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Adnan Abu Hassan

Datuk Adnan bin 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]

Adnan Abu Hassan

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Adnan in 2010.
Adnan bin Abu Hassan

(1959-01-06)6 January 1959
Died18 March 2016(2016-03-18) (aged 57)
Hospital Selayang, Selayang, Selangor, Malaysia
Cause of death
Resting placeKampung Sungai Ramal, Muslim Cemetery Kajang, Selangor
Alma materBerklee College of Music
Years active1980–2016
Spouse(s)Rozinor Hafiza Mohd Fauzi
RelativesAzlan Abu Hassan (brother)
Azman Abu Hassan (brother)
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
LabelsWEA Records
Suria Records
BMG Music
Associated actsSiti Nurhaliza, Sheila Majid, Jamal Abdillah, Fauziah Latiff, Dayang Nurfaizah, Misha Omar



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]


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.


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.


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.



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


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