Honor for Pakistan – Singer Arooj Aftab receives another Grammy nomination

KARACHI (The HQ News) Pakistani singer Arooj Aftab, who made history last year by becoming the first Pakistani to win a Grammy, has once again managed to secure a Grammy nomination in the Best Global Music Performance category for her track Udhero Na featuring Anoushka Shankar.
On Wednesday, the artist took to Instagram to make the announcement by sharing a New York Times’ listicle highlighting all Grammy nominations for the year of 2023. Over joyed, the Mohabbat crooner wrote in the caption, “Oh my, oh my, oh my!”

Arooj followed up with video message to share her feelings about the nomination and Udhero Na. “Oh my God! Udhero Na has been nominated for a Grammy. Congratulations to me and to Anoushka Shankar, Maeve Gilchrist and Nadje Noordhuis.”
She recalled how four “badass women” came together to play a song that she wrote when she was merely 15 and it’s finally getting the recognition it deserves.

“So, I’m very emotional and very glad and I’m really, really, just, I don’t even know. I’m in this hall of a ship, we’re about to perform in about 20 minutes or so. I don’t know how I’m going to do that but this is great. So, thank you,” she concluded. Aftab captioned this post, “Congratulations to me! [laughs] Yes, congratulations to you and Anoushka Shankar.”

Sharing her precious moments, actor Sarwat Gilani congratulated the star in the comments section, writing, “you go girl” Singer Jessica Betts, Devonté Hynes, also known as Blood Orange, singer-songwriter Rachel Eckroth, Indian actor Priyanka Bose, singer Priya Darshini, Never Have I Ever actor Poorna Jagannathan, among others, also lauded her.

Actor Ushna commented under her video asking if the nominated song Udhero Na is from back in the day and if this means Bolo Na will re-release for third consecutive Grammy in the future. “Bring ’em all home, superstar!” she cheered. Trans rights activist Dr Mehrub Moiz Awan, pianist Meritxell Neddermann, Spanish singer Marta Sánchez, also gave Aftab their blessings.

Aftab’s Udhero Na will compete for the Best Global Music Performance Award alongside Matt B and Eddy Kenzo’s Gimme Love, Burna Boy’s Last last, Rocky Dawuni, Blvk H3ro’s Neva Bow Down and Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini, Nomcebo Zikode’s Bayethe.
Here is a list of nominations for the most prominent categories at the Grammys announced on Tuesday by the Recording Academy.