Siti Nurhaliza is a Malaysian singer, songwriter, record producer, and television presenter. Since her debut, she has won a number of international singing competitions. To date, she has garnered more than 200 local awards as well as international awards.
n 1998, she was chosen amongst few Malaysian artists to perform during the closing ceremony of 1998 Commonwealth Games in front of Queen Elizabeth II and her consort, Prince Philip among other dignitaries and officials from 70 countries including those from the Commonwealth of Nations. In 2005, she became the first Southeast Asian singer, and third Asian singer to perform a solo concert at the Royal Albert Hall while being backed by the London Symphony Orchestra. In 2005 also, she was listed second by MTV Asia in Asia’s Best Musical Artiste and Channel V’s Biggest Asian Artiste. In 2008, she was named as one of Asia’s Idol by Asia News Network. Her success in the Asian region has gained her honorific titles including “Voice of Asia” and “Asia’s Celine Dion”.