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 and were highly skilled and talented musicians, producers and composers.

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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 and were highly skilled and talented musicians, producers and composers. The band's skill at composing and producing was often overlooked and the focus was on their good looks, glossy videos, catch songs and wild stage performances. Awaz are also regarded as one of the most successful band in Pakistan having sold more than 2 million albums worldwide.Awaz 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. 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, the band fell apart due to the differences among the three members, 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.
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  • From left to right: Faakhir Mehmood, Haroon Rashid and Assad Ahmed.
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  • Jaanay Kaun Thi Haseena, Awaz's song from their debut studio album Awaz. The single was plagiarised as a soundtrack of the Bollywood movie Sanam Harjai by music directed by Usha Khanna.
  • Oh Girl, from the album Awaz, with lyrics written in both English and Urdu.
  • Mein Bhi Pakistan, Awaz's song from their second studio album Jadoo Ka Charagh. The song is based on a poem written by Sehba Akhtar.
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