Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan featured in Rolling Stone’s “Best Singers of All Time” list
Qawali maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan has been featured on the American Magazine Rolling Stone’s “200 Best Singers of All Time” list.
The magical Pakistani vocalist claimed the 91st spot on the list.
The magazine wrote for the late vocal master as “Watching archival performances of the late Pakistani vocal master Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan — an icon in the realm of Qawwali, a type of Sufi devotional song, whose family’s musical legacy stretched back hundreds of years — it’s easy to lose track of time, and to hear how his music easily reached global audiences in the eighties when he began performing abroad and recording for Peter Gabriel’s Real World label”.
The list also included artists such as K-pop boy band BTS’ Jungkook, South Korean singer-songwriter IU, late Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar and Canadian singer The Weeknd.
The top 10 artists from the Best Singers of All Time list include Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Sam Cooke, Billie Holiday, Mariah Carey, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Beyoncé, Otis Redding and Al Green.