Anugerah Planet Muzik 2008: The Nominees…

No, I did not attend the press conference at Hard Rock Cafe, Singapore nor the simultaneous event at Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur to provide information nor photographs of the goings-on. Armed with the radio by my side, I typed this entry as news from both events filtered through the airwaves thanks to the roving reports by RZ who was at Hard Rock Cafe and Adi Rahman, who is now in Kuala Lumpur.

As we all know by now, this event is into its 8th year and this will be the second time that the event is going offshores, after the one that was held at Stadium Tertutup Bukit Jalil in 2003. This time around, the event will be held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Exhibition Halls 1 & 2 on Sunday 20th April 2008. This will also mark the first time that the event will be held on a Sunday night as previously it was either done on a Friday or Saturday night, with the exception of 2004 when it was held in midweek due to the initial clash with Ma’al Hijrah. Amazing I can remember all these facts huh??? Well it’s definitely one event I look forward to religiously (I hope I don’t sound blasphemous by using this word) every year.

The following list below is by no means the final one since I typed it out as they were being announced on air. Definitely I must have missed out on a few and I will update the necessary in due time when I get my hands on the actual list and when I start to make my annual predictions on the winners. So without further ado, here are the nominees of the various categories of Anugerah Planet Muzik 2008:

Artis Lelaki Baru Terbaik (Best New Male Artiste):

  • Aliff Aziz
  • Didie
  • Faizal Tahir
  • Ekhsan
  • Syed Azmir

Artis Wanita Baru Terbaik (Best New Female Artiste):

  • Farah Asyikin
  • Gita Gutawa
  • Mila
  • Rini Wulandari
  • Ussy Sulistiawati

Duo / Kumpulan Baru Terbaik (Best New Duo / Group):

  • D’Cinnamons
  • Matta
  • Meet Uncle Hussein
  • Ran
  • She
  • The Titans

Lagu Singapura Terbaik (Best Singapore Song):

  • Ayu – Cradle
  • Berserah – Taufik Batisah
  • 2 X 5 – AhliFiqir
  • Ku Sendiri – Aliff Aziz
  • Lagu Tidurku – Syed Azmir

Album Terbaik Singapura (Best Singapore Album):

  • Aliff – Aliff Aziz
  • Ceritera Awan – Cradle
  • Prosa X – Syed Azmir
  • Rap Utk Rakyat – AhliFiqir
  • Teman Istimewa – Taufik Batisah

Artis Singapura Terbaik (Best Singapore Artiste):

  • Syed Azmir
  • Aliff Aziz
  • Taufik Batisah
  • AhliFiqir
  • Cradle

Artis Lelaki Terbaik (Best Male Artiste):

  • Anuar Zain
  • Faizal Tahir
  • Glenn Fredly
  • Iwan Fals
  • Taufik Batisah

Artis Wanita Terbaik (Best Female Artiste):

  • Bunga Citra Lestari
  • Dayang Nurfaizah
  • Elyana
  • Kris Dayanti
  • Datin Sri Hajjah Siti Nurhaliza

Artis Duo / Kumpulan Terbaik (Best Duo / Group):

  • Gigi
  • Kerispatih
  • Padi
  • Samsons
  • Spider
  • Ungu

Lagu Terbaik (Best Song):

  • Dewi – Dewa19
  • Kekasih Gelapku – Ungu
  • Menanti Pasti – Datin Sri Hajjah Siti Nurhaliza
  • Mengenangmu – Kerispatih
  • Nakal – Gigi
  • 11 Januari – Gigi

Album Terbaik (Best Album):

  • Aku, Muzik, Kamu – Faizal Tahir
  • Anuar Zain – Anuar Zain
  • Kenyataan Perasaan – Kerispatih
  • Peace, Love, Respect – Gigi
  • Tak Hanya Diam – Padi

Artis Lelaki Paling Popular (Most Popular Male Artiste):

  1. Adam
  2. Aliff Aziz
  3. Anuar Zain
  4. Ari Lasso
  5. Faizal Tahir
  6. Hady Mirza
  7. Imran Ajmain
  8. Irwansyah
  9. Kaer
  10. Mawi
  11. Once (Dewa 19)
  12. Taufik Batisah

Artis Wanita Paling Popular (Most Popular Female Artiste):

  1. Acha Septriasa
  2. Agnes Monica
  3. Bunga Citra Lestari
  4. Ella
  5. Elyana
  6. Jaclyn Victor
  7. Kris Dayanti
  8. Melly Goeslaw
  9. Mila
  10. Mulan Jameela
  11. Rossa
  12. Datin Sri Hajjah Siti Nurhaliza

Duo / Kumpulan Paling Popular (Most Popular Duo / Group):

  1. Ahli Fiqir
  2. Cradle
  3. Dewa 19
  4. Estranged
  5. Jinbara
  6. Matta
  7. Nidji
  8. PeterPan
  9. Sofaz
  10. The Lima
  11. Ungu
  12. Vagetoz

Lagu Paling Popular (Most Popular Song):

  1. Atas Nama Cinta – Rossa
  2. Berserah – Taufik Batisah
  3. 2 X 5 – AhliFiqir
  4. Itu Kamu – Estranged
  5. Izinku Pergi – Kaer
  6. Kekasih Gelapku – Ungu
  7. Ketahuan – Matta
  8. Lelaki Ini – Anuar Zain
  9. Menghapus Jejakmu – PeterPan
  10. Nakal – Gigi
  11. Perlu Kamu – Ajai & Kris Dayanti
  12. Sembunyi – Misha & Andy (Flop Poppy)

Artis Singapura Paling Popular (Most Popular Singapore Artiste):

  1. AhliFiqir
  2. Aliff Aziz
  3. Azyza
  4. B8
  5. Bhumiband
  6. Cradle
  7. Didicazli
  8. Elfee R. Ismail
  9. Hady Mirza
  10. Imran Ajmain
  11. Lady E
  12. Maiya Rahman
  13. Malex
  14. Merah
  15. Rauzan
  16. Roslan Mohd
  17. Sleeq
  18. Spellbound
  19. Syed Azmir
  20. Taufik Batisah

Lagu Singapura Popular (Most Popular Singapore Song):

  1. Ayu – Cradle
  2. Berserah – Taufik Batisah
  3. Bidadari Hatiku – B8
  4. 2 X 5 – AhliFiqir
  5. Kasih Mengapa – Rauzan Feat. Rozie & Urban Sensation
  6. Karakatau – Spellbound
  7. Masanya – Sleeq
  8. Padamkan Cerita Cinta Kita – Syed Azmir
  9. Sampai Di Sini – Merah Feat. Herliana
  10. Sayang-Sayang – Aliff Aziz
  11. Seribu Kenangan – Didicazli
  12. Seribu Tahun – Imran Ajmain

For those who are able to help me out with some of the categories that I might have missed out, by all means, please leave your comments in my comment box.

Privately I am unhappy that it has chosen to go across the Causeway, bearing in mind how the media over there have slated the event for the past 2 years. And for the fact that the Singapore awards were given out during the commercial breaks when it was last held there in 2003. That’s not forgetting the supposed pre-show we had last year. I don’t have to explain more as it was widely reported. I just hope this year will be much better and our artistes would be given their chance to strut their stuff over there without being edited away. And please, no repeat / recycled performances like last year…

It’s looking more and more ominous that I might not be able to attend APM2008 this time around due to the various happenings in my life, a long-standing record which would most probably be broken this year. Though it has to be said that deep down, I am still hanging on to some minute hope that I might be able to make it this year cos I tell you, it’s no fun watching it on television after experiencing the last seven APMs live in the flesh. Any kind souls out there willing to be my Messiah???