Siti Nurhaliza, Malaysia's Queen of Pop Turns 40

Last update: 10/01/2019

By Muhammad Zaini Mohd Zin

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's Queen of Pop, Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin turns 40 tomorrow.

The multi-award winning pop singer-songwriter is the most successful Malaysian singer, garnering over 300 local and international awards and performed over 50 concerts in her 23 years in the music industry.

Currently, she has been listed as one of Malaysia's richest, most-influential, most award-winning and most single-produced artiste.

Siti Nurhaliza is also one of Malaysia's best selling artistes. Her album sales alone contributed to 10 per cent of Malaysia's total album sales in 2001. To date, she has sold more than 6 million units in record sales.

Despite the string of successes, the "Anta Permana" singer said there was nothing else she would want besides good health and to be able to continue serving the society.

PRICELESS GIFT

“After all, I’ve already received the most priceless gift, my daughter, Siti Aafiyah,” she was quoted as saying in a recent news report.

Siti Nurhaliza and businessman Datuk Seri Khalid Mohamad Jiwa Khalid were married on Aug 21, 2006 and Aafiyah was born last March 19.

After over a year hiatus to welcome her firstborn child, Siti Nurhaliza is making a major comeback in 2019.

The music icon is embarking on a grand tour spanning four countries – Indonesia (Feb 21), Singapore (March 2), Malaysia (March 16) and Britain (April 22).

The singing sensation will also be performing at the distinguished Royal Albert Hall in London on April 22,  marking her second time performing at the renowned venue.

LONDON PERFORMANCE

Siti Nurhaliza first performed in London back in 2005 during her 10th year anniversary in the music industry, making her the third Asian artiste to perform at Royal Albert Hall.

“This concert is poised to break new ground, thanks to my loyal supporters, Sitizoners and fans who have been waiting for my comeback," she told a press conference recently to announce her self-titled tour "Dato' Sri Siti Nurhaliza On Tour'.

In conjunction with the tour, a special documentary titled "They Call Me Siti : One Woman, Two Decades of Music, Ten Thousand Miles" will be released on the silver screen.

Shiraz Projects' executive producer Shirazdeen Karim, who will  be promoting Siti Nurhaliza as the Queen of Music,  has set a budget of more than RM10 million, making it perhaps the highest budget for a tour for any Malaysian singer.

Tickets to the Malaysian show at Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil – priced at RM1,295 (includes meet-and-greet), RM495, RM355, RM255, RM155 and RM105 – are available on myticket.asia.

 -- BERNAMA