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Anggun

bvoc, voc, *1974 FR, Jakarta
Singer of Pop
A.k.a. Anggun Cipta Sasmi

Indonesian and French-naturalised singer-songwriter. Born in Jakarta, she began performing at the age of seven and recorded a children's album two years later. With the help of famed Indonesian producer Ian Antono, in 1986 Anggun released her first rock-influenced studio album, Dunia Aku Punya. She became further well known with the single "Mimpi" (1989), which was listed as one of the 150 Greatest Indonesian Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone. She followed it with a series of singles and three more studio albums, which established her as one of the most prominent Indonesian rock stars of the early 1990s. Anggun left Indonesia in 1994 to pursue an international career. After two years struggling in London and Paris, she met French producer Erick Benzi and signed to Sony Music Entertainment. Her first international album, Snow on the Sahara (1997), was released in 33 countries and became the best-selling album by an Asian artist outside Asia. Since then, Anggun has released another six studio albums as well as a soundtrack album to the Danish film Open Hearts (2002). Her singles, "Snow on the Sahara" and "What We Remember", entered the Billboard charts in the United States, while "In Your Mind", "Saviour" and "I'll Be Alright" charted on the Billboard European Hot 100 Singles. She represented France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan, with the song "Echo (You and I)". She ventured into television with X Factor Indonesia in 2013, which made her the highest-paid judge in Indonesian television history. She was also the judge of Asia's Got Talent in 2015 and 2017. Anggun is the Asian artist with the highest album sales outside Asia, with her releases being certified gold and platinum in some European countries. She is the first Indonesian artist to have success in European and American record charts. She has received a number of accolades for her achievements, including the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the Government of France and the World Music Award for World's Best-Selling Indonesian Artist. She also became the first Indonesian woman to be immortalized in wax by Madame Tussauds. Aside from her musical career, Anggun has been involved in numerous environmental and humanitarian works. She has been appointed as the global ambassador of the United Nations twice, first for the International Year of Microcredit in 2005 and then for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 2009 onwards.

     
Instruments
  • Backing Vocals
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Electronic
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Snow on the Sahara on Anggun by Anggun
La neige au Sahara on Au Nom De La Lune by Anggun
Tua-Tua Keladi on Persembahan Terbaik by Anggun
Mimpi on Persembahan Terbaik by Anggun
What We Remember on 8 by Anggun
Gebyar-Gebyar on Persembahan Terbaik by Anggun
Echo (You and I) on Echoes by Anggun
Né en 17 à Leidenstadt on Génération Goldman, vol. 2 by Various Artists
Still Reminds Me on Chrysalis by Anggun
Teka Teki on Teka Teki by Kotak & Anggun

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Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
The Good Is BackAnggun & Rossa2018Single
The Good Is BackAnggun & Fazura2018Single
8Anggun2017Album
What We RememberAnggun2017Single
TerbaikNafa Urbach, Anggun & Nicky Astria2016Compil.
Teka TekiKotak, Anggun2016Single
Toujours Un AilleursAnggun2015Album
The Very2 BestNicky Astria & Anggun2015Compil.
Nos Vies ParallèlesAnggun & Florent Pagny2015Single
Let's GrooveDavid Foster, Melanie C, Anggun & Vanness Wu2015Single
À Nos EnfantsAnggun2015Single
Pour Une FoisVincent Niclo En Duo Avec Anggun2014Single
Best-Of Design Of A Decade 2003 - 2013Anggun2013Compil.
Echo (You And I)Anggun2012Single
No. 1 Hits KaraokeAnggun, Nicky Astria, Nafa Urbach2012Compil.
Quelques Mots D'AmourAnggun2012Album
The Best Nafa Urbach - Anggun C. SasmiNafa Urbach, Anggun2012Compil.
Anggun C. Sasmi・Nicky Astria・Nafa UrbachAnggun, Nicky Astria, Nafa Urbach2012Compil.
EchosAnggun2011Album
Best Slow RockAnggun, Nicky Astria2011Compil.
Mon Meilleur AmourAnggun2011Album
Best Of The BestAnggun, Nicky Astria2011Compil.
Je PartiraiAnggun2011Album
Persembahan TerbaikAnggun2010Compil.
Always You / Innocent LiesSchiller Mit Anggun2010Album
Si Je T'emmène (English Version) / My ManAnggun, Pras Michel2009Single
Si Tu L'avoues / CrazyAnggun2008Single
16 The Very2 BestNicky Astria & Anggun2008Compil.
ElévationAnggun2008Album
A CrimeAnggun2007Single
Best-Of KaraokeAnggun2007Album
The Best Anggun C. Sasmi & Nafa UrbachAnggun, Nafa Urbach2006Compil.
Juste Avant ToiAnggun2006Single
Persembahan TerbaikAnggun, Nicky Astria & Nafa Urbach2006Compil.
Garde-MoiAnggun2006Single
Best Seller & FriendsAnggun2006Compil.
The Best Anggun C. SasmiAnggun2006Compil.
Best-OfAnggun2006Compil.
Undress MeAnggun2005Single
Cesse La PluieAnggun2005Single
I Wanna Hurt YouAnggun2005Album
SaviourAnggun2005Single
LuminescenceAnggun2005Album
In Your MindAnggun2004Single
Être Une FemmeAnggun2004Single
Time Flies ByE.P. Bergen Featuring Anggun2003Single
WorldZucchero / Anggun2003Single
Amore ImmaginatoPiero Pelù Featuring Anggun2003Single
Summer In ParisDJ Cam Starring Anggun2002Single
Open Hearts (Original Soundtrack)Anggun2002Album
Open Your HeartAnggun2002Single
ChrysalisAnggun2000Single
Désirs ContrairesAnggun2000Album
Still Reminds MeAnggun2000Single
Qui Sait ?Anggun, Patrick Bruel, Stephan Eicher, Faudel, Peter Gabriel, Lââm, Lokua Kanza, Youssou N'Dour, Nourith, Axelle Red, Zucchero2000Single
ChrysalisAnggun2000Album
Tears Of SorrowAnggun2000Album
Un Geste D'AmourAnggun2000Single
Still Reminds Me / Looking For MailAnggun, Leda Battisti2000Single
Derrière La PorteAnggun2000Single
La Perle NoireAnggun1999Single
AnggunAnggun1999Compil.
Memory Of Your ShoresAnggun1998Single
Au Nom De La LuneAnggun1998Single
A Rose In The WindAnggun1998Single
La Ligne Des SensAnggun1998Single
Snow On The Sahara / Il Mio FuocoAnggun / Camilla1997Single
La Neige Au SaharaAnggun1997Single
Au Nom De La LuneAnggun1997Album
Snow On The SaharaAnggun1997Album
Life On MarsAnggun1997Single
...Lah!!!Anggun1993Album
la Mer Est Sans Fin (divent An Dour)Tri Yann, AnggunSingle
The Early YearsAnggunCompil.
Rock CollectionAnggun, Nicky AstriaCompil.
Mystic LegendAnggunCompil.
Lagu-Lagu TerbaikAnggun, Nicky AstriaCompil.
Lagu Lagu Terbaik Anggun C.SasmiAnggunCompil.
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