Blogged by @Joehairie
For Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia
Anggun is without a doubt the world’s most famous Indonesian-born recording artist, and one of the very few Asian entertainers who has earned international acclaim.
In 1994, Anggun embarked on her international career, and moved to France where her single “La Neige au Sahara” catapulted her into the European spotlight. Anggun released the English version, “Snow on the Sahara,” in 33 countries and her debut album sold over two million copies and received Triple-Platinum, Platinum and Gold sales awards in Italy, France, and Switzerland respectively.
“Snow on the Sahara” reached the Billboard Dance Charts’ Top 15 and Billboard Pop Songs Charts’ Top 20 in the United States, making Anggun the world’s best-selling Asian female artist outside of Asia. Anggun also composed and sang the theme song for “The Transporter II”, the first Asian-born artist to do so for a #1 US box office film.
Anggun’s immense contributions to the global music industry was recognized by the French Government, and she was awarded with the prestigious “Chevalier des Arts et Lettres”. She also received a “World Music Award” in Monaco for the ‘World’s BestSelling Asian Artist’.
Anggun’s latest French album reached Gold status in France, adding to her collection of achievements: Taormina Film Festival Special Achievement Award (Italy), Keys of the City of Florence (Italy), Beacon of Light Award (Singapore) and Cosmopolitan Female Award.
In 2016, Anggun unveiled her wax figure at the prestigious Madame Tussauds museum, becoming the first Indonesian female artist to achieve this honor. Anggun is also known globally as a humanitarian activist, representing the UN Food and Agriculture Organization as a Goodwill Ambassador. Anggun will release her much-anticipated new international album later this year.
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