Amy Mastura

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Amy Mastura
Born Amy Mastura Suhaimi[1]
(1971-05-10) 10 May 1971 (age 47)
Batu Gajah, Kinta District, Perak, Malaysia
Occupation Singer, actress, comedian, television presenter, product endorser, music composer
Years active 1993–2017 (in music career)
1996–present (in acting career)
Spouse(s) Alvin Tham Suffian (m. 2000)
Children Adriana Tham Suffian
Adalia Tham Suffian
Relatives Mazuin Hamzah (cousin)
Musical career
Genres Pop, R&B, Balada, Pop Rock, Jazz, Rege, Alternative Pop
Instruments Vocal
Labels

Pony Canyon (1993 -1999)
Amy Mastura Entertainment (1999 - present)

Sony Music (2000 - 2010)
Associated acts Ning Baizura, Glenn Fredly, Ziana Zain, Anuar Zain

Amy Mastura Suhaimi (born 10 May 1971) is a Malaysian singer and actress who is known for her romantic comedy film roles and contributions to the local pop music industry.

Mastura's entertainment career began in the music industry, following her performance at the 1993 Asia bagus talent show in Japan. Her debut studio album was released the following year, and she won the 1995 Penyanyi Wanita Popular (Popular Female Artiste) award. Of her studio albums, the most popular are Amy Mastura and Pujaanku, both of which were certified Double Platinum, and Puteri, which was certified Platinum. Mastura also performed a duet with American pop singer Tommy Page, titled The Best Part. Her Bintang Hati single garnered her another award, this time as the Best Pop Rock Song in 2000 Juara Lagu awards.

Mastura first ventured into the film industry in 1994 with the film Kuala Lumpur Universiti few months before her debut album released, but she gained prominence in 1996's Tragedi Oktober, which was a local hit. She gained another hit the following year with Aziz M. Osman's Puteri Impian, a highly acclaimed romantic comedy for which she portrays Nora Mat Jidin, a factory girl who likes to dream and then later to join the reality TV to pursue her dream to be a princess. Through the film, he has won the best actress award at the Malaysia Film Festival in 1999. She then once again nominated for best actress for her dual-role comedic performance as well as receive another nomination for best original story for her works with Aziz in Bintang Hati (2004).[2] She is now actively appears in local television dramas playing both comedy and dramatic roles.[3][4]

In early March 2011, Mastura became the new ambassador for Kose, a Japanese cosmetic line. She became the first Malay woman to be the ambassador for Kose.[5]

Throughout her career as a performer, Amy Mastura has recorded and produced seven studio albums, three compilation albums and recorded 93 songs and singles, her album sales reached 5 million units.

Life and career[edit]

1971–1988: Early life and family[edit]

Amy Mastura was born on 10 May 1971 in Batu Gajah, Perak. She is the younger child of two siblings. She has an older brother. Her mother, Che Pora Din had portrayed as Nora's aunt in Puteri Impian 2 while her father is a retired soldier. Mastura and her older brother were raised in Ipoh. Her cousins, Mazuin Hamzah and Mazlan Hamzah entered showbiz first and are members of Malaysian band, Quinary M which was popular in the 1980s. Her career was managed by her cousin, Nana since with Sony Music Malaysia.

1989–1993: Early career as stewardess and Asia Bagus[edit]

Amy Mastura began her early career as a stewardess with Malaysia Airlines (MAS) from 1989 to 1994. She has family ties with Mazuin Hamzah as cousin,[6] thus, musical career is synonymous with her. Mastura joined the music career via Asia Bagus competition in Japan and as a result, she won the competition and defeating other Asian new talents. She signed with the Japanese record label Pony Canyon where she was their recording artiste until 1999.

1994–1999: Debut album and rise to stardom[edit]

She was first introduced through a song titled, Harapan Semalam, a duet song with composer Azmeer. Her self-titled debut album was released in 1994, a year after she won the Asia Bagus, notable singles from the album are Meniti Hari, Jawapan Kasih and Kasih became hits in the radio airwaves. Her first single, Meniti Hari entering the 10th Anugerah Juara Lagu. She won the Popular Female Singer category at the Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian 1994 and defeating other singers such as Fauziah Latiff and Shima. She also nominated in Best New Female Artist and Best Female Vocal Performance at the Anugerah Industri Muzik 1995. She left Malaysia Airlines in the end of 1994 to focus on her musical career.

She collaborated with the American singer and songwriter, Tommy Page through a song titled, The Best Part. She was also a VJ on MTV Syok produced by MTV in 1995. On 1 May 1996, her second album Pujaan Ku was released and later followed by her third album, Puteri, on 4 November 1997.

Besides music, she was also a sought-after actress when she appeared in her first film, Kuala Lumpur Universiti with Azhar Sulaiman, the film was not released until 1999. This was followed by her second movie, Impian and later followed by her other films including Tragedi Oktober and Puteri Impian. The film eventually earned a win for Mastura in the Best Actress category at the 1999 Malaysian Film Festival. She also acted in several dramas and telemovies and active in theatrical works.

Her success in acting career has opened the public eye when she worked under the guidance from film director Aziz M. Osman. Both Puteri Impian films gained the box office in Malaysian film industry and earned Amy the Most Popular Film Actress in ABPBH 1999. During the 14th Malaysian Film Festival, she won Best Actress and defeated other actress such as Vanida Imran, Nasha Aziz and Normah Damanhuri. She is the only Best Female Vocal Performance finalist at the AIM to win the FFM's Best Actress.

2000–2008: Breakthrough success[edit]

In 2000, Amy joined Sony Music after her contract with Pony Canyon ended in 1999. Her fourth album, Bintang Hati was released and this was her first album with Sony Music. Three singles from the album, Bintang Hati, Sha Na Na and Siapalah Aku became hits and achieved in local radio charts. At the end of 2000, Mastura began her theatrical debut, entitled Siti Di Alam Fantasi at the Istana Budaya.

In 2001, she appeared in Toll Gate Girl directed by Osman Ali where she played as Markonah, together with actress Rita Rudaini and her co-star, Rashid Salleh and gained positive feedback from fans who had been waiting for her movie appearance. Her fifth album, Akan Datang was released a year later, Mastura remains popular as a singer even after becoming a wife and mother. The album won the Best Album Cover and the Kasih Suci music video won the AIM 2002. She also appeared in Cinta 3 Musim jointly produced by her own company, Amy Mastura Entertainment and Aziz M. Osman's Ace Motion Pictures where the drama VCD was released via three stages in 2003. Her husband also appeared as a supporting cast. In 2004, Mastura appeared in two films directed by Aziz, a musical film titled Bintang Hati where she portrayed two characters, Syakila (a popular singer) and Tasha (Syakila's manager); and the other one is a suspense thriller film, titled Trauma where she played as Nurul.

In 2005, Amy Mastura released her sixth album, Lebih Baik, however, the album received a negative feedback when its first single, Bukakanlah Pintu failed to reach listeners' attention. Notable singles include Bingung , Kasihku Sinar and Cinta. She also appeared in a comedy series, Puteri starring Nora Danish. Later on, Mastura appeared in several dramas such as Kasut Tumit Tinggi. In 2007, she hosted a lifestyle program, Casa Impian which formerly aired on Astro Ria and moved to TV3.

2009–present: Seventh studio album, recent activities and beyond[edit]

Her seventh album, Happy was released in 2009 but failed to highlight her as a singer as she is more prominent in acting career. She appeared in three films in 2010, Damping Malam, Hooperz and Aku Tak Bodoh. After appearing in Siti Di Alam Fantasi, she appeared in her second theatrical works entitled, Gamat which also starred her daughter, Adalia. A year later, she became the ambassador of the Japanese cosmetical brand, Kose and made her the first Malay woman to become the spokesperson for the brand.

Between 2012 and 2015, she released two new singles, Tapi Itu Dulu and Jom Menari... Lerr from her upcoming album to be released soon. In June 2015, she decided to wear a hijab.[7][8] In 2016, Amy Mastura released her new single, "Kalimah", it was her last recording before retired from her singing career after exactly 24 years.[9][10]

In 2017, Amy will be starring in a drama called Jejak Karmila. The drama will be aired on TV3. On September 7, Amy alongside 15 others celebrities will participate in Super Spontan Superstar 2017 which is a reality comedy shows on Astro Warna. She made it in top 8 with Shuib Sepahtu thus eliminated her in semi-finals.[11]

Other ventures[edit]

Besides singing and acting, Mastura also played her role as the product endorser and spokesperson where she has become the endorser for several products such as Quaker Oat, Omega watch, Cif, Maggi Cukup Rasa and other products.

Personal life[edit]

Throughout her career, Amy Mastura has been known as a very disciplined artist and free from gossip.

She married with her longtime friend who is also an oil rig engineer, Alvin Tham Suffian on 1 July 2000 and they have two daughters, Adriana and Adalia. Their marriage was held in Ipoh, Perak and dubbed as the "Wedding of the Year". She also has a family ties with international football player, Nazmi Faiz.

Discography[edit]

Amy Mastura discography
Studio albums 7
Compilation albums 4
Video albums 5
Singles 30
Soundtrack albums 2

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Notable songs Album details
1994 Amy Mastura Meniti Hari, Jawapan Kasih, Kasih, Suria Khatulistiwa, Flora & Fauna Release dates: September 1994
Format: CD, cassette
Label: Pony Canyon
1996 Pujaanku Kasih Kita, Kembalilah, Diam Diam Rindu, Pujaanku Release dates: 1 May 1996
Format: CD, cassette
Label: Pony Canyon
1997 Puteri Puteri, Kasihku, Cinta Dua Jiwa Release dates: 1 November 1997
Format: CD, cassette
Label: Pony Canyon
2000 Bintang Hati Bintang Hati, Sha Na Na, Siapalah Aku, Dengarkanlah (featuring Glenn Fredly) Release dates: 8 January 2000
Format: CD, cassette
Label: Sony Music
2002 Akan Datang Akan Datang, Kasihku Sinar, Kasih Suci, Asimilasi Release dates: August 2002
Format: CD, cassette
Label: Sony Music
2005 Lebih Baik Bukakanlah Pintu, Bingung, Lebih Baik, Kata Mama, Cinta Release dates: December 2005
Format: CD, cassette
Label: Sony Music
2009 Happy Langkah Di Hatimu, Lagu Happy Release dates: September 2009
Format: CD
Label: Sony Music

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Album details
1998 The Best of Amy Mastura Release year: 1998
Formats: CD, cassette
2007 Keunggulan Amy Mastura Release year: 2007
Formats: CD, cassette
2011 The Best of Amy Mastura II Release year: 2011
Formats: CD

Remix album[edit]

Year Title Album details
1999 Versi Remix Release year: 1999
Formats: CD, cassette

Soundtrack album[edit]

Year Title
1996 OST Impian
1998 OST Puteri Impian

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Impian Yazmin
Tragedi Oktober Fara
1997 Puteri Impian Nora Mat Jidin
1998 Puteri Impian 2 Nora Mat Jidin
1999 KLU (Kuala Lumpur Universiti) Maria
2000 Senario Lagi Police Officer Cameo appearance
2004 Trauma Nurul
Bintang Hati Shakilla/Tasha
2010 Hooperz
Aku Tak Bodoh Aishah
Damping Malam Ku Khalira
2012 Shh... Dia Datang Marina / Safea Completed
2017 Mendidih Bro
TBA Kindaichi Case Files Gate of Jail Private School Murders (cameo) Completed

VCD Drama[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Cinta 3 Musim Ayuni
2006 Cinta Q Suzy

Television movie[edit]

Year Title Role TV Network
2001 Toll Gate Girl Markonah
2007 Ice Cappucino Macchiato
2008 Siapa Boss?
2009 Gegar Gitu Raya
Ceritera
2010 Hikayat
2011 Hantu Susu Penanggal
Hantu Susu Kembali Penanggal
2012 Kami Janji Kami Berzanji Kompang group leader
2013 Kasanova Terdesak Farisya Astro Prima
2014 Hati Untuk Siapa
2015 Perangkap Perkahwinan Astro Ria
Mimi Tapau
Suamiku Seorang Vampire
2017 Restu Ramadan TV3

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role TV Network Notes
1996 Cinta Korporat Cameo appearance
2000 Spanar Jaya Gong Xi nTV7
2005 Puteri (season 5) TV3 Cameo appearance
2009 Kasut Tumit Tinggi Astro Prima
2012 Dalam Hati Ada Taman Astro Ria
2013 Nur Melinda
2014 Maaf Jika Ku Tak Sempurna TV3
2015 Dee Astro Ceria
2017 Jejak Karmila Syarifah Aniza TV3
Mencintaimu Mr. Photographer Datin Laila Astro Ria

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Siti Di Alam Fantasi Siti
2008 Selamat Hari Raya Perantau
2009 Muzikal Gamat
2010 Muzikal Gamat 2
2013 Nyonya & The Gang Keponakan Anggun
2015 Diari Wanita
Zombie La La La Happy Witch

TV Programme[edit]

  • Ketuk - Ketuk Ramadan (2017) as a guest - 16 Jun

Videography[edit]

  • Hanya Untukmu (1996)
  • Amy Mastura Video Hits (2000)
  • Bintang Karaoke : Amy Mastura (2002)
  • Amy Mastura MTV Karaoke (2004)
  • Keunggulan Amy Mastura VCD Karaoke (2005)

Concerts[edit]

  • Amy Mastura Live in Concert 2000 @ Life Centre (2000)

Television hosting[edit]

TV Programs[edit]

  • MTV Syok @ MTV Channel (Asia) (1995 - 1997)
  • Casa Impian (Season 7) @ TV3 (2007)
  • Kraft Single With Kids @ ntv7 (2008)
  • Apa-Apa Aje Musim Kelima @ TV3 (2009)

Awards[edit]

  • Anugerah Juara Lagu 1994 @ TV3 (1994)
  • Anugerah Skrin 1995 @ TV3 (1995)
  • Anugerah Juara Lagu 2005 @ TV3 (2005)
  • Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian 2013 @ TV3 (2014)
  • Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian 2014 @ TV3 (2015)

Awards and achievements[edit]

Amy Mastura awards and nominations
Awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations
Anugerah Industri Muzik
1 6
Malaysian Film Festival
1 2
Anugerah Bintang Popular
2 6
Anugerah Juara Lagu
1 3
Totals
Awards won 5
Nominations 17

Anugerah Industri Muzik[edit]

Year Category Nominated works Album Result
Anugerah Industri Muzik 1994 Best New Female Artiste Artist: Amy Mastura Amy Mastura Nominated
Best Vocal Performance in the Song (Female) Nominated
Anugerah Industri Muzik 1996 Best Album Album: Pujaanku Pujaanku Nominated
Anugerah Industri Muzik 2000 Best Album Cover Designer: KS Chow Bintang Hati Nominated
Anugerah Industri Muzik 2003 Best Album Cover Designer: William Liew Won
Best Music Video Video Kasih Suci - Director: Paul Loosey Nominated
Anugerah Industri Muzik 2005 Best Album Cover Designer: William Liew Lebih Baik Nominated

Malaysia Film Festival[edit]

Year Category Film Result
14th Malaysia Film Festival Best Female Actress Puteri Impian Won
17th Malaysia Film Festival Best Female Actress Bintang Hati Nominated
Best Original Story Nominated

Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian[edit]

Year Category Result
Anugerah Bintang Popular 1994 Best Female Singer Won
Anugerah Bintang Popular 1996 Best Female Singer Nominated
Best Female Film Actress Nominated
Anugerah Bintang Popular 1997/98 Best Female Film Actress Nominated
Anugerah Bintang Popular 1998/99 Best Female Film Actress Won
Anugerah Bintang Popular 2000 Best Female Singer Nominated
Best Female Film Actress Nominated
Anugerah Bintang Popular 2002 Best Female Singer Nominated

Anugerah Juara Lagu[edit]

Year Song Album Composer Lyrics Category Result
Anugerah Juara Lagu 1995 Meniti Hari Amy Mastura Fauzi Marzuki Amran Omar Pop Rock Nominated
Anugerah Juara Lagu 2000 Bintang Hati Bintang Hati Goh Boon Hoe Won
Sha Na Na Amy Mastura Amy Mastura Nominated
Anugerah Juara Lagu 2002 Iman Wan Amran Omar Nominated

Muzik-Muzik Semi Final[edit]

Year Song Album Composer Lyrics Category Result
Anugerah Juara Lagu 1995 Jawapan Kasih Amy Mastura Azmeer / Zira Halim Pop Rock Pending
Anugerah Juara Lagu 1996 Diam Diam Rindu Pujaanku Goh Boon Hoe Seri Bayu
Anugerah Juara Lagu 2000 Dengarkanlah Bintang Hati Helen Yap M. Nasir Ballad
Anugerah Juara Lagu 2001 Siapalah Aku Zul Mahat Amran Omar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amy Mastura belajar daripada bakat baharu". Berita Harian. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Tahir Alhamzah (22 January 2017). "It's been awhile, Amy Mastura". New Straits Times. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Kenneth Chaw (25 May 2016). "What has Amy Mastura been up to?". Star2.com. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Siti Athirah Dzulkifly (4 December 2016). "Zon selesa Amy Mastura". Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Amy Mastura is Kose ambassador". The Daily Chilli. The Daily Chilli. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 7 March 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Amy Mastura -- Rezeki murah selepas kahwin
  7. ^ Amy Mastura: Pakai tudung tak mesti nyanyi lagu dakwah The Malay Mail. 28 September 2016.
  8. ^ Amy Mastura kini berhijab Sinar Harian. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  9. ^ Kalimah penerus cinta Amy Mastura Kosmo!.21 November 2016.
  10. ^ MOHD AL QAYUM AZIZI (18 December 2016). Mesej Positif Amy Mastura Menerusi 'Kalimah' mStar. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  11. ^ Kamaruddin Razal (21 October 2017). [1] www.gempak.com. Retrieved 9 March 2018.

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