Faizal Tahir is a Malaysian artiste who is known for his pop-rock genre of music. Born in 1978 as Ahmad Faizal bin Mohammad Tahir, the singer has been involved in singing, composing and songwriting since he rose to stardom in 2004. He was once a member of Mirwana, a nasyid group while his brother Anas Tahir is part of another nasyid group Firdaus.
He rose to fame as a solo artist after joining the ‘One in a Million’ singing competition where he toyed with elimination during the grand finale in which he continued to finish as the runer-up of the competition. After that, he continued to excel in the entertainment industry where has won several awards for his contributions and performances.
Albums and singles
Faizal Tahir’s first single was ‘Mahakarya Cinta’ which he sang at the Grand Finale of the competition and proceeded to release ‘Kasih Tercipta’ after that, which was part of the Waris Jari Hantu soundtrack. His venture into the music industry through Mirwana saw the release of ‘Khalifah Pertama’ in 2004 before releasing ‘Aku.Muzik.Kamu’ in 2007. There were 14 tracks in this album and he proceeded to release ‘Adrenalin’ in 2010.
In 2008, Faizal Tahir won the Best New Artist at the AIM (Anugerah Industri Muzik) and Best Vocal Performance in an Album for ‘Aku.Muzik.Kamu’. He won the Best Rock Album and Best Album that year as well before taking home the Best Rock Album two years later. Other awards that he previously won include Best Vocal and Best Performance for Sampai Syurga as well as the 2009 Malaysia’s Most Popular Artist at the Anugerah Planet Muzik, thereby cementing his status as one of the top Malaysian artistes in the Asian region.