Arooj Aftab bags a Grammy, becomes the first-ever Pakistani artist to win the award

Arooj Aftab bags a Grammy, becomes the first-ever Pakistani artist to win the award

Arooj Aftab has scored her first-ever grammy recently. She becomes the first Pakistani to win a Grammy award.

Arooj is a Brooklyn-based Pakistani vocalist. She has won her first Grammy for her song Mohabbat. She has been awarded in the ‘Best Global Performance’ category for the song.

Aftab has been gaining global attention for her talent. The 37-years-old has been living in New York for about 15 years. She is known for combining ancient Sufi traditions with jazz and folk.

Other than this, the singer is also up for the coveted Best New Artist Prize. Talking to a media outlet backstage, Aftab told how absolutely thrilled she is. She also revealed that she had been nervous all day long.

Facts about Arooj Aftab

Arooj had spent her early teenage years in Lahore before she went to Boston’s prestigious Berklee School of Music. She studied music production and engineering. She garnered a lot of attention after her album Vulture Prince.’ Her award-winning Mohabbat was also included in former US President Barack Obama’s ‘summer favorite list’ which added to her fame.

Aftab has also performed at a number of known New York venues. These include the Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art.

The Grammy award is undoubtedly big, however, Aftab has a number of nominations under her belt.

The Pakistani artist was given a Student Academy Award in the year 2020. This was to acknowledge her work in composing the music for Karishma Dev Dube’s short film named Bittu.

Other than this, the artist also received her first Latin Grammy in the category of best rap/hip-hop. Aftab is also one of the first people who promoted themselves through social media and the internet. Her covers of Amir Zaki’s Mera Pyaar and Hallelujah took over the internet.

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