Pakistan’s very own Arooj Aftab was initially being considered as a nominee for 5 category in GRAMMY’S: Best Global Music Album, Best Global Music Performance, Best New Artist, Record of the Year: Mohabbat, Album of the Year.
As per the final nominations announced by Grammy’s, Arooj Aftab is now a confirmed nominee for 2 categories:
1) Best New Artist
2) Best Global Performance Award
The other nominees for Best New Artist category in GRAMMY’s are Jimmie Allen, Baby Keem, FINNEAS, Glass Animals, Japanese Breakfast, Olivia Rodrigo, The Kid Laroi, Arlo Parks, and Saweetie.
Arooj Aftab is a singer, composer, and producer hailing from Lahore, Pakistan, Arooj Aftab has been working hard to get her music heard since the early 2000s.
She was one of the first Pakistani musicians to implement the internet to promote her music in her home country, helping pave the way for the Pakistani indie scene with her viral songs, “Hallelujah” and “Mera Pyaar.” Aftab makes history with her Best New Artist nomination, as she’s the first female Pakistani nominee.
Now three albums in, Aftab’s music has continued to captivate fans and critics alike, delivering poetic lyrics with her silky voice and a sound that blends new-age and classical minimalism.
This year’s Vulture Prince spawned her biggest streaming hit to date, “Mohabbat,” which landed on Barack Obama’s 2021 Summer Playlist.