Faizal Tahir

Faizal Tahir

Infobox musical artist

Name = Faizal Tahir
Img_size =
Background = solo
Birth_name = Ahmad Faizal bin Mohammad Tahir
Born = birth date and age|1978|10|26
Origin = Flagicon|Malaysia Malaysia
Genre = Rock, Ballad
Associated_acts = Suki Low, Alif Satar
Occupation = Singer, lyricist
Years_active = 2004-present
Label =Monkey Bone Records (2006-present)

Faizal Tahir was a contestant in the reality television show, One in a Million. He was a former member of a nasyid team and also a host. His debut solo album amptly title AKU.MUZIK.KAMU was released on 22 November 2007 under his record label Monkey Bone [http://www.monkeybone.com.my/] , Faizal is also under the management of [http://www.the8unit.com.my/ The 8 Unit] . He also hosts the reality talent show Gangstarz.



Faizal was a member of nasyid group Mirwana. He left the group in late 2005 due to an illness that might hurt him badly. Nevertheless, he tried to be more worldly by becoming a pop rock singer.

One In A Million

Throughout the competition, Faizal sang:
* Chariot – Gavin DeGraw (Top 20)
* I Don’t Wanna Be – Gavin DeGraw (Top 12)
* With A Little Help From My Friends – Joe Cocker (Top 10)
* Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet (Top 9)
* L.O.V.E.- Ashlee Simpson (Top 8)
* Warisan Wanita Terakhir – Teacher’s Pet (Top 7)
* Elevation - U2 (Top 6)
* Superstition - Stevie Wonder (Top 6)
* Superman - Five for Fighting (Top 5)
* Raikan Cinta – M. Nasir (Top 5)
* Have a Nice Day - Bon Jovi (Top 4)
* Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (duet with Deja Voodoo Spells) (Top 4)
* Save Me - Remy Zero (Top 3)
* Kenangan Terindah - Samsons (Top 3)
* Maha Karya Cinta - Original composition (Grand Finale)
* Medley of We Will Rock You, L.O.V.E. and I Don't Wanna Be - Queen, Ashlee Simpson and Gavin DeGraw (Grand Finale)

At the beginning of the grand finale show, Marion Caunter and Awal Ashaari informed that Faizal was eliminated, but he was given another chance to perform for the grand prize. It meant that he was still in the competition. His first original single, "Maha Karya Cinta", a song composed by Audi Mok, made it's debut in the Grand Finale of One In a Million. Despite that, he only managed to be runner-up to Suki Low.Faizal released a single, "Kasih Tercipta", as part of the soundtrack for local film "Waris Jari Hantu". He was also named as the sole Malaysian spokesperson for DC Superheroes clothing, as he was famously noted for wearing T-shirts with the Superman logo throughout "One in a Million". He also recorded "Gemuruh", the theme song for "My Starz LG".


Fazial's first album, "Aku.Muzik.Kamu", was finally released on 22 November 2007, featuring 13 tracks mostly written by himself alongside Audi Mok, Kuncidemak, Omar K, Aubrey Suwito, Tessh RS, and Ahmad Izham Omar, including the orchestral version of "Mahakarya Cinta", and the first original single from the album, "Batu & Golek" (which is a literal translation of Rock n' Roll).

Track list

#Batu & Golek "(Rock & Roll)"
#Kerna Kamu "(Because of You)"
#Aku Punya Kamu "(I Have You)"
#Sempurna "(Perfect)"
#Cuba "(Try)"
#Sampai Syurga "(To Heaven)"
#La Da Di Dum
#Mungkin Ku Tak Bisa "(Maybe I Can't)"
#Mestikah Ada Yang Lain "(Must It Have Something Else)"
#Mahakarya Cinta (Orchestra Version)
#Sampai Syurga (Acoustic Version)
#Gemuruh "(Anxious)"
#Mahakarya Cinta

Personal life

He is married to a young woman who was his colleague from UiTM, Siti Raihanim Noran. He has two children, son Mikaeel Zidane and daughter Siti Raudhah Nur Iman. They currently reside in Selangor Darul Ehsan.

Faizal is a composer and also a singer. He built a mini studio named Home Suite Studio, located at Ukay Perdana, Ampang. In 2008, he moved his studio to Damansara and changed it's name to Aku.Muzik.Kamu. He contributes many songs to other singers like Firdaus, Dayang Nurfaizah, Mirwana and Rast.


On 13 January 2008, Faizal courted controversy by removing his shirts to his bare chest and also his belt "live" on television during 8TV's fourth anniversay concert. Thus, 8TV's top management took stern action by giving him strict warnings and requiring him to be involved in charity work for six months. Besides this, two days after the incident, 8TV held a press conference for him to apologize to all who were offended by his stunt. [ms icon cite news|url=http://www.gua.com.my/Entertainment/News-Detail.aspx?ArticleID=958|title=Permohonan Maaf Terbuka Daripada Faizal Tahir|publisher=gua.com.my|date=2008-01-06] As a result, on 19 January, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) stated that it would ban him from appearing on television for three months, and also bar 8TV from airing live or tape-delayed entertainment programmes throughout the same period, effective 15 January. [ms icon cite news|url=http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/info.asp?y=2008&dt=0119&pub=Utusan_Malaysia&sec=Dalam_Negeri&pg=dn_02.htm|title=Siaran langsung 8TV, Faizal digantung 3 bulan|publisher=Utusan Malaysia|date=2008-01-19] The ban ruined his chance to perform two songs in Anugerah Juara Lagu organized by TV3.

Days after the end of the ban, Faizal's woes did not end there when the Mufti of Perlis, Dato' Dr. Asri Zainul Abidin, issued a grievance to TV3 against having him for the Konsert Jom Heboh which was later held in the first weekend of May. [cite news|title=Mufti Perlis hantar surat bantahan 'Jom Heboh'|publisher=mSTAR Online|date=30 April 2008|url=http://www.mstar.com.my/cms/content.jsp?id=com.tms.cms.article.Article_9def0a8f-c0a85062-e11a8700-bda8cf44|accessdate=2008-05-11]


Infobox Discography
Type = compilation
Name = Mahakarya Cinta
Other info =
from Album = The Best Of One In A Million Top 3
Released = 2006
Format = CD
Label = Monkey Bone Records
Writer = Audi Mok, Shah Shamshiri
Producer =
Director =
Chart position=
Sales =
Certification =
Tracks =
Bonus tracks =
Singles =
Infobox Discography
Type = soundtrack
Name = Kasih Tercipta
Other info =
from Album = OST: Waris Jari Hantu
Released = 2007
Format =
Label =
Writer = Ajai, Shuhaimi Baba
Producer =
Director =
Chart position=
Sales =
Certification =
Tracks =
Bonus tracks =
Singles =
Infobox Discography
Type = studio
Name = Aku.Muzik.Kamu
Other info =
from Album =
Released = 22 November 2007
Format = CD
Label = Monkey Bone Records
Writer = Faizal Tahir, Audi Mok, Kuncidemak, Omar K, Aubrey Suwito, Tessh RS
Producer = Ahmad Izham Omar
Director =
Chart position=
Sales =
Certification =
Tracks = 13
Bonus tracks =
Singles = Batu dan Golek

Career achievements and awards

;One In A Million
*1st Runner-Up

;Planet Music Awards 2008
*Best New Male Artiste
*Most Popular Male Artiste

;Anugerah Industri Muzik 15
* Best Vocal Performance In Album (Male)
* Best New Artiste
* Best Rock Album
* Best Album

ee also

*One in a Million


External links

* [http://oneinamillion.bluehyppo.com/faizal/ All About Faizal (from One in a Million's official site)]
* [http://www.monkeybone.com.my/ Recording Label: Monkey Bone]
* [http://www.the8unit.com.my/ Artiste Management: The 8 Unit]
* [http://faizaltahir.proboards83.com/ Rockensteiners: Official Fan Club Forum]

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