Sheila Majid

Legendary Jazz Diva

Source: Wikipedia

Shaheila binti Abdul Majid (born 3 January 1965 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), popularly known as Sheila Majid is a Malaysian female pop singer who is best known for her 1986 song, "Sinaran". Her musical prowess especially in the genre of jazz music has led her to be dubbed as "Malaysia's Queen of Jazz".

Sheila Majid was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 3 January 1965. Her mother is a native of Kuala Lumpur of Mandailing descent whose great-great grandfather was a friend of Yap Ah Loy. Her father was a Javanese, whose great grandfather had settled in Malaya after surviving a shipwreck en route to Java from a pilgrimage in Mecca. Her paternal lineage can be traced back to Raden Hussein, brother of Raden Hassan, the first Muslim sultan of Demak; both were princes of Probowo Wijoyo V of Majapahit.

She attended schools at Convent Goodshepherd Kindergarten, Methodist Girls Primary School and Methodist Girls Secondary School, all in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Personal life
In 1989, she was married to Roslan Aziz, who was the producer of her previous albums. They have two children from this marriage, Wan Nur Khaleda (born 1991) and Megat Abdul Majid (born 1993), but has since divorced him in 1996. Her daughter, Wan Nur Khaleda also follows her mother’s footsteps as a singer, though more into hip hop music under the stage name of 'Kayda'.

Achievements and career highlights

1985: Debut album Dimensi Baru

1986: Second album Emosi locally in Malaysia and also in Indonesia.

1987: First non-native to win Indonesia's BASF award for Best Female R&B Artist.

1988: Third studio album Warna

* Wins America's International Star Search Award for Best Female Vocalist.
* Performed at the Tokyo Music Festival.

* First Malaysian artist to break into Japan with her albums Emosi and Warna, as well as her single "Sinaran"

* Fourth studio album Legenda

1991: Legenda concert at Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur.

1996: First Malaysian artist to stage a solo show in London's West End at the Royalty Theatre Performs at the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London.

* Performed at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas in Kuala Lumpur to commomerate her fifteenth anniversary in the music industry.
* Sixth studio album Ku Mohon is named Best Pop Album and its title track won Song Of The Year at Malaysia's Anugerah Industri Muzik.
* Invited to represent Malaysia in Jakarta, Indonesia for a concert entitled Diva S.E.A.

2004: Seventh album Cinta Kita, produced by Warner Music Indonesia, topped the Indonesian pop charts

2006: Re-release of Legenda XV XX album under EMI Malaysia.

2012: Received "Anugerah Khas Planet Muzik" (Notable Award) in the 11th Anugerah Planet Muzik at the Max Pavilion, Singapore in recognition of her 27 years in music industry.

2013: Regional brand ambassador for Reckitt Benckiser's Strepsils since 1 February.

2017: First new studio album in 13 years Boneka released.

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