One of the popular contemporary male Malaysian singers around today is Hafiz. Winning the Akademi Fantasia season 7 shot Hafiz to the spotlight and he has not looked back ever since.
Hafiz comes from Kuching, Sarawak where he was born in 1990 as Mohd Hafiz Bin Mohd Suip. He was signed by Astro Talents Sdn Bhd where he rose to fame through winning the seventh edition of Akademi Fantasia, one of the most popular Malaysian reality talent shows.
Albums and Singles
Hafiz’s most notable album was ‘Masih Jelas’ which was released after ‘graduating’ from Akademi Fantasia. In the seventh season, he won the competition against 13 other contestants. Hafiz’s potential was very much predicted where he had constantly finished in the top 2 of each week before winning 46% of the votes in the finale. The title track of his first album became one of his signature singles while he went on to release a self-titled Indonesian album in 2012. After that, Lubahan Hati Anak Seni came out a year later.
Awards and Achievements
His debut album got him nominated in the Best New Artiste category at the Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian in 2009 while he was involved in ‘KITA: The Musical’. He would then win the ‘Best Song’ for Malaysia and ‘Best Song’ overall at the Anugerah Planet Muzik. Hafiz’s venture into acting has been quite successful as well while winning the Best Song at the 26th Anugerah Juara Lagu for the single ‘Awan Nano’. Apart from that, Hafiz had won the ‘Most Popular Male Singer’ at the 25th Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian’ as well.