Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian

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Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian
Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian 2007
Awarded forMost popular celebrities and entertainers in the entertainment industry
Presented byBerita Harian
First awarded1987
Last awarded2021
Currently held byJanna Nick (2021)

Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian (literally: "Popular Star Award"), commonly known by the acronym ABPBH, originally named as Anugerah Pelakon/Penyanyi Popular - Nescafe Classic,[1] is an award presented annually by Berita Harian of Malaysia to recognise and honour the popularity of Malaysian celebrities and entertainers in the entertainment industry, including the film industry, television industry as well as music industry. The award ceremony features performances by prominent artists. It is the most prestigious people's choice award for Malaysian artists in the entertainment industry.

The award was established in 1987 and it is totally based from the votes submitted by the readers of Berita Harian. The first Anugerah Bintang Popular telecast took place on the night of 1 December 1987 in Dewan Bunga Raya, Putra World Trade Centre. There were only seven categories presented in the first award ceremony.

In 1989, Radio Televisyen Malaysia in collaboration with SALEM made Anugerah Bintang Popular available for live broadcasting. The award took place in Angkasapuri on 13 January 1990. On that very night, a new category of Most Popular Artiste was introduced, which is still maintained until now.

Nomination process[edit]

The recording labels, TV stations, radio stations, and film production companies are responsible to hand over a name list of artists that are eligible to compete in each category. The nominees could be personnels, celebrities, actors, and singers that are active and consistent in their own field in a certain period of time.[2]

For each radio network or station, nomination is limited to three male and female radio presenters. The radio station must be aired at least in three states. For TV host, nominations are eligible for those who are the steady host for a certain programme, at least for two seasons since its broadcast.

Nomination for actors and actresses are based from films that have passed the evaluation of Lembaga Penapisan Filem (LPF). Each film could nominate two actors and actresses for the category of Most Popular Movie Actor and Most Popular Movie Actress, apart from the category of Best New Male Artist and Best New Female Artist. On the other hand, terms and conditions for each category of Most Popular Male Singer, Most Popular Female Singer, and Most Popular Group is guided by the terms applied in Anugerah Industri Muzik.

The early nomination would be published in Berita Harian, usually for five consecutive weeks. In that period of time, the readers will select the best five nominees for each category that are available. Once the five nominees are finalised, the second round of voting session would be made available to all readers in which they have to select only one winner for each category. The result would be announced in the prestigious ceremony every year.


The Anugerah Bintang Popular award are awarded in a series of categories, each of which isolate a specific contribution to acting and singing. The standard awards list nominees in each category from which a winner is selected. Some categories have been added and removed over time. The following is a list of the currently awarded categories:

Main Awards[edit]

  • Most Popular Star
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Popular Versatile Artist
  • Popular Film Actor
  • Popular Film Actress
  • Popular TV Actor
  • Popular TV Actress
  • Popular Male Singer
  • Popular Female Singer
  • Popular Collaboration/Duo/Group
  • Popular Comedy Artist
  • Popular TV Host
  • Popular Radio Presenter
  • Popular Male New Artist
  • Popular Female New Artist

Special Awards[edit]

  • Popular Sensational Artist
  • Favourite On-screen Couple (Drama)
  • Favourite On-screen Couple (Film)
  • Popular Social Media Personality
  • Popular Instafamous

Most Popular Star winners[edit]

Year Winner(s)
1987 Fauziah Ahmad Daud
1988 Ramlah Ram
1989 Search
1990 Aishah
1991 Zainal Abidin
1992 Eman Manan
1993 Sofea Jane
1994 M. Nasir
1995 Ziana Zain
1996 Siti Nurhaliza
2002 Rosyam Nor
2003 Saiful Apek
2004 Siti Nurhaliza
2005 Mawi
2008 Nabil Ahmad
2009 Siti Nurhaliza
2010 Shaheizy Sam
2011 Aaron Aziz
2012 Shaheizy Sam
2013 Aaron Aziz
2014 Shaheizy Sam
2015 Neelofa
2016 Neelofa
2017 Fattah Amin
2018 Wany Hasrita
2019 Mira Filzah
2020 Haqiem Rusli
2021 Janna Nick

Lifetime Achievement Award recipients[edit]

Year Recipient(s)
1996 M. Amin, Momo Latiff, Latifah Omar
1997/98 Aziz Jaafar, Normadiah, Ahmad Daud
1998/99 Ibrahim Pendek, Ruminah Sidek
2000 Aziz Sattar, Maria Menado, Anita Sarawak
2001 Ahmad Mahmud, Mariani, Sheila on 7
2002 Ahmad Jais, Sarimah, Michelle Yeoh
2003 Mustapha Maarof, Orchid Abdullah, Sharifah Aini
2004 Jins Shamsuddin, Uji Rashid, Yusof Haslam
2005 Hussein Abu Hassan, Azean Irdawaty, Ahmad Nawab
2006 Jeffrydin, Umi Kalthum, Jamil Sulong
2007 M. Nasir
2008 Jamal Abdillah
2009 Khadijah Ibrahim
2010 Rosnani Jamil
2011 Sheila Majid, Siti Nurhaliza[a]
2012 Search
2013 Rahim Razali
2014 SM Salim
2015 Fauziah Ahmad Daud
2016 Ella
2017 Noor Kumalasari
2018 Raihan
2019 Francissca Peter
2020 Habsah Hassan

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Anugerah Sri Perak


  1. ^ Shamshul Azree Samshir dan Nurulhisham Abdul Latiff (1 July 2017). "ABPBH 3 dekad tetap utuh". Berita Harian. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Due date for early nomination". Archived from the original on 12 June 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2008.

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