Spotlight on local artists! First-ever JOOX Malaysia Top Music Awards (Mid Year 2020) celebrates the best of Malaysian music along with international favourites

  • YonnyBoii, Dato' Sri Siti Nurhaliza, Zynakal, Naim Daniel and Floor 88 crowned in the fan-voted “Top 5 Artist: Local” slots

  • Local and international acts receive awards voted by nearly 100,000 Malaysian music fans with almost 1.5 million total number of votes

The hottest and brightest Malaysian music stars continue to shine brighter than ever alongside international artists as JOOX, Asia’s most dedicated streaming platform, proudly announced the winners of the first-ever 2020 JOOX Malaysia Top Music Awards (Mid Year 2020)!

With nearly 100,000 JOOX users casting their votes for their favourite songs and artists – amounting to a total of almost 1.5 million votes, the best of Malaysian pop took center stage alongside global music sensations to get their much-deserved industry recognition. The new award-giving event coincides with the High5JOOX campaign to celebrate the streaming platform’s 5th anniversary in the country.

Malaysian music fans chose their local favourites across various genres from hip-hop to rock and pop ballads, putting YonnyBoii, Dato' Sri Siti Nurhaliza, Zynakal, Naim Daniel and Floor 88 in the “Top 5 Artist: Local” slots. Music lovers all over the country also chose their “Top 5 Hits: Local”, with Nabila Razali’s ‘Peluang Kedua,’ Naim Daniel and Man Keedal’s ‘Sembah,’ YonnyBoii’s ‘Biar,’ Sufian Suhaimi’s ‘Janji’ and Floor 88’s ‘Yang Benar’ emerging as Malaysia’s biggest tunes for the first half of 2020. Among these explosive winners, fans hand-picked songstress Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza as the “Most Popular Artist: Local”, and Naim Daniel’s gripping and emotional ‘Sembah’ featuring Man Keedal as the country’s “Most Popular: Local”.

Photos of selected winners

The passion shown by music fans in supporting Malaysian artists is also a triumph for JOOX, which has always been dedicated to supporting local music – as proven by the success of initiatives such as JOOX ORIGINALS, featuring many of the best local performers in the country. JOOX also strives to cater to users’ various tastes by bringing them a wide range of music content from around the globe in different languages.

On the international stage, Malaysian music fans voted for Alan Walker as the country’s “Most Popular Artist: International”, also joining Justin Bieber, Andmesh Kamaleng, Maroon 5 and Ali Gatie to grab the “Top 5 Artist: International” spots. Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s ‘Stuck with U’ was the fans’ pick for the “Most popular: International”, and shared the spotlight with ‘Yummy,’ also by Justin Bieber, ‘Who’ by Lauv and BTS, ‘End of Time’ by K-391 and Alan Walker, and ‘To Die For’ by Sam Smith to complete the country’s list of “Top 5 Hits: International”.

The party can’t stop yet! As K-Pop remains to be one of the hottest music genres in the country, JOOX Malaysia users also danced and grooved their way into voting for the “Top 5 Hits: K-Pop”. Zico’s ‘Any Song,’ BTS’ ‘ON,’ ITZY’s ‘WANNABE,’ TWICE