KRU

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KRU(Malaysian Boy Band)
Origin Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Genres R&B, Rap, Pop
Years active 1992–current
Labels EMI Music Malaysia,KRU Studios
Associated acts Ezlynn,Rabbani,Adam AF 2,Stacy AF 6, V.I.P.,Forteen,Datuk M Daukilau,Mojo, Jaclyn Victor,Anita Sarawak,and Dafi
Website www.krustudios.com
Members Norman Abdul Halim
Yusry Abdul Halim
Edry Abdul Halim

KRU is a Malaysian pop group that was formed in 1992. The group comprises three brothers: Norman Abdul Halim, Yusry Abdul Halim and Edry Abdul Halim. Apart from revolutionising the Malaysian music scene with their unique blend of pop, R&B and hip hop, they have successfully established their own entertainment company named KRU Studios specialising in the entertainment and media industry.

Early history[edit]

Their interest for creating music sparked when they were very young, when one of their aunts bought Norman a keyboard which also attracted his other brothers. They spent their teen years in London, where they were exposed to various genres of music, in contrast to the Malay music scene at that time which was dominated by classic rock and ballads.

The brothers were loyal supporters of the Selangor team and so decided to write a rap tune for their favourite team back when they were originally known as Selangor Rappers' Unit, writing Viva Selangor.

They continued to write original songs, but little did they know one of Norman's college mates sent a demo to EMI. The International Label Manager by the name of Calvin Wong (now Vice-President at Warner Music Asia Pacific) was very impressed by the song and called the brothers to audition. Thus, KRU was formed on 19 May 1992. KRU means "team / squad" that co-operate, and there is no meaning behind the letters of K-R-U, but it is also the Malay spelling of the word "crew". Though it is pronounced "K.R.U." and not KRU.[1]

The brothers are now venturing into various types of other businesses that are nevertheless still related to their musical roots. They began KRU Records, a record label and music publishing company, releasing their own recordings as well as those of other artists.

They also produce movies, corporate movies, music videos, publish books etc.

Today, KRU Studios is one of the biggest names in Malaysia. Cicakman, Duyung and MySpy are some of the movies that have been produced by KRU. These productions have received great success in the Malaysian Entertainment Industry. One of KRU's films, Magika, won Best Film at the Malaysian Film Festival. Their other mega project which is the Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa or its international title, The Malay Chronicles : Bloodline was sold to 72 countries worldwide, making it one of KRU's greatest achievement ever. The film also became the highest grossing Malaysian epic film after only 5 days of shows.

Discography[edit]

  1. Canggih (1992)
    1. Canggih
    2. Hanya Kau
    3. 20/20
    4. U Make My Day
    5. Generasiku
    6. Sempoi
    7. Get in 2 The Hype
    8. Cherrina
    9. Perception of Love
    10. Ain't Got No Soul
    11. Tradisi
    12. Sekali Lagi (Gadisku)
  2. reKRUed (1993)
    1. Mengerti
    2. Inikah Ertinya Cinta?
    3. Berita Terkini
    4. KRU is Wild (Makin' My Stand)
    5. Di Depan Mata
    6. Terima Kasih
    7. I.R.A.
    8. M.C.'s Groove
    9. Go! KRU (t.r.r.g)
    10. Da' Party
    11. Gadis Jelita
    12. Katanya…
    13. Asimilasi 106
    14. Janji Tinggal Janji
  3. Awas (1994)
    1. Awas!
    2. Untukmu '94 (originally sung by Feminin)
    3. Mengerti (live from Life Center, KL)
    4. E'nuff Eez E'nuff
    5. Janji Tinggal Janji (from reKRUed album – different version)
    6. Di Dalam Dilema
  4. Beware: Awas da Soundtrack (1995)
    1. Da’ Ghetto
    2. Salah Siapa
    3. Malam Kita
    4. 2
    5. Sack Da’ Boss
    6. Kehilanganmu
    7. Vendetta
    8. Aneh
    9. I’ll Be Waiting
    10. Negatif
    11. Emilia
    12. Di Dalam Dilema (Latin Mix)
    13. Awas (LP Mix)
  5. Ooh! La! La! (1996)
    1. Anti Lanun
    2. Ooh! La! La!
    3. Semuanya OK
    4. Apa Saja
    5. Petaling St.
    6. Diari Metropolitan (feat Elite)
    7. Girlfriend’s Girlfriend
    8. Wotsup
    9. Boom!
    10. Persetankannya
    11. Balada Hati
    12. Freaky G
    13. Apa Saja Reprise
    14. Ulangkan Sekali Lagi
  6. Krumania – compilation (1997)
    1. Fanatik (feat Elite, Indigo & DanceKRU)
    2. Awas!
    3. Apa Saja
    4. ManiaMedley (Hanya Kau/Inikah Ertinya Cinta/Katanya)
    5. Negatif
    6. Mengerti
    7. Untukmu
    8. Freaky G
    9. Di Pintu Syurga (duet with Elite)
    10. Ooh! La! La!
    11. Janji Tinggal Janji
    12. I’ll Be Waiting
    13. Di Dalam Dilema
    14. 2
    15. Malam Kita
    16. Cherrina
    17. E’nuff Eez E’nff
    18. Getaran Jiwa (duet with P Ramlee)
  7. The Way We Jam – first all-English album (1998)
    1. The Way We Jam
    2. Every Single Minute
    3. More Than Forever
    4. Leave That Girl Alone
    5. For You
    6. Why Must I Feel Like That
    7. Never Ask Too Much (Of Love)
    8. Do My Thang (Upside Down)
    9. Tribe
    10. Won’t Look Back
    11. The D
    12. Out Of My Mind
    13. Wanita Jelita
    14. Sweet November
  8. Formula Luar Biasa (1999)
    1. Revolusi Evolusi
    2. Hilang Kawalan
    3. Jangan Lafazkan
    4. Luarbiasa
    5. I’ll Make You Famous
    6. Pengumuman Penting
    7. De Ja Vu
    8. Formula
    9. What If She Knew
    10. Puteri Kayangan
    11. Luarbiasa Demo
    12. Teka-Teki
    13. Penjunjung Namaku
  9. Tyco – as Tyco, Malaysia's first animated artiste (2000)
    1. Tyco
    2. With U
    3. People Come People Go
    4. Bidadari
    5. Saat Ku Pejamkan Mata
    6. Action Hero
    7. Sandiwara
    8. SuperMokhtar
    9. Cyber
    10. Jutawan
    11. King Kazu
    12. Bom!
    13. Mati Muda
    14. Never Trust A Man Again
  10. Krujaan (2000)
    1. Amaran KRUjaan
    2. Impak Maksima
    3. Aku Benci
    4. Mahaguru
    5. The Belly Dance
    6. Ikhtiar
    7. Sayang
    8. Bintang Popular
    9. I Am
    10. Penganggur Professional
    11. Ucapan KRU (Thank yous from KRU)
    12. Ucapkanlah
  11. Empayar Krujaan V 2.0 (2002)
    1. Amaran KRUjaan
    2. U Got Style
    3. Impak Maksima
    4. Perpisahan Terasing
    5. Mahaguru
    6. Ampuniku
    7. Bintang Popular
    8. Hidup-Hidup Ditipu
    9. Ucapkanlah
    10. The Belly Dance
    11. I Am
    12. Ikhtiar
    13. Monte Carlo Reprise
    14. Aku Benci
    15. Penganggur Professional
    16. Pintasan
    17. Sayang
  • All songs are composed by Norman, Yusry & Edry (except "Perpisahan Terasing" by Sudirman & Revolver)
  1. Yusry – First Yusry Solo Album (2003)
    1. Tertewas Lagi
    2. Dekat padamu
    3. Jika Kau Tiada
    4. 3 Minggu
    5. Terbang Tinggi
    6. Warna Kehidupan
    7. Mengapa
    8. Bermimpi Lagi
    9. Hari Ini
    10. Tamat
  • All songs are composed by Edry (except "3 Minggu" by Neves & "Hari Ini" by Ajai & Musrad)
  1. Relax – compilation (2004)
    1. Babe *
    2. Di Hatimu *
    3. Perpisahan Terasing
    4. Di Pintu Syurga (duet with Elite)
    5. Jangan Lafazkan
    6. Apa Saja
    7. Sayang
    8. Untukmu
    9. More Than Forever
    10. Seperti Yang Ku Jangka (duet with Indigo)
    11. 2
    12. Saat Ku Pejamkan Mata
    13. For You
    14. Balada Hati
    15. Penjunjung Namaku
    16. Getaran Jiwa
    17. Never Let The Spirit Die
    18. Janji Tinggal Janji
  • (new song) are composed by Edry
  1. KRUnisme (2005)
    1. Selamat Datang
    2. Terhangat Di Pasaran (duet with Adam AF2)
    3. Berat
    4. Sampai
    5. Seksa
    6. Sempurna
    7. Rock It
    8. Empat Syarat
    9. Peminat No 1#
    10. My Evil twin
    11. Masih bersama
    12. Jumpa Lagi
  • All songs are composed by Edry
  1. 10 Di skala Richter(2006)
    1. Buat Hal Lagi (feat 'The Hit Squad')
    2. Gerenti Beres
    3. Lagu Untuk Mamat
    4. (Kena Marah Pun) Tak Kisah
    5. La-Di-Da La-Di-Da
    6. C'mon Lah
    7. Sehari Dalam Hidup
    8. Hot Gal
    9. Drama
    10. Ya Habibati
  • All songs are composed by Edry (except "C'mon Lah" by Norman, Yusry & Edry)
  1. Krunomena
    1. Setiap
    2. Semalam Tanpamu (Feat Stacy)
    3. kesejatian Cinta
    4. Ganas (Remix)
    5. Separuh Mati
    6. Tiga Kata
    7. Sediakala
    8. Wanita
    9. Lagu Dan Lirik
    10. Kali Ke-2
  • All songs are composed by Edry (except "Kali ke-2" by Norman)

Achievements[edit]

  • 1994
    • Anugerah Bintang Popular – Most Popular TV Entertainer (Male)
  • 1995
    • Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) – Best Engineered Album (Artiste/Producer/Album: KRU/KRU/Awas); Best Pop Album (Artiste/Producer/Album: KRU/KRU/Awas)
    • Anugerah Bintang Popular – Most Popular Group
  • 1996
    • Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) – Best Group Vocal Performance in an Album (Artiste/Album: KRU/Awas da’ Soundtrack)
    • Anugerah Bintang Popular 1996 – Most Popular Group
    • EMI Achievement Award – Earning 10x platinum for sales exceeding 1 million
  • 1997
    • Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) – Best Engineered Album (Engineer/Album: Edry/Izan/Jon Gass/Martin Horenburg/Steve Hall/Ooh! La! La!); Album of the Year (Artiste/Producer/Album: KRU/KRU/Ooh! La! La!)
    • Anugerah Video M 1997 – Best Music Video, Best Performance by an Artiste, Best Editing, Best Photography, Best Art Direction, Best Direction
    • Malaysian Book of Record (MBOR) – First Artist To Duet With a Departed (Late P.Ramlee – song "Getaran Jiwa"); First Malaysian video clip nominated for the MTV Video Music Award, Fanatik
  • 1998
    • Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) – Best Music Video (Director/Song: Saw Teong Hin/Fanatik)
    • Anugerah Bintang Popular 1998 – Most Popular Group
  • 1999
    • Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) – Best Music Video (Director/Song: KRU/The Way We Jam); Best Engineered Album(Engineer/Album: Edry Abdul Halim/The Way We Jam); Anugerah Kembara(special jury’s award to recognise local acts who have made an impact regionally or internationally)
    • Anugerah Bintang Popular 1999 – Most Popular Group
  • 2000
    • NTV7's Most Popular Video Clip – Most Popular Video Clip, Jangan Lafazkan (chosen by public through polls)
    • Anugerah Planet Muzik (APM) – Best Asian Group
  • 2001
    • Music Authors’ Copyright Protection Bhd (MACP) – Most Popular English Song (The Way We Jam)
    • Malaysian Book Of Records (MBOR) – First Virtual Artiste KRU created Tyco, their virtual alter egos with 3D characters named Tylo, Yiko and Psylo.
  • 2002
    • Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM)- Best Nasyid Album (Artiste/Producer/Album: Rabbani/KRU/Intifada)
    • Malaysian Video Awards 2002 – KRU's video Impak Maksima won SILVER in the Best Music Video category
  • 2003
    • Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) – Best Music Video (Director/Song: Virginia Kennedy/Impak Maksima); Best Nasyid Album (Artiste/Producer/Album: Rabbani/Edry, Archie & Ustaz Sohibul/Qiblat)
    • Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL) 18 – Winner of the Pop Rock category for Ezlynn's Hi Hi Bye Bye
  • 2004
  • 2005
    • Anugerah ERA 2005 – Choice Music Video (Terhangat di Pasaran); Choice Vocals – Duo or Group (Terhangat di Pasaran)

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