From within the local music scene, it’s hard to think of any other name that would have just as much resonance as Datuk Siti Nurhaliza’s. Arguably one of the most famous musical acts to have emerged from Malaysia, her reputation spans throughout neighbouring Singapore and even Indonesia, bagging her innumerable awards in the process.
Datuk Siti Nurhaliza ranks 27 out of the 100 Most Awarded Musicians of All Time
So much so in fact, that Datuk Siti Nurhaliza has since been recently listed as among one of the Top 100 Most-Awarded Musicians of All Time, with an astounding 329 awards to her name! The list, which is compiled by Twitter account The Artist Museum, places Datuk Siti squarely on number 27, which puts her above Justin Timberlake with 322 awards to his name and even Canadian diva Celine Dion, with 296 awards to her name.
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— The Artist Museum (@TheArtistMuseum) April 5, 2022
To nobody’s surprise, music legend and pop icon Michael Jackson tops the list with 1,003 awards to his name, while Queen Bey, Beyonce follows quickly behind in second place with 896 awards. And for those of you K-Pop fans, you’ll be happy to know that boy-band BTS scored a very impressive 4th place with 784 awards.
Her fans have taken to sharing some truly insightful parts of her career
Understandably, many of Datuk Siti’s fans have taken to social media to congratulate her on such a monumental feat, with many providing some truly insightful looks into her career, spanning well over three decades.
One netizen shares how Datuk Siti once performed at London’s Royal Albert Hall, accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra, in 2005. At the time, this feat made her the third Asian to ever host a concert there.
Another netizen has pointed out that Datuk Siti Nurhaliza was so popular with local audiences, she wound up winning the Most Popular Female Singer award for a whopping 14 years in a row, before withdrawing from the awards category!
It is also worth noting that the 43-year-old songstress had once performed at the closing ceremony of the 1998 Commonwealth Games, which was held in Kuala Lumpur, before a Royal audience that consisted of Queen Elizabeth II and her royal consort, Prince Phillip.
Presently, she splits her time as a mother to her two children, while running her own business enterprise. She was also recently a judge on the local musical talent show, Big Stage.