Arooj bags two Grammy nominations

Arooj bags two Grammy nominations


Web Desk

LOS ANGELES: Pakistani musician Arooj Aftab is in the running for two Grammys at this year’s ceremony, set to be held in January. Aftab has been nominated in the category of Best New Artist, alongside Olivia Rodrigo, The Kid Loroi and Glass Animals, among others. The musician has also been nominated for the Best Global Performance award.
The artist, who hails from Lahore, had made it to the former US president Barack Obama’s summer playlist earlier this year. She has been featured with the likes of Rihanna, The Rolling Stones, Jay-Z, Bob Dylan with her popular track, Mohabbat. Her third album Vulture Prince was released in May. Last year, Aftab picked up her first Latin Grammy for her contribution to Residente’s Antes Que El Mundo Se Acabe.
The budding singer is competing against famous names, including Jimmie Allen, Baby Keem, FINNEAS, Glass Animals, Japanese Breakfast, Olivia Rodrigo, The Kid Laroi, Arlo Parks, and Saweetie. Some of Arooj’s famous tracks include Mohabbat, Saan Lo, Diya Hai and Inaayat.
Pakistani celebrities took to Twitter to congratulate Aftab on the achievement with actor Osman Khalid Butt tweeting, “What fantastic news. Congratulations, Aroof Aftab!” Singer Fakhr-e-Alam also took to Twitter to share a message full of pride, writing, “Big Congrats, Arooj Aftab, for becoming the first ever Pakistani to be nominated for Best New Artist for the 2022 Grammy Awards. This is truly incredible news.” Singer Meesha Shafi shared a congratulatory note on her Instagram stories.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Wednesday expressed his jubilation over the nomination of Pakistani singer Arooj Aftab for Grammy Award.
In a tweet, he said he felt proud for Arooj Aftab as her nomination for the award was itself a great achievement.
The voice of Arooj would reach to the ears and heart of millions. Pakistan was very happy for her success.