The Asian Academy of Music Arts & Sciences picks up speed announcing the involvement of the Indonesian songbird, Anggun.
October 8, 2015
By Monica Tong
Singapore – The Asian Academy of Music Arts and Sciences announces its first ambassador and artistes joining the Board of Governors. Anggun, the recent judge of Asia’s Got Talent, becomes one of the first artistes in Asia to join the Academy’s Board of Governors and will also be representing as Ambassador.
Already well-known for her beauty and powerful voice, Anggun, who has recently announced her performance at the Asian Television Awards, will represent the community of Asian artistes and hopefully attract more support to build a sustainable music industry in the region.
“The Asian Academy of Music Arts & Sciences has indeed opened a fantastic route for Asian artistes to connect and I thank the board of committee for extending the invitation to me. Asia represents a huge amount of talented artistes and musicians that deserve massive recognition and I hope to be part of the voice that could help support the Asian music community,” said Anggun.
Anggun was named ‘Lady Rock’ by fans and critics since she shot to fame as an Indonesian superstar in the early 90s. Her pursuit for an international career saw her move towards unchartered waters—pursuing her dreams in London and Paris, a decision which greatly changed the course of her life forever. The journey saw the release of her first international album ‘Snow on the Sahara’ in 1997 with Sony Music Entertainment. The song became an international uproar; it was released in 33 countries worldwide, and peaked the Top 20 Billboard Heatseekers Charts and Top 15 in the US Club Charts. She has collaborated with many international artistes, including Julio Iglesias, Celine Dion, Peter Gabriel, Pras Michel of the Fugees, and many more.
Anggun is a multiple-award winner including the World Music Award. She has also become the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and has been praised as “Asia’s best-selling recording artist outside Asia”.