In Indonesia, a country of 240 million inhabitants, rising to the top is no easy feat. It takes beauty, skill and talent—attributes that converge in Miss Anggun Cipta Sasmi. On Tuesday the Indonesian-born beauty (and France’s Eurovision 2012 contestant) was honoured at the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo as the world’s best selling Indonesian artist.

Monaco’s Royal Family set up the awards to celebrate the world’s best-selling artists in the various categories and territories. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry provides sales figures.

Anggun was chuffed.

 

 

France’s favourite Indonesian songbird goes from strength to strength. She knows that when one door closes another one opens. Back in 2012, Anguun was selected internally in France, and as part of the Big 5, she got a spot on the grand final. Despite a heavy promotional tour and perhaps the best music video of her year, she finished in 22nd place. Our hearts bled. 

However, that didn’t stop Anggun from striving. She soldiered on and seized opportunities to work as Jean Paul Gaultier’s muse and to rock out in shampoo adverts. Shortly after her participation at the Eurovision Song Contest, she embarked on a mini-European tour, and released a full LP. She relocated to her Indonesian homeland, and became a judge on Indonesia’s Got Talent, Indonesia X Factor, and the spin off series, Around The World X Factor. Last year, she re-released her greatest hits package, with bonus material. This shot straight to number 1 in the Indonesian charts. May the hits continue….

Our 2012 interview with Anggun:

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xandre lee
xandre lee
6 years ago

CONGRATTSSS DARLING!

Just being honest
Just being honest
6 years ago

So glad the World Music Awards have returned!

Inka
Inka
6 years ago

I am her fan since her younger age with her Indonesian albums. She’s a true inspiration of fighting herself to reach not only her country chart but also the world’s top chart. Love u mba Anggun..

wha04
6 years ago

Awesome, hope you put some important info, like she was release her first international single back in 1998 snow on sahara etc. Anyway thanks for the article.

Andi
Andi
6 years ago

Anggun Cipta Sasmi bro, not Anggun Sasmi Cipta. 😀

deedee
deedee
6 years ago

Awesome…..!!!!!!Thank You wiwi. Anggun is true inspirational artist from Asia

Huh
Huh
6 years ago

I am very happy for her since her song “Snow on the Sahara” debuted in the international airwaves. Such a talented singer.

Digi
Digi
6 years ago

Hey, i’m from Indonesia & i very happy then Anggun win WMA 2014 awards. Selamat kepada Anggun. Congratulations Diva Indonesia 😉