Aisyah Aziz (Singapore Musician)

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Aisyah Aziz
Aisyah Aziz Profile.jpg
Born21 May 1994
Alma materPrincess Elizabeth Primary School, Zhenghua Secondary School

Aisyah Aziz (born 21 May 1994) is a Singaporean singer-songwriter and actress.[1][2] Actively performing in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, Aisyah sings in both the English and Malay language.[3] She is highly regarded for her fashion sense,[4] having been invited to various fashion events[5] and featured in several magazines.[6] As of April 2020, she has over 267,000 followers on Instagram and over 500,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.

Background[edit | edit source]

Early life & family[edit | edit source]

Aisyah began singing at the age of five and started participating in small karaoke competitions by the time she was eleven years old.[7] She has a twin sister and an older brother who is none other than the Singaporean singer-actor Aliff Aziz.[8][9]

Music career highlights[edit | edit source]

Akademi Fantasia (2013) - Finalist[edit | edit source]

In 2013, Aisyah participated in Akademi Fantasia - a Malaysian singing competition that had been televised on ASTRO.[10] A year after finishing the competition in sixth place, Aisyah embarked on her professional music career at the age of nineteen, having been inspired by the veteran singer and entertainment powerhouse, Anita Sarawak.[11][12]

National Day (2018 & 2019) - Singer & performer[edit | edit source]

Aisyah Aziz (far left) performed alongside local artists like Charlie Lim and Kevin Lester for the 2018 NDP theme song. Photo from YouTube video.

Along with 26 other local artists, Aisyah was involved in the 2019 National Day theme song - Our Singapore (2019), where she had been given a solo part alongside the likes of Rahimah Rahim, Charlie Lim and Dick Lee.[13][14] In 2018, she was invited to perform at the National Day Parade, having been one of the singers for that year's theme song - a remake of We Are Singapore (1987).[15][16][17] In an interview with The Straits Times, Aisyah remarked that the Marina Bay Platform had been the largest stage that she has performed on as of 2018.[18]

NEA Clean & Green Campaign (2019) - Singer[edit | edit source]

Aisyah was the singer for NEA's Clean and Green campaign's theme song. Photo from YouTube video.

Aisyah collaborated with the National Environment Agency (NEA)’s in October 2019 to execute the Clean and Green campaign's theme song.[19] As the singer of the campaign’s theme song, Say YES to Waste Less (2019), she was featured in the song's music video which had been posted on Facebook on 11 October 2019. Within a month, the music video had gained over a million views on the platform.[20] Apart from Aisyah, the team behind the successful video comprised of Jiyoung Jamie Chung (Composer), Joel Tan (Lyricist) and Jasper Tan (Director).[21]

Discography[edit | edit source]

Aisyah takes inspiration for her music from artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Ne-yo, P. Ramlee and Aerosmith - to name a few.[22][23]

2020[edit | edit source]

Aisyah Aziz performing Sugar - Live in 2020. Photo from YouTube video.
Date Released Album Song Duration Record Label(s)
20 February 2020 Sugar (The Live Extended Play) Tame Me - Live 2:44 nineformusic[24]
Escape - Live 3:42
Love Like This - Live 4:02
Chasing Destruction - Live 4:44
Sugar - Live 4:27
31 January 2020 - Sugar 4:27

2019[edit | edit source]

Aisyah Aziz as pictured in her music video for Bila Entah (2019). Photo from YouTube video,
Date Released Song Duration Record Label(s)
16 April 2019 Bila Entah 3:36 Rocketfuel Entertainment[25]

2016[edit | edit source]

Date Released Song Duration Record Label(s)
8 April 2016 Tanda Tanya 3:53 Independent Release

2015[edit | edit source]

Date Released Song Duration Record Label(s)
24 June 2015 Pilihan Sejati 4:33 Measat Broadcast Network Systems[26]

2013[edit | edit source]

Date Released Song Duration Record Label(s)
10 November 2013 Mimpi 4:17 Measat Broadcast Network Systems[27]

Music collaborations[edit | edit source]

In 2019, Aisyah worked with Malaysian musician Dennis Lau (pictured) to produce the single, Abadi Kita.

The following table showcases some of Aisyah's music collaborations with local and regional artists.

Year Project Artist(s) Refs.
2019 Bukalah Matamu Bunga Video
NDP 2019 Theme Song - Our Singapore Various artists Video
Abadi Kita Dennis Lau Video
2018 Indah Pada Waktunya Rizky Febian Video
We Are Singapore - NDP 2018 Theme Song Various artists Video
2017 Senyum Saja Haikal Ali Video

Media appearances[edit | edit source]

Acting - Television & web-series[edit | edit source]

Aisyah Aziz as Tasha in The BenZi Project's parody of Singapore Social. Photo from YouTube .

Aisyah made her debut as an actress in the television remake of Dick Lee's notable musical, Fried Rice Paradise.[28][29]

Year Channel Title Character
2020 The BenZi Project Singapore Anti-Social Part 1 (Generation Reinvention) - The BenZi Project Tasha Nazri
Singapore Anti-Social Part 2 (Failure to Plan) - The BenZi Project
Singapore Anti-Social Part 3 (Carpe Diem) - The BenZi Project
2019 Channel 5 Fried Rice Paradise - The Drama Series Aishah

Roar! (2019) - Documentary[edit | edit source]

In 2019, Aisyah was one of the featured profiles in CNA’s music documentary, Roar! (2019) - where she had starred alongside local artists Benjamin Kheng and Wang Weiliang.[30][31] The two-part documentary premiered on 3 August 2019.

Awards & accolades[edit | edit source]

In 2017, Aisyah received nine nominations at the Anugerah Planet Muzik awards - of which she had won three.[32][33] That same year, she was invited to perform[34] at the prestigious Mnet Asian Music Awards where she had also walked away with an award.[35]

Year Award/ Title Song Awarding Organisation Refs.
2017 Best APM Song Senyum Saja Anugerah Planet Muzik [36]
Best Song (Singapore)
Best Collaboration Tanda Tanya
Best Asian Artist Singapore - Mnet Asian Music Awards [37]

References / Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. Bandwagon TV. “A conversation with Aisyah Aziz about her inspirations, representation in music and her future plans”. YouTube. February 14, 2018. Accessed on 3 April 2020.
  2. Aisyah Aziz”. MUSIC MATTERS. Accessed on 6 April 2020.
  3. Indran P. “"Singing in English is fun, but singing in Malay has always been closer to my heart": An interview with Aisyah Aziz”. Hear65. September 9, 2019. Accessed on 6 April 2020.
  4. Gan, Lydia SI. “Singer-turned-actress Aisyah Aziz not your conventional fashionista”. The New Paper. July 2, 2019. Accessed on 3 April 2020.
  5. aisyaah_aziz. Instagram. February 14, 2020. Accessed on 6 April 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/p/B8iz5WOJMpb/
  6. aisyaah_aziz. Instagram. October 8, 2019. Accessed on 6 April 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3WwZIzpHKn/
  7. Bandwagon TV. “A conversation with Aisyah Aziz about her inspirations, representation in music and her future plans”. YouTube. February 14, 2018. Accessed on 3 April 2020.
  8. Tan, Natalie. “Shaking Up The Local Music Scene: Aisyah Aziz, NYLON’s October 2019 Digital Cover Girl”. NYLON. October 1, 2019. Accessed on 3 April 2020.
  9. Noor Ashikin Abdul Rahman. “I’ve been warned”. The New Paper. April 9, 2014. Accessed on 6 April 2020. Retrieved from AsiaOne.
  10. Aisyah Aziz talks about how she got her start in music, her inspirations, singing in Malay and more - watch”. bandwagon. February 15, 2018. Accessed on 3 April 2020.
  11. Tan, Natalie. “Shaking Up The Local Music Scene: Aisyah Aziz, NYLON’s October 2019 Digital Cover Girl”. NYLON. October 1, 2019. Accessed on 3 April 2020.
  12. Aisyah Aziz talks about how she got her start in music, her inspirations, singing in Malay and more - watch”. bandwagon. February 15, 2018. Accessed on 3 April 2020.
  13. Gan, Lydia SI. “Singer-turned-actress Aisyah Aziz not your conventional fashionista”. The New Paper. July 2, 2019. Accessed on 3 April 2020.
  14. NDPeeps. “NDP 2019 Theme Song - Our Singapore [Official Music Video]”. YouTube. May 22, 2019. Accessed on 3 April 2020.
  15. Ilyas Sholihyun. “A guide to all the musicians involved in rejuvenated 2018 version of NDP classic ‘We Are Singapore’”. Coconuts Singapore. May 22, 2018. Accessed on 6 April 2020.
  16. Hong, Jose. “Singer’s dream to sing at parade comes true”. The Straits Times. August 6, 2018. Accessed on 6 April 2020.
  17. Keng, Yang Shuen. “The NDP 2018 Song Is Out, And It’s A Little Surprising”. Female Singapore. May 23, 2018. Accessed on 6 April 2020.
  18. Hong, Jose. “Singer’s dream to sing at parade comes true”. The Straits Times. August 6, 2018. Accessed on 6 April 2020.
  19. Loh, Keng Fatt.”Who’s that girl? Aisyah Aziz sizzles in Clean and Green video which has over 1.1 million views”. The Straits Times. October 27, 2019. Accessed on 3 April 2020.
  20. On social media”. The Straits Times. October 28, 2019. Accessed on 6 April 2020.
  21. Clean & Green Singapore. “Say YES to Waste Less Music Video”. Facebook. October 11, 2019. Accessed on 3 April 2020.
  22. Aisha. “Aisyah Aziz: A Modern Malay Woman”. CATCH online. Accessed on 3 April 2020.
  23. Bandwagon TV. “A conversation with Aisyah Aziz about her inspirations, representation in music and her future plans”. YouTube. February 14, 2018. Accessed on 3 April 2020.
  24. Aisyah Aziz. Spotify. Accessed on 3 April 2020. Retrieved from: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4DBXSxqzYS9jcuOpkn0Mh4
  25. Rocketfuel Network. “Aisyah Aziz - Bila Entah [Official Music Video]”. YouTube. January 25, 2019. Accessed on 3 April 2020.
  26. Astro Gempak. “Aisyah Aziz - Pilihan Sejati (Official MV)”. YouTube. September 16, 2015. Accessed on 3 April 2020.
  27. Astro Gempak. “Akademi Fantasia 2013 - [MTV] Mimpi (Aisyah)”. YouTube. November 10, 2013. Accessed on 6 April 2020.
  28. Gan, Lydia SI. “Singer-turned-actress Aisyah Aziz not your conventional fashionista”. The New Paper. July 2, 2019. Accessed on 3 April 2020.
  29. Mediacorp Channel 5. “Fried Rice Paradise - Meet Aishah!”. Facebook. June 25, 2019. Accessed on 5 April 2020.
  30. Roar!”. Channel News Asia. Accessed on 6 April 2020.
  31. Gan, Lydia SI. “Singer-turned-actress Aisyah Aziz not your conventional fashionista”. The New Paper. July 2, 2019. Accessed on 3 April 2020.
  32. Aisyah Aziz talks about how she got her start in music, her inspirations, singing in Malay and more - watch”. bandwagon. February 15, 2018. Accessed on 3 April 2020.
  33. Eddino Abdul Hadi. “Aisyah Aziz won three awards, is first Singaporean artist to pick up Best Anugerah Planet Muzik Song”. The Straits Times. October 16, 2017. Accessed on 3 April 2020.
  34. Mnet K-POP. “[2017 MAMA Premiere in Vietnam] Aisyah Aziz_Tanda Tanya”. YouTube. December 9, 2017. Accessed on 3 April 2020.
  35. Aisyah Aziz”. GenT. Accessed on 3 April 2020.
  36. Eddino Abdul Hadi. “Aisyah Aziz won three awards, is first Singaporean artist to pick up Best Anugerah Planet Muzik Song”. The Straits Times. October 16, 2017. Accessed on 3 April 2020.
  37. Aisyah Aziz”. GenT. Accessed on 3 April 2020.