Malaysian singers dominate awards show

SINGAPORE: It was a sweepstakes win for Malaysia at the Anugerah Planet Muzik (APM) 2007.

The country’s top performers took home eight of the 13 awards, with singer Datuk Siti Nurhaliza bagging the Most Popular Female Artiste for the seventh consecutive year, Best Female Artiste and Best Song for Biarlah Rahsia from the album Transkripsi.

M. Nasir won the Most Popular Male Artiste for his album Sang Pencinta while Mawi picked up two awards, Most Popular Male Artiste and Most Popular Song for his hit number Kian, written by Fauzi Marzuki and Lukhman S.

Best New Female Artiste went to Noryn Aziz for her album Alam Maya, while Zainal Abidin won the Inaugural Planet Muzik Humanitarian Award for his contribution towards creating awareness on environmental issues through his music.

Held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium here last night, the show was carried live over Astro Ria. It was hosted by popular Malaysian television host Aznil Nawawi, Singaporean presenters Suhaini Yusoff and Fiza O, as well as Indonesia’s Fika.
APM 2007 is an annual showcase of talented artistes from Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.