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Awaz (Urdu:آواز literal English translation: "voice") was a Pakistani pop band that formed in Karachi, Sindh, in 1992. The group was formed by Haroon Rashid, lead vocalist, who was soon joined by keyboardist Faakhir Mehmood and lead guitarist Asad Ahmed. Awaz were one of the pioneer bands of the local pop music scene, achieved commercial success in Pakistan with the release of their self-titled debut album, Awaz, in 1993. The single "Janeman" from their debut album was an instant hit as they became the first band from South Asia to appear on MTV in April 1992, composed by lead vocalist Haroon Rashid and written by Sarmed Mirza.[1] Their second studio album, Jadoo Ka Charagh, released in 1995, which included hit singles "Jadoo Ka Charagh" and "Shawa". The album proved to be better than the first studio release and stood up to everybody's expectations. In 1996, the band went on to record and release their third studio album, Shola, which included their biggest hit song "Mr. Fraudiay". Their third album comprised elements of western music and less traditional eastern music unlike the previous albums had. After the release of their third studio album, vocalist Haroon Rashid and keyboardist Faakhir Mehmood went on to pursue a career as a solo singer and lead guitarist Asad Ahmed went on to forming his own band, Karavan.
Original lineup: Haroon Rashid -- lead vocals (1992--2000) || Faakhir Mehmood -- vocals, keyboards, piano (1992--2000) || Asad Ahmed -- lead guitars (1992--1997) || Session musicians: Rizwan-ul-Haq -- rhythm guitars (1993--1995) || Aamir Zaki -- rhythm guitars (1996--1998) || John "Gumby" Louis Pinto -- drums (1996--1998) ||
Mr.Fraudiye 00:00
Jaaneman 03:44
Diya Jalta Raha 07:46
Keh Do Jo Bhi 12:08
Jaane Kaun Thi Haseena 16:11
Oh Girl 19:50
Jadoo Ka Chiragh 23:55
Main Naa Maanon Haar 27:36
Watan Kahani 32:23
Ae Jawan 35:46
Shola 40:44
Dhoka Hai 45:24
Sohniye 50:06

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