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Studio album by Siti Nurhaliza
Released 29 June 1998 (1998-06-29)
Recorded 1997-1998
Genre Pop, dance, R&B, pop rock
Length 46:45
Label Suria Records
Producer Azmeer, L.Y., Malek Osman, Adnan Abu Hassan, Salman, Ferdi Khalid NS, Azlan Abu Hassan, Johari Teh, Zuriani
Siti Nurhaliza chronology
Singles from Adiwarna
  1. "Purnama Merindu"
    Released: 1998
  2. "Diari Hatimu"
    Released: 1998
  3. "Satu Cinta Dua Jiwa"
    Released: 1998
  4. "Sendiri"
    Released: 1998

Adiwarna is the fourth studio album from Malaysian pop singer Siti Nurhaliza released in 1998.

Featuring hit song, "Purnama Merindu", the first one recorded for this album. "Diari Hatimu" was originally intended for her second album, but never made it then, so, it's re-recorded for this album. Siti Nurhaliza wrote the lyrics for the second song, entitled "Lagu Ku Di Hatimu".

Adiwarna would be the fourth studio recorded album by Siti Nurhaliza and her third Pop album. It has been launched in 1998. The featured album has been selected for the Best Album of The Year during AIM 1999. It has also received 4 Platinum Award Album "Adiwarna" of its successful sales.


Adiwarna was recorded by Siti Nurhaliza, with her mentor Adnan Abu Hassan handling the arrangement and composed three songs.[1]

The album containing 10 songs which equally the best, Siti Nurhaliza once again collaborationg with Adnan, LY, Johari Teh and Azmeer and other composers, while explaining her new album gave a thousand of meanings.[1]

Album title[edit]

In an interview with Utusan Malaysia on June 20, 1998,[2] Siti Nurhaliza said she choose Adiwarna as the title for her fourth solo album, while explaining that the term to describe all beauties in art of music that should be featured.[2] Besides that, she said Adiwarna is also a diversity of art in an album as trying to show this time. She said: "This is not the traditional album but ordinary pop album, simply titled only a relatively classic and Malay heritage,".[2][a] By selecting Malay elements term as the title of the album, Siti had opportunity to re-popularize many old word that has been forgotten.[2]


Adiwarna was released on June 29, 1998,[1] just six months after Siti Nurhaliza set up her company bearing her name, Siti Nurhaliza Productions, the album was well-received and sold over 100, 000 copies and being certified 4x platinum.[1]

To promote the album, four songs in the album - "Purnama Merindu", "Diari Hatimu", "Satu Cinta Dua Jiwa" and "Sendiri" was released as the main singles and later made into music videos.[1] Siti Nurhaliza’s further singles - "Lagu Ku Di Hatimu", "Demi Kasih Sayang", "Kita Kan Bersama" and "Gelora Asmara" also were made into music videos.[1] "Satu Cinta Dua Jiwa", the third single in the album were translated into English as "We'll be as One". It was later on sent for the South Pacific International Song and Singing Competition held in Australia which made her to receive 2 awards.[3]

The album’s fourth single, "Sendiri" was released in Indonesia and retitled as "Mencintaimu Selamanya". "Diari Hatimu", the second single in the album faced criticism when Siti accused for plagiarism to the song owing the similarities with "Rindang Tak Berbuah" sung by Indonesian singer, Kirey.[4] However, the controversy began to answered when the composer, Ferdi Khalid NS is the same person who composed both songs, for the Malaysian version, the music and lyrics was rearranged while the melody remains unchanged.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Purnama Merindu" Lukhman S Azmeer 4:24
2. "Sendiri" Baiduri L.Y. 5:33
3. "Kita Kan Bersama" Sham Amir Hussain Malek Osman 3:50
4. "Tak Rela Berpisah Dari Mu" Hani MJ Adnan Abu Hassan 5:14
5. "Lagu Ku Di Hati Mu" Siti Nurhaliza Salman 4:32
6. "Diari Hatimu" Ferdi Khalid NS Ferdi Khalid NS 6:00
7. "Satu Cinta Dua Jiwa" Ucu Azlan Abu Hassan 4:05
8. "Demi Kasih Sayang" Baiduri L.Y. 4:02
9. "Tak Boleh Lupa" Juwie Johari Teh 4:47
10. "Gelora Asmara" Hazida Adnan Abu Hassan 4:18
Total length: 46:45

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Adiwarna booklet liner notes.[5]


AIM 1999

  • Best Female Vocal Performance
  • Best Pop Album (Adiwarna)
  • Best Album (Adiwarna)

Asia Pacific Song Competition (Australia) 1999

  • Best Female Vocal Performance (We’ll Be As One)
  • Winner of the Pop/Top 40 International Song Chart - We'll Be As One

Anugerah Juara Lagu 1999

  • Best Ballad (Purnama Merindu)

Shanghai Music Festival (China) 1999

  • Gold Winner (Purnama Merindu)

Anugerah Carta RIM

  • Best Sold Malay Album (Adiwarna)

Voice of Asia (Kazakhstan)

  • Grand Prix Winner (Purnama Merindu)

Explanatory notes[edit]

  1. ^ Original:"Ini bukan album asli tetapi album pop biasa, cuma judulnya sahaja yang agak klasik dan kemelayuan,"


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Siti Nurhaliza yakin kepada kemampuan Adiwarna" [Siti Nurhaliza convince to Adiwarna’s ability]. Utusan Malaysia. 5 July 1998. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d Tengku Khalidah Tengku Bidin (20 June 1998). "Siti Nurhaliza menyingkap di sebalik falsafah Adiwarna" [Siti Nurhaliza reveals behind the philosophy of Adiwarna]. Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Siti Nurhaliza paling berjaya tahun 1999". Utusan Malaysia Online (in Malay). 30 December 1999. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Kirey lagu Rindang Tak Berbuah vs Diary Hati Siti Nurhaliza". 17 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Adiwarna (liner notes). Siti Nurhaliza. Suria Records. 1998. 

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