Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza Dominates AIM 22 with Five Awards

Published by Amzar Anizam @ 19/12/2016

Dato' Siti Nurhaliza with her AIM 22 trophies. Photo by: Anugerah Industri Muzik - AIM FB.

Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza won big at the 22nd Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM 22) with five awards; ‘Best Album’ for Unplugged, ‘Best Vocal Performance in a Song (Female)’ for Menatap Dalam Mimpi, ‘Best Arrangement in a Song’ for Menatap Dalam Mimpi, ‘Best Nasyid Song’ for Mikraj Cinta, and ‘Best Malaysian Singer.’

Nominated in seven categories this year, the singer has garnered a total of 42 wins to-date at AIM, including seven ‘Best Album’ titles. Her Unplugged album, which was executive produced by herself and Mujahid Abdul Wahab was recorded during her 20th anniversary celebration concert in 2015 at Istana Budaya.

The 18-track album also comprises of three new songs including Menatap Dalam Mimpi and Mikraj Cinta which garnered her ‘Best Vocal Performance in a Song (Female),’ ‘Best Arrangement in a Song,’ and ‘Best Nasyid Song’ awards this year.

“I’m thankful to everyone who has supported me thus far, including all the judges who still believe in me and the quality of my music and album,” said Dato’ Siti who also walked away with the ‘Best Album’ title at AIM 21 with Fragmen.

Another vocal powerhouse, Faizal Tahir won two awards; Best Song and Best Pop Song for his single, Sejati which is included in his latest album Anatomi. Whereas, Yuna and Datuk Sheila Majid received the Special Award; ‘Kembara Award’ and ‘Sri Wirama Award’ for their achievement in the music industry.

Organised by the Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM), AIM 22 which was held at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur on 18th December 2016 is the only award that recognises Malaysian music talents based on merit and quality of work by a panel of independent judges comprising the country music players and experts in related fields.

AIM 22 Full List of Winners:


Best Album:

Unplugged – Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza

Best Song:

Sejati – Faizal Tahir

Best Vocal Performance in a Song (Female)

Datuk Siti Nurhaliza – Menatap Dalam Mimpi

Best Vocal Performance in a Song (Male)

Akim Ahmad – Potret

Best Pop Song:

Sejati – Faizal Tahir

Best Rock Song:

Mata Hati – Azlan & The Type Writer

Kembara Award:


Sri Wirama Award:

Datuk Sheila Majid

Best Arrangement in a Song:

Menatap Dalam Mimpi – Datuk Siti Nurhaliza

Best Recording Album:

Panic Bird – Froya

Best Album Cover:

Bahtera – Sekumpulan Orang Gila

Best Group Vocal in a Song:

De Fam – #Supergirls

Best Duo/Collaboration in a Song:

Misha Omar & Hafiz Suip – Terimaku Seadanya

Best Music Video:

Not For Sale – Stacy

Best New Artiste:


Best Hip Hop Song:

Janji – Altimet & Takahara Suiko

Best Local English Song:

Firefly – Sonaone

Best Nasyid Song:

Mikraj Cinta – Datuk Siti Nurhaliza

Best Ethnic Pop Song:

Joget Sulam Sakti – Reena Nicky

Best Malaysian Singer:

Datuk Siti Nurhaliza

Most Viewed Official Music Video on YouTube

Sudah Ku Tahu - Projector Band

Most Streamed Song

Projector Band

Best Selling Ring Back Tones Song

Setia - Elizabeth Tan and Faizal Tahir

Most Downloaded Song

Akim & The Majistret

Faizal Tahir and Dato' Siti Nurhaliza with their AIM 22 trophies. Photo by: Anugerah Industri Muzik - AIM FB.