Najwa Latif

Najwa Latif

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Najwa has been involved in the music scene ever since she was a little girl. She took part in many music competitions, although back then she only sang and did not play the guitar.

In the middle of 2009,she started developing an interest in playing the guitar.Her father noticed her interest and decided to enroll her in Yamaha Music School for guitar classes. Her dad bought her first guitar which was an acoustic Santa Cruz.

After learning the guitar for about 6 months, she started to try and create her own music and melody. With the help of her sister,Ika,who writes all the lyrics to her songs, they created songs which mostly represent their own story or experiences.

On September 14th, 2010, Najwa started posting her cover videos on YouTube. Her first video was a song called Baby, by Justin Bieber which has been viewed over 300, 000 viewers until today.In March 2011,she was approached by NAR Records and signed under them as their artist. Her first official single produced by NAR Records, “Cinta Muka Buku” was released In June 2011 and was no.1 on the charts of several radio stations.The official music video of Cinta Muka Buku” achieved over 6 million views in a period of just over 6 months,and is the highest viewed music video in Malaysia. Until today, her total upload views in YouTube have reached over 23 million viewers.

Najwa’s first year in the music industry included several memorable moments. After winning the Selangor Young Talent Award for the best solo artist category ,Najwa qualified for the finals of the prestigious Anugerah Juara Lagu.Although she did not win,it was a proud moment nonetheless as Najwa became not only the youngest singer ever to qualify for the finals,but also the youngest composer.Another moment to cherish was when she performed a duet alongside the talented Greyson Chance at the AIM awards.In April 2012,Najwa was nominated for 2 categories(most popular new artist,most popular female singer) at the ABPBH awards.She also performed alongside Black during the award show.Najwa was also invited to perform at the Anugerah Skrin Awards.

In March 2012,Najwa self titled debut album was released.The album consists of 5 singles which are Cinta Muka Buku,Carta Hati,Kosong,Sahabat, and I Love You.3 of her singles have been released so far with 2 out of the 3 singles(Cinta Muka Buku and Kosong) reaching the no.1 spot on HotFm’s chart.