My Siti Nurhaliza Biography

16 Apr

Once upon a time, somewhere at the begining of 1996, while i was ironing my army uniform, a sweet and energetic voice caught my attention on the tv set. When i looked at the screen, a malay popular group called '2By2' were singing with a 17 years old lady. I remembered that this petite singer who won the Bintang RTM (Radio & TV Malaysia) 1995 singing contest in which she sang Aishah's hit song "Camar Yang Pulang" which means "The Tern Which Returned".

They were singing 'MawarKu'. The young lady is not so pretty but her voice was so powerfull that i predicted that one day she would become a big star. Really enjoyed watching her pulling her voice to the high pitch. I never seen any singer who sang that song with such a wonderfull and excellent vocal range and control. Until now, i still can't find that video which was stage at RTM1, Hiburan Minggu Ini with "2by2" i think.

I keep watching and waiting.. watching and waiting again to see who this lady's name was? At last i found out that her name is Siti Nurhaliza. What a nice name? Siti means earth, Nur is light and Haliza was someone from the prophets family. What a unique combination and got commercial value man! I decided to make her my 3rd girlfriend, after i dumped Norzila Aminuddin and Amy Mastura.

Siti Nurhaliza is the fourth child in the family of seven siblings. Actually she was the fifth child as one of her sibling had passed away. Siti Nurhaliza, IC number 790111-06-5624, was the daughter of Tarudin Bin Ismail and Siti Salmah Bt. Bachik .

Her grandfather and her mother used to be a famous violinist and a traditional singer in Pahang respectively. Her brother, Ayie also used to be a singer too. But it's her uncle, a former singer who influenced her. Some of her idols were/are ex-Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad, Sudirman , P.Ramlee , Ziana Zain and Celine Dion.

The next day i went to the 'cassette' shop to buy her album. I found out that she had 2 albums, one duet with 2By2 and the other one was her solo album called "Siti Nurhaliza" under recording label Suria Records which was released on 1st April 1996.

Her songs had not been played in any radio stations, so i just gambled and brought her solo album caused i got the money for an album only. Lucky for me, her solo album did not disapointed me. Some of my favourite songs were 'Jawapan Di Persimpangan' and 'Jerat Percintaan'.

Dec 24 1996, the first award she ever received after becoming a recording artist was at the "Anugerah Muzik Singapura 1996" which means Singapore Music Awards organised by the Singapore malay radio station (Warna 94.2 fm). She won the "Most Popular Female Artiste" and the "Most Popular Song" ~ "Mawarku" duet with "2by2".

From there onwards, more and more awards started to fill up her cabinet. In Muzik Muzik 1996 now called Anugerah Juara Lagu, she won "Best Performance", "Best Ballad Song" and "Overall Juara Lagu" for the song "Jerat Percintaan" which means "Love Trap" and beat some award-winning singers such as Ziana Zain and Fauziah Latiff.

In January 1997 after winning the Muzik-Muzik 1996, Siti who was born on 11 January 1979 at Kg. Awah Temerloh , Pahang, stopped schooling to map out her future in showbusiness, although her initial ambition was to be a police officer, just like her father.

"I had my future all planned out then. Although I love singing, I wanted to be a police officer, like my father. But now that I've won this trophy, I'm definitely going into singing.", said Siti who completed her Form Five at Clifford Secondary School in 1996.

Siti Nurhaliza came out with another second 'self-titled' album, "Aku Cinta Padamu". This time 'Aku Cinta Padamu' song which means 'I Love You' become hit and soon more and more people became her fans and made her the star in the year of 1997.

The album was so successful that her record company, SRC released a different version album called "Betapa Aku Cinta Padamu" which means "How much i love you" for the Indonesian market.

Some of the hit songs were 'Bisikan Asmara', 'Kesilapanku, Keegoanmu' and 'Wajah Kekasih' In this album, she had included one traditional song called 'Sri Mersing' to test the market for her 1st traditional album.

Some of her wishlist was to further study in a private collegue and to have her own bussiness. One of her wish come true and now she owned 3 companies in Siti Nurhaliza Productions (SNP), Siti Nurhaliza Collections (SNC) and Siti Nurhaliza Marketing (SNM). SNP involved in Siti concert stuffs, SNC involved in selling Siti's souvenir (key-chains, t-shirts) while SNM involved in promoting Siti products such as C-TEA.

The first ever critisize she had was about the unwillingness to pose picture with male artists. Since then question "why she changed her words?" was asked when she posed with male artists.

For her, to pose a picture with male artists, it must have a valid reason. She don't mind posing with 2By2 as she was part of their duet album. She do not want to be popular artist because of gossip, and one of the way to protect her family good name was to avoid taking picture with male artist. She prefered to be known because of her quality voice and performace than because of sexy or gaining fame from other popular male artists.

20th August 1997, Siti was invited to host Indonesian tv station (Indosiar) "Satu Jam Bersama" programme. She sang "Bisikan Asmara", "Kesilapanmu", "Kaulah Segalanya", duet with Yana Julio for "We Could Be In Love", duet with Harvey Malaiholo for "Words" and her last and hit song "Betapa Aku Cinta Pada Mu".

In Anugerah Skrin dan Bintang Popular 1996 on 24 August 1997, she won another 4 awards: "Most Popular Teen Artiste", "Most Popular Female Artiste", "TV Most Popular Entertainer" and "Most Popular Artiste".

She beat Erra Fazira, Amy Mastura, Nora dan Aishah for the "Most Popular Female Artiste". She also beat KRU, Ziana Zain, Awie, Senario, Nurul, Zizie Izzette, Ngasriah Nasri and Elite for the other awards.

Siti bagged about 15 awards in 1997.

Sensasi Bersama Siti Nurhaliza concert was shown on the 2nd day of hari raya 1998 at Asro Ria. Behind the scene, during the recording of the show, every time siti make a mistake, ''Tuit… tuit… tuit'' sounds will come out from her. It was a signal she used back home in Kuala Lipis, Pahang. That where the "Tweet Fans Club" got it name.

In the show, she sang Cindai, Joget Berhibur, Sesuci Lebaran, Bisikan Asmara, Aku Cinta Padamu, I Will Always Love You, Jeritan Batinku, Bunyi Gitar, Jangan Tinggal Daku and Putus Sudah Kasih Sayang.

At the end of 1998, for the 1st time, Siti was invited to Saga, Japan, to sing at Pop Queen Festival (Saga Fiesta '98). She sang Cindai, Purnama Merindu and Satu Cinta Dua Jiwa.

1998 saw her bagged only 5 awards. Was siti losing her popularity?

Mid 1999, SNP first project, a documentation video of the making of her new pop album was planned. Opera Klasik, Rashid Sibir's company was appointed as the director of the video. The video shown the songwriters and the composers telling fans the meaning and history of every song in the album.

Parti Keadilan Nasional called for a boycott of Siti's albums because they claimed that siti was used by the country's leadership when she made a speech during her performance for the National Day celebration. Keadilan's information chief Ruslan Kassim said that Siti Nurhaliza's speech sounded similar to that of the Prime Minister's.

1998 saw her bagged only 5 awads, but 1999, she got 14 awards! The awards started to favour Siti once more.

10 Responses to “My Siti Nurhaliza Biography”

  1. Pujangga Malam July 26, 2006 at 3:29 pm #

    Dunno if you are reading this bro, maklumlah this posting you made was last year and I just stumbled upon your blog via Ari’s. I would like to correct you on two things mentioned in here. Lagu-lagu CT banyak dikeudarakan semenjak album pertama lagi di corong2 radio, with Jerat Percintaan being the first song to hit RIA & Warna. So for you to say radio tak putarkan lagu2 CT sewaktu dia baru2 keluar is not right cos I ingat lagi Hafeez Glamour lah orang pertama yg putarkan lagu dia.

    As for her very first award at Anugerah Muzik Singapura on 24 Dec 1996, acara tu was not organised by Warna. It was organised by an independant events management company which went bankrupt right after the show. Warna & RIA cuma jadi stesen radio rasmi aje.

  2. Sorry I made a mistake in my first comment. I used the wrong word to describe the company that organised the Anugerah Muzik Popular (the correct name of the event). They closed down instead of “going bankrupt”, as what I had said earlier. This was what I heard from a few sources though I don’t dare confirm. Dunno how true is that, but a few companies I heard closed down after organising big concerts here. It’s so difficult to sustain here, unlike in Malaysia where international brands are queueing up to sponsor them. Still waiting for the day when a Malay company would successfully hold a concert and gain some profits. With that we should support them… 🙂

  3. Sorry I made a mistake in my first comment. I used the wrong word to describe the company that organised the Anugerah Muzik Popular (the correct name of the event). They closed down instead of “going bankrupt”, as what I had said earlier. This was what I heard from a few sources though I don’t dare confirm. Dunno how true is that, but a few companies I heard closed down after organising big concerts here. It’s so difficult to sustain here, unlike in Malaysia where international brands are queueing up to sponsor them. Still waiting for the day when a Malay company would successfully hold a concert and gain some profits. With that we should support them… 🙂

  4. Putera Emas July 28, 2006 at 5:16 pm #

    Thanks for the infos.

  5. farah dilla August 2, 2006 at 3:47 pm #

    siti nurhaliza best sebab suara die sedap…
    x lama lagi siti nk kawin…saya nk ucap selamat pengantin baru….saya memang peminat setia siti nurhaliza….harap keluarga yang bahagia…..

  6. farah dilla August 2, 2006 at 3:49 pm #

    kak siti saya teringin nk jumpa kak siti…..

  7. farah dilla August 2, 2006 at 3:50 pm #

    tahniah sebab menang anugerah nie…but kak siti its the best…so kak siti kena berusaha supaya kak siti menang lagi…

  8. lysa December 7, 2006 at 3:53 pm #

    there i sthis song i dun knw e title bt i remember wen siti performed it she wore a RELi jap PINK color costume, & e stage was decorated to b lik in japa wit e jap umbrella, wit sakura pink flwrs bein thrown & even her makeup lik jap…
    i hope u cn tell me e title of e song..
    reli2 lov it so much & wud lik to purchase it
    i tnk its within e 1st 3 album she had….

  9. Putera Emas December 9, 2006 at 1:47 pm #

    Hi lysa, if i’m not wrong the song is “Kurniaan Dalam Samaran” from the “Pancawarna” album.

    The acts were from :

    1. Her first solo konsert in Singapore on year 2000.
    2. On TV Suria 1st anniversary.

  10. reign from philippines August 27, 2008 at 12:20 pm #

    can anyone translate to english siti’s aku cinta padamu song?

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