Yahoo! First Pakistani Artist Arooj Aftab Steps In For The Best New Artist At Grammys 2022

Yahoo! First Pakistani Artist Arooj Aftab Steps In For The Best New Artist At Grammys 2022

Arooj Aftab Pakistan’s brightest musician has made it to the Grammys one of the biggest musical award nights in America.

A few hours ago, Grammy announced their 2022 nominations and there you see this young talented musician’s name Arooj Aftab’s name.

Source: NPR

She’s nominated in the category of Best New Artist, alongside Olivia Rodrigo, The Kid Loroi, and Glass Animals.  Not only that she has also been nominated for the Best Global Performance award.

By this nomination, Arooj Aftab has become the first Pakistani to be nominated for Best New Artist for the 2022 Grammy Awards.

Source: Open Spotify

Soon the nominations were announced, Pakistani celebrities tweeted and congratulated her for this big achievement.

Arooj Aftab nominated for the Best New Artist

Arooj Aftab has made the nation proud, actor Osman Khalid Butt tweeting, “What fantastic news. Congratulations, Proof Aftab!”

Source: Express Tribune

Singer Fakhr-e-Alam also took to Twitter to share a message full of pride, writing, “Big Congrats, Arooj Aftab, for becoming the first-ever Pakistani to be nominated for Best New Artist for the 2022 Grammy Awards. This is truly incredible news.”

Even Meesha Shafi also congratulated her. International magazines and Billboard also featured Arooj Aftab as a new member in the Grammys nominations.

Source: Wiki

She also even released her third album “Vulture Prince” as well. Her musical test spread throughout the world and grabbed high-profile attention. In July Barack Obama former President of the United States of America gave a shout-out to her by stating her song “Mohabbat” as one of the favorite tracks on his official summer 2021 playlist.

Hope no one gets robbed like the year when Grammys got into Scammys which created huge negativity among fans.

Full Nomination List:

Apart from Arooj’s finest debut in Grammy, let’s have a look at the full list of Grammy 2022 nominees.

Record of the Year

  • ABBA – I Still Have Faith in You
  • Jon Batiste – Freedom
  • Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – I Get a Kick Out of You
  • Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Cesar & Giveon – Peaches
  • Brandi Carlile – Right on Time
  • Doja Cat Featuring SZA – Kiss Me More
  • Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
  • Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me by Your Name)
  • Olivia Rodrigo – Driver’s License
  • Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open

Album of the Year

  • We Are – Jon Batiste
  • Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Love for Sale
  • Justin Bieber – Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)
  • Doja Cat – Planet Her (Deluxe)
  • Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
  • H.E.R. – Back of My Mind
  • Lil Nas X – Montero
  • Olivia Rodrigo – Sour
  • Taylor Swift – Evermore
  • Kanye West – Donda

Song of the Year

  • Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
  • Alicia Keys & Brandi Carlile – A Beautiful Noise
  • Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License
  • H.E.R. – Fight for You
  • Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
  • Doja Cat Featuring SZA – Kiss Me More
  • Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open
  • Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me by Your Name)
  • Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Cesar & Giveon – Peaches
  • Brandi Carlile – Right on Time

Best New Artist

  • Arooj Aftab
  • Jimmie Allen
  • Baby Keem
  • Finneas
  • Glass Animals
  • Japanese Breakfast
  • The Kid Laroi
  • Arlo Parks
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Saweetie

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • Justin Bieber – Anyone
  • Brandi Carlile – Right on Time
  • Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
  • Ariana Grande – Positions
  • Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – I Get a Kick Out of You
  • Justin Bieber & Benny Blanco – Lonely
  • BTS – Butter
  • Coldplay – Higher Power
  • Doja Cat Featuring SZA – Kiss Me More
  • Dolly Parton – A Holly Dolly Christmas

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Justin Bieber – Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)
  • Doja Cat – Planet Her (Deluxe)
  • Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
  • Ariana Grande – Positions
  • Olivia Rodrigo – Sour

Best Rock Performance

  • AC/DC – Shot in the Dark
  • Black Pumas – Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)
  • Chris Cornell – Nothing Compares 2 U
  • Deftones – Ohms
  • Foo Fighters – Making a Fire

Best Metal Performance

  • Deftones – Genesis
  • Dream Theater – The Alien
  • Gojira – Amazonia
  • Mastodon – Pushing the Tides
  • Rob Zombie – The Triumph of King Freak (A Crypt of Preservation and Superstition)

Best Rock Song

  • Weezer – All My Favorite Songs
  • Kings of Leon – The Bandit
  • Mammoth WVH – Distance
  • Paul McCartney – Find My Way
  • Foo Fighters – Waiting on a War

Best Rock Album

  • AC/DC – Power Up
  • Black Pumas – Capitol Cuts – Live From Studio A
  • Chris Cornell – No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1
  • Foo Fighters – Medicine at Midnight
  • Paul McCartney – McCartney III

Best Rap Song

  • DMX Featuring Jay-Z & Nas – Bath Salts
  • Saweetie Featuring Doja Cat – Best Friend
  • Baby Keem Featuring Kendrick Lamar – Family Ties
  • Kanye West Featuring Jay-Z – Jail
  • J. Cole Featuring 21 Savage & Morray – ​​My Life

Best Rap Album

  • J. Cole – The Off-Season
  • Drake – Certified Lover Boy
  • Nas – King’s Disease II
  • Tyler, the Creator – Call Me If You Get Lost
  • Kanye West – Donda

The mega-musical award night will be held on Jan. 31, 2022, at the Crypto.com Arena (formerly the Staples Center) in Los Angeles.

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