Pakistani singer Arooj Aftab has become the first Pakistani woman to enter the Grammys list. She has won a place in the Best New Artist category starring artists such as Olivia Rodrigo, FINNEAS, The Kid LAROI, and Jimmie Allen. She was also named Best Global Performance. Arooj is the first Pakistani woman ever to be nominated for an award, but she is the first Pakistani to be selected in the category of Best New Artist.
The artist took to social media to share her excitement:
“2X GRAMMY NOMS,” she posted. “I was shouting on TV at BEST GLOBAL PERFORMANCE… then BEST NEW ARTIST brought tears to my eyes, man.” I love being a silhouette, making music that feels authentic and personal, with the people around me getting it. True cosmic magic happens when we begin to live our full truth, no matter what the problems. She added that this recognition sounds so good, and I don’t even know what else to say. The contestants in both categories are aggressive, but let’s bring these gold phonographs home.
Grammys nominated the singer’s song Mohabbat :
The Grammys have chosen the artist’s song Mohabbat from his album Vulture Prince, a favorite since its release. He made headlines for former US President Barack Obama earlier this year. Arooj is from Lahore and studied at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, where she studied music production and engineering. Following the news, a few Pakistani celebrities took to social media to congratulate Arooj on her success.
Adeel Husain congratulated Arooj :
Doraba Phir Se star Adeel Husain also congratulated Arooj, and he had the privilege of working with her. Congratulations to Arooj Aftab, who sang beautifully with the nomination of Best New Artist Grammy. She is proud to represent Pakistan with her great talent. The privilege of being with her in our movie – ‘Dobara Phir Se’  – directed by Mehreen Jabbar. Keep flying high, ”he said
Singer Haroon Shahid:
I am very happy to see a Pakistani winner of the Grammy’s. I believe I heard Arooj Aftab at least 15 years ago when Pakistan had a piece of world-class music and live music scene, he said. What a long journey he has had, and it is a pleasure to see her making music.
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