Siti Nurhaliza is one of the most famous Malaysian singer, songwriter and businesswomen. She won many international awards for her performance. Siti Nurhaliza Binti Tarudin was born on January 11, 1979 in Kampung Awah, Temerloh, Pahang, Malaysia. She is the fifth child in the family having eight siblings. Her father is a police officer and mother is housewife and local traditional singer. Her sisters Siti Norsaida and Siti Saerah and brother Saiful Bahri Tarudin are also singers.
During early childhood, she has keen interest in sports and co-curricular activities. She started singing by Malay traditional song at an early age of 6 years at a school event and also received certificates in the event. In the year 1991, at the age of 12 years, she won singing award in patriotic song competition. Along with singing, she also had an interest in netball during school times. She also participated in Netball and 5X80 meter relay during sports events.
Siti Nurhaliza belongs to a poor family. She had to wake up at 4.00am to help her mother in selling and making ‘kuih’ (Snack). She used to help her mother in setting up stall daily on the main road. She used to communicate with customers at the stall which made her more confident. She also got exposure by performing live at wedding ceremonies and dinner parties. She learned traditional songs from her mother and performed same on many special occasions and events.
Siti Nurhaliza was the vocalist of a small band ‘Family Group’ founded by her uncle. She started participating in many competitions and tries to improve her voice. At the age of 14, she went for the audition for Aisa Bagus and after two years at the age of 16, she met Adnan Abu Hassan, who helped her to improve her vocal performance. She signed ‘Suria Records’ and came up with her First eponymous self-titled debut album. Siti Nurhaliza’s single debut ‘Jerat Percintaan’ won the 11th Anugerah Juara Lagu. In the same year, she won Most Popular Female Singer, Most Popular Teen Artiste, Most Popular Television Entertainer and Most Popular Star awards.
By the year 1997, she became popular in the music industry. Her story was appearing in almost every magazine in Indonesia. She was a first Malaysian singer to perform live on a popular TV station in Indonesia named Indosiar. She also won Best New Artist award in 1997.
At the age of 19, she launched Siti Nurhaliza Productions (M) Sdn. Bhd., which is her own company, acts as her official management team. During Common-Wealth Games in 1998, which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Siti Nurhaliza got a chance to perform on international stage. After this international event, she got the invitation from Japan to perform in Pop Queen Festival.
In 1999, She received award in international singing competition, after this event she got popular worldwide. She released many hit albums since then. She also worked with many international singers and artists. In 2004, her company started with the production of television programs. The shows got popularity locally as well as internationally.
She was the first Malaysian women to walk on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles. She broke many records at a young age. Check Sitti Nurhaliza’s contact details for more information.