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Titi DJ Performance on Closing Ceremony of the Third Tourism Coordination Meeting 2018.jpg
Jayati in 2018
Titi Dwi Jayati

Jakarta, Indonesia
Other names
  • Titi Dwi Jayati
  • Titi DJ
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • judge
Years active1983–present
(m. 1995;div. 1997)
Andrew Hollis Dougharty
(m. 1999;div. 2006)
Noviar Rachmansyah
(m. 2007;div. 2011)
Children4, including Stephanie Poetri
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • piano
Member of
Formerly of

Titi Dwi Jayati[ not verified in body ], popularly known as Titi DJ, is an Indonesian pop singer, songwriter and beauty pageant titleholder. She was a judge on Indonesian Idol from season 1 to 5 and season 8, Golden Memories Vol.1 and 2, Q Academy season 1, The Voice Indonesia season 3 and 4. She is known for the song "Sang Dewi". She was the first Indonesian female singer invited to perform a concert at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and the first Indonesian singer to make perform seven concerts in a four-day period. She was also the first female coach to win The Voice Indonesia in 2019. In the 80's she widely known with the song Ekspresi (Expression), the jazz fusion hit she collaborated with Indonesian musician Indra Lesmana in 1988. In the 1990s released the song Bahasa Kalbu (Voice of the Heart). In the 2000s she released the songs Sang Dewi, Matamu, Separuh Hidupku, Hanya Cinta Yang Bisa. In early 2010s she released the song "Jangan Biarkan", covering Indonesian singer Diana Nasution. The television channel, RCTI, hosted "Jangan Biarkan Concert" with her album "Titi to Diana". In 2020s she released the song Show Off Your Colors, in collaboration with Eka Gustiwana and Sarah Fajira, and Ashanty. Her latest release was the song "To Lose" as an answer to a netizens challenge, and she also released a ballad version called "Still Learning".[ not verified in body ]


She represented Indonesia at Miss World 1983 in London, UK, but was unplaced. [1]

Titi DJ's album Bahasa Kalbu (1999), won five awards at the third Anugerah Musik Indonesia Awards, including Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year. [2]


Titi was born in Jakarta, her parents are of Indonesian Chinese-Batak-Manado descent. She began singing on public television as a teenager, with ambitions to become a recording artist. Aged 17, she represented Indonesia in the Miss World 1983 competition, but was not a finalist. As a dancer, she performed with Guruh Soekarnoputra's Swara Mahardhikka troupe. She sang backing vocals for Chrisye and appeared in a few movies early in her career. [3] She released her first solo album in 1984, Imajinasi. [4] Her singing career flourished in the 1990s, with the hit singles "Bintang-Bintang" ("Stars"), "Ekspresi" ("Expression") and "Salahkah Aku" ("Am I Wrong?"). [5] Currently, she is in a group called 3 Diva, with Krisdayanti and Ruth Sahanaya.

In 2010, she appeared as Bunda Ratu in Madame X , an action comedy film about a transgender hairdresser who is also a spy/superhero. [6]

In 2018, she joined the judging panel of season 3 of The Voice Indonesia . [7]

Personal life

Titi with Miss International Indonesia 2023 Farhana Nariswari in 2023. Titi DJ and Farhana Nariswari for Anugerah Desa Wisata Indonesia 2023.jpg
Titi with Miss International Indonesia 2023 Farhana Nariswari in 2023.

Titi's first marriage was to actor Bucek Depp and she converted to Islam in 1995, and has three children. [3] The couple divorced in 1997. She went on to marry American teacher Andrew Hollis Dougharty in 1999, [8] and has one child, Stephanie Poetri, who had pursued a musical career by releasing her debut single "I Love You 3000" in 2019. [9] She and Dougharty divorced in 2006. [10] Titi also had a six-year relationship with her musical collaborator, Indra Lesmana. [3] She married Indonesian rock singer Noviar Rachmansyah in 2007, and the couple divorced in August 2011. [11]



AwardYearCategoryNominated WorkResultRef.
Anugerah Musik Indonesia 1999 Best Album Bahasa Kalbu Won [12]
Best Pop Album Won
Best Songwriting "Bahasa Kalbu" (with Dorie Kalmas & Andi Rianto)Won
Best Recording Artist "Bahasa Kalbu"Won
Best Pop Female Solo Artist Won
2003 "Penyesalan"Nominated [13]
2006 "Separuh Hidupku"Nominated [14]
2011 Best Collaborative Production Work "Jangan Biarkan" (bersama Diana Nasution)Won [15]
2020 Best Islamic Music Production Work "Tuhan Jaga Diriku"Nominated
2021 Best Dance Production Work "Show Off Your Colors" (bersama Sara Fajira & Eka Gustiwana)Nominated

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Andi Botenri, Jakarta SCR
Miss World Indonesia
Succeeded by
Lindi Cistia Prabha, Yogyakarta