Her full name is Elizabeth Applunius Chin where she is a Malaysian born singer with a very unique voice. Esther Applunius is the stage name for this Sabahan who was born in 1987. Esther has been actively involved in the Malaysian entertainment industry since the mid 90s where she mainly sings. Her father is one of the veteran musicians of national media group RTM or Radio Televisyen Malaysia, Applunius Chin of Papar.
Esther started singing at the tender age of 9 and was actually the winner of the RTM Bintang Kecil when she was 10 years of age. One of her highest achievements as a singer was when she finished as the first runner-up in the 2009’s One In a Million reality talent show.
Albums and Singles
Esther’s first album was actually a Kadazandusun album which was entitled ‘Esther Applunius’ and was released in 2005. In 2009, she released the signle ‘Menngapai Mimpi’ while her 2013 single ‘Sipi-Sipi’ was one of her most popular singles.
Apart from that, Esther released ‘Selalu’ in 2010 and the ‘Aku’ single was released in 2013. Achievements and Awards
Esther was the first runner-up in the One In A Million show in 2009 but she was already quite an achieved singer having won several competitions previously including the 2008 PERTISA Award where she was recognized as the most popular women singer in Sabah. In 2005, she was involved in the Sugandoi Kaamatan singing competition. In 2011, Esther took home the ‘Anugerah Juara Carta Lagu Artis Sabah’ for her composition and performance in ‘Selalu’.