Ungu

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Ungu
Origin Jakarta, Indonesia
Genres Pop
Years active 1996-present
Labels Trinity Optima Production,
Suria Records
Website www.unguband.com
Members

Ungu is a pop-rock band formed in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1996 with Makki as the only remaining original member. The group comprises vocalist/guitarist Pasha, guitarist Enda & Onci, bassist Makki, keyboardist Gatz and drummer Rowman.

Ungu are known for their hit singles, such as "Demi Waktu", "Tercipta Untukku", "Andai Ku Tahu" and "Kekasih Gelapku".

Ungu gained mainstream popularity in Malaysia around 2006 with the release of their single "Demi Waktu". followed by their third album Melayang (2006).

In 2006, ten people were killed in a stampede at one of their shows in Pekalongan.

History[edit]

Formation and first years (1996–1997)[edit]

The original members of the band are guitarist Ekky, drummer Pasha Van derr Krabb and vocalist Michael. In 1997, Pasha Van derr Krabb left the band and was replaced by Rowman.

Laguku (2000–2002)[edit]

In 2000, Ungu focused efforts on their debut album. Ungu has also released "Hasrat" and "Bunga" for a compilation album, Klik.

Ungu released their first full-length album, Laguku in July 2002. Their first single "Bayang Semu" was used for a soundtrack in ABG (RCTI). Even though the album was considered success, it reached Platinum Award after two years of its release date.

Tempat Terindah (2002–2005)[edit]

Just before starting the new album, Ekky decided to leave the band in 2003. His position was replaced by Oncy who had just left Funky Kopral.

Ungu released its second album Tempat Terindah in December 2003. The album spawned a hit single "Karena Dia Kamu" and "Suara Hati". The album sold 150,000 copies.

Ungu has also collaborated with Chrisye in his 2005 album, Senyawa.

Melayang (2005–2007)[edit]

Ungu successfully recorded new materials for their next album in 2005 and released their next album Melayang in December 2005 in Indonesia alone.

This new album had put Ungu into the spotlight with their hit single "Demi Waktu". The single received massive airplay in both Indonesia and Malaysia which causes 4 record labels in Malaysia to own Ungu's copyright to distribute the album in Malaysia. Malaysian's Suria Records who owns Siti Nurhaliza, won the copyright.

The album received good reviews from both Malaysian and Indonesian critics.

Other albums and activity[edit]

Ungu released a mini album, SurgaMu to celebrate Ramadhan in December 2006. 150,000 copies sold in 15 days. The album received an inspiring recognition from Yusuf Kalla but the band didn't receive it as the band's appearance in Presidential Palace, didn't follow the correct procession protocol.

In 2006, Ungu was nominated for Most Favorite Band Duo in MTV Asia 2006 Awards, Best Video Director "Demi Waktu" Abimael Gandy and Video of the Year "Demi Waktu".

In 2012, Ungu released a compilation album, Timeless. The album was only sold at KFC outlets in Indonesia. The album compiled top hit singles and four new songs, "Apa Sih Maumu", "Kau Anggap Apa", "Sayang" and "Puing Kenangan". Ungu also includes musicians who merged his albums sold in KFC stores like Cinta Laura, Indah Dewi Pertiwi, Agnes Monica, SM*SH, T.R.I.A.D, Rossa, Slank, Last Child, Ello, Sammy Simorangkir and Armada.

Discography[edit]

LAGUKU - Bar Productions/Hemaswara (Musica Group), 2002

Songtrack:

  1. Bayang Semu
  2. Jika Itu Yang Terbaik
  3. Bebas
  4. Embun Hati
  5. Terang
  6. Sepi Gelisah
  7. Jangan Siakan
  8. Maafkanlah
  9. Sirna
  10. Tiada Kata
  11. Kisah
  12. Laguku

TEMPAT TERINDAH - Bar Productions/Hemaswara (Musica Group), 2003

Songtrack:

  1. Antara Kita
  2. Karena Dia Kamu
  3. Hanya Cinta
  4. Rasa Sayang
  5. Suara Hati
  6. Dia dan Dirimu
  7. Semoga
  8. Coba 'Tuk Temukan
  9. Mengertilah
  10. Dunia Menangis
  11. Cinta: Cintaku
  12. Tempat Terindah
  13. Suara Hati (Acoustic version - only on CD format)

MELAYANG - Trinity Optima Production/Suria Records, 2005

Songtrack:

  1. Melayang
  2. Seperti Yang Dulu
  3. Demi Waktu
  4. Berikan Aku Cinta
  5. Berjanjilah
  6. Dari Satu Hati
  7. Aku Bukan Pilihan Hatimu Ungu (Tak Terulang)
  8. Tercipta Untukku
  9. Ciuman Pertama
  10. Sejauh Mungkin

UNTUKMU SELAMANYA - Trinity Optima Production/Suria Records, 2007

Songtrack:

  1. Aku Datang Untuk Mencintaimu
  2. Untukmu Selamanya
  3. Kekasih Gelapku
  4. Bukan Aku
  5. Ijinkan Aku
  6. Cerita Bersamamu
  7. Apalah Arti Cinta
  8. Saat Indah Bersamamu
  9. Waktu Yang Dinanti
  10. Lagu Cinta
  11. Penyanyi Jalanan
  12. Cinta Dalam Hati

PENGUASA HATI - Trinity Optima Production/Suria Records, 2009

Songtrack:

  1. Akulah Cintamu
  2. Dilema Cinta
  3. Hampa Hatiku
  4. Ku Ingin S'lamanya
  5. Beri Aku Waktu
  6. Kau Tahu
  7. Indonesiaku
  8. Yang Pertama
  9. Luka Disini
  10. Terang Dalam Gelapku
  11. Badai Kini Berlalu
  12. Penguasa Hatiku

1000 Kisah Satu Hati - Trinity Optima Production, 2010

  1. Mabuk Kepayang
  2. Dirimu Satu
  3. Dia Atau Diriku
  4. I Need You
  5. Percaya Padaku
  6. Almost Soulmate
  7. Saat Bahagia (Feat Andien)
  8. Selamanya
  9. Sampai Kapanpun
  10. In Time
  11. Hakikat Cinta
  12. Doa Untuk Ibu


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