AIM 22 Announces Top 5 Nominees

Published by Mila Ismail @ 14/10/2016

Malaysia's most prestigious award in the music industry, Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) has announced the top five nominees for 16 award categories.

Dato' Siti Nurhaliza received a total of seven nominations in six categories; Best Vocal Performance (Female), Best Album Recording, Best Nasyid Song, Best Pop Song, Best Music Arrangement, and Best Album. Malaysian rocker, Faizal Tahir follows closely with five nominations, while rapper SonaOne received four nominations.

Besides the 16 award categories, the 22nd edition of AIM also introduced five new categories; ‘Most Downloaded Song,’ ‘Most Streamed Song,’ ‘Most Viewed Official Music Video on YouTube,’ ‘Best Selling Ring Back Tones Song’ and ‘Best Malaysian Singer.’ Whereas the category for ‘Best Malay Language Song Performed by Foreign Artist’ was cut to focus more on local singers.

Organised by the Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM), AIM 22 is set to take place at Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur on 18th December 2016.

Full List of AIM 22 Top 5 nominees:

Best New Artiste

Bella Nazari

De Fam

Projector Band

Lyia Meta

Syamel

 

Best Vocal Performance (Male)

Akim (Akim & The Majistret) - Potret

Faizal Tahir - Sejati

Hazama - Sampai Mati

Hazami - Cintai Dia

Lah Ahmad - Syukur

 

Best Vocal Performance (Female)

Jaclyn Victor - Seindah Mimpi

Najwa Mahiadin - Guilty Room

Nona - Takkan Biarkan

Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza - Menatap Dalam Mimpi

Dayang Nurfaizah - Lelaki Teragung

 

Best Vocal Performance (Group)

Back2Basixx - Senyuman

De Fam - Supergirls

Nowseeheart - Selawat Untuk-Mu

The Mikraj - Qod Kafani

UNIC - Syamail Muhammadiah

 

Best Vocal Performance (Duo/Collaboration)

Elizabeth Tan feat Faizal Tahir - Setia

Hunny Madu & Kayda - Go Heart or Gostan

Misha Omar & Hafiz Suip - Terimaku Seadanya

Najwa Mahiadin feat Juny - After The Rain

SonaOne feat Joe Flizzow & Akeem - Go Do That

 

Best Album Cover

Sekumpulan Orang Gila - Bahtera

Fynn Jamal - Puisi Tepi Jalan

Yuna - Material

Pitahati - Selamat Datang ke Panggung Suara

Reena Nicky - Magika

 

Best Album Recording

Yuna - Material

Froya - Panic Bird

Gabriel Lynch - All Of Us

Q Sound - Duel Citizenship

Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza – Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza Unplugged

 

Best Music Video

Stacy - Not For Sale

Kaka Azraff feat Sleeq - Bukan Hal Aku

Hazama - Sampai Mati

Paperplane Pursuit - Who's Gonna Stop Me

Fynn Jamal - Suatu Pernah

 

Best Ethnic Pop Song

Amir Jahari - Ingga

Reena Nicky - Joget Sulam Sakti

Man Khan & Aris Kapilla - Kelik La Weii

Kopratasa - Mathnawi 1 Mawar

Fynn Jamal - Sepertinya

 

Best Nasyid Song

Suhaimi Saad - Cinta Sidna

Caliph Busker - Hanya Nama-Mu

Lah Ahmad - Maulaya

Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza - Mikraj Cinta

Daqmie - Tangis Sebatang Tamar

 

Best Rock Song

Projek Pistol - Berani Mati

Azlan & The Typewriter - Mata Hati

Azlan & The Typewriter - Lebih Baik Sendiri

Akim & The Majistret - Potret

Amy Search feat Edrie Hashim - Redha Kemenangan

 

Best Pop Song

Faizal Tahir - Assalamualaikum

Syamel - Hidup Dalam Mati

Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza - Menatap Dalam Mimpi

Hazama - Sedetik Lara

Faizal Tahir - Sejati

 

Best Hiphop Song

SonaOne - Confirm Ah

SonaOne - Hakeleh

Altimet & Takahara Suiko - Janji

Lah Ahmad feat Altimet - Mengelamun

Salammusik - Terima Kasih

 

Best Local English Song

Elvira Arul - Christmas in The Sun

SonaOne - Firefly

Juwita Suwito - Just Like That

Daiyan Trisha - Stargazing

Vince Chong - Wonder

 

Best Music Arrangement

Elvira Arul - Christmas in The Sun

Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza - Jaga Dia Untukku

Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza - Menatap Dalam Mimpi

Caliph Busker - Hanya Nama-Mu

Faizal Tahir - Assalamualaikum

 

Best Album

Akim & The Majistret - Patriot

Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza – Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza Unplugged

Black - Black

Mojo - Nada

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