The new year 2023 has just started and we already have major news from the Pakistani music industry coming in.
Thanks to our artists’ amazing talent and renowned platforms like Coke Studio among many more, Pakistani crooners are now finally getting international exposure on global platforms.
Not only is our man Ali Sethi performing at Coachella this year, but our very own rappers Young Stunners will also be performing their magic alongside Travis Scott.
This is major news for the industry, and just to add to this, Arooj Aftab, Pakistan’s first and only Grammy winner has once again been nominated for yet another Grammy – can this year get any better?
“What a time to be a Pakistani music listener,” wrote a user on Twitter (@zaidbhatti) and we can’t agree more!
Ali Sethi's performing at Coachella and Young Stunners will be on the same stage as Travis Scott and Lil Uzi. What a time to be a Pakistani music listener.
— Zaid (@zaidbhattii) January 11, 2023
Arooj Aftab Becomes First Pakistani Singer to Perform at Music and Arts Festival Coachella in California, United States
The projects and platforms in 2022 gave our stars a clear path. Not only did Ali Sethi’s ‘Pasoori’ make a global imprint, but our rappers such as Eva B made it to Marvel’s Ms. Marvel!
“Pakistani musicians gathering wins left right and center!” read the tweet that detailed the accomplishments of our artists. “Young stunners performing in Abu Dhabi on the same stage as Travis Scott, Ali Sethi performing at Coachella, Kahani Suno and Pasoori on global top 100 songs charts on YouTube, and Abdul Hannan just existing,” wrote an excited Twitterati!
Pakistani musicians gathering Ws left right and centre!!
Young stunners performing in Abu Dhabi on the same stage as travis Scott.
Ali Sethi performing at coachella
Kahani suno + pasoori on global top 100 songs charts on YT.
Abdul hannan just existing.
Love 2023 for PK music
— فریحہ ✪ (@fay_alif) January 11, 2023
That’s not all – our artists have not only shown the world the talent Pakistan has but also how we openly welcome people from all walks of life and across borders.
Pakistanis are very much looking forward to Sethi rock Coachella with Indian actor and international icon Diljit Dosanjh.
I hope Ali Sethi and Diljit Dosanjh share a mutual admiration so we can have the ultimate crossover episode at Coachella
— Mirza (@mirzakeating) January 11, 2023
“Diljit and Ali Sethi performing at Coachella is the crossover we deserve,” read a tweet.
And for those who are trying to bring the hard work of these artists down, their fans will not let you ruin the parade!
i’m sorry but i’m actually happy for them?? YS went to the top and they’re achieving so much more which is actually amazing!!! and ali sethi toh wese hei deserves much hype🏻 https://t.co/LH4wUA4eW4
— R🕊 (@raamlahh) January 11, 2023
“Ali Sethi performing at Coachella, Young Stunners at Wireless music festival, Joyland in Oscars shortlist, Maula Jatt’s commercial success. The music/film/arts seem to be the only industries doing well in this country. But go ahead, let’s ban films, censor artists, and give zero funding.”
We understand your pain, but let’s celebrate the positives instead, shall we?
Ali Sethi performing at Coachella,Young Stunners at Wireless music festival,Joyland in Oscars short list,Maula Jutts commercial success.The music/film/arts seems to be the only industries doing well in this country.But go ahead,let's ban films,censor artists and give zero funding
— Zunaira Inam Khan (@ZunairaInam) January 11, 2023
Ali Sethi, Shae Gill’s Pasoori Makes it to Top 3 on Spotify Global Viral 50 List
We’re in the same boat as you, my friend!
I can't help but feel jealous of people in America who get the opportunity to see both Ali Sethi and Dilijt Dosanjh in one place
— Vaishnavi || वैष्णवी (@MVaish06) January 11, 2023
Nonetheless, we can’t wait to see the crowd go head over heels for our artists and hope that many more get the chance the display their plethora of talent in front of the world.
We’d also like to take this moment and wish Arooj Aftab all the very best for her nomination and hope she brings home another victory!
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