Nazia Hassan (Urdu: ) (b. April 3, 1965 - d. August 13, 2000) was an iconic Pakistani pop singer. At fifteen, she changed the landscape of pop music in the Subcontinent. Her song Aap jaisa koi which featured in the film Qurbani (1980) topped charts in Pakistan as well as India. An Indian commentator notes that ...Hindustani film music was never the same after Nazia, maybe accidentally, invaded it...Aap jaisa koi actually set a disco trend. The next year her first album, Disco Diwane (1980) broke record sales in Pakistan and India and even hit number one on the Brazilian charts. The album was followed by Boom Boom, (1982) Young Tarang, (1984) Hotline (1987) and Camera Camera (1992).
Before achieving stardom, she trained with music maestro Sohail Rana, appearing often on his show "Sung Sung." Later, she would receive state patronage as her videos appeared on Pakistan Television (PTV). In 1988, she and her brother Zoheb hosted the groundbreaking show "Music 89" produced by Shoiab Mansoo