Brooklyn-based Pakistani singer Arooj Aftab on Sunday, made a history after she bagged the Grammy award for her song “Muhabbat” in the Best Global Performance category. Not only this, Arooj Aftab was also nominated for the Best New Artist category.
Arooj is known for her mesmerizing voice in ancient Sufi traditions with inflections of folk, jazz and minimalism. Other than vocalist, Arooj is a music producer and composer who got her training from the Berklee College of Music. Arooj gained recognition after former US president Barack Obama included the track ‘Mohabbat’ on his 2021 summer favorites list. Arooj while expressing her feelings on the stage at the 64th Grammy awards, mentioned that “I feel like this category in of itself has been insane… it should this be called yacht party category. I made [this record] about everything that broke me and put me back together. Thank you for listening to it and making it yours.”
Many celebrities and famous personalities took to social media to congratulate Arooj Aftab on her big win. Let’s have a look!
In this chaotic world, I’m very happy to wake up to the most beautiful news, @arooj_aftab has won her first Grammy 🥺🥰 so proud of you. Keep making us proud you rock star!
— Hadiqa Kiani (@Hadiqa_Kiani) April 4, 2022
— Muniba Mazari (@muniba_mazari) April 4, 2022
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) April 4, 2022
— Bakhtawar B-Zardari (@BakhtawarBZ) April 4, 2022
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) April 3, 2022
— Rohail Hyatt (@rohailhyatt) April 4, 2022
Wow ! This is amazing. @arooj_aftab Having witnessed your journey since back in the day, your perseverance and pursuit for knowledge in your field gives us great joy and a sense of pride. May you keep shining. Bohat si duyaayein.
The news we should see all over national media. https://t.co/w5AlDKDmq8
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) April 3, 2022
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) April 3, 2022
Such a wonderful news for the industry. @arooj_aftab proves her mettle. The entire world is recognising our country’s talent. Congratulations. Proud moment for all Pakistanis #GrammyAwards pic.twitter.com/k8Uz8FQdXQ
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) April 4, 2022