Arooj Aftab will be the first Pakistani to get a Grammy, and she will now be the first to perform at the ceremony. Her accomplishments continue to pile up, and we couldn’t be prouder.
Aftab confirmed on Instagram on Friday that she will perform at the Grammys premiere celebration, which takes place hours before the main Grammys award presentation. Several awards are also given out during the premiere ceremony. “I just cannot wait to perform my Grammy-nominated jam ‘Udhero Na’ ft Anoushka Shankar live for you at the Grammys,” she added.
She also mentioned that her fans can watch her live on live.grammy.com and the Recording Academy’s YouTube page on February 5 at 12:30 pm Pacific Time.
This year, Aftab’s ‘Udhero Na’ was nominated for Best Global Music Performance. ‘Gimme Love’ by Matt B and Eddy Kenzo, ‘Last Last’ by Burna Boy, ‘Neva Bow Down’ by Rocky Dawuni and Blvk H3ro, and ‘Bayethe’ by Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini, and Nomcebo Zikode have also been nominated in the same category.
Beyonce tops the field of Grammy nominees, setting up a confrontation with Adele, Harry Styles, and others for the top accolade of Album of The Year. The ‘Alien Superstar singer received nine nominations for music’s highest honors. This takes her career total to 88, tying her with her husband Jay-Z for the most Grammy nominations in history.