Via Vallen

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Via Vallen
Born
Maulidia Octavia

(1991-10-01) 1 October 1991 (age 28)
Surabaya, Indonesia
ResidenceSidoarjo, East Java
NationalityIndonesian
Other namesVia Vallen
OccupationSinger
Years active2006–present
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsAscada Musik Indonesia
Associated actsSera

Maulidia Octavia (born 1 October 1991), known professionally as Via Vallen, is an Indonesian dangdut singer.[1][2] Her stage name, "Vallen", is taken from Evanescence's first album Fallen.[3]

Via started a career in singing at the age of 15.[1][4] Her presence in the Indonesian show-business is often considered similar to Isyana Sarasvati because of the resemblance of her face.[5] Via has a support group of fans from different cities named Vyanisty, inaugurated on 24 September 2010. Her solo career began with the release of her first single "Selingkuh" in early 2015.[6] Her single "Sayang" is her most popular song, having reach more than 100 million views on YouTube, making it as the second most viewed Indonesian music video of 2017.[7] Via is also a dangdut singer who sang the theme song for the 2018 Asian Games, "Meraih Bintang" (lit. "Reach for The Stars").[8]

Background[edit]

Via Vallen is a dangdut singer from East Java who has been known as a national artist.[1] Via is also successful in bringing the genre of koplo and earned the nickname "Pop Queen Koplo" because the pop songs are sung in the rhythm of dangdut koplo along with a number of famous dangdut music groups such as New Pallapa, SERA, Monata and others. Her work became more widely known when a number of national television stations invited her to become a guest star on the Inbox SCTV Carnival.[3]

Via has been invited to the 2016 Anugerah Dangdut Indonesia MNCTV award ceremony, and has performed with a number of famous artists such as Dewi Persik, Zaskia Gotik, Raffi Ahmad, Soimah Pancawati and others.[2]

In addition to having fans named Vyanisty, Via Vallen is herself a fan of Beyonce and Mariah Carey. Via claimed not to love dangdut as a teenager, preferring pop rock music including that by the American rock band Evanescence, and singer Avril Lavigne.[3]

Her stage name Vallen is taken from the first album Evanescence titled Fallen. Via Vallen joined Sera, an Indonesian dangdut band, in 2008. She appeared in televised concerts in Hong Kong and China in 2016.[2][3]

Via's maternal family are from Bandung and Aceh. Via started her career in entertainment in second grade of junior high school. Since 5th grade she attended gigs as a trainee singer, with her father who is himself a dangdut musician.[3][6][9]

Via released her first single entitled "Selingkuh" in 2015. Next she issued singles such as "Secawan Madu", "Sayang", "Sakit Sakit Hatiku", "Baper", "Peternak Luka", and many more, and her first album titled The Names was released in 2016.[10]

Via Vallen won the 2017 SCTV Music Awards Most Popular Dangdut Singer category, winning this award against competition from a number of famous dangdut singers.[11] Via also received the Most Popular Female Dangdut Singer in Indonesian Dangdut Award (IDA) 2017 and also get award from DWP (Dangdut Wilayah Pantura) for Best Singer ter-WP.

In 2018, she performed the 2018 Asian Games official theme song "Meraih Bintang", a pop dangdut song written by Parlin Burman "Pay" Siburian.[12] On July 6, 2018, it was announced that she will perform alongside 107 bands from 30 countries at the International Indie Music Festival at Indonesia Convention Exhibition. The event will be held on September 27 to October 7, 2018.[13][14]

Style[edit]

Via does not seek to imitate the style of traditional dangdut singers, instead aims at a more fresh, young, and modern style, a shared characteristic of Korean women or the Japanese Harajuku style.[3][6]

Personal life[edit]

Via Vallen has been harassed by a famous footballer based in Indonesia via Instagram direct message. She shared her harassment conversation with the footballer on Instagram and told him to stay away from her. Via Vallen did not disclose the account that harassed her but some reports and evidences said that the account belonged to Persija player Marko Šimić.[15]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Sales Certifications
The Names
  • Released: 2016[10]
  • Label: Unknown
  • Format: CD
N/A N/A
Sayang
  • Released: 18 January 2018
  • Label: Ascada Musik
  • Formats: CD, digital download
150,000+[16]

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details
Best Via Vallen
  • Released: 15 November 2016
  • Label: Samudra Record
  • Format: Digital download
Best Cover Collection
  • Released: 2 January 2017
  • Label: Markoplo Records
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album Label
"Selimut Rindu" 2016 Unknown Samudra Record
"Kimcil Kepolen" (Koplo)
"Bilang I Love You" Best Via Vallen
"Kanggo Riko" (Koplo)
"Sitik sitik" (Koplo)
"Kuingin Kau Mati Saja"
"Lele Diwedangi" (Koplo)
"Lungset" (Koplo)
(featuring Mahesa)
"Satu Cinta"
"Cintai Aku Selamanya"
"Sayang" (Koplo) 2017 Sayang Ascada Musik Indonesia
"Sakit Sakit Hatiku"
"Secawan Madu"
"Selingkuh"
"5 Centi"
"Cinta Kurang Gizi"
"Baper"
"Makan Diluar"
"Lepas Tanpa Kata"
"Warna Cinta"
"Tak Bisa Memiliki" Unknown Samudra Record
"Pak Polisi" 2018 Non-album singles Ascada Musik Indonesia
"Bojo Galak" (Koplo)
"Jerit Atiku" (Koplo)
"Meraih Bintang" Asian Games 2018: Energy of Asia

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2017 SCTV Music Awards 2017 The Most Popular Dangdut Singer Won
Indonesian Dangdut Awards 2017 Popular Female Solo Dangdut Singer Won
SCTV Awards 2017 The Most Popular Singer Won
MNCTV Anugerah Dangdut Indonesia 2017 Dangdut Singer Tersocmed Won
Fanbase Tersocmed Won
Most Joss Dangdut Singer Won
DWP (Dangdut Wilayah Pantura) 2017 Dangdut Singer Ter-WP Won
2018 SCTV Music Awards 2018 The Most Popular Dangdut Singer Won
Social Media Award 2018 Female Dangdut Singer Won
Insert 2018 Favorite Musician Won
Indonesian Dangdut Awards 2018 The Most Popular Female Dangdut Singer Won
Anugerah Dangdut Indonesia 2018 The Most Style Dangdut Singer Won
2019 BraVo Awards 2019 in Russia[17] Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Guess what?: Via Vallen finds her career journey as crazily amazing". The Jakarta Post. 6 January 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Sudarmojo, Slamet Agus (22 January 2018). "Via Vallen terharu saat duet dengan sang ayah" [Via Vallen was touched in a duet with her father]. Antara News (in Indonesian). Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Afrilene, Resvia (13 May 2017). "Mengenal Lebih Dekat Via Vallen, "Penguasa" Panggung Dangdut Saat Ini" [Getting closer to Via Vallen, the current "Queen" of Dangdut]. Jawa Pos (in Indonesian). Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  4. ^ Rantung, Revi C. (6 January 2018). "Sebelum Tenar, Via Vallen Ungkap Pernah Jadi Pengamen" [Before fame, Via Vallen said once been a street busker]. Okezone (in Indonesian). Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  5. ^ Kumampung, Dian Reinis (18 January 2018). "Disebut Mirip Isyana Sarasvati, Via Vallen Pasrah" [Considered looks like Isyana Sarasvati, Via Vallen surrendered]. Kompas (in Indonesian). Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b c Hanik (14 November 2017). "Via Vallen, Warna Baru Dangdut Koplo" [Via Vallen, the new color of Dangdut Koplo]. Wanita Indonesia (in Indonesian). Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  7. ^ Valentina, Jessicha (7 December 2017). "YouTube reveals most popular Indonesian videos of 2017". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Via Vallen sings Asian Games official theme song". The Jakarta Post. 1 July 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Dari Panggung Hajatan, Via Vallen Kini Jadi Artis" [From the stage invitation, Via Vallen is now an artist]. Viva (in Indonesian). 14 December 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  10. ^ a b Sumarni (7 August 2017). "Via Vallen Siap Comeback dengan Album Baru Bulan Depan" [Via Vallen is ready to comeback with a new album next month]. Okezone (in Indonesian). Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  11. ^ Saputro, Christophorus Aji (14 October 2017). "Via Vallen edges Ayu Ting Ting to win 2017 Indonesian Dangdut Awards". Netral News. Retrieved 10 January 2018..
  12. ^ Putra, Muhammad Andika (7 June 2018). "Via Vallen Bakar Semangat Asian Games lewat "Meraih Bintang"" [Via Vallen keep Asian Games spirit through "Meraih Bintang"]. CNN Indonesia (in Indonesian). Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  13. ^ Karibo, Anto (9 July 2018). "Efek Rumah Kaca hingga Via Vallen juga Ramaikan International Indie Music Festival" [Efek Rumah Kaca to Via Vallen will enliven the International Indie Music Festival]. Bintang.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  14. ^ Sasongko, Agung (9 July 2018). "Antusiasme Menyambut IIMF 2018" [Enthusiasm welcomes the 2018 IIMF]. Republika (in Indonesian). Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Via Vallen Mengaku Dilecehkan Oknum Pesepak Bola Terkenal" (in Indonesian). Liputan 6. 5 June 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  16. ^ Arbar, Thea Fathanah (19 January 2018). "Album 'Sayang' Via Vallen Terjual 150.000 Keping" [Via Vallen's album 'Sayang' sold 150,000 pieces]. Tempo (in Indonesian). Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  17. ^ Yuyun Hikmatul Uyun (22 March 2019). "Via Vallen Dapat Piala di Ajang BraVo Awards 2019 di Rusia, Nyanyi Selow di Hadapan John Travolta".

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