LOS ANGELES: At this year’s lavish event, Brooklyn-based Pakistani artist Arooj Aftab misses out on winning her second Grammy. Aftab and Anoushka Shankar’s song, Udhero Na, received a nomination in the category for Best Global Music Performance. The prize was given to Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini, and Nomcebo Zikode’s Bayethe.
Despite not winning the award, she shared the spotlight with Shankar and sang the song at the Grammys, which were attended by the biggest names in the music business. Last year, Aftab and Mohanbbat helped Pakistan win its first Grammy.
Beyonce, on the other hand, broke the record for most Grammy victories by an artist, taking her 32nd and fourth of the night to a thunderous ovation. She won the Grammy for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album for her blockbuster Renaissance, surpassing the late classical conductor Georg Solti, who had 31 nominations.
“I am trying not to get too worked up. With I am just trying to receive this night “Queen Bey said while dressed in a glittering, curve-hugging gown and mermaid waves, as her peers stood to celebrate the 41-year-old in her historic moment.
Beyonce’s seventh solo studio album, Renaissance, is a throbbing, sweaty collection of party tunes aimed at liberating a world enslaved by lethargy. Its summer release sent Beyonce to the top of Billboard’s top songs chart for the first time in well over a decade.
Beyonce’s soaring vocals have a place in Renaissance, but it is the rhythmic, urgent call to the dance floor, as well as the synthesis of elements, which pays homage to pioneers of funk, soul, rap, house, and disco, that stand out.
“I would like to thank my parents, my father and my mother, for their love and encouragement. I would want to thank my lovely spouse and my lovely three children who are at home watching “she told the audience at the Los Angeles event. “I would like to express my gratitude to the queer community for your support and for developing this genre.” Later that day, Beyonce was nominated for multiple accolades, including album, record, and song of the year.