Dayang Nurfaizah


Dayang Nurfaizah
Dayang Nurfaizah

Dayang Nurfaizah performing at a private event in 2005
Background information
Birth name Dayang Nurfaizah binti Awang Dowty
Born July 20, 1981 (1981-07-20) (age 30)
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Genres Pop, R&B, Hip hop
Years active 1996–present
Labels DN & AD Entertainment Sdn Bhd

Dayang Nurfaizah binti Awang Dowty (born July 20, 1981 in Kuching, Sarawak) is a Malaysian singer. Her debut self-titled album was released in May 1999 and it was recorded in the pop and R&B genres. The album's lead single, Hakikat Cinta introduced her to the local music industry.

Her biggest task up then, to mark her fifth year in the Malaysian music industry, was to set up her own recording company, DN & AD Entertainment Sdn Bhd. Under its banner, in 31 October 2004 she released her fourth studio album, Dayang Sayang Kamu, which was received with rave reviews from the Malaysian public as well as neighbouring countries.

In 2006, she participated in One in a Million, a singing competition hosted by Malaysian local television station 8TV. She ended up as one of the four finalists in the competition but was voted out by the Malaysian public on September 15, 2006, as the competition was determined by a 50% text message voting system.

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One in a Million

The recording industry was shocked over Dayang's participation in One in a Million. Dayang's participation received many mixed reviews from various parties including the media suggesting that Dayang should give the opportunity to new talents because she already has an established position in the local music industry. During the competition, Dayang showed her off her singing capabilities with the R&B genre, infusing the music with her own style and no one captured the essence of her style better than one of the One in a Million judges, Paul Moss where he called Dayang the "Booty Shaking Funky Hot Diva".

Unfortunately, Dayang was voted out during the Top Four show when she got the highest vote out amongst the top four participants. Dayang's elimination was the most shocking elimination in the history of Malaysia's reality television and received coverage by all local newspapers and was a hot topic of debate discussed heavily online.

Throughout the competition, Dayang sang:

  1. One Last Cry - Brian McKnight (Top 20)
  2. Aku Cinta Padamu - Sheila Majid (Top 12)
  3. Survivor - Destiny's Child (Top 10)
  4. Crazy in Love - Beyonce Knowles (Top 9)
  5. Selamanya - Innuendo (Top 8)
  6. Because You Loved MeCeline Dion (Top 7)
  7. Fever - Peggy Lee (Top 6)
  8. Be Without You - Mary J. Blige (Top 6)
  9. Gemilang - Jaclyn Victor (Top 5)
  10. Dangerously In Love - Beyonce Knowles (Top 5)
  11. Buttons - Pussycat Dolls (Top 4)
  12. My Boo - Usher feat. Alicia Keys (duet with VE) (Top 4)

Discography

Albums

  • Dayang Nurfaizah (7 May 1999)
  • Seandainya Masih Ada Cinta (8 February 2001)
  • Di Sini Bermula, re-released (3 February 2002)
  • Hembusan Asmara, released on (28 November 2002)
  • The Best of Dayang Nurfaizah (24 September 2003)
  • Need A Break (single)
  • Dayang Sayang Kamu (2004)
  • Kasih (2006) - Pop / Classic
  • Dayang 2007 (2007)
  • Sayang & Cahaya (2011)

Songs

  • Bahagia
  • Berserah Kasih
  • Dayang Sayang Kamu
  • Di Sini Bermula
  • Erti Hidup
  • Hakikat Cinta
  • Hembusan Asmara
  • Hujan Lagi Hati Ini
  • Ikatan kita
  • Jangan Datang Lagi
  • Kaulah Bintang
  • Kau Pergi Jua (80's Classic Pop Adam Ahmad)
  • Kembalilah Sayang
  • Pintaku Yang Terakhir
  • Pusaka Rimba
  • Rindu Bayangan
  • Satu
  • Seandainya Masih Ada Cinta
  • Sedingin Mana Cintamu
  • Sekali Lagi
  • Untuk Sementara

Awards, accolades and achievements

1996

  • Golden Teen Search 1996 Finalist (Radio Televisyen Malaysia)
  • Bintang Remaja 1996 Finalist (Kuching, Sarawak)
  • Bintang Remaja Asli 1996 Champion (Kuching, Sarawak)
  • Golden Teen Search 1997 Champion (Radio Televisyen Malaysia)

1997

  • Bintang Remaja 1997 Champion (Kuching, Sarawak)
  • Top 5 Finalist for Best New Artist Anugerah Industri Malaysia 1997

2001

  • Winner for Best Song (Seandainya Masih Ada Cinta)AIM 2001
  • Top 5 Finalist for Best Female Vocal AIM 2001
  • Top 5 Finalist for Best Pop Album AIM 2001
  • Winner of Bintang Penghibur HMI, 2001
  • Best Fashion Bintang penghibur HMI 2001
  • Most Popular Song (Seandainya Masih Ada Cinta) APM 2001
  • Winner of Ballad Category (Seandainya Masih Ada Cinta)AJL 2001
  • Finalist for Pop Rock Category (Bahagia) AJL 2001
  • Top 5 Finalist for Most Popular Female Singer ABP 2001
  • Top 5 Finalist for Choice of Pop Song (Seandainya Masih Ada Cinta) ERA Award 2001

2002

  • Winner of Konsert Hitz Pilihan Pendengar RMKL 2002
  • 1st Runner-up for Best Performance Konsert Hitz Pilihan Pendengar RMKL 2002

2003

  • Top 5 Finalist for Best Female Vocal AIM 2003

2005

  • Top 5 Finalist for Choice of Female Vocal ERA Award 2005
  • Top 5 Finalist for Choice of Pop Song (Dayang Sayang Kamu) ERA Award 2005
  • Winner of Choice of Ethnic Song (Erti Hidup)ERA Award 2005
  • Finalist at HITZ1 2005 (Dayang Sayang Kamu)
  • Top 5 Finalist for Most Popular Female Singer ABP 2005
  • Top 5 Finalist for Best Pop Album (Kasih) AIM 2005
  • Winner for Best Album Recording (Kasih) AIM 2005

2006

  • Winner Best Recording Album - Kasih - AIM 2006
  • Top 5 Finalist for Best Pop Album - AIM 2006
  • Top 5 Finalist for Choice of Pop Song (Kasih) ERA Award 2006
  • Top 5 Finalist for Choice of Music Video (Kasih Maafkan) ERA Award 2006
  • Top 5 Finalist for Choice of Female Vocal ERA Award 2006
  • Top 5 Finalist for Best Album (Dayang Sayang Kamu) APM 2006
  • Top 5 Finalist for Best Female Vocal APM 2006

2008

  • Top 5 Finalist for Best Female Vocal Performance AIM 2008
  • Top 5 Finalist for Best Musical Arrangement - Inginku Miliki - AIM 2008
  • Top 5 Finalist for Best Pop Album - 20 07 - AIM 2008
  • Top 5 Finalist for Best Female Artist - APM 2008

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