Malaysian R&B Artists
List of Best Malaysian R&B Singers
Malaysia has a growing music scene, and Malaysian R&B singers are at the forefront of the country’s sounds. From smooth and soulful to infectious and upbeat, the tunes of Malaysian R&B artists are both unique and captivating.
Some of Malaysia’s earliest adoptions of R&B music were through Malaysian R&B singers like Mizz Nina, 4U2C, and Ruffedge, while Malaysian greats like Siti Nurhaliza, Melly Goeslaw, Ziana Zain, Anuar Zain, Erra Fazira, Sheila Majid, Dayang Nurfaizah, Zee Avi, or Ning Baizura often implemented the rhythm and blues sound within their repertoire of music.
The success of Malaysian R&B artists such as Yuna, Ismail Izzani, Elizabeth Tan, Ernie Zakri, and a multitude of others is a testament to the growth of R&B music in Malaysia. These artists have been able to both stay true to their culture and heritage, while also embracing other cultures. Moreover, some specialize in R&B, while others combine multiple styles of pop, traditional, and rhythm and blues music. This all makes Malaysian R&B music a valuable part of Southeast Asia.
Top 15 Malaysian R&B Singers
Yuna stands out as a leading Malaysian artist on the international stage. With her mix of styles and sounds, she is a major contributor to the growth of Malaysian R&B music. Making her debut in 2008, with the EP Yuna, Since then, she has released over five albums in Malaysia and internationally, received over 100 award nominations, reach the international charts multiple times, has accumulated an audience that spans across the globe.
2. Ismail Izzani
Being born into a family of accomplished musicians, Ismail Izzani made his debut in 2017. He has multiple talents in the fields of acting and singing, as well as being able to perform in several musical styles such as R&B, pop, and traditional. He is renowned for songs like “Sabar”, “Bidadari”, “Demi Kita”, and “Luar Biasa”, which demonstrate why he is one of Malaysia’s most multi-faceted artists.
3. Elizabeth Tan
Elizabeth Tan has been very successful in Malaysia since her debut in 2014 with the hit single “Knock Knock”. Now, viewed as one of the top Malaysian R&B artists, she has become well-known for hits such as “Semua Sudah”, “Police Entry”, “SHH,” and of course “Knock Knock“. Since her arrival, Elizabeth Tan has become a common name in Malaysia, not only as a popular singer but also as an actress in various movies and television shows.
4. Ernie Zakri
Ernie Zakri, a highly talented artist, debuted in 2011 with her album Radiation. She initially achieved popularity by winning competitions and making her presence known in the same. She has released the popular single, “Gundah” and also worked with Syamel on songs such as “Goodbye Hello” and “Aku Cinta.”
5. Aizat Amdan
Aziat Amdan’s musical career began in his youth, and by 2008, he had released his first album, Percubaan Pertama. This multitalented singers and instrumentalist hailing from Kuala Lumpur has since become one of the most celebrated Malaysian musicians, gaining recognition for his tracks such as “Sampai Ke Hari Tua” and “Hanya Kau Yang Mampu”.
6. Iman Troye
Iman Troye launched her career in 2020 with the release of her successful track “Teman”. Before that, she had been a fashion model and had also showcased her musical talent on social media by creating covers of songs. She had also been a part of high-profile Malaysian music contestant shows.
7. Luqman Podolsk
Luqman Podolski first rose in prominence after his music was shared widely on social media. He has brought a new level of enjoyment to the Malaysian music industry, making his debut in 2019 with the single “Sorang” and gaining recognition for his other popular tunes such as “Kalau Kau Rindu,” “Ring Ring,” and “Kembar.”
8. Andi Bernadee
Andi Bernadee is a Malaysian celebrity that has become well-known for his hits such as “Donde,” “Satu Peluang,” “Hello,” and “Shimmy.” He first appeared on the music scene in 2017 after gaining fame for covering popular national songs. Currently, Andi Bernadee is one of the most promising stars in Malaysia, with potential of taking the nation’s music industry to newer heights.
A female musical collective that came together in 2019, consisting of Sabronzo, Tabby, Syasya, and Angel, is gaining momentum. Their combination of genres and melodies is not only making waves in Malaysian R&B but is also introducing something new to the country’s entertainment sphere. Their hit songs include “Bad”, “Dolla Make You Wanna”, “Watch Me Glow” and “Raya Raya”.
Talitha was born in Kuala Lumpur and her first official releases were in 2016. Her catalog includes two albums, Hi, I Like You and Boys. She had a quick gain in popularity and has achieved much of her success abroad in other Asian markets.
Originating from Kuala Lumpur, the trio of mfmf was formed in 2018. They are multi-skilled, with abilities ranging from singing to producing to songwriting. Some of their most well-known songs are “Tonight”, “Rindu”, and “Pura Pura”.
12. Sarah Suhairi
Sarah Suhairi, a gifted individual from Malaysia, started to gain attention for her singing on social media and for her appearances on many of Malaysia’s most popular competitions. She released her first song, “Pedih,” in 2018 and has since become one of the country’s most promising stars in music.
13. Aziz Harun
Aziz Harun has been in the music industry since his childhood and made his official debut in 2012. He was initially signed to Warner Music Malaysia, but has since moved to Universal Malaysia. His unique sounds have earned him praise and recognition for songs like “Senyum”, “Jauh”, “Beautiful”, and “Jangan”.
14. Fariz Jabba
Fariz Jabba, originally from Singapore, was brought up in Malaysian culture. He is an embodiment of Malay culture in Singapore, and his music has gained immense popularity outside the Southeast Asian city, especially in Malaysia. His well-known tracks such as “Kalah”, “Masa”, “Nak Tak Nak”, “Dari Sini”, and “Ape Sia” have earned him a significant fanbase.
Airliftz, a Malaysian R&B singer and hip-hop artist, made his debut in 2016 with the song “Gwalos”. Years later, Airliftz is now considered as one of Malaysia’s most impressive artists, while producing popular tracks such as “Lonely,” “Appreciate,” “Call Me When It’s Over,” and “Honest.”
Honorable Mention Malaysian R&B Artists:
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