Arooj Aftab will be the first Pakistani artist to perform at the Grammys

Arooj Aftab will be the first Pakistani artist to perform at the Grammys

The singer will perform her nominated song 'Udhero Na' featuring Anoushka Shankar at the February 5 Grammys premiere ceremony.
28 Jan, 2023

Arooj Aftab was the first Pakistani to bag a Grammy and now she will be the first to perform at the award show. Her achievements keep multiplying and we couldn’t be more proud.

On Friday, Aftab took to Instagram and announced that she will be performing at the Grammys premiere ceremony, which is held hours before the main Grammys award show. Several awards are also announced at the premiere ceremony. “I simply cannot wait to play my Grammy nominated jam ‘Udhero Na’ feat Anoushka Shankar with her live, for you at the Grammys,” she wrote.

She added that her followers can catch her live on and the Recording Academy’s YouTube channel on Feb 5 at 12:30pm Pacific Time.

“Let’s do this” commented Shankar while designer HSY called it “amazing” and Tara Mahmood said it’s “fabulous news”. Never Have I Ever’s Richa Moorjani and American singer Jessica Betts also commented on Aftab’s post.

Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Kim Petras and Sam Smith will also be performing at this year’s Grammys.

This year, Aftab’s ‘Udhero Na’ has been nominated in the Best Global Music Performance category. Matt B and Eddy Kenzo’s ‘Gimme Love’, Burna Boy’s ‘Last last’, Rocky Dawuni and Blvk H3ro’s ‘Neva Bow Down’ and Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini and Nomcebo Zikode’s ‘Bayethe’ have also been nominated in the same category.

Pop superstar Beyonce leads the field of musicians nominated for Grammy awards, setting up a showdown with Adele, Harry Styles and others for the top prize of Album Of The Year. The ‘Alien Superstar’ singer landed nine nominations for the highest honours in music. That brings her career total to 88, tying her with husband Jay-Z as the most nominated artist in Grammy history.