Arooj Aftab, singer, Grammy award

Singer Arooj becomes first Pakistani woman to bag Grammy nomination

Singer Arooj Aftab is the first Pakistani woman to have made it to the Grammys nomination list.

She has secured a place in the Best New Artist category alongside artists such as Olivia Rodrigo, FINNEAS, The Kid LAROI and Jimmie Allen as well as a nomination for Best Global Performance, according to a report.

Arooj is also the first Pakistani to be nominated in the Best New Artist category. Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was nominated in 1996 for Best Traditional Folk Album and Best World Music Album.

The Grammys nominated the singer’s song Mohabbat from her album Vulture Prince, which has been a favourite since its release and made it to former US president Barack Obama’s 2021 summer playlist as well.

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