The fans have spoken! 126 million votes cast by Malaysian music lovers to choose most talented and popular artists and hits in JOOX Top Music Awards Malaysia (Mid-Year) 2021

  • Haqiem Rusli, Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza, Khai Bahar, Naim Daniel and Ukays grab the “Top 5 Artist: Local” slots, emerging as the rising stars among the young generation of local artists
  • Khai Bahar emerges as Malaysian music lovers’ top pick, receiving 15.6 million votes in the Top Fans Pick chart as voted by fans for the first time
  • To thank this year’s supporters casting a total of 126 million votes, which indicate a tenfold increase from last year’s number, the winning artists will be on JOOX ROOMS this coming Friday and Saturday to interact with fans

Music fans all over Malaysia were able to let their voices be heard as they picked their most favourite local and international artists and songs in the JOOX Top Music Awards Malaysia (Mid Year) 2021, presented by JOOX, Asia’s most dedicated streaming platform.

As music fans used their power to put their favourite rising stars in the spotlight, this year’s big winners were determined from 126 million votes and streaming counts in JOOX from all over the country – a tenfold increase from 2020. Also this year, 22 JOOX ROOMS were made active by fans and artists to talk about the awards and voting in real time. As a special token of gratitude, the award-winners are set to interact with their beloved fans on JOOX ROOMS this coming Friday and Saturday (30 – 31 July) – an event Malaysian music lovers will surely not want to miss. Check out the individual ROOMS schedules below!

30 Jul, 9pm (Fri)31 Jul, 9pm (Sat)
Khai BaharJaz (Indonesia)
Naim DanielOne Avenue Band
Naqiu, Vanessa ReynauldReedzwann

Showcasing which local tracks music fans have sung along to and danced with the most, the winners for the Top 5 Hit: Local chart were announced, comprised of Reedzwann’s “Adakah Ini Mimpi”; Naqiu and Vanessa Reynauld’s “Rindu Separuh Nyawa”; Siti Nordiana and Nubhan’s “Sekali Lagi”; Kaka Azraff and Jaz’s “Karma”; and JOOX ORIGINALS “Sama Sama Suka” by One Avenue Band.

Further highlighting Malaysia’s diverse music tastes, fans have chosen their five favourite pop stars spanning across different genres, with Haqiem Rusli, Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza, Khai Bahar, Naim Daniel and Ukays grabbing the Top 5 Artist: Local slots. Among this year’s big winners, Khai Bahar gathered the most support from fans – as he bagged the Top Fans Pick award, entirely decided by Malaysian fans for the first time, receiving a total of 15.6 million votes.

On the international stage, the five hottest hits from world-renowned artists were named by Malaysian fans, pushing “Leave The Door Open” by Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic; “Build A B*tch (Explicit)” by Bella Poarch; “Reckless” by Madison Beer; “Drivers License” by Olivia Rodrigo; and “Hold On” by Justin Bieber to the top of the Top 5 Hit: International chart, where Bieber’s star has shone bright in the same category for the fourth time this year. It is also Ariana Grande’s fourth time to be included into the Top 5 Artist: International chart, sharing the spotlight with Alan Walker, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Jay Chou 周杰.

The unstoppable power of K-Pop as a global music phenomenon is as hot as ever, as JOOX Malaysia users chose their Top 5 Hit: K-Pop picks. BTS’ “Butter”; Rosé’s “On The Ground” and “Gone”; ATEEZ’s “Fireworks (I’m The One)” and (G)I-DLE’s “HWAA” dominated the charts, with BTS winning for the fourth time in the category. Proving the strength of Malaysian music fans’ voice, the fans of ATEEZ have presented a united front to vote their idols into this year’s category.

Angie Tan, Head of JOOX Malaysia, said, “JOOX is happy to provide Malaysian fans the best way to voice their valuable opinions as music lovers – by giving them the power to pick who the rising stars of this current generation of artists truly are. The success of the JOOX Top Music Awards Malaysia (Mid Year) 2021 proves how vibrant the Malaysian pop music scene really is, with highly supportive fans who are willing to push their local idols to the top of the charts alongside the biggest names in international music.”


JOOX Top Music Awards Malaysia (Mid Year) 2021 Results:


Top 5 Hit: Local

Adakah Ini MimpiReedzwann
Rindu Separuh NyawaNaqiu & Vanessa Reynauld
Sekali LagiSiti Nordiana & Nubhan
KarmaKaka Azraff & Jaz
Sama Sama Suka [JOOX ORIGINALS]One Avenue Band


Top 5 Artist: Local

Haqiem Rusli
Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza
Khai Bahar
Naim Daniel


Top 5 Hit: International

Leave The Door OpenBruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
Build a Bitch (Explicit)Bella Poarch
RecklessMadison Beer
Drivers LicenseOlivia Rodrigo
Hold OnJustin Bieber


Top 5 Artist: International

Ariana Grande
Alan Walker
Justin Bieber
Bruno Mars
Jay Chou 周杰伦


Top 5 Hit: K-Pop

On The GroundRosé
Fireworks (I’m The One)ATEEZ


Top Fans Pick: Khai Bahar


That’s just the first half of 2021, and things are only going to get hotter from here! Enjoy 24/7 access to 2021’s biggest hits and brightest stars in Malaysia on JOOX, which currently has an extensive library of over 40 million songs from local and international artists in its music library. Don’t miss out on music trends anytime, anywhere via the JOOX mobile or desktop app – downloadable on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store or its website.

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