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Siti Nurhaliza is a Malaysian pop singer and song writer. She was born on 11th January 1979 in Berek Poles Kg. Awah, Temerloh as the fifth child in the family of eight siblings. Right now she is the most successful Malaysian singer. Siti’s family members are music lovers; her grandfather was a famous local traditional singer.
Siti Nurhaliza attended preschool at Sekolah Tadika Perkep, Balai Polis Kampung Arwah, Temerloh. Here, she showed her early singing talent at the age of six when she sang “Sirih-Pinang”, a Malay traditional song at her kindergarten’s end of year event. At the age of 13, she started her career by performing in wedding ceremonies and dinner parties. The local community loved her performance. At 16, she competed in the 1996 RTM Juara Bintang Competition where she met Adnan Abu Hassan, a famous Malaysian music composer. He helped her with her vocal performance and she won the contest.
Siti Nuhaliza was granted a contract with Suria Records and in 1996 she released her first-titled album, Siti Nurhaliza. After the release of her first album, Siti became a well known figure in Malay Pop culture.