|Birth name||Muhammad Mirzahady Bin Amir|
|Also known as||Hady Mirza|
|Born||28 January 1980|
|Genres||Pop, r&b, soul, rock, hip-hop|
|Years active||2006–2014 = Hype Records SIngapore|
Hady Mirza (Malay: حدي ميرزا; born 28 January 1980) 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 was born to a family of Buginese descent with roots from Sulawesi, Indonesia. 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.
Hady's debut album, self-titled Hady Mirza, was released in Singapore on 13 November 2006  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 won 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
|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|
Party Like This
|First to be safe|
|Top 5||I'll Make Love to You
|Boyz II Men
|First to be safe|
|Top 3||Got to Get You into My Life
|Earth, Wind and Fire
|Finale||You Give Me Wings
Through The Fire
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.
World AIDS Day 2008 Concert
|Winner of Singapore Idol