Hafiz (Malaysian singer)

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Mohd Hafiz Bin Mohd Suip
Born (1990-02-27) 27 February 1990 (age 24)
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Genres ballade, dance
Occupations Singer, Student, Actor
Years active 2009 – present
Labels Astro Talents Sdn Bhd
Website www.aftalents.com.my

Mohd Hafiz Bin Mohd Suip (born February 27, 1990)[1] is a Malaysian singer, who won the seventh season of Akademi Fantasia, receiving 46 percent of over 4.2 million votes. His debut album, Masih Jelas, was released on July 14, 2009.[2]

Akademi Fantasia 2009[edit]

Hafiz competed against thirteen other contestants to win Season 7 of Akademi Fantasia. His winning potential was shown from week 1 when he was named the 'Best student of the night'

Throughout the competition, Hafiz remained at top two when the voting session was closed at the end of every concert, with six collective highest votes. Before the final concert, most media buzz predicted Hafiz to be the winner of the season. At the end of the finale, the prediction came true when he was crowned as the seventh winner of the show, beating 4 other students, with a massive votes of 46%, the highest percentage of votes in the show's production. He took back the male dominate winner crown from previous winner fifth season's Mila Jirin and sixth season's Stacy who are both females.

Song performances on Akademi Fantasia[edit]

Week Instructed Songs Original Artist Result #
Week 1 "Lagu Kita" Aizat Af5 1
Week 2 "Cinta Ini Membunuhku"
"Toyol"
D-Masiv
Aznil Nawawi
1
Week 3 "Mat Disko" Sudirman 2
Week 4 "Cinta ini" Siti Nurhaliza 2
Week 5 "Terlanjur Cinta" (with Mila Af5) Rossa & Pasha Ungu 2
Week 6 "Pak Belalang" Kristal 1
Week 7 "Kau Yang Punya" Malique & Najwa 1
Week 8 "Di Manakan Ku Cari Ganti" P.Ramlee 2
Week 9 "Laskar Pelangi"
"I Believe I Can Fly"
Nidji and R. Kelly 1
Finale "Kau Bunga Cintaku"
"Masih Jelas"
Anuar Zain
Hafiz
Winner

Post AF[edit]

His first album, titled Masih Jelas was released on 14 July 2009.[3] He recorded 5 songs including, Masih Jelas, for the album, which also featured singles by 4 other AF7 finalists. Masih Jelas was nominated in the Best Pop Song and Best Arrangements in Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM17).[4] Hafiz also performed at the final of Anugerah Juara Lagu 24[5] as one of the strongest contenders. Being nominated as one of Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian 2009's Best New Artiste[6] also added feathers onto his caps. Although he did not win any of these, it was a good exposure for the young artist.

His latest foray in the entertainment world was being involved in KITA : The Musical, a musical theatre which was inspired by 1Malaysia.[7] He played the lead, Rahman in the multi-racial ensemble play staged at the famous Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur. Also involved in the play were other ASTRO talents, Eric Lin,Michael Rao, fellow AF7 alumni Nas Adila and Amy Wang. The theatre was a success and it went into the Malaysia Guinness Book of Record.

Early life[edit]

Hafiz was born on 27 February 1990 to Mohd Suip, and his wife Halizawati HM Salleh. He is the oldest and the only boy in his siblings.[8] After graduating in SMK St Joseph, he joined the reality competition Idol in early 2009 after passing the audition in Kuching.[9]

2011-present[edit]

Early in the year 2011, fans was shocked to hear that the young singer was involved in a traffic accident at 10pm on 3 January while he was driving home after a rehearsal.[10] The car that he had drove, a Honda Accord was badly damage after the car spins then smash to a tree and a street lamp post on the Penchala Highway. The latter was fortunate after only suffering from neck injury and was taken to KPJ Damansara Hospital for treatment.

Prior to his traffic accident, fans was wondering if the young star could perform at the Anugerah Juara Lagu on the 9th. Although the doctors said their concerns on the young star's injured throat, he mention to the media that he would still go on with his performance and hoped that his injury would not affect his performance. On 9 January, Hafiz was spurred with winning 2 categories on the 25th Anugerah Juara Lagu at Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil. He had won the Best Vocal Performance and had won 3rd Place with his song Noktah Cinta (composer: Ajai and lyricist: Sheikh Qalam).[11]

Later in January, the singer release his new music video for his single Awan Nano and had regain many interest from the locals. The video had regain a positive views among the viewers and many had praised for his good acting skills in the video. The music video also stars music legend Herman Tino who played his father.

The single Awan Nano which mainly composed by Malaysian famous composer, M.Nasir and lyricist Buddhi Hikayat prove to a success. On July 15, Hafiz had won 2 awards at the Anugerah Planet Muzik (a music award in collaboration of 3 S.E.A country; Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore) where he had won the Best Song (Malaysia) and Best Song among the three country with Awan Nano.[12] However he lost the Best Male Artist(all country)category, which he was also nominated, to fellow local singer Faizal Tahir.

Hafiz also starred alongside his friends Aril and Akim in Astro Ria Teenage TV Show Kau dan Aku. This is Hafiz's debut acting project.[13]

Awan Nano was shortlisted as one of the semi-finalists for AJL26. On 18 November 2011, the song was nominated as a finalist.[14] However the list of the songs for the final will only be determined on 2 December 2011. AJL26 will be held in January 2012.

He won best vocals and his song Awan Nano won best song at the 26th annual Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL).[15] In April 2012, Hafiz won another prestigious award, Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian, ABPBH 25, as The most Popular Male Singer. This fan-voted award held annually by Berita Harian, one of the most popular Malay News Paper in Malaysia. He won the award over his senior fellow nominees such as Anuar Zain, Faizal Tahir, Black & fellow Akedemi Fantasia alumni, singer/ songwriter, Aizat. Hafiz is currently competing against 15 other famous & established singer to become so called Super Star in MANIA. This competition offers RM500 000 to the winner & RM 300 000 to the Music Producer mentoring the winner. The 15 singers are divided into 3 groups of 5, each group called Galaxy is guided by one famous music producer. The 3 music producers are Dato' M Nasir, Aubrey Suwito & Ahmad Dhani. Hafiz in Ahmad Dhani Galaxy. His Stellar rendition of Adele's "Someone Like You" brought him to the top of the voting chart at the end of their first concert in week 4 of the game. Hafiz become champion of Super Star in Mania on 20 May 2012, winning RM500,000 and a Gold Trophy from the competition.

Hafiz represented Malaysia at the first ABU TV Song Festival 2012 which was held at the KBS Concert Hall, in Seoul, South Korea on 14 October 2012.[16]

Hafiz once again won Anugerah Juara Lagu 28 on 26 January 2014 with his single "Bahagiamu Deritaku". He also won "mobile award" and "Best Performance" at the event.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Masih Jelas (2009)
  • Hafiz (2012) Indonesian Album, Warner Music Indonesia
  • Luahan Hati Anak Seni (2013)[17]

Singles[edit]

  • Masih Jelas (2009)
  • Noktah Cinta (2010)
  • Lebih Dewasa (2010, OST KAU DAN AKU MUSIM 2)
  • Ilusi Dan Fantasi (2011)
  • Untuk Kamu (2011, OST OMBAK RINDU)
  • Awan Nano (2011)
  • Ombak Rindu (2012)
  • Watak (2012)
  • Ku Akui (2012)
  • Muara Hati (2012)
  • Kita Satu (2012)
  • Hadirkan Aku Dalam Ingatan (2012, LAGU RAYA)
  • Matahari (2012, Indonesia)
  • Bahagiamu Deritaku (2012, Indonesia)
  • Patah hati (2012, Indonesia)
  • Hanya Ingin Kau Cinta (2012, Indonesia)
  • Satu Cerita (2013)
  • Kesimpulan (2013)
  • Mungkinkah (2013)
  • Deklamasiku (2013)
  • Salahkah (2013), (Malaysia & Indonesia OST 'Bukan Kerana Aku Tak Cinta')

Duets[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2009 Akademi Fantasia, Season 7 Hafiz Won
Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) 17 Best Pop Song Masih Jelas Nominated
Best Musical Arrangement In A Song Nominated
Anugerah Juara Lagu 24 Last Candidate Masih Jelas Nominated
Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian 2009 Most Popular New Male Artist Hafiz Nominated
2010 Anugerah Juara Lagu 25[11] Best Vocal Performance Hafiz Won
Third Prize Noktah Cinta Won
2011 Sarawak Youth Icon and Sports Award 2011 Youth Icon - Culture/Arts[18] Hafiz Won
Anugerah Planet Muzik 2011 Best Song (Malaysia) Awan Nano Won
Best Male Artist (Regional) Hafiz Nominated
Best Song (Regional) Awan Nano Won
Anugerah Pilihan Pembaca Media Hiburan Promising Award Hafiz Nominated
Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian 2011 Most Popular Male Singer Hafiz Won
Anugerah Juara Lagu 26[19] Best Vocal Performance Hafiz Won
Best Song Awan Nano Won
2012 Anugerah Stail EH! Best Performance Celebrity Hafiz Nominated
Shout! Awards Popstar Award Hafiz Nominated
Anugerah Planet Muzik Most Popular Regional Artist Hafiz Nominated
Best Male Artist Hafiz Won
Best Song Ombak Rindu with Adira Nominated
Most Popular Regional Songs Ombak Rindu with Adira Nominated
Sarawak State Awards Ahli Bintang Sarawak (ABS) Hafiz Won
2013 Anugerah Juara Lagu 27[11] Best Vocal Performance Hafiz Won
Third Prize Ku Akui Won
Most Downloaded Song for Celcom Mobile X-pax Ombak Rindu Won
Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian 2012 Most Popular Male Singer Hafiz Won
Most Popular Group/Duo Hafiz & Adira Nominated
Mania Hafiz Won
Blockbuster Awards Best Theme Song Ombak Rindu Hafiz and Adira Won
25th Malaysia Film Festival Best Theme Song Ombak Rindu Hafiz and Adira Won
Anugerah Planet Muzik 2013 Artis Serantau Paling Popular Hafiz Won
Lagu Serantau Paling Popular Hafiz & Siti Nurhaliza Won
Best Duo/Collaboration Hafiz & Siti Nurhaliza Won
Shout! Awards 2013 Popstar Award Hafiz Won
Power Vocal Award Hafiz Won
2014 Anugerah Industri Muzik 2013 Best Album Luahan Hati Anak Seni Won
Best Engineered Album Won
Best Vocal Performance in a Song (Male) Bahagiamu Deritaku Won
Best Musical Arrangement in a Song Mungkinkah Won
Anugerah Juara Lagu 28 Best Performance Bahagiamu Deritaku Won
First Prize Bahagiamu Deritaku Won
Most Downloaded Song for Celcom Mobile X-pax Bahagiamu Deritaku Won
Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian 27 Most Popular Male Singer Hafiz Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Musicians receive state awards". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 2012-12-15. 
  2. ^ "Hafiz AF7 Akan Lancar Album Sulung Masih Jelas - Sensasi Selebriti". Budiey.com. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  3. ^ 16-Jul-2009 (2009-07-16). "Hafiz Rasa Gerun Dengan M Nasir". Murai.com.my. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  4. ^ ms:Anugerah Industri Muzik ke-17
  5. ^ "Anugerah Juara Lagu Ke 24 - Sensasi Selebriti". Budiey.com. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  6. ^ "Senarai Calon Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian 2009". Limauais. 2010-04-16. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  7. ^ http://melayuonline.com/eng/news/read/11608/kita-the-musical-ends-run-at-istana-budaya-on-sunday
  8. ^ Biodata Hafiz AF7, (in Malay) liriklagumuzika.com.
  9. ^ Biodata Hafiz AF7, (in Malay) musicbinary.com.
  10. ^ [1][dead link]
  11. ^ a b c SHEELA CHANDRAN sheelac@thestar.com.my (2011-01-10). "Archives | The Star Online". Thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  12. ^ "Senarai Keputusan Pemenang Anugerah Planet Muzik APM 2011 - Sensasi Selebriti". Budiey.com. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  13. ^ 2010/11/19 - 05:49:24 AM Cetak Emel Kawan (2010-11-19). "Berita Harian | Kau Dan Aku musim kedua temui penonton 23 November". Bharian.com.my. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  14. ^ "ohsensasi.net". ohsensasi.net. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  15. ^ Aqidah, Nur (2012-01-29). "Awan Nano wins AJL 26 Song of The Year - Top News - New Straits Times". Nst.com.my. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  16. ^ "ABU TV Song Festival 2012 Participants". ESCKAZ.com. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  17. ^ "[Album Baru 2013] Dapatkan Album Terbaru Hafiz Suip Di Pasaran Sekarang! - Promosi,Album Terbaru & "Single" Terkini - Muzik & Selebriti: Malaysia - CARI Malay Forums - Powered by Discuz!". Mforum2.cari.com.my. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  18. ^ "State News". Bernama.com. 2011-03-18. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  19. ^ Anugerah Juara Lagu

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
None
Malaysia in the ABU TV Song Festival
2012
with "Awan Nano"
Succeeded by
Alyah
with "Kisah hati"