(Listen) Arooj Aftab wins as First Pakistani to Win A Grammy, Best Global Music Performance

In March, Aftab joined Spotify’s EQUAL program, which fosters equity for women in the audio space, as its March ambassador for Pakistan – a feat that landed her on a billboard in Times Square. As part of the platform’s Best New Artist series, she released dual Spotify Singles, including a cover of Rosalía’s “Di Mi Nombre” and a rendition of “Baghon Main.”

Recently, Aftab announced Vulture Prince (Deluxe Edition), out June 24th on Verve Records, which includes the track Udhero Na” featuring Anoushka Shankar, in addition to an all-star cast of performers: Badi Assad, Maeve Gilchrist, Jamey Haddad, Bhrigu Sahni, Kenji Herbert, Lady Jess, Jarvis Benson, Malcolm Parson, Jorn Bielfeldt, Shazhad Ismaily, Juliette Jones, Mario Carrillo, Petros Klampanis, Nadje Noordhuis, Gyan Riley, and Darian Donovan Thomas. This edition expands upon a record, Vulture Prince (2021), whose contents resonated with listeners far and wide. landing on Year End lists from The New York TimesPitchforkNPR, and Variety.

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