The nomination for Grammy Awards 2021 are just here. New Pakistani music sensation Arooj Aftab has surprised everyone with not one but two Grammy Awards nominations. Also, she is the first-ever Pakistani to get nominated for this accolade Her latest cover song “Mohabbat” became the masterpiece that got her into nominations of the biggest award ceremony to acknowledge people with musical talent.
Celebrities Congratulate Arooj Aftab for Her Grammys Nomination
Arooj Aftab became the highlight of the day as she touched the hearts of her Pakistani fans and other celebrities who filled social media with posts congratulating the new talent. Singer Meesha Shafi, critic Fifi Haroon, singer, and Tv person, Fakhar e Alam, actor Osman Khalid Butt, congratulated Aftab on her biggest recognition.
The fans on social media admired her work and many posted that Pakistan needs more people like her to make the country proud in the world.
Arooj is not just popular among Pakistanis but she became a recognized singer the moment Barak Obama, United States former president admired her Mohabbat song In July. As per him, this was his favorite song among the others in his 2021 summer playlist.
Nominations for Best New Artist and Performer for Grammys 2022
For the best New Artist, Arooj Aftab is competing with some other super talented musicians and artists. All the Nominations in the Best New Artist category are:
- Arooj Aftab
- Jimmie Allen
- Baby Keem
- Glass Animals
- Japanese Breakfast
- The Kid Laroi
- Arlo Parks
- Olivia Rodrigo
The Mohabbat track is also listed in the Best Global Music performance category. In which other albums nominations are:
- Mohabbat by Arooj Aftab
- Do Yourself by Angelique Kidjo & Burna Boy
- Pa Pa Pa by Femi Kuti
- Blewu by Yo-Yo Ma & Angelique Kidjo
- Essence by WizKid Featuring Tems
Does It Mean End of Bias in Grammys?
The fact that the Pakistani music industry and its talented artists are getting recognition across the world due to Grammy awards 2022 is something appreciable for the citizens. Praising Arooj Aftab is more important especially since she attempted a great song, Mohabbat, originally sung by the legendary singer, Mehdi Hassan.
Also, the coming Grammy awards 2022 seems different than the previous one since it has included all the deserving singers and albums in the list of nominations. Previously, the global singer, Zayn Malik snapped at Grammys for unfair nominations. However, seeing the first-ever Pakistani singer entering the ceremony tells a different story. According to some social media users, the bias is over in terms of selecting the artists and awarding them with the title.