Malaysian Music Awards

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Anugerah Industri Muzik
Music Industry Award
Awarded for Outstanding achievements in the Malaysian music industry
Country  Malaysia
Presented by Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM)
First awarded 15 December 1993
Television/Radio coverage
Network Malaysia RTM
Media Prima

Anugerah Industri Muzik (Malay: Music Industry Award), commonly known by the acronym AIM, is the award ceremony to honour the Malaysian music industry and it' also organised by Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM). It first held in 1993 and was held on 15 December of that year. It is Malaysia's equivalent of the Grammy awards.[1][2] The award is not only focused on Malay-language music produced in Malaysia, but also English, Chinese and Indian language music as well, in which separate awards were introduced for the latter two language music subcategories in 1999 and 2013 respectively. (The former ceremony, known as the AIM Chinese Music Awards, had been held in 1999 and 2001 before encountering a twelve-year hiatus due to insufficient funds.[3])

The broadcaster of the award has been changed several times, varying between RTM, Media Prima and Astro. The earlier two awards are broadcast on television after the event, and the following event would be broadcast live through television.

Since its introduction, the award has been held every year, with the exception of 1994 and 2015, due to the changes in the month that the event would be held.


Afdlin Shauki hosting Anugerah Industri Muzik in 2009

Some categories may have been replaced and/or removed. In the first award in 1993, there are only ten categories. After the first award, Best New Artist (Solo) was split into male and female categories, until 1999. There is also a Best New Artist (Group) category until 1999. Genre-specific best albums are introduced in 1995 and was abolished in 2010 due to declining number of albums released. The focus on Best Vocal Performance was changed from album to single in 2009. Best Indonesian Album category was introduced in 1997, and was replaced by Best Malay Song Performed by a Foreign Artist in 2008 until 2013/2014. RIM has added five new categories that recognizes the achievement of songs and music videos based on digital sales on all digital platforms. This new awards recognise significant contributions by record labels in the local music industry ecosystem and provide opportunities to the public to be the jury through the new category, Best Malaysian Singer.[4]

The current awards presented in Anugerah Industri Muzik are:[5]

Main awards:

  • Best Album (Album of the Year)
  • Best Song (Song of the Year)

Performance awards:

  • Best New Artiste
  • Best Vocal Performance in a Song (Male)
  • Best Vocal Performance in a Song (Female)
  • Best Vocal Performance in a Song (Group)
  • Best Duo/Collaboration Vocal Performance in a Song

Technical achievements awards:

  • Best Album Cover
  • Best Engineered Album (Best Album Recording)
  • Best Music Video
  • Best Musical Arrangement in a Song

Best songs according to genres

  • Best Pop Song
  • Best Rock Song
  • Best Hip Hop Song
  • Best Ethnic Pop Song
  • Best Nasyid Song
  • Best Local English Song

Popularity awards

  • Most Downloaded Song
  • Most Streamed Song
  • Most Viewed Official Music Video on YouTube
  • Best Selling Ring Back Tones Song
  • Best Malaysian Singer (The nominees are among the Best Vocal Performance in a Song (Male & Female) finalists)

Special awards

  • Sri Wirama Award (for outstanding contributions to the Malaysian music industry)
  • Kembara Award (for a Malaysian artiste responsible for promoting Malaysian compositions outside the country, not awarded every year)

Past winners[edit]

As of 2016, unlike similar music awards in other countries, none has won Best Album and Best Song in the same year.

Best Album[edit]

Siti Nurhaliza has the most win in this category with seven including one for her duet album, Seri Balas with Noraniza Idris, out of nine nominations. While Faizal Tahir comes second with two winnings.

Year Album Artist Producer(s)
1994 Dekat Padamu Ning Baizura J.P Abdullah
1995 Gamal Zainal Abidin Roslan Aziz
1996 Unplugged - Gema Di Timur Jauh Search Search
1997 Ooh! La! La! KRU KRU
1998 Puji-Pujian Raihan Farihin Abd. Fattah & Nasser Abd Kassim
1999 Adiwarna Siti Nurhaliza
2000 Seri Balas Noraniza Idris & Siti Nurhaliza Pak Ngah
2001 Iqrar 1421 Rabbani Permata Audio Production (M) Sdn. Bhd.
2002 Phoenix Bangkit M. Nasir M. Nasir
2003 Sarah Siti Sarah Aalva Jitab, Aidit Alfian, Ajai, Along Exists, Azmeer, Belle, Edry Hashim, Helen Yap
2004 E.M.A.S Siti Nurhaliza Ajai, Aidit Alfian, Aubrey Suwito, Azmeer, Helen Yap, Julfekar, Wong, Zulkefli Majid, Zuriani
2005 Nazraku Spider Spider
2006 Gemilang Jaclyn Victor Aidit Alfian, Ajai, Azlan Abu Hassan, Edry Hashim, Jenny Chin, Mohariz Yaakup, Ramli M.S., Aubrey Suwito, Sunil Kumar, Michael Simon, Ahmad Izham
2007 Transkripsi Siti Nurhaliza Siti Nurhaliza, Aubrey Suwito, Jenny Chin, Mac Chew, Yasin, Cat Farish, Firdaus Mahmud, Damian VE
2008 Aku.Muzik.Kamu Faizal Tahir Ahmad Izham Omar, Faizal Tahir
2009 Lentera Timur Siti Nurhaliza Siti Nurhaliza, Adnan Abu Hassan, Aubrey Suwito, Fauzi Marzuki, Johan Nawawi, Johari Teh, M. Nasir, S. Atan, Zul Mahat
2010 Adrenalin[6] Faizal Tahir Faizal Tahir, Audi Mok, Ahmad Izham Omar
2010/2011 MPO Celebrates 25 Years of Sheila Majid Sheila Majid
2011/2012 SalaMusik Salam
2012/2013 Luahan Hati Anak Seni Hafiz
2013/2014 Fragmen Siti Nurhaliza Aubrey Suwito, Faizal Tahir, Mujahid, Mike Chan, Ade Govinda, Siti Nurhaliza
2014/2016 Dato' Siti Nurhaliza Unplugged Siti Nurhaliza Siti Nurhaliza, Mujahid Abd Wahab, Aubrey Suwito & Hafiz Hamidun

Best Song[edit]

Since its inauguration, the award was only given to the songwriters (composers and lyricists) of the song, until the 2010/2011's edition, where the singer was decided to be among the recipients hence will also received the trophy. Starting from the 2009's edition, the nominees of this category comprises the winners of Best Ethnic Pop Song, Best Hip-Hop Song, Best Nasyid Song, Best Pop Song and Best Rock Song. Beginning 2012/2013 onward, winner of Best Local English Song is included in the Best Song nominee list.

Composer Azlan Abu Hassan is the current record holder for most win, with four. In 2013/2014, the song "No More", a self-written song by singer SonaOne became the first English language song to be awarded with this title.

Year Song Artist(s) Composer(s) Lyricist(s)
1994 Satu S.M. Salim & Zainal Abidin Roslan Aziz Nizam & Zainal Abidin
1995 Mentera Semerah Padi M. Nasir M. Nasir Nurbisa
1996 Jentayu Johan Nawawi, Nora & Sheila Majid Johan Nawawi Usman Awang
1997 Jerat Percintaan Siti Nurhaliza Adnan Hj. Hassan Osman Hj. Zainuddin, Hani MJ
1998 Selamanya Innuendo Azlan Abu Hassan Rizal Kamaruzzaman / Cahaya Pena / Azlan Abu Hassan
1999 Aku Cinta Aku Rindu Ajai & Nurul Ajai Ajai & Nurul
2000 Ku Mohon Sheila Majid Mac Chew Sheila Majid
2001 Menyemai Cinta Bersamamu Nora Azlan Abu Hassan Ucu (Ishak Ahmad)
2002 Seandainya Masih Ada Cinta Dayang Nurfaizah Ajai Syed ENV
2003 Keabadian Cinta Anuar Zain Azlan Abu Hassan Azalea
2004 Selagi Ada Cinta Ning Baizura Ajai Nurul
2005 Awan Yang Terpilu Ning Baizura Lin Li Zhen Loloq
2006 Warkah Buat Laila Zahid Ayub Ibrahim Habsah Hassan
2007 Juwita...Citra Terindah M. Nasir M. Nasir M. Nasir
2008 Izinku Pergi Kaer Azami Azlan Abu Hassan Sulu Sarawak
2009 Nafas Cahaya Misha Omar M. Nasir Loloq
2010 Dan Sebenarnya[7] Yuna Yuna Yuna
2010/2011 Sedetik Lebih[nb 1] Anuar Zain Edry Abdul Halim Edry Abdul Halim
2011/2012 Patah Seribu Shila Amzah Shila Amzah Shila Amzah
2012/2013 Lelaki Yuna Yuna Yuna
2013/2014 No More SonaOne SonaOne SonaOne
2014/2016 Sejati Faizal Tahir Faizal Tahir & Mike Chan Faizal Tahir & Mike Chan

Kembara Award[edit]

Year Artist(s)
1996 Sheila Majid
1997 Slam
1998 Raihan
1999 KRU
2000 Siti Nurhaliza
2001 Raihan
2004 Siti Nurhaliza
2005 Siti Nurhaliza
2006 Raihan
2008 Pop Shuvit
2010 Bunkface
2010/2011 Yuna
2011/2012 Mizz Nina
2012/2013 Shila Amzah
2014/2016 Yuna

See also[edit]


  1. ^ In 2011, the Best Song was originally given to Penakut by Yuna. However, the announcement was later found out to be a technical error on behalf of the awards' official external auditor, Ernst & Young. The co-manager for the award, Rosmin Hashim, had explained that the winner of the Best Song award has to be selected from by the most voted of five song entries in each of four subcategories: Best Pop Song, Best Rock Song, Best Ethic Pop Song and Best Nasyid Song, in which Penakut did not won in any of them. The award was later given instead to Sedetik Lebih by Anuar Zain.[8]


  1. ^ "About RIM". Recording Industry Association of Malaysia. Recording Industry Association of Malaysia. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Suraya al-Attas (13 December 1993). "Countdown to local Grammys". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press. p. 27. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Cheang, Michael (14 April 2016). "Malaysian Chinese Music Awards AIM(s) for the top again". Star2. Star Media Group Berhad. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
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  8. ^ Kemalia Othman (24 November 2011). "Lagu Terbaik AIM18: 'Sedetik Lebih' Ganti 'Penakut'" (in Malay). mStar Online. Retrieved 1 January 2012.