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Datuk Adnan Abu Hassan (6 January 1959 – 18 March 2016) was a Malaysian composer and musician. He is considered to be among the top notch individuals developing the Malaysian music industry.[1]

Datuk
Adnan Abu Hassan
DSDK
Adnan Abu Hassan.jpg
Adnan in 2010.
Born (1959-01-06)6 January 1959
Alor Setar, Kedah, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Died 18 March 2016(2016-03-18) (aged 57)
Hospital Selayang, Selayang, Selangor, Malaysia
Cause of death
Resting place Kampung Sungai Ramal, Muslim Cemetery Kajang, Selangor
Nationality Malaysian
Alma mater Berklee College of Music
Occupation
Years active 1980–2016
Spouse(s) Rozinor Hafiza Mohd Fauzi
Children 3
Relatives Azlan Abu Hassan (brother)
Azman Abu Hassan (brother)
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Labels WEA Records
Suria Records
BMG Music
Associated acts Siti Nurhaliza, Sheila Majid, Jamal Abdillah, Fauziah Latiff, Dayang Nurfaizah, Misha Omar

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EducationEdit

He held a bachelor's degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He started his career as a lecturer in the Universiti Teknologi Mara.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

 
Siti Nurhaliza was one of Adnan’s proteges.

Soon after the graduation, he became the A&R Director for CBS Records, Managing Director of Happy Records and Suria Records. Soon he became the Director of A&R for both BMG Music and Delima Records.[when?]

He was appointed as the Principal and Director of Jam Music Centre, Album Producer and Composer, who is also the Creative Director for Jam/Treeman Corporation.[when?] Malaysian popular singers such as Siti Nurhaliza, Fauziah Latiff, Dayang Nurfaizah and Misha Omar were once his apprentices before their rise into popularity. He was the Managing Director of SRD Villa Record.

He is also known for his appearance in the Akademi Fantasia reality singing contest as the vocal coach for the first three seasons.

AchievementsEdit

Adnan won the Best Song in the Anugerah Juara Lagu with the song Jerat Percintaan by Siti Nurhaliza, in 1996, and the song Bunga-bunga Cinta by Misha Omar in 2003.

DeathEdit

Adnan Abu Hassan died on 18 March 2016 at the age of 57 in the Selayang Hospital after suffering from a stroke. His body was laid to rest at the Kampung Sungai Ramal Dalam Muslim Cemetery in Kajang, Selangor.

AwardsEdit

FilmographyEdit

As composerEdit

  • 1984: Matinya Seorang Patriot
  • 1986: Ali Setan
  • 1989: Ujang
  • 1989: Anak Sarawak
  • 1990: Rentak Desa
  • 1992: Interlud
  • 1995: Sayang Salmah

As theme song performerEdit

  • 1989: Anak Sarawak
  • 2007: Cinta Yang Satu

ReferencesEdit

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