Hailed as one of the world's most prominent and prolific film composers, A.R. Rahman's works are notable for integrating Eastern classical music with electronic music sounds, world music genres and traditional orchestral arrangements. Working in India's various film industries, international cinema and theatre, Rahman is one of the world's all-time top selling recording artists. In a notable career spanning two decades, Rahman has garnered particular acclaim for redefining contemporary Indian film music and thus contributing to the success of several films. He has won two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards, fifteen Filmfare Awards and thirteen Filmfare Awards South in addition to numerous other awards and nominations. The Essential A.R. Rahman gathers 19 of his finest works and comes pressed on 180g 2LP with gatefold sleeve packaging featuring liner notes and photos from across his brilliant career.