Pakistan native Arooj Aftab on her historic Grammy nominations

“One of the biggest things is that the American audiences are okay now listening to music that isn’t in English,” Arooj Aftab says about her historic Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Best Global Music Performance. Photo by Daniel Hilsinger.

Arooj Aftab is nominated for Best New Artist at this year’s Grammys. She sings in mostly Urdu, and her work is inspired by an ancient form of Islamic poetry. 

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