Siti Nurhaliza II

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Siti Nurhaliza II
Siti Nurhaliza II.jpg
Studio album by Siti Nurhaliza
Released 27 January 1997 (1997-01-27)
Recorded 1996-1997
Genre Pop, dance, R&B, pop rock, traditional
Length 53:58
Label Suria Records
Producer Adnan Abu Hassan, LY, Zul Mahat, Fauzi Marzuki, Xiao Wong, Helen Yap, David Foster
Siti Nurhaliza chronology
Siti Nurhaliza
(1996)Siti Nurhaliza1996
Siti Nurhaliza
(1997)
Cindai
(1997)Cindai1997
Singles from Siti Nurhaliza II
  1. "Aku Cinta Padamu"
    Released: 1997
  2. "Wajah Kekasih"
    Released: 1997
  3. "Bisikan Asmara"
    Released: 1997

Siti Nurhaliza [note 1] is the second album from Malaysian singer Siti Nurhaliza of the same name which was released in 1997.

Recorded after the release of her debut self-titled album (1996). Siti Nurhaliza II was Siti Nurhaliza's two of six collaborations with Adnan Abu Hassan. For the first time of Siti's career, she wrote the lyrics for the song, "Demi Kasih Kita".

Production[edit]

Siti Nurhaliza II was produced by Suria Records for Siti Nurhaliza in 1997, a year after she release her debut album and marks her second collaboration with Adnan Abu Hassan.[1]

Her first single, "Aku Cinta Padamu” became her breakthrough hits in Indonesia and retitled as "Betapa Ku Cinta Padamu" for the Indonesian version.[2] The song also covered in English version as "I Wonder" by an Australian boy band North, in their second album, Straight Up.[3] Siti Nurhaliza covered English song "The Colour of My Love" originally performed by Celine Dion who considered by Siti as her idol, from her 1993 album of the same title.[4] For the song "Rindu Di Antara Kita", it features vocals by Siti Nurhaliza and Ciang Teng, where Siti sung in Malay while Ciang Teng sung in Mandarin.[5]

Adnan Abu Hassan, the album’s producer contributes three songs in the album — "Demi Kasih Kita", "Wajah Kekasih" and "Rindu Di Antara Kita". Other musicians contributes their songs in the album are husband and wife LY and Baiduri ("Aku Cinta Padamu" and "Kesilapanku, Keegoanmu"), Fauzi Marzuki, Zul Mahat, Xiao Wong, Helen Yap, Arthur Ganov and David Foster.[1]

Release and reception[edit]

Siti Nurhaliza II was released on 27 January 1997 (17 days after Siti Nurhaliza celebrates her 18th birthday) and was well-received, sold over 400, 000 copies[2] and being certified 6x platinum.[6][7] Ten music videos was produced for Siti Nurhaliza II. The first single from the album, "Aku Cinta Padamu" where its music video was filmed at the foreground of Kuala Lumpur Tower.[2] For the "Bisikan Asmara" music video, Siti Nurhaliza was accompanied by two male dancers in a white background studio.[2]

In a news report by Billboard, Siti Nurhaliza II was reported to have been sold more than 500, 000 units in Indonesia alone.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Aku Cinta Padamu" ("I Love You") Baiduri LY 5:23
2. "Wajah Kekasih" ("Lover's Face") Hani M.J Adnan Abu Hassan 5:16
3. "Tirai Semalam" ("Yesterday’s Veil") S. Amin Shahab Fauzi Marzuki 5:04
4. "Demi Kasih Kita" ("For the Sake of Our Love") Siti Nurhaliza Adnan Abu Hassan 4:47
5. "Kesilapanku, Keegoanmu" ("My Fault, Your Ego") Baiduri LY 5:25
6. "Khayalan Cinta" ("The Fantasy of Love") Ucu Xiao Wong 5:09
7. "Usah Diragui" ("Don't Doubt") Habsah Hassan Zul Mahat 4:53
8. "Rindu di Antara Kita" ("The Longing Feeling Between Us"; featuring Ciang Teng) Hani M.J, Ciang Teng Adnan Abu Hassan 4:38
9. "Bisikan Asmara" ("Whisper of Romance") Amran Omar Helen Yap 4:53
10. "Sri Mersing" ("Mersing") Copyright Control Copyright Control 5:00
11. "The Colour of My Love" (Bonus Track) Arthur Ganov David Foster 3:30
Total length: 53:58

Credits[edit]

Credits adapted from Siti Nurhaliza II booklet liner notes.[9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This is her second album with no title same as her first album. Mostly known as Aku Cinta Padamu or Siti Nurhaliza II.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b MaccDonald, Bob (15 March 1997). "Hits Of The World - Malaysia". Billboard. Books.google.com. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Peransang Abang Dalam Karier Siti Nurhaliza". Bintang Online (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 1 January 2000. Retrieved 18 December 2010.  External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ Mohd Arif Nizam Abdullah (5 May 2006). "North rakamkan lagu Aku Cinta Padamu". Utusan Online (in Malay). Retrieved 30 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Céline Dion The Colour of My Love". Chicago Tribune. 17 February 1994. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
  5. ^ MaccDonald, Bob and Clarkson, Paul (3 May 1997). "Hits Of The World - Malaysia". Billboard. Books.google.com. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Siti Nurhaliza II". SitiZone. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  7. ^ "Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin Official". Facebook. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  8. ^ McLure, Steve (28 April 2000). "Asian Acts Across Cultural And National Boundaries". Billboard. Books.google.com. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  9. ^ Siti Nurhaliza II (liner notes). Siti Nurhaliza. Suria Records. 1997.