Guess Who is Performing at the 2015 IMEA Awards in USA? A Musician from Nagaland and He Needs Your VOTE!

James Basnet, a Gospel music artist from Nagaland will be performing at the 2015 IMEA Awards to be held on 24th October at the Marietta Performing Arts Centre, Georgia, USA.

For those who don’t know, IMEA (International Music and Entertainment Association) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and serving as an advocate to individuals and organizations within the performing arts and entertainment industries. The IMEA Awards were developed to honor and recognize the best in independent music and entertainment, internationally. IMEA Awards are presented annually.

James Basnet 2015

Last year around this time, we wrote about him and requested our readers to vote for him as he was nominated for IMEA awards under three different categories.

James basnet IMEA awards

Well, he eventually went on to win two IMEA awards!

He is the first Artist from the entire NE region to win the IMEA awards and also the first from India to win the awards under the Gospel category. Since then he has toured in various places in the US including Minnesota, North Dakota, Texas and Atlanta.

James basnet IMEA Awards

Even this year, James Basnet has been nominated for the IMEA awards under three categories:

1. Christian/Gospel Artist of the Year

2. Christian/Gospel Song of the Year

3. Christian/Gospel Album of the Year

James Basnet IMEA Awards

Vote for James Basnet and let’s put NE music in the global map!

The voting closes on 7th October 2015. The award ceremony will be held on 24 October.

How to Vote?

Step1: Click here >

Step2: Enter your email address. Only one vote per email address.

Step3: Scroll down  for the Categories Christian/Gospel Artist of the Year (Sl No 11), Christian/Gospel Song of the Year, (Sl No 13) and Christian/Gospel Album of the Year (Sl NO 14). Find and Select James Basnet and Submit!

Simple as that!

James Basnet

PS: James Basnet has an upcoming concert In Thimpu, Bhutan in September and various places in the North East States of India. He is also set to perform in west Bengal in the month of October. You don’t wanna miss that!

Stay tuned and get tour updates from his facebook page James Basnet

Haven’t listened to his songs yet? Here’s a music video of his single ‘Brand New Day’

To vote for him, visit

Remember, voting closes on October 7. 

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