It is a Grammy Award Win for Pakistan as songstress Arooj Aftab becomes the first Pakistani singer to bag the coveted award.
Receiving a Grammy for her hit track “Mohabbat” in the Best Global Performance category, the star was also nominated for the best new artist award.
Thrilled by her much-deserved win, the exuberant Brooklyn-based Pakistani vocalist appeared shocked by her feat and stated: "I think I'm gonna faint. Wow, thank you so much. I feel like this category in itself has been so insane like Burna Boy, Wizkid, Femi Kuti, Angélique Kidjo”
Listen to the viral track here
Arooj had a steady rise to fame, with her work receiving the global limelight for her musical fusions rich with a touch of Sufi and the likes of folk and jazz.
She had dedicated her third studio album “Vulture Prince” to her deceased brother. The album received immense popularity when former US President Obama divulged on his Instagram that he loved her track ‘Mohabbat’ by featuring it as her 2021 summer favorite.
A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Arooj loves to sing in Urdu but also has English songs in her discography.
Pakistan’s Twitterverse is ecstatic by the Grammy Win by their very own star and is extending their congratulations to Arooj.