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Ziana Zain

Siti Roziana binti Zin (born May 2, 1968 in Kampung Simpang Merpati, Malacca, Malaysia), known by her stage name Ziana Zain is a Malaysian pop singer-songwriter, model, entrepreneur and actress. Taking the local music scene by storm in the early `90s, Ziana captivated fans with her signature single, Madah Berhelah. Since then, there was no turning back for the Ziana, who mesmerised the music scene with hits like Anggapanmu, Setia Ku Di Sini and Puncak Kasih. Her talent was established internationally when she was crowned Voice Of Asia in Kazakhstan in 1995.

Ziana is the eldest child of Zin Abdullah, a retired police inspector and Robiah Abdul who is a full-time housewife. She received her early education at Shah Alam Primary School and Sultan Abdul Aziz Secondary School. As soon as she finished her secondary school, Ziana worked as a cook in school canteen before working as an operator for 7 months in JVC factory at Shah Alam. She later worked as a cashier in Holiday Inn Shah Alam before she started her career as a flight attendant for Malaysia Airlines for two years.

Zain signed contract to record an album under BMG Asia Pacific (which has now become BMG Music). In 1991, she released her debut album Madah Berhelah. The album sold 40,000 copies and was certified Gold Disk by RIM.

Ziana’s second album, Ziana Zain was released in 1993 and it was certified Platinum for being sold more than 85,000 copies. The album featured one foreign language track, “Chitose Bashi”. The singles of the album included “Anggapanmu” and “Putus Terpaksa”