Aishah (singer)

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وان عايشه بنت وان عريفين
Birth nameWan Aishah binti Wan Ariffin
Born (1965-01-03) 3 January 1965 (age 56)
Jempol, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Occupation(s)singer, politician
Years active1980s – current
LabelsCBS (1984–1996)
BMG (1990–2004)
Sony BMG (2004–2008)
Sony Music Entertainment Malaysia (1990–current)
Associated actsAishah and The Fan Club

Wan Aishah binti Wan Ariffin (Jawi: وان عايشه بنت وان عريفين; born 3 January 1965), known monomously as Aishah, is a singer and politician from Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Music career[edit]

Aishah first achieved stardom in New Zealand when her first album with her band Aishah and The Fan Club, Sensation, has raised its name as Malaysia's first successful female singer to the international stage and has even topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart with the song "Don't Let Me Fall Alone" in 1990. She joined the band while she was studying in New Zealand in the 1980s. After she was no longer with the Fan Club, Aishah returned to Malaysia while she was singing solo so she was appointed as one of the country's pop legendaries with a row of hit songs and best-selling albums. Aishah released 11 solo albums after leaving the Fan Club.[1]

In 2010, Aishah made a comeback with stage shows and an album. Her songs and style of music changed from R&B to spiritual songs.

She re-entered the Malaysian music industry when she entered, and won, a reality show singing competition by Astro, Gegar Vaganza in 2017 which are open to artists from the 1980s to 2000's era.[2]

Political career[edit]

In 2011, she involved in politics by joining Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) and contested for the parliamentary seat in Jempol, Negeri Sembilan in the 2013 Malaysian general election, which she lost to Barisan Nasional candidate, former Menteri Besar Mohd Isa Abdul Samad with a majority of 8629 votes.[3] Later she joined the PAS splinter group, National Trust Party (AMANAH) after its inception in 2015, a component of Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.[4]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P127 Jempol, Negeri Sembilan.[5][6][7][8]
Year Opposition Votes Pct Government Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 Wan Aishah Wan Ariffin (PAS) 22,495 41.95% Mohd Isa Abdul Samad (UMNO) 31,124 58.05% 54,858 8,629 54,858%


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