Of all the Malaysian artistes in history, Jaclyn Victor is one who would surely stand out for her outstanding achievement as an entertainer and her singing ability which has put her among some of the best in the region.
Her real name is Jaclyn A/P Joshua Thanaraj Victor where she burst into the spotlight after winning the Malaysian Idol competition. Born in 1978, Jaclyn has been singing in pubs and hotels since she was 18 before joining the competition in which she won a recording contract with the then Sony BMG Entertainment and through her exemplary singing ability and sultry voice, she joined the first Asian Idol and Ikon Asean.
Albums and singles
Jaclyn’s first album was her self-funded ‘Dream’ through the support of friends and her family but it was only after she won Malaysian Idol that her music career officially took off. The song that propelled her to fame would be ‘Gemilang’, the single specifically written for the winner of Malaysian Idol.
Her next album was ‘Inilah Jac’ following the success of her debut ‘Gemilang’ while in 2007, the album was re-released with new tracks. ‘Jaclyn Victor III’ followed suit in 2009 while she joined 2 other divas, Ning Baizura and Shila for the 2011 ‘3 Suara Sony’. She then signed with KRU Music to release ‘Ikut Rentakku’ which will follow by ‘Unleashed’, an English album which is set to go global.
As a recording artiste, Jaclyn has garnered some of the top awards both locally and regionally. At the Anugerah Bintang Popular, Jaclyn won the ‘Best New Artist’ and when she won the gold at the ‘Asia New Singer Competition’ during the 2005’s Shanghai Music Festival, the global scene took notice. She would then take home 4 titles at the 13th Anugerah Industri Muzik while Jaclyn has since ventured into acting, among other collaborations in the entertainment industry.