Mizz Nina

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Mizz Nina
Mizz Nina 2010.jpg
Nina in 2010
Background information
Birth name Shazrina binti Azman
Born (1980-07-01) 1 July 1980 (age 38)
Origin Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Genres R&B, Dance-pop, Electropop, Pop, Hip Hop
Occupation(s) Public figure, motivational speaker, host and Fashion designer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1999–2012 (music career)
2015–present (television host)
Associated acts Teh Tarik Crew, Colby O'Donis, Flo Rida, Planet Asia, Theo Martins, Jay Park

Shazrina binti Azman (born 1 July 1980), who is known as Mizz Nina, is a Malaysian fashion designer, a host, humanitarian and the co-founder of Dopstv, an Islamic lifestyle channel. She is also a former musician, singer-songwriter, dancer and rapper. Having performed on stage with the likes of American Rapper Flo Rida, Bruno Mars, Usher, Colby O’ Donis, Justin Bieber and K-Pop artist Jay Park on MTV World Stage, she has done it all.

In January 2013, the award-winning singer and songwriter was honoured as 1Malaysia Ambassador by the Prime Minister for her contributions towards nation building. In the same year she performed Hajj with her husband, Noh Salleh (from Malaysian indie band Hujan) and family, which transformed her life. She began fully practising Islam and wearing the hijab as her way of expressing her love and dedication for the Deen.

Since then she has returned to studying and has been invited to numerous forums and events to give motivational talks and sharing sessions. She is also an ambassador and influencer for a number of global brands.

In 2016, Mizz Nina and her two partners; founded the Islamic lifestyle channel called DOPS (Deen of Peace Studios) TV Sdn Bhd Abd and has a number of successful TV series and talk shows under her belt. She has also committed to sharing and giving to the needy by collaborating with numerous organisations to help the underprivileged such as 1moment4them, Possible Dreams International, Feeding The Needy, Miasa, Cinta Syria Malaysia and Into Taqwa Malaysia.

Life and music career[edit]

She is the daughter of Azman Hashim, who is the Chairman of AmBank Group.

1999–2007: Teh Tarik Crew[edit]

In 1997, she formed First Born Troopz with Fiquetional, with whom she would later co-found the seminal Malaysian hip-hop group, the Teh Tarik Crew [1] in 1999. It was with TTC that her musical career truly took off, with two AIM nominations in 2002 for the group’s full-length album How’s The Level?. By 2004, Mizz Nina had two more AIM nominations, this time for Teh Tarik Crew’s sophomore album, What’s Next?.[2] They later disbanded in 2007 to pursue solo careers.

2007–2013: Going solo[edit]

In July 2010, she released her first solo album, What You Waiting For.[2] She has collaborated with 3 international singers such as Theo Martins on the song "Let Me C U Get It", Colby O' Donis on "What You Waiting For" and Grammy nominee Planet Asia on the song "Hope". Mizz Nina toured to Sri Lanka and India to promote her greatest hit "What You Waiting For".[3]

In February 2012, she released a new single called "With You". A lyric video of the song was released onto YouTube, which had earned over 6,000 views on the debut week and reached 40 000 views within 3 weeks. Three months later, she released her second solo album called Takeover. On September of the same year, she released her latest single called "Summer Burning"[4] which was produced by DJ Poet Name Life[5] and written by Jamie Munson, Lucy McIntosh and Mizz Nina herself.[6] Mizz Nina had also teamed up with the American rapper Flo Rida on a song called "Takeover".[7][8] The music video, filmed in Miami, became a YouTube hit at the time earning 1,505,221 views on YouTube.

In February 2013, Mizz Nina released a single, Around The World featuring Korean-American superstar, Jay Park. The single was produced by Cha Cha Malone. On 26 March 2013, she released the music video for Around The World featuring Jay Park on her official YouTube channel, mizznina1780. The music video was filmed in December 2012 in Korea with Jay Park. The CD single for Around The World will be given free to customers who purchase anything at her Mizz Demeanor shop.[9]

While touring in US to promote her new single with Flo Rida - Takeover in 2012, she had been given a great opportunities to hosting The MTV Iggy Show — Episode 12 live in Times Square, NYC to expose innocent bystanders to three fresh new artists (like herself) breaking out around the globe such as raw rock from Mexico’s Le Butcherettes, wavy hip-hop from American emcee Robert Raimon Roy, and the Swedish strains of First Aid Kit’s viral country.[10] Mizz Nina recalls this as "an experience I will never forget". [11]

Concerts and Live Performances[edit]

Mizz Nina was invited to perform at many concert events such as MTV World Stage 2012, Watsons Music Festival 2012, Twin Towers Alive 2011 & 2013 & Bella Awards and Arthur's Day 2011. On December 1, 2011, she was one of the opening acts for Pitbull Live In Malaysia 2011. She also went to Melbourne in October 2012 to perform and launch her TakeOver album. On May 18, 2013, she hold her first concert here in Kuala Lumpur at the KL Live, Life Centre.

2011–2014: Marriage and subsequent retirement as singer[edit]

Mizz Nina married Noh Salleh, vocalist for the indie rock band Hujan,[12] with their wedding held at the former's family residence near Ukay Heights, Ampang on 1 July 2011, which was also her birthday.[12] She performed umrah with her husband and family in 2013. Her change into a more modest image after returning from her pilgrimage came as a surprise to reporters who were used to her as a sexy pop singer. It is also during this period that she had announced to retire her singing career to focus on her production and boutique aspirations, besides her newfound passion for her Muslim faith.[13]

Mizz Nina is also known as a vocal coach since her retirement from Hollywood. She was once seen coaching students at the Singing Shop Studio, Amcorp Mall. Most of the students had been a blooming success after leaving the Singing Shop Studio, such as Alesya who is now known as a Producer and also a junior humanitarian and Syera who is now a well-known Cosplay model.

Fashion label[edit]

Mizz Nina is also a fashion designer for her own women's fashion label called Mizz Demeanor[14][15] and Madeena Clothing.[16] In 2014, Mizz Nina organized a World Hijab Day workshop with the latter company MaDeena on 1 February at Amcorp Mall, Petaling Jaya.

Production[edit]

Through her production company, Big Fish Entertainment, Mizz Nina is producing a 13-episode children program, The Cici & Caca Show.[16] She also worked closely with young producer, Alesya.

Other appearances[edit]

As host[edit]

Year Title
2015 Beyond Translation Astro Oasis
2016 Queen Of The Deen
Into Taqwa With Mizz Nina TV Alhijrah
2017 The Mizz Nina Show Astro Maya HD

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • What You Waiting For
  • Takeover

Awards and nominations[edit]

Anugerah Industri Muzik

Anugerah Industri Muzik (or AIM) (literal English translation: Music Industry Awards), is an annual event similar to Grammy Awards which recognized Malaysia's finest artists.[17][18] The year indicates the ceremony year, awarding the previous years' works.

Anugerah Industri Muzik Malaysia (AIM)
Year Category Nominated Work(s) Album Result Ref.
2012 (AIM19) The Best Album Cover "Kulit Album Terbaik in Malay" TAKEOVER's Album Cover Takeover Won [19][20][21]
Touring Artist Award "Anugerah Kembara in Malay" Takeover Tour Takeover Won
Best Hip Hop Song "Lagu Hip Hop Terbaik in Malay" Just You and Me Takeover Nominated
Shout! Awards

The Shout! Awards is an entertainment award show created to celebrate the Malaysian entertainment scene which is said has rapidly developed. The award recognizes people of music, television, film and radio industry as well as the entertainment industry as a whole.

Shout! Awards
Year Category Nominated Work(s) Result
2010 Popstar Award (Pop Awards) Nominated
Flava Award (Hip Hop / R&B Awards) Won
Break Out Award (Best New Act) Nominated
Hot Chick Award Nominated
2012 Flava Award (Hip Hop / R&B Awards) Nominated
Music Video Award (Best Music Video) With You Won
2013 Music Video Award (Best Music Video) Around The World (featuring Jay Park) Nominated
Flava Award (Hip Hop / R&B Awards) Won
Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian (Berita Harian's Most Popular Star Awards)

Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian (or ABPBH) is an award ceremony that recognizes the most popular artistes of the year. The award is a yearly ceremony organized by one of Malaysia's newspapers, Berita Harian with results entirely based on votes cast by readers.

Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian (ABPBH)
Year Category Results
2013 (ABPBH 23) Artis Wanita Stailo Nominated
2014 (ABPBH 24) Pasangan Selebriti Romantis (with Noh Salleh) Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ mtv Asia
  2. ^ a b Synon, Sherwani (16 December 2010). "Hip hop artiste Mizz Nina in Sri Lanka". Daily Mirror. Sri Lanka. Archived from the original on 17 October 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.mizznina.com/dates/what-you-waiting-for-sri-lanka-promo-tour-2/ "What You Waiting For" Sri Lanka Promo Tour
  4. ^ iTunes - Music - Summer Burning - Single - Mizz Nina
  5. ^ [COMING SOON] SUMMER BURNING Produced by DJ Poet Name Life
  6. ^ Mizz Nina - Summer Burning
  7. ^ Mizz Nina unleashes new single ‘Takeover’ with Flo Rida
  8. ^ "Takeover (feat. Flo Rida) – Single by Mizz Nina". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Mizz Nina and Jay Park sizzle on new single 'Around The World'". MSN Malaysia. 26 February 2013. 
  10. ^ http://www.mtviggy.com/videos/the-mtv-iggy-show-episode-12/ The MTV Iggy Show — Episode 12
  11. ^ http://www.mizznina.com/press/mtv-iggy-at-times-square-nyc/ MTV Iggy at Times Square , NYC
  12. ^ a b Abd Majid, Noorsila (17 November 2010). "Mizz Nina and Noh to tie the knot". Malaysian Star. Archived from the original on 17 October 2011. 
  13. ^ Beh Yuen Hui; Tashny Sukumaran; A. Raman (27 January 2014). "Mizz Nina will only sing for female audience now". The Star. Retrieved 25 April 2017. 'I will only sing for a female audience now. This is the decision I have made,' [...] Mizz Nina also said she wanted to focus on her boutique and production company and that she did not regret leaving the music business as she felt she had achieved enough. 
  14. ^ Interview with Mizz Nina.
  15. ^ Official site
  16. ^ a b Izdihar Jaafar (11 November 2013). "Mizz Nina Lebih Gembira, Tenang". Gua.com.my (in Malay). Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 25 April 2017. 
  17. ^ "About RIM". Rim.org.my. 24 October 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  18. ^ Suraya al-Attas (13 December 1993). "Countdown to local Grammys". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press. p. 27. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  19. ^ http://www.ohbulan.com/aim-19-senarai-penuh-pemenang-anugerah-industri-muzik-ke-19/ AIM 19: Senarai Penuh Pemenang Anugerah Industri Muzik Ke-19
  20. ^ http://www.redcarpet.net.my/2012/11/aim19-honours-shila-amzah-mizz-nina-jaclyn-victor-alleycats/ AIM19 honours Shila Amzah, Mizz Nina, Jaclyn Victor & Alleycats
  21. ^ Anugerah Industri Muzik ke-19 Anugerah Industri Muzik ke-19 wikipedia