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The prestigious annual Anugerah Industri Musik (AIM) is commonly known as Malaysia’s version of the Grammy Awards that honours artistes from the Malaysian music industry.

This
year will be the 21st anniversary of the awards and it is set to take
place at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur,
on Saturday, 6 December 2014.


The finalists for this year’s AIM21
Best Album Award has already been announced and it has been revealed
that the nominees are a mix of veteran and fresh singers.

Which one of
these talented singers will get their hands on the trophy? But before
that, let’s find out who are the finalists and the details of their
nominated albums!

Stacy (#1)

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Stacy (real name, Stracie
Angie Anam) who gained fame after winning the sixth season of the reality
show, “Akademi Fantasia” is especially known for her strong and powerful
voice as well as her superb and energetic dancing skills.

Her latest
album is titled“#1” and according to the 24-year-old singer; it is
named such because she would always want her songs and performances to be
the best of the best!

In the album, the lyrics for the song “Gilalah” was written by the singer herself and for the song, “Hello” she had a duet with the local boyband, Smash.

Other
than the two songs, the album also features eight more tracks such
as  #1, “Jeritan”, “Gadis Dalam Aku”, “Lari”, “Patah”, “Paranormal”,
Tertanya” and “Not For Sale”, the latter which she had collaborated with Malaysian
rapper Altimet,

Salamiah Hassan (Aku)

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Who would have thought that veteran singer, Salamiah Hassan, 63 is still able to make a mark with her latest album despite her age.

With her melodious voice, Salamiah used to be referred to as the Jingles Queen, as she always sang songs for local commercials.

Even though she is now the mother to Malaysian pop jazz artiste, Atilia, Salamiah is still actively performing on stage for her loyal fans.

Some
of the songs in her album are composed by renowned Malaysian pianist,
keyboardist, songwriter, arranger and producer, Aubrey Suwito which
include “Bintang Malam”, “Malam Bulan Dipagar Bintang”, “Nak Dara
Rindu”, “Mahligai Kayangan” and “Boleh Dilihat Dipegang Jangan”.

One
of the songs entitled “Cahaya” (previously known as “Aku”) is reported
to be a reflection of the singer’s personal life.

Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza (Fragmen)

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After
staying silent for so many years, Malaysia’s number one singer, Dato’
Siti Nurhaliza finally released a new album consisting of nine powerful
songs!

Her album that is filled with love and passion has a special song entitled “Jaga Dia
Untukku” which she dedicates to her beloved husband, Datuk K. The
song expresses the singer’s feelings when her husband got into an
accident years ago.

Also, for this album, Siti worked with famous composers from Malaysia such as Faizal Tahir, Mike Chan, Awi Rafael, Hamid Mufari and others ,with Aubrey Suwito acting as the producer of the album.

Some of the highlights of the album include; “Aku”, “Mula Dan Akhir”, “Terbaik Bagimu”, “Lebih Indah” and “Warna Dunia”.

Wings (Menakluk Kosmos)

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This album was said to have been pirated before its release and there were rumours
saying that the sales of the album did not go very well. Nevertheless, this did not stop the album from being nominated as one of the Best Album for the upcoming AIM.

This legendary local rock band that was first formed in 1985
with band members Awie, Joe, Black and Eddie has reunited once again to
form their 17th studio album.

Produced by KRU Music, the songs in this album consists of; “Menakluk Kosmos”, “Ingatkan Dia“, “Bisa Yang Tertunda”, “Gurindam Masyar” and plenty more.

Shila Amzah (Shila Amzah)   

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The
blossoming female singer whose name has recently become known
throughout China is none other than the lovely lady with the sweet-singing
voice, Shila Amzah, the eldest daughter of veteran singer ND Lala.

The
pop-themed album contains eight dynamic soundtracks which are mostly
composed by the singer herself. The songs include;  “Sedar”, “Masih Aku
Cinta”, “Cinta Hati”, “Tulus”, “Maaf”, “Patah Seribu” and “Xia Yi Bu”
which is actually the Mandarin Chinese version of  “Patah Seribu”.

It was said that these songs came about when Shila broke up with Sharnaaz Ahmad and they reflect her broken heart.

So,
who is the one that is going to take home the winning trophy while the
other four get the “Better luck next time” nod? We’ll find out during
the main event this December!