Anugerah Industri Muzik

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Anugerah Industri Muzik
Awarded for Outstanding achievements in the Malaysian music industry.
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Presented by Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM)
First awarded 15 December 1993
Television/radio coverage
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Media Prima

Anugerah Industri Muzik (literally: "Music Industry Award"), commonly known by the acronym AIM, is the award ceremony to honour the Malaysian music industry. The award is organised by Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) and was first held on 15 December 1993. It is Malaysia's equivalent of the Grammy awards. [1] [2] The award is not only focused on Malay-language music produced in Malaysia, but also English, Chinese and Indian language music as well, in which separate awards were introduced for the latter two language music subcategories in 1999 and 2013 respectively. (The former ceremony, known as the AIM Chinese Music Awards, had been held in 1999 and 2001 before encountering a twelve-year hiatus due to insufficient funds. [3] )


The broadcaster of the award has been changed several times, varying between RTM, Media Prima and Astro. The earlier two awards are broadcast on television after the event, and the following event would be broadcast live through television.

Radio Televisyen Malaysia

Radio Televisyen Malaysia is a Malaysian public broadcaster. It has 36 radio and 4 television stations in Malaysia, based in Kuala Lumpur. RTM is the first broadcaster in Malaysia.

Media Prima Malaysian media company

Media Prima Berhad listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia, Media Prima Berhad is Malaysia’s leading fully integrated media company with a complete repertoire of media-related businesses in Television, Print, Radio, Out-of-Home Advertising, as well as Content and Digital Media.

Since its introduction, the award has been held every year, with the exception of 1994 and 2015, due to the changes in the month that the event would be held.


Afdlin Shauki hosting Anugerah Industri Muzik in 2009 Afdlin Shauki.jpg
Afdlin Shauki hosting Anugerah Industri Muzik in 2009

Some categories may have been replaced and/or removed. In the first award in 1993, there are only ten categories. After the first award, Best New Artist (Solo) was split into male and female categories, until 1999. There is also a Best New Artist (Group) category until 1999. Genre-specific best albums are introduced in 1995 and was abolished in 2010 due to declining number of albums released. The focus on Best Vocal Performance was changed from album to single in 2009. Best Indonesian Album category was introduced in 1997, and was replaced by Best Malay Song Performed by a Foreign Artist in 2008 until 2013/2014. RIM has added five new categories that recognizes the achievement of songs and music videos based on digital sales on all digital platforms. This new awards recognise significant contributions by record labels in the local music industry ecosystem and provide opportunities to the public to be the jury through the new category, Best Malaysian Singer. [4]

The current awards presented in Anugerah Industri Muzik are: [5]

Main awards:

Performance awards:

Technical achievements awards:

Best songs according to genres

A nasheed is a work of vocal music that is either sung acappella or accompanied by percussion instruments such as the daf. In general, Islamic anasheed do not contain lamellaphone instruments, string instruments, or wind and brass instruments, although digital remastering – either to mimic percussion instruments or create overtones – is permitted. This is because many Muslim scholars state that Islam prohibits the use of musical instruments except for some basic percussion.

Popularity awards

Special awards

Past winners

As of 2016, unlike similar music awards in other countries, none has won Best Album and Best Song in the same year.

Best Album

Siti Nurhaliza has the most win in this category with seven including one for her duet album, Seri Balas with Noraniza Idris, out of nine nominations. While Faizal Tahir comes second with two winnings.

Siti Nurhaliza Malaysian singer

Dato' Sri Siti Nurhaliza binti Tarudin (Jawi: سيتي نورهاليزا بنت تارودين ; IPA: [ˈsiti nʊrhaˈliza ˈbinti taˈrudɪn];, known by her stage name Siti Nurhaliza, is a Malaysian singer and businesswoman. To date, she has garnered almost 300 local and international awards. She made her debut after she won a popular local singing competition show Bintang HMI in 1995 when she was only 16. Her debut single, "Jerat Percintaan", won the 11th Anugerah Juara Lagu and another two awards for Best Performance and Best Ballad. The album itself as of 2005, has been sold to a total of more than 800,000 units in Malaysia alone. In her career, she has recorded and sung in multiple languages, including Malaysian, Javanese, English, Mandarin, Arabic, Urdu, and Japanese.

Nor Aniza binti Haji Idris or better known as Noraniza Idris in the Malaysian music industry, is known in her home country as the "Queen of Ethnic Pop". The genre she plays is known as “irama Malaysia”, which fuses local traditional genres with Anglo-American pop music. Lyrically, her music includes references to the revival of traditional Malay music. She began her career as a wedding singer, and soon found herself in the recording studio after participating the Bintang RTM in 1985.

Faizal Tahir Malaysian singer

Ahmad Faizal bin Mohammad Tahir is a Malaysian singer-songwriter who shot to fame after becoming the first runner-up of the first season of One in a Million in 2006. He has won multiple Anugerah Industri Muzik awards, Anugerah Juara Lagu and Anugerah Planet Muzik awards. Now, he runs a production studio named Faithful Music which is home to young and rising artists such as Hanie Soraya Aziz Harun, Harris Baba, Nastia Band, Aizat Amdan, Caliph Buskers and Hannah Delisha. He also runs a charity movement named IAMFAITHMEN whose objective is to support and spread positivity by giving back to the unfortunate.

1994Dekat Padamu Ning Baizura J.P Abdullah
1995GamalZainal AbidinRoslan Aziz
1996Unplugged - Gema Di Timur JauhSearchSearch
1997Ooh! La! La! KRU KRU
1998Puji-PujianRaihanFarihin Abd. Fattah & Nasser Abd Kassim
1999Adiwarna Siti Nurhaliza Azmeer, LY, Malek Osman, Adnan Abu Hassan, Salman, Ferdi Khalid NS, Azlan Abu Hassan, Johari Teh, Zuriani
2000Seri Balas Noraniza Idris & Siti Nurhaliza Pak Ngah
2001Iqrar 1421RabbaniPermata Audio Production (M) Sdn. Bhd.
2002Phoenix Bangkit M. Nasir M. Nasir
2003SarahSiti SarahAalva Jitab, Aidit Alfian, Ajai, Along Exists, Azmeer, Belle, Edry Hashim, Helen Yap
2004E.M.A.S Siti Nurhaliza Ajai, Aidit Alfian, Aubrey Suwito, Azmeer, Helen Yap, Julfekar, Wong, Zulkefli Majid, Zuriani
2006GemilangJaclyn VictorAidit Alfian, Ajai, Azlan Abu Hassan, Edry Hashim, Jenny Chin, Mohariz Yaakup, Ramli M.S., Aubrey Suwito, Sunil Kumar, Michael Simon, Ahmad Izham
2007 Transkripsi Siti Nurhaliza Siti Nurhaliza, Aubrey Suwito, Jenny Chin, Mac Chew, Yasin, Cat Farish, Firdaus Mahmud, Damian VE
2008Aku.Muzik.Kamu Faizal Tahir Ahmad Izham Omar, Faizal Tahir
2009 Lentera Timur Siti Nurhaliza Siti Nurhaliza, Adnan Abu Hassan, Aubrey Suwito, Fauzi Marzuki, Johan Nawawi, Johari Teh, M. Nasir, S. Atan, Zul Mahat
2010 Adrenalin [6] Faizal Tahir Faizal Tahir, Audi Mok, Ahmad Izham Omar
2010/2011MPO Celebrates 25 Years of Sheila Majid Sheila Majid
2012/2013Luahan Hati Anak Seni Hafiz
2013/2014 Fragmen Siti Nurhaliza Aubrey Suwito, Faizal Tahir, Mujahid, Mike Chan, Ade Govinda, Siti Nurhaliza
2014/2016 Dato' Siti Nurhaliza Unplugged Siti Nurhaliza Siti Nurhaliza, Mujahid Abd Wahab, Aubrey Suwito & Hafiz Hamidun

Best Song

Since its inauguration, the award was only given to the songwriters (composers and lyricists) of the song, until the 2010/2011's edition, where the singer was decided to be among the recipients hence will also received the trophy. Starting from the 2009's edition, the nominees of this category comprises the winners of Best Ethnic Pop Song, Best Hip-Hop Song, Best Nasyid Song, Best Pop Song and Best Rock Song. Beginning 2012/2013 onward, winner of Best Local English Song is included in the Best Song nominee list.

Composer Azlan Abu Hassan is the current record holder for most win, with four. In 2013/2014, the song "No More", a self-written song by singer SonaOne became the first English language song to be awarded with this title.

1994SatuS.M. Salim & Zainal Abidin Roslan Aziz Nizam & Zainal Abidin
1995Mentera Semerah Padi M. Nasir M. Nasir Nurbisa
1996JentayuJohan Nawawi, Nora & Sheila MajidJohan NawawiUsman Awang
1997Jerat Percintaan Siti Nurhaliza Adnan Hj. HassanOsman Hj. Zainuddin, Hani MJ
1998SelamanyaInnuendoAzlan Abu HassanRizal Kamaruzzaman / Cahaya Pena / Azlan Abu Hassan
1999Aku Cinta Aku RinduAjai & NurulAjaiAjai & Nurul
2000Ku Mohon Sheila Majid Mac ChewSheila Majid
2001Menyemai Cinta BersamamuNoraAzlan Abu HassanUcu (Ishak Ahmad)
2002Seandainya Masih Ada Cinta Dayang Nurfaizah AjaiSyed ENV
2003Keabadian CintaAnuar ZainAzlan Abu HassanAzalea
2004Selagi Ada Cinta Ning Baizura AjaiNurul
2005Awan Yang TerpiluNing BaizuraLin Li ZhenLoloq
2006Warkah Buat LailaZahidAyub IbrahimHabsah Hassan
2007Juwita...Citra Terindah M. Nasir M. Nasir M. Nasir
2008Izinku Pergi Kaer Azami Azlan Abu HassanSulu Sarawak
2009Nafas Cahaya Misha Omar M. NasirLoloq
2010Dan Sebenarnya [7] Yuna Yuna Yuna
2010/2011Sedetik Lebih [nb 1] Anuar Zain Edry Abdul HalimEdry Abdul Halim
2011/2012Patah Seribu Shila Amzah Shila Amzah Shila Amzah
2012/2013Lelaki Yuna Yuna Yuna
2013/2014No MoreSonaOneSonaOneSonaOne
2014/2016Sejati Faizal Tahir Faizal Tahir & Mike Chan Faizal Tahir & Mike Chan

Best Engineered Album (Best Album Recording)

As one of the original categories in AIM, this category focuses on the technical aspects and the quality of an album recording. The award is given to the sound engineer(s) and the recording artist.

1994Dunia Iklim Iklim Ahmad Zairi Ariffin, Peter Chong
1995Gamal Zainal Abidin Guy Gray
1996Di Suatu Hari Di Suatu Waktu Teacher's Pet  (ms )Dot, Amir, Razman
1997Ooh! La! La! KRU Edry Abdul Halim, Izan, Jongass, Martin, Horenburg, Steve Hall
1998Innuendo Innuendo Illegal, Paul Moss, Remy Loh, Azlan Abu Hassan
1999The Way We Jam KRU Edry Abdul Halim
2000EL Ella Unidentified
2001The World Is Yours Poetic Ammo Paul Morrison, Yogi B, C Loco
2002Plan B Too Phat Illegal, Eka Shereen, Tham
2003Mata Satu Tribe Jig, Omie, Bong, Dino, Aliff
2004Monumental Reshmonu Unidentified
2005Puteri Zainal Abidin Mac Chew
2006Kasih Dayang Nurfaizah Jenny Chin, Zailan Razak, Rosli Selasih
2007Analogi Kristal Bong
2008After8 Liang Nick Lee, JD Wong, Illegal
2009Harapan Reshmonu Murali, Will Quinell, CL Toh
2010Into... Akasha Akasha Greg Henderson
2010/2011Realize Reza Salleh -
2011/2012Hikmah Nora Ariffin Rahmad Ayob
2012/2013Luahan Hati Anak Seni Hafiz CL Toh
2013/2014Konsert Lentera Timur Dato' Siti Nurhaliza Bersama Orkestra Tradisional Malaysia Siti Nurhaliza Greg Henderson
2014/2016Panic Bird Froya Lee Williams, Paul Morisson, Sel Gana, Drew Adams, Ivan Cheong

Kembara Award

1996 Sheila Majid
1998 Raihan
1999 KRU
2000 Siti Nurhaliza
2001 Raihan
2002 M. Nasir
2003 Too Phat
2004 Siti Nurhaliza
2005 Siti Nurhaliza
2006 Raihan
2008 Pop Shuvit
2010 Bunkface
2010/2011 Yuna
2011/2012 Mizz Nina
2012/2013 Shila Amzah
2014/2016 Yuna

See also


  1. In 2011, the Best Song was originally given to Penakut by Yuna. However, the announcement was later found out to be a technical error on behalf of the awards' official external auditor, Ernst & Young. The co-manager for the award, Rosmin Hashim, had explained that the winner of the Best Song award has to be selected from by the most voted of five song entries in each of four subcategories: Best Pop Song, Best Rock Song, Best Ethic Pop Song and Best Nasyid Song, in which Penakut did not won in any of them. The award was later given instead to Sedetik Lebih by Anuar Zain. [8]

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