Grammy Member class of 2022 and join the countless creators and professionals who serve, celebrate, and advocate for our music community. Thank you. #iamtheacademy”
Grammy has added a total of 2,000 members this year. The Nepali-origin Nepali-Indian singer Chettri will now represent the Nepali singing community at the Grammy Awards which is considered equivalent to music that Oscar has meant for films. A
Making his way to the Grammys
Chettri was born in Kalimpong, India. He ventured into the music scene with his first album ‘Sketch of Darjeeling’ released in 2014.
Maya and Samay would follow in 2016, and 2021 respectively. Besides, Syndicate, Asaar, Junkeri, and Ram Sailiee – Ode to My Father are some of his much-acclaimed songs.
Chettri is popular among the youth for his folk music with a contemporary feel. He has idealized Bob Dylan and the Swar Samrat Narayan Gopal as inspiration for his music.
Besides being a musician, he also serves as the head of the Arts Department at the Vasant Valley School in New Delhi.