This stage name does not have a family name. The subject should be referred to as Agnes. For the singer known only as Agnes, see Agnes Carlsson.
Agnes Monica performing as a guest star at the Asian Idol
|Birth name||Agnes Monica Muljoto|
|Born||1 July 1986 (age 26)|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, actress, dancer, record producer, presenter, fashion designer|
, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Agnes Monica (born Agnes Monica Muljoto; 1 July 1986) is an Indonesian recording artist and actress. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, she started her career in the entertainment industry at the age of six as a child singer. She has recorded three children’s albums. She also became a presenter of several children’s television programs. As a teenager, Agnes expanded her career to include acting. Her role in the soap opera Pernikahan Dini rocketed her name into the industry. Later, she became the highest-paid teenage artist in Indonesia.
In 2003, she released her fourth studio album And the Story Goes, which marked her transition from a child singer to a female artist. On her fifth studio album, Whaddup A.. ‘?! (2005), she collaborated with American R&B singer Keith Martin. She also appeared in two Taiwanese drama series, The Hospital and Romance In the White House. She participated in the 2008 and 2009 Asia Song Festival in Seoul, South Korea, and received “Best Asian Artist Award” at each event. Agnes took creative control of her sixth studio album, Sacredly Agnezious (2009), for which she served as the producer and songwriter. In 2010, she was appointed as one of the judges on the talent show Indonesian Idol and was also one of the international hosts of the red carpet at the American Music Awards of 2010 in Los Angeles.
In addition to her commercial success, Agnes is the most-awarded Indonesian singer. She has received numerous awards, including ten Anugerah Musik Indonesia awards, seven Panasonic Awards, and four MTV Indonesia Awards. She was also honored with a Nugraha Bhakti Musik Indonesia (NBMI) from the Indonesian Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Singers, Songwriters, and Music Record Producers Association of Indonesia (PAPPRI) for her contribution and support for the Indonesian music industry. She was also appointed as an anti-drug ambassador of Asia, and as the ambassador of MTV EXIT to combat human trafficking.
Throughout her career, she has often been controversial in Indonesia. When she was a teenager, her frequent comments about her goal to break into the international market was viewed by some as a pompous proclamation. In 2010, however, she signed with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and began work on a debut English studio album. Consequently, her slogan “Dream, Believe, and Make it Happen” was used in a 2011 cultural conference to inspire young people organized by the US Embassy in Jakarta.
Anggun at Fête de l’Espoir, Geneva, Switzerland, May 2005
|Birth name||Anggun Cipta Sasmi|
|Also known as||Anggun C. Sasmi|
|Born||29 April 1974 (age 38)
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, record producer, philanthropist|
|Labels||April Earth, Warner
Anggun Cipta Sasmi (Indonesian pronunciation: [ˈaŋɡun ˈt͡ʃipta ˈsasmi]; born 29 April 1974) is an Indonesian and French-naturalised singer-songwriter. Born in Jakarta, she began performing at the age of seven and recorded a children’s album two years later. With the help of famed Indonesian producer Ian Antono, in 1986 Anggun released her first rock-influenced studio album, Dunia Aku Punya (The World is Mine). She became further well known with the single “Mimpi” (1989), which was selected as one of the 150 Greatest Indonesian Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone in 2009. She followed it with a series of singles and three more studio albums, which established her as one of the most prominent Indonesian rock stars of the early 1990s.
Anggun left Indonesia in 1994 to pursue an international career. After two years struggling in London and Paris, Anggun met French producer Erick Benzi and signed to Sony Music Entertainment. She released her first international album, Snow on the Sahara (1997), in 33 countries worldwide; this album spawned her international signature hit “Snow on the Sahara“, which reached number one in several countries. Since her international debut, Anggun has released five studio albums in English and French, as well as a soundtrack album to the Danish film Open Hearts (2002). She has collaborated with a host of international artists, including Julio Iglesias, Peter Gabriel and Pras Michel of the Fugees.
Anggun is the first Indonesian artist to break into the European and American record charts. Her albums have been certified gold and platinum in several European countries. She has received a number of accolades for her achievements, including the prestigious Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French Minister of Culture. Aside from her musical career, Anggun has been involved in numerous environmental and humanitarian works. She has been appointed as the global ambassador of the United Nations twice, first for the International Year of Microcredit in 2005 and then for the Food and Agriculture Organization in 2009. Anggun represented France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan, ranking at the 22nd place.
|Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie|
President of Indonesia
21 May 1998 – 20 October 1999
|Succeeded by||Abdurrahman Wahid|
Vice President of Indonesia
10 March 1998 – 21 May 1998
|Preceded by||Try Sutrisno|
|Succeeded by||Megawati Sukarnoputri|
|Born||25 June 1936 (age 76)
, South Sulawesi
, Dutch East Indies
|Spouse(s)||Hasri Ainun Besari
, (m. 1962–2010, her death)
|Children||Ilham Akbar Habibie (b. 1963)
Thareq Kemal Habibie (b. 1967)
|Alma mater||Bandung Institute of Technology
|Occupation||Engineer, Aviation Industrialist, Politician|