Hady Mirza

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Hady Mirza
Birth name Muhammad Mirzahady Bin Amir[1]
Also known as Hady Mirza
Born (1980-01-28) January 28, 1980 (age 34)
Origin Singapore
Genres Pop, R&B, Soul, Rock, Hip-Hop
Years active 2006–present
Labels Hype Records SIngapore
Website http://www.facebook.com/mirzahady
This is a Malay name; the name Mirza is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Hady.

Hady Mirza (born January 28, 1980) (Jawi: حدي ميرزا) is a Singaporean singer. He is the winner of the second season of the reality TV show Singapore Idol. He was crowned the winner on 25 September 2006 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium after garnering 70% of about one million votes cast by television viewers.

He was also the winner of the world's first Asian Idol competition held on 16 December 2007 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Asian Idol is a competition between six Idol winners from several different Asian countries, namely Singapore Idol, Malaysian Idol, Indonesian Idol, Indian Idol, Philippine Idol and Vietnam Idol.

Hady is most known for his smooth R&B voice and charming personality. He is the second male winner, following Taufik Batisah.

Biography[edit]

Hady was born to a family of Buginese descent with roots from Sulawesi.[2] He started singing at the age of eight and instantly fell in love with it because of the variety of genres he could get involved in. On the show, Hady was known for his diverse versatility, singing not only R&B hits, but Pop, Emo Rock and Heavy Metal.

Hady studied mechatronics at Temasek Polytechnic.

His favourite singers include Michael Jackson, Babyface, Boyz II Men and John Legend.

Hady's debut album, self-titled Hady Mirza, was released in Singapore on 13 November 2006 [1] and achieved Platinum status within 4 days of its release. The album is due to be re-released in 2008 with additional material.

In June 2007, Hady was awarded with two major awards in Anugerah Planet Muzik 2007, a yearly Malay music award show awarding the best musicians in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Hady was voted "Most Popular Artiste (Singapore)" and his self-penned Malay single Merpati was voted "Most Popular Song (Singapore)"

Hady was also chosen to sing an exclusive song You and I for the Police Week 2007 which was held in conjunction with the Police Day Parade 2007. In October 2007, to coincide with the grand opening of the KPE Tunnel, a special compilation album Sounds of the Underground was recorded, and Hady was featured on the track Jangan Memandu di Pinggir Jalan (Don't Drive on the Side of the Road).

One year after his Singapore Idol win, Hady won the world's first-ever Asian Idol, featuring Idol winners from six countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and India. With his unique soulful voice and charming looks, Hady will now represent Asia to promote the diversified Asian music to the world. Hady's two performance choices were: Berserah (Surrender), composed by Taufik Batisah, and Beautiful Day by U2. In 2008, he sang the theme song for that year's NDP (National Day Parade), Shine for Singapore.

During the results show, he also performed Do I Make You Proud with American Idol Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks and the other Asian Idol contestants, as well as a highly-popular version of George Michael's Freedom! '90 with Malaysian Idol Jaclyn Victor.

Hady bagged the awards in two voting-based categories, Most Popular Singapore Song and Most Popular Regional Song, for his hit Ku Tetap Kan Menunggu (I Will Still Wait) at Anugerah Planet Muzik 2012, an annual award event organised by two Malay MediaCorp Radio Stations, WARNA 94.2FM & RIA 89.7FM.

List of Hady's performances on Singapore Idol[edit]

Week # Song Choice Original Artist Result
Top 28 Heaven Bryan Adams Proceeded to top 12
Top 12 Rock DJ Robbie Williams Safe
Top 11 Maria, Maria Product G&B & Santana Safe
Top 10 I've Got You Under My Skin Frank Sinatra Safe
Top 9 Freedom! '90 George Michael Safe
Top 8 You've Got A Friend Carole King Last to be safe
Top 7 You Give Love a Bad Name Bon Jovi Safe
Top 6 Lagenda
Party Like This
Sheila Majid
V.E.and Ruffedge
First to be safe
Top 5 I'll Make Love to You
Senorita
Boyz II Men
Justin Timberlake
Safe
Top 4 Kiss
Faithfully
Prince
Journey
First to be safe
Top 3 Got to Get You into My Life
Desperado
Earth, Wind and Fire
Eagles
Safe
Finale You Give Me Wings
Through The Fire
Freedom90
Winning Song
Chaka Khan
George Michael
Winner

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Album information
Hady Mirza
  • Released: November 13, 2006
  • Chart positions (Album): No.1 on HMV, Sembawang Music, CD Rama
  • Chart positions (Singles): You Give Me Wings (No.1 on 987FM) / Merpati (No.1 on Ria FM 89.7)
  • Worldwide Sales: TBC
  • RIAS certification: Platinum
  • Singles: You Give Me Wings, Freedom! '90, Merpati (Malay Single)

Note: In Singapore, albums get the Platinum status when 15,000 albums are sold, instead of 1 million in the US, due to its smaller population size.

Album information
Sang Penyanyi
  • Released: December 15, 2009
  • Chart positions (Album): N/a
  • Chart positions (Singles): Angkasa (No.1 for 29 weeks on Ria FM 89.7)- The Longest Running Single ever since its radio debut in 2009 right through 2010.
  • Worldwide Sales: TBC
  • RIAS certification: TBC
  • Singles: Angkasa, I'll Never Leave, Ku Tetapkan Menunggu

World AIDS Day 2008 Concert[edit]

Hady performed in the Love Amplified Concert, a concert held in Singapore to commemorate World AIDS Day 2008. The concert was held at Fort Canning Park, Singapore on 29 November 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asian Idol Website
  2. ^ CHEONG SUK-WAI (December 21, 2007). "The 'Safe' Choice". The Star. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Taufik Batisah
Winner of Singapore Idol
2006
Succeeded by
Sezairi Sezali