Ning Baizura

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Ning Baizura
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Background information
Birth name Ning Baizura binti Sheikh Hamzah
Born (1975-06-28) 28 June 1975 (age 39)
Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
Genres Pop,R&B, Soul
Occupations Singer, record producer,
Instruments Voice
Years active 1992–present


Ning Baizura binti Sheikh Hamzah (born on 28 June 1975), popularly known as Ning, is a Malaysian pop and R&B singer,[1] who sings in Bahasa Malaysia, English, Japanese, Italian, French, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Career[edit]

Ning crossed into the commercial scene in 1992 and became a recording artiste under various international labels, including (Sony, BMG, AMS Records Japan and Warner Music Group. From September 2008, she has recorded songs in the genres of pop, soul and R&B for her own music label, HappeNings Records. Her discography includes ten full studio albums (three of which are full English albums), as well as numerous compilations. Ning has also won various music industry awards and prizes, and has performed in the UK, Italy, France, China, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Switzerland and the United States.

Ning is best known for her live stage performances. She is an actress and has had roles in musicals, ten major films, short films and several tele-movies. Most significant of her roles is her critically acclaimed performance in the short film 'Malaikat Di Jendela' (Angel by My Window), directed by Osman Ali. She played a role of a midwife ostracised from her village because her husband had died of HIV. This film was entered into several film festivals in Cannes, Rotterdam and Singapore.

In 2006, Ning set up her own recording company, Artiste United Records (AUR). Her stable of artistes are her protégés, Nicolette Palikat or 'Nikki' from Malaysian Idol Season 1) and Siti Surianie Julkarim (Yanie) (from Mentor Season 1), as well as Ahmad Nubhan Ahamad (Nubhan) from Akademi Fantasia, Season 6. Meanwhile her latest English album 'EastToWest' was released in Malaysia on 10 March 2008.

She worked with Yasmin Ahmad in the controversial movie Muallaf (The Convert). It won several international awards in Europe including The Berlin Film Fest and Singapore Film Fest.

Early life[edit]

She was born in Kajang, Malaysia from parents of Arab,Chinese, Dutch ancestry.

Personal life[edit]

As the wife of the director of Asia Pacific consultant at Landmark Graphics Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Omar Sharif Christopher Layton Dalton who share her same age, Ning Baizura feels very lucky to have met her soul mate. They chose 31 January 2008 as the lucky date for their wedding. Although Omar had previously been married and has two children, Ning Baizura abided by the decision of the heart and gave thanks for divine provision. Hopefully fans out there will pray that she and Omar will have an everlasting marriage. Masjid Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq, Bangsar, witnessed a genuine love between Ning Baizura and Omar when they entered into a marriage contract ceremony. At 10 am, Ning Baizura was lawfully someone's wife.

The happy couple had become engaged in 20 July 2007, and the marriage was solemnised by Ning's own father, Sheikh Hamza Sheikh Mohamed. About 100 people attended the ceremony, including Ning's mother, Satilah Abdullah, Omar's parents, Maureen and Colin Dalton, Omar's adoptive mother, Datin Sri Farida Hashim and her husband, Datuk Seri Dr. Ibrahim Saad, Omar's brother, Mark Dalton, fellow artists and media reporters.[2]

Discography[edit]

  • 1993 – Dekat Padamu (Sony Music)
  • 1994 – Ning (Sony Music)
  • 1995 – Teguh (BMG)
  • 1997 – Ke Sayup Bintang (BMG)
  • 1997 – Always (BMG)
  • 1999 – Pujaan Ku (BMG)
  • 2001 – Natural Woman (AMS Records,Japan)
  • 2003 – Selagi Ada... (Warner)
  • 2004 – Erti Petermuan (Warner)
  1. Awan Yang Terpilu
  2. Erti Pertemuan (Feat Jay Jay)
  3. Bukan Sebarangan
  4. Bebaskan
  5. Takdir
  6. Menu Minggu Ini
  7. Senang Tari (Feat Alia Elkine)
  8. Bersama
  9. Ini Yang Dikata Cinta
  10. Dikau
  11. Breathe Again
  12. Kepulangan Yang Terindah
  13. Bebaskan (Quiet Storm Remix)
  14. Bebaskan (Classic Club Remix)
  15. Awan Terpilu (minus One)
  • 2006 – 3113 (Greatest Hits Compilation)(Warner & SonyBMG)
  • 2006 – Drama (Featuring Nikki & Yanie) CD Single (Warner Music)
  • 2008 – EastToWest
  • 2011 – 3 Suara (with Jaclyn Victor & Shila OIAM)
  • 2011 – Dewa
  • 2013 – Kekal

Films[edit]

  • 1997 – Gemilang
  • 1998 – Maria Mariana 2
  • 1999 – Bara
  • 2000 – Mimpi Moon
  • 2001 – Malaikat Di Jendela
  • 2003 – Azura 2003 (Telemovie)
  • 2005 – Lady Boss
  • 2007 – Diva
  • 2008 – Muallaf
  • 2010 – Magika
  • 2011 – Cun

Theatre[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 1991 – Voice of Asia
  • 1991 – Best Artiste Development Award
  • 1993 – AIM Awards: Best New Artiste
  • 1993 — AIM Awards: Album of the Year (Dekat Padamu)
  • 1993 — Anugerah Juara Lagu: Best Song – Ballad Category (Curiga)
  • 1994 — AIM Awards: Best Pop Album (Ning)
  • 1994 — Anugerah Juara Lagu: Best Song – Pop/Rock Category (Kau & Aku), award as lyricist
  • 2003 — Anugerah ERA: Choice Female Vocalist
  • 2004 — AIM Awards: Song of The Year (Selagi Ada Cinta)
  • 2005 — AIM Awards: Best Album Cover (Erti Pertemuan)
  • 2005 — AIM Awards: Best Music Video (Awan Yang Terpilu)
  • 2005 — AIM Awards: Song of The Year (Awan Yang Terpilu)
  • 2005 — AIM Awards: Best Pop Album (Erti Pertemuan)
  • 2008 — VOIZE Favourite Local Act Award
  • 2008 — Cosmopolitan Malaysia magazine’s Fun, Fearless and Fabulous (FFF) Award 2008 – Singer category
  • 2011 — Anugerah Planet Muzik: Best Duo/Group (award for '3 Suara' with Jaclyn Victor and Shila Hamzah)
  • 2011 — AIM Awards: Best Vocal Performance In A Song Duo/Group – (Beribu Sesalan, award for '3 Suara' with Jaclyn Victor and Shila Hamzah)
  • 2011 — Anugerah Juara Lagu: Best Song (Runner-up) – (Beribu Sesalan, award for '3 Suara' with Jaclyn Victor and Shila Hamzah)
  • 2012 — Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian: Most Popular Duo/Group (award for '3 Suara' with Jaclyn Victor and Shila Hamzah)

References[edit]

  1. ^ True, Chris. "Biography: Ning Baizura". Allmusic. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Gambar Majlis Persandingan Ning Baizura dan Omar, Retrieved 3 February 2008.