Adnan Abu Hassan

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This is a Malay name; the name Abu Hassan is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Adnan.
Adnan Abu Hassan
Born (1959-01-06)January 6, 1959
Alor Setar, Kedah, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Died 18 March 2016(2016-03-18) (aged 57)
Hospital Selayang, Selayang, Selangor, Malaysia
Cause of death
Nationality Malaysian
Ethnicity Malay
Alma mater Berklee College of Music
Years active 1980–2016
Religion Islam
Spouse(s) Rozinor Hafiza Mohd Fauzi
Children 3
Relatives Azlan Abu Hassan (brother)
Azman Abu Hassan (brother)
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Labels WEA Records
Suria Records
BMG Music
Associated acts Siti Nurhaliza, Sheila Majid, Jamal Abdillah, Fauziah Latiff, Dayang Nurfaizah, Misha Omar

Datuk Adnan Abu Hassan (6 January 1959 – 18 March 2016) was a Kedah-born Malaysian composer and musician. He is considered to be among the top notch individuals developing the Malaysian music industry.[1]


He held a bachelor's degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, US. He started his career as a lecturer in University Technology Mara.


Soon after the graduation, he became the A&R Director (CBS Records), Managing Director of Happy Records and Suria Records. Soon he became the Director of A&R BMG Music and Delima Records. And then, he was appointed as the Principal and Director of Jam Music Centre, Album Producer and Composer, who is also the Creative Director for Jam/Treeman Corporation. Malaysian popular singers such as Siti Nurhaliza, Fauziah Latiff, Liza Hanim, Dayang Nurfaizah and Misha Omar were once his apprentice before pursuing their career as professional singers. As for today, he is the Managing Director of SRD Villa Record. He is also known for his guidance in the Akademi Fantasia reality singing contest as the Vocal Teacher for the first three Akademi Fantasia series.


Adnan Abu Hassan won the Best Song in the Juara Lagu with the song Jerat Percintaan by Datuk Siti Nurhaliza, in 1996, and the song Bunga-bunga Cinta by Misha Omar in 2003.


Adnan Abu Hassan died on 18 March 2016, age of 57 at Hospital Selayang after suffering a stroke. His body was laid to rest at the Kampung Sungai Ramal Dalam Muslim Cemetery in Kajang, Selangor.


  • 7th Malaysia Film Festival - Best Music Arrangement 1987
  • 6th Malaysia Film Festival - Best Music 1986

Film Crew Production[edit]

  • Cinta Yang Satu - (Lagu Tema) 2007
  • Sayang Salmah - (Muzik) 1995
  • Interlud - (Muzik) 1992
  • Rentak Desa - (Komposer) 1990
  • Anak Sarawak - (Muzik) 1989
  • Ujang - (Komposer) 1989
  • Anak Sarawak - (Lagu Tema) 1989
  • Ali Setan - (Muzik) 1986
  • Matinya Seorang Patriot - (Muzik) 1984


  1. ^ Adnan Abu Hassan Dies At 57

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