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".
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.
Her first single, "Aku Cinta Padamu” became her breakthrough hits in Indonesia and retitled as "Betapa Ku Cinta Padamu" for the Indonesian version. The song also covered in English version as "I Wonder" by an Australian boy band North, in their second album, Straight Up. 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. 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.
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.
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 and being certified 6x platinum. 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. For the "Bisikan Asmara" music video, Siti Nurhaliza was accompanied by two male dancers in a white background studio.
In a news report by Billboard, Siti Nurhaliza II was reported to have been sold more than 500, 000 units in Indonesia alone.