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|Birth name||Shaheila binti Abdul Majid|
|Born||3 January 1965|
Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia
|Genres||Jazz, Swing Pop, Pop Rock, R&B|
|Occupation(s)||Singer and actress|
|Labels||Titra Industries Sdn. Bhd. |
Roslan Aziz Productions (RAP)
EMI (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Warner Music (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
|Associated acts||Zainal Abidin, Afdlin Shauki, Zubir Ali, Johan Nawawi, Nora, Liza Aziz, Azlina Aziz KRU, Poetic Ammo, Harvey Malaiholo, Chandra, Karen Kong, Jaclyn Victor|
Dato' Shaheila binti Abdul Majid (born 3 January 1965), known by her stage name Sheila Majid, is a Malaysian female pop singer who is best known for her 1986 song, "Sinaran". Her musical prowess especially in the genre of jazz music has led her to be dubbed as "Malaysia's Queen of Jazz".
Sheila Majid was born in Kuala Lumpur, (then in Selangor state), Malaysia on 3 January 1965. Her mother is a native Malay with Mandailing ancestry whose great-great-grandfather was Sutan Puasa, the founder of Kuala Lumpur. Her father was a Malay of Javanese descent, whose great-grandfather had settled in Malaya after surviving a shipwreck en route to Java from a pilgrimage in Mecca. Her paternal lineage can be traced back to Raden Hussein, brother of Raden Hassan, the first Muslim sultan of Demak; both were princes of Probowo Wijoyo V of Majapahit.
She attended schools at Convent Goodshepherd Kindergarten, Methodist Girls Primary School and Methodist Girls Secondary School, all in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In 1989, she was married to Roslan Aziz, who was the producer of her previous albums. They have two children from this marriage, Wan Nur Khaleda (born 1991) and Megat Abdul Majid (born 1994), but has since divorced him in 1996. Her daughter, Wan Nur Khaleda also follows her mother's footsteps as a singer, though more into hip hop music under the stage name of 'Kayda'.
Achievements and career highlights
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- 1985: debut album Dimensi Baru
- 1986: second album Emosi locally in Malaysia and also in Indonesia.
- 1987: first non-native to win Indonesia's BASF award for Best Female R&B Artist.
- 1988: third studio album Warna
- wins America's International Star Search Award for Best Female Vocalist.
- performed at the Tokyo Music Festival.
- 1990: first Malaysian artist to break into Japan with her albums Emosi and Warna, as well as her single "Sinaran"
- fourth studio album Legenda
- 1991: Legenda concert at Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur.
- 1996: first Malaysian artist to stage a solo show in London's West End at the Royalty Theatre
- Performs at the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London.
- 2000: performed at the Petronas Philharmonic Hall in Kuala Lumpur to commomerate her fifteenth anniversary in the music industry.
- sixth studio album Ku Mohon is named Best Pop Album and its title track won Song of the Year at Malaysia's Anugerah Industri Muzik.
- invited to represent Malaysia in Jakarta, Indonesia for a concert entitled Diva SEA
- 2004: seventh album Cinta Kita, produced by Warner Music Indonesia, topped the Indonesian pop charts
- 2006: re-release of Legenda XV XX album under EMI Malaysia.
- 2012: Received "Anugerah Khas Planet Muzik" (Notable Award) in the 11th Anugerah Planet Muzik at the Max Pavilion, Singapore in recognition of her 27 years in music industry.
- 2013: regional brand ambassador for Reckitt Benckiser's Strepsils since 1 February.
- 2017: first new studio album in 13 years Boneka released.
- Koh Lay Chin (1 April 2010). "Do not insult our intelligence". The Nut Graph. The Nut Graph. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
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