Anugerah Juara Lagu

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Anugerah Juara Lagu
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Awarded forthe best musical and lyric compositions of Malay-language songs
CountryFlag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia
Presented by TV3
First awarded1986
Television/radio coverage
Runtime3 Hours
Related Muzik Muzik

Anugerah Juara Lagu (literally: "Champion of Song Award"), commonly known by the acronym AJL, is a popular annual music competition in Malaysia, organised by TV3 since 1986. It features the best musical and lyrical compositions of each year it is held. Nominees are derived from a list of mostly Malay-language songs which have garnered the most public votes in Muzik Muzik throughout the year, and then progress into the semifinals, from which twelve songs will be nominated by a panel of judges to become the winner of Juara Lagu.

Malaysia Federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia

Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of 13 states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia shares a land and maritime border with Thailand in the north and maritime borders with Singapore in the south, Vietnam in the northeast, and Indonesia in the west. East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia and a maritime border with the Philippines and Vietnam. Kuala Lumpur is the national capital and largest city while Putrajaya is the seat of federal government. With a population of over 30 million, Malaysia is the world's 44th most populous country. The southernmost point of continental Eurasia, Tanjung Piai, is in Malaysia. In the tropics, Malaysia is one of 17 megadiverse countries, with large numbers of endemic species.

TV3 (Malaysia) Malaysian private television station owned and operated by the Media Prima Berhad

TV3 is a Malaysian free-to-air television channel owned by the Media Prima, a media conglomerate. It was launched on 1 June 1984.


AJL honours the composers and lyricists of the songs rather than the performing artistes.

Composer person who creates music, either by musical notation or oral tradition

A composer is a musician who is an author of music in any form, including vocal music, instrumental music, electronic music, and music which combines multiple forms. A composer may create music in any music genre, including, for example, classical music, musical theatre, blues, folk music, jazz, and popular music. Composers often express their works in a written musical score using musical notation.

A lyricist or lyrist is a person who writes lyrics—words for songs—as opposed to a composer, who writes the song's melody.

In the 27th edition, a song which was not sung by an original singer won Juara Lagu for the first time.

History and background

Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL), or also known as Juara Lagu, was introduced as a television program with simple broadcasting format to make it easier for viewers to follow and understand. Anugerah Juara Lagu began in 1986 and the event was watched by an average of five million viewers almost every year. Anugerah Juara Lagu is the ultimate show that is led up to from the Muzik Muzik programme, which was first aired on 2 March 1986. The first Juara Lagu ceremony was held in December the same year. The original format involved a selection of monthly winners through newspaper votes, before selection of songs was divided into three separate categories (genres) in 1992. The distinction of songs into separate categories was discontinued in 2009.

Anugerah Juara Lagu is usually held at the end of the year or the beginning of the next year. The first AJL was held at Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre.

Putra World Trade Centre

The Putra World Trade Centre is a convention and exhibition centre at, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The venue is sprawled over 1.70 million square feet with 235,000 square feet of exhibition space.

List of overall winners

The following are for each year of the competition, the winning song, the performer(s), composer and lyricist of the song:

1986"Sekadar di Pinggiran" Francissca Peter Manan NgahLukhman S.
1987"Menaruh Harapan" Zaiton Sameon A. AliHabsah Hassan
1988"Kau Kunci Cintaku di dalam Hatimu" Ramlah Ram Ahmad Nawab Wielid
1989"Isabella" Search Search (2)Bob Lokman
1990"Janji Manismu" Aishah Adam Ahmad Wan Aishah (2)
1991"Takdir dan Waktu"MegaRahim OthmanJuwie
1992"Pada Syurga di Wajahmu"NashFauzi MarzukiBob Lokman (2)
1993"Teratai Layu di Tasik Madu" Fauziah Latiff Adam Ahmad (2)S. Amin Shahab
1994"Tanya Sama Itu Hud Hud" M. Nasir M. Nasir (2)M. Nasir (3)
1995"Cinta Beralih Arah" Aishah (3)JariHabsah Hassan (2)
1996"Jerat Percintaan" Siti Nurhaliza Adnan Abu Hassan Hani MJ
1997"Ghazal Untuk Rabiah" M. Nasir and Jamal Abdillah M. Nasir (5)S. Amin Shahab (2)
1998"Cindai" Siti Nurhaliza (2)Pak NgahHairul Anuar Harun
1999"Andalusia" M. Nasir (6)M. Nasir (7) Loloq
2000"Balqis" Siti Nurhaliza (3)Pak Ngah (2)Hairul Anuar Harun (2)
2001"Mimpi Laila"YasinYasin (2)Yasin (3)
2002"Keliru" Nurul and AjaiAidit AlfianAidit Alfian (2)
2003"Bunga-bunga Cinta" Misha Omar Adnan Abu Hassan (2)Adnan Abu Hassan (3)
2004"Rela Ku Pujuk"SpiderTamKeon
2005"Gemilang" Jaclyn Victor Aubrey Suwito Asmin Mudin
2006"Terlalu Istimewa" Adibah Noor Azlan Abu HassanAdibah Noor (2)
2007"Itu Kamu" Estranged Estranged (2)Richael Lawrence
2008"Lagu Untukmu" Meet Uncle Hussain Taja, Tass & LanTaja (2) & Tass (2)
2009"Pergi" Aizat Pete Teo Amran Omar
2010"Tolong Ingatkan Aku"Ana RaffaliAna Raffali (2)Ana Raffali (3)
2011"Awan Nano" Hafiz M. Nasir (8)Buddhi Hekayat
2012"Terukir di Bintang" Aizat(2) Yunalis Zarai Yunalis Zarai (2)
2013"Bahagiamu Deritaku" Hafiz (2)LYBaiduri
2014"Apa Khabar" Joe Flizzow & SonaOneSonaOne (2)Joe Flizzow (2)
2015"Potret"Akim & The MajistretHang NadimKarma Empayar
2016"Lelaki Teragung" Dayang Nurfaizah NatasyahIman Imran
2017"Jampi" Hael Husaini Ezra Kong & Hael Husaini (2)Ezra Kong (2) & Hael Husaini (3)
2018"Haram" Hael Husaini (4) & Dayang Nurfaizah (2)Ezra Kong (3) & Hael Husaini (5)Ezra Kong (4) & Hael Husaini (6)


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