Live Reviews — July 3, 2013 at 10:00 am

Noah and Waljinah Dominate AMI Awards

AMI Waljinah

Photo: Alan/okezone

Last night’s Anugerah Musik Indonesia (AMI) Awards lived up to every ounce of hype that the Grammys-like awards evening had received and it was nothing short of eventful. Indonesia’s finest bands, artists and industry royalty celebrated AMI’s 16th year in awarding musical excellence.

The night was opened by X-Factor finalist Raja, Maia, Estianty Iza and Titi Rajo behind the drums for a collaborative effort of the song, “Money” popularised by Nicky Astria. And it was a fittingly energetic introduction to a night of acknowledgement and camaraderie.

The highly anticipated Lifetime Achievement Award went to the iconic Waljinah Diganjar. In her acceptance speech, the traditional singer said she was moved, delighted to be crowned and that she was so happy she could cry. Since the age of 16 Waljinah has contributed to over 40 years to Indonesia’s arts. However the night was just as much Noah’s night, having nabbed an astonishing six awards in the the categories of Best Pop Duo/Group, Best Pop Album by a Duo/Group, Urban Pop, Best Music, Best Production and Best Album.

Tantowi Yahya, Chairman of the AMI Awards, noted that the awards ceremony was to acknowledge all that had contributed to Indonesia’s music landscape, in particular Waljinah.

A short list of winners from the AMI Awards 2013.

Best New Artist: Cakra Khan
Best Children’s Group/Duo: Coboy Junior
Best Production for Vocal Group: Coboy Junior
Best Femal Solo Artist: Bunga Citra Lestari
Best Film Soundtrack: Cinta Sejati – Bunga Citra Lestari
Best Production for Dance/Electro: Bunga Citra Lestari feat Intan Ayu Hot
Best Group/Duo: NOAH
Best Solo Female Contemporary Artist: Ayu Ting-Ting
Best Vocal Group: Cherrybelle
Best Pop Album: NOAH
Peramu Rekam Terbaik: Stephen Santoso (Firasatku – Piyu feat. Inna Kamarie)
Best Rock Duo/Group: Kotak
Best Pop Song: Cakra Khan – Harus Terpisah
Best Pop Solo Artist: Cakra Khan
Best Production Collaboration: Once, Gugun Blues Shelter
Best Rap/Hip Hop: Bondan Fade 2 Black
Best R&B Soul: Agnes Monica – Muda
Alternative : Pure Saturday
Best Children’s Song: Super7 -BFF Best Friend Forever
Best Contemporary Duo/Group Dangdut: Ridho Rhoma dan Sonet 2 Band
Best Solo Male/Female: Indra Utami
Best Jazz/Jazz Instrumental: Indro Hardjodikoro
Best Rock Solo Male/Female: Nicky Astria
Best Pop Urban Duo/Group: NOAH
Best Pop Music: NOAH
Best Solo Pop Urban: Glenn Fredly
Best Production: NOAH
Best Album: NOAH


See the full list of nominations here.