Friday, August 4, 2017

Stacy aktif semula selepas Aidilfitri



KUALA LUMPUR: Penyanyi, Stacy, 27, berhasrat kembali aktif dalam bidang seni selepas Aidilfitri. 

Berehat sejak melahirkan cahaya mata sulung, Eshaal yang kini berusia tiga bulan, Stacy mula mengurangkan berat badan dan mendapatkan semula stamina. 

Stacy atau nama Islamnya, Ummu Shaikhah Stacy Anam mengaku sedaya upaya cuba mendapatkan berat badan ideal. 

"Harap impian saya untuk aktif menyanyi dapat dilaksanakan selepas Hari Raya. Cuma kalau boleh, saya ingin bertenaga menyanyi dan menari di pentas. 

"Eshaal juga sudah tidak lagi menyusu badan. Ini memudahkan saya bergerak ke sana-sini. Alhamdulillah, suami juga tidak menghalang hajat saya untuk kembali bekerja," katanya kepada BH Online. 

Pasangan kelahiran program realiti Akademi Fantasia itu mempunyai dua cahaya mata perempuan iaitu Bella Deluna, 6, dan Eshaal. 

Bercerita mengenai karenah Bella dan Eshaal, Stacy berkata: 

"Alhamdulillah...Bella sangat sayangkan Eshaal sehingga tidak boleh berenggang. Paling terasa ketika Bella dimasukkan ke wad minggu lalu, air matanya bergenang kerana rindukan adiknya di rumah. 

"Lucu juga kerana Bella begitu menyayangi adiknya sehingga dia kadang kala mengambil peranan sebagai ibu untuk menukar lampin Eshaal. Gelagat Bella menjaga adiknya memang boleh dijadikan bahan jenaka," katanya.

Credit: Berita Harian

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Stacy cabar diri nyanyi lagu ciptaan suami



KUALA LUMPUR: Penyanyi, Stacy memilih single baharu berjudul 'Cakap Ke Tangan' karya suaminya, Akim Ahmad, sebagai pertaruhan untuk kembali bergerak aktif dalam seni selepas Aidilfitri nanti.

Stacy, 26, atau nama penuhnya, Ummu Shaikah Stacy Anam berkata, lagu berentak rancak itu dipilih sebagai inisiatif untuk mencabar dirinya kembali menyanyi dan menari selepas berehat panjang bagi melahirkan cahaya mata perempuan, Eshaal, yang kini berusia tiga bulan.

"Kini, tinggal lima kilogram saja lagi untuk dikurangkan bagi mendapatkan berat badan ideal. Bukannya apa, saya tidak mahu nanti semput ketika mengadakan persembahan. Oleh itu, saya kini bersenam dan mengamalkan diet sebagai persiapan untuk kembali aktif menyanyi.

"Single terkini berjudul 'Cakap Ke Tangan' baru saja dihasilkan oleh Akim secara spontan, beberapa hari lalu. Biarpun mengambil risiko menyanyikan lagu rancak selepas lama berehat, namun saya rasa inilah caranya untuk mencabar diri.

"Kalau tidak, sampai bila-bila pun saya takkan bersedia. Oleh itu, saya perlu membuat persediaan fizikal dan mental untuk kembali aktif seperti zaman bujang dulu," kata Stacy ketika ditemui pada majlis buka puasa anjuran kelab peminat beliau bersama The Majistret di Bangi, Selangor, baru-baru ini.

Akim dan Stacy mendirikan rumah tangga pada 5 Februari tahun lalu di Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Mereka turut mempunyai anak perempuan bernama Bella Luna yang kini berusia lima tahun.

Dalam pada itu, Stacy menjelaskan beliau lebih selesa menguruskan keperluan dan menjaga anaknya sendiri daripada menghantar mereka ke pusat asuhan.

Biarpun mempunyai pengasuh, namun Stacy menyerahkan tanggungjawab itu kepada ibunya andai sibuk dengan urusan kerjaya seni.

"Pelbagai isu yang timbul membuatkan saya trauma untuk menyerahkan anak yang masih kecil kepada pengasuh atau ke rumah asuhan. Enggan mengambil risiko begitu, saya lebih selesa melihat anak membesar di depan mata dengan bantuan ibu," kata Stacy.

Credit: Berita Harian

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

MTV Worldstage' 15 : Stacy Jaga Adab, Jason Derulo Lambat Tapi Berbaloi



Memasuki tahun ketujuh penganjuran, konsert yang dilabelkan sebagai konsert terbesar di Asia Tenggara ini dibanjiri kira-kira 20,000 pengunjung bukan saja dalam kalangan peminat muzik tempatan malah peminat dari negara jiran seperti Singapura, Filipina, Thailand dan Indonesia.

Seperti kelaziman, selaku tuan rumah, Malaysia diberikan penghormatan membuka tirai konsert kira-kira jam 7.45 malam menerusi persembahan cukup bertenaga oleh Stacy.

Pemilihan penyanyi yang sedia dikenali dengan aksi tarian dan kelincahannya di pentas ini untuk mewakili Malaysia pada konsert kali ini berdasarkan undian peminat yang mengundi selama dua minggu menerusi laman web MTV World Stage Asia dengan hashtag #MalaysiaMostWanted.

Stacy 'Playsafe'

Stacy membuat persembahan di pentas yang berprestij itu dengan lagunya Not For Sale sambil diiringi oleh Altimet.

Dalam pada lincah menari, Stacy kelihatan berhati-hati dan menjaga adab meskipun dipertanggungjawabkan memanaskan suasana dan menaikkan mood teruja para penonton.Mungkin kerana tidak mahu timbul sebarang cerita kurang enak atau kontroversi tercetus lebih-lebih lagi dengan status baharunya sekarang sebagai muslimah.

Pujian juga diberikan kepada gadis berusia 25 tahun yang peka dengan sensitiviti kerana dia tampil membuat persembahan selepas waktu maghrib.

Mendendangkan lagu Not For Sale, aksi persembahan Stacy diiringi beberapa penari serta kemunculan Altimate.

Sayangnya, Stacy diberikan ruang mempersembahkan satu lagu saja sedangkan ramai peminat menjangkakan dia akan meneruskan untuk satu atau dua lagu lagi.

Sambutan Peminat Sekai No Owari Hambar

Pentas kemudiannya diambil alih oleh kumpulan Indie J-Pop yang mahu dikenali sebagai Sekai No Owari. Nama yang membawa maksud penghujung dunia dan buat pertama kali juga dalam sejarah MTV World Stage menampilkan artis dari Jepun.

Uniknya mereka ialah salah seorang ahlinya memakai kostum badut yang bertindak sebagai DJ kumpulan.

Mendendangkan lagu hits mereka antaranya, Anti-Hero, Starlight dan Death Disco dan Dragon Night dalam bahasa Inggeris.

Sepanjang persembahan, sambutan penonton agak hambar. Bukan kumpulan yang terdiri daripada empat anggota ini ini tidak cukup menghiburkan, cuma barangkali rata-rata peminat kurang tahu lagu-lagu mereka.

Bahkan, kebanyakan penonton baru pertama kali mendengar dan menyaksikan persembahan mereka.

Nyanyi Sama-sama A Pink!

Selesai Sekai No Owari, giliran kumpulan K-pop yang dinantikan, A Pink. Suasana gamat dengan sorakan penonton saat hos VJ Han Li dan Allan Wong mempersilakan enam gadis cantik ke pentas.

Tampil dengan outfit serba putih, HaYoung, Eunji, Bomi, Naeun, ChoRong dan NamJoo menghangatkan suasana dengan lagu seperti NoNoNo diikuti Mr. Chew, LUV dan Remember.

Sunggupun lagu mereka hampir keseluruhannya berbahasa Korea, ia bukan asing buat peminat tegar K-pop yang rata-rata peminat fasih untuk nyanyi bersama-sama.

Tak kurang sebilangan peminat turut sama menari lagak gaya liuk lentik sama macam kumpulan idola mereka ini.

Carly Syok Sendiri?

Selepas itu tiba masanya pula untuk puteri pop terkenal kelahiran Kanada yang sedang meningkat popular, Carly Rae Jepsen.

Tidak dinafi, penampilan Carly pada awalnya menyuntik adrenalin teruja peminat. Dengan penampilan santai mengenai gaun, Carly nampak manis dan begitu lincah memulakan persembahan.

Antara lagu yang didendangkan, Emotions Tonight I’m Getting Over You, Your Type, I Really Like You, Call Maybe, Let’s Get Lost, Boys Problem dan All That.

Malangnya, peminat seakan kurang tertarik dengan pemilihan lagu penyanyi ini sekaligus menjadikan persembahannya seperti tidak kena.

Sewaktu Carly sedang asyik menyanyi, sambil menari dan berlari ke seluruh bahagian penjuru pentas untuk lebih dekat dengan peminat, sebahagian besar peminat yang berada agak jauh daripada pentas kelihatan sudah mula duduk, berasa bosan dan bersembang sesama sendiri sedangkan Carly bersungguh-sungguh menyanyi.

Mungkin juga pemilihan lagu yang dinyanyikan kurang tepat kerana barangkali lagu-lagu tersebut belum betul-betul popular di Malaysia.

Namun, penonton kembali mendapat semangat untuk berhibur apabila Carly menyampaikan dua lagu 'berhantunya', Call Me Maybe dan I Really Like You sekaligus mendapat sorakan gamat penonton.

Jason Berlengah

Tamat persembahan Carly, penonton semakin tidak sabar mahu menyaksikan persembahan artis utama iaitu Jason Derulo. Sorakan peminat menjerit memanggil nama penyanyi itu semakin lama semakin kuat.

Selepas membiarkan hampir setengah jam peminat menunggu, barulah penyanyi berusia 25 tahun itu muncul dari bawah pentas, berpakaian serba putih dan mengegarkan pentas MTV malam itu.

Tapi mujurlah kelewatan Derulo memulakan persembahan boleh dikatakan berbaloi peminat penat menunggu apabila beliau menyanyikan 14 buah lagu hit beliau dan diserikan lagi dengan kelincahan tarian yang tidak dapat disangkal.

Antara rangkaian lagu yang dinyanyikan ialah In My Head, Riding Solo, Trumpet, Talk Dirty, The Other Side, My It Girl, Damn, Wiggle Wiggle, Marry Me, Watchu Say dan Want To Want Me.

Secara keseluruhannya, konsert MTV kali ini memuaskan tetapi sedikit kepincangan dari segi pengurusan masa yang sepatutnya tidak harus terjadi untuk sebuah konsert berprestij dan sudah bertahun-tahun diadakan.

MTV World Stage Live In Malaysia 2015 akan ditayangkan secara eksklusif di saluran MTV Asia (saluran Astro 713) pada 26 September ini pada pukul 3.30 petang.


Article credit to MalaysianDigest

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Stay, See

Mariel Chow speaks to pop sensation Stacy Angie Anam about her humble beginnings and her rise from high school dropout to music chart record breaker.


Stacy Angie Anam was born 18 August 1990 and hails from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Her rise from high school dropout to local sensation was quick after she won Akademi Fantasia 6 (AF6) in May 2008. Known as the ‘Malaysian Dancing Queen’, Stacy is celebrated for her infectious sound and sweet moves. After her victory in AF6, Stacy released her first single, Aku Stacy, which made history as one of the few tracks to stay in the charts for 22 weeks. By the end of 2008, she had made it to the final round of Anugerah Juara Lagu – a rare accomplishment for industry newcomers – and was even given the Most Popular Female Artist award at the 22nd Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian.

Stacy was the first ever Sabahan to receive the Sabah Youth Icon award. Furthermore, in 2009, she received the JCI Outstanding Young Person of Sabah award for her achievements in culture and arts. With 27 singles and four albums under her belt, Stacy has demonstrated her passion for music and continues to blow us away with her can-do attitude, hard work and unrelenting determination. Only 25 years young and showing no signs of stopping, Stacy talks to us about her humble beginnings as a club singer, how she rose to the top, and why she will forever be grateful to her craft, family and fans.

You dropped out of high school at the age of 16 to support your family financially. Do you have any regrets making that decision at such a young age?

Of course I have regrets. If I could turn back time and repeat that moment all over again, I probably wouldn’t have dropped out. I would at least have completed my SPM (High School Certificate). My family was very poor. Not only that, there were eight mouths to feed. I had no choice. I left school at Form Four, and started working as a club singer. The money was great and it definitely helped reduce my family’s financial woes. In any case, what’s done is done and I have to accept my choices and move on. Everything happens for a reason. My decision to be a teenage club singer wasn’t the wisest of choices, but my success at AF6 did mean that I got a full scholarship to study at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology.


How was life working as a teenage club singer and has singing always been your dream?
Honestly, the money was quite good. I worked every night except Mondays and the hours were from 9pm to 2am. I worked in four different clubs and brought back a monthly salary of up to RM1500. Singing has been my dream since I was a little girl. I remember singing my first song, Tamparan Wanita by Elite at eight years of age and, by 13, my family knew I had talent and understood that this would be my career path and future.

What are you studying in Limkokwing, and how is your tertiary education progressing so far?
I am currently undertaking a Diploma in Sound and Music. While I do enjoy attending classes and improving my technical skill, I have taken a break from Limkokwing because my schedule as an artist has been incredibly hectic. While I cannot confirm when I’ll be hitting the books again, it will be as soon as my schedule is more laxed and less frenzied.

Before AF6, you auditioned in One in a Million and Gang Starz. You only reached the top 40 in One in a Million and the semi-finals in Gang Starz. Why didn’t you give up on your dreams after being booted out by two different reality singing shows?
To me it’s all about passion. It all boiled down to how much I loved to sing and how much I loved music. It really didn’t matter that I got booted off two other singing shows; the point was to never throw in the towel. I have always dreamed of being a singer, had the drive and passion and wanted nothing less. As they say: Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

You won AF6, and Ramli Mohd Salleh – the Akademi Fantasia Principal in 2008 – praised you every week for consistency. How did you manage to stay focused throughout the competition, and what have you learned from the competition that you still apply today?
I remained focused throughout the competition by taking every class very seriously. I maintained my consistency week after week by listening to the chosen song, studying it, and learning how to adapt to its feel and emotion. Apart from that, I also had the opportunity to pick up dance in AF6. I had learned belly dancing and jazz dance in Kota Kinabalu prior to that, but I never had any serious dance training. After winning AF6, I decided to work more on my dance skills and I have to say that my favourite type of dance has to be hip-hop.

I learned many thing from AF6 that I still apply to my career today. But if I had to choose one, it definitely has to be singing technique. For example, they taught me how to warm up my voice and how to get rid of a sore throat. Possessing a beautiful voice can only get you so far, as artists we need to apply what we have learned and grow everyday. I can honestly admit that if not for AF6, I would not be the singer I am today. Through the competition, I have only grown to be a better vocalist, dancer and recording artist.


You released your first single, Aku Stacy, in 2008 and it peaked at No. 1 on Carta Era for two weeks as well Carta Era 30. Your single stayed in the charts for 22 weeks making chart history. How did you make that happen? How did you feel knowing your single had such a strong following?
At that moment, I didn’t revel in my success. All I wanted to do was work on my next single and produce more music. My goal was not to rest on my laurels but to keep moving forward. Honestly, I really didn’t expect my first single to stay in the charts for 22 weeks let alone become a No. 1 hit. I am incredibly humbled and grateful. At the end of the day, I have to thank all my fans for their unrelenting support and I’m blessed to know that they still have my back till this very day. Without my fans I am nothing. If not for them, my music would not be successful.

Aku Stacy made it to the final round of Anugerah Juara Lagu in December 2008. In that same year, you were a finalist for two major categories in Anugerah Bintang Popular. You were voted Most Popular New Female Artist. You were also recognised as Sabah’s First Youth Icon by the Sabah Ministry of Youth and Sports. You have also won other awards such as the Popstar Award, Hotlink’s People’s Choice Award, Favourite Online Female Celebrity and many more. These are a few of your many accomplishments throughout a lustrous career. In your opinion, what is your biggest accomplishment and why?
My best achievement has nothing to do with winning awards. My greatest accomplishment is the fact that I’m living my dream and have the satisfaction of knowing that I can sing, dance, and perform for my fans. I feel really blessed that people love my music and I am accomplished not because of my awards but because I have fans and followers who support and love me as an artist.

While awards may not matter much to me, I do appreciate that they are important in my career. Admittedly, the more awards I receive, the more fans I will have and I’m ecstatic that my hard work has paid off.

Getting to this point has been challenging. From my club singing days to getting booted off other singing competitions, I had to work very hard to become a successful artist. Yes, I have a great music label to support and manage me, but I work very hard and am a slave to the arts. I go to the studio all the time to practice song and dance. My bread and butter are my performances because once fans love the performance, they will automatically love the song.

You launched your album Aku Stacy in Kota Kinabalu. How does it feel being one of the most celebrated artists from East Malaysia? Are you still supporting your family financially?
I’m proud that I’m able to represent Sabah in a positive light. I am here to prove that Sabah has talented artists and that we are a force to be reckoned with. Of course I am still supporting my family financially. The biggest gift I have given my parents is rebuilding and renovating their home in Penampang. This is the greatest contribution I have made to them. It is our family home and this is where the whole family gathers. Apart from that, I still send money home for additional financial support. While my priority will always be my family, this doesn’t mean I haven’t splurged on myself. Since my success, the first expensive thing I bought for myself was a car – a Toyota Wish. Looking back, I’ve come a long way since my teenage club singing days. To be honest, I didn’t think my popularity would go beyond two years post-AF6. I’m grateful that my star still shines and words cannot describe how happy and appreciative I am.

What do you think about being tagged “The Malaysian Dancing Queen”?
My music genre is dance music and I dance in my performances. But I have never had any formal dance training apart from AF6. If and when I perform any of my songs, I just change choreography. Depending on the track, the type of dance can be anywhere from hip-hop to voguing.

Who was your biggest inspiration?
My father was my biggest motivator. Although my dad was not a celebrity artist, he loved to sing and play the guitar. I remember being just seven or eight years old when I first sang with my old man. In a way, my father was my first vocal coach and he is definitely my catalyst and inspiration.



Credit to: Cosmetic Surgery and Beauty Magazine Malaysia
Link: http://www.cosmeticsurgeryandbeauty.com/resources/stay-see


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Stacy steps up her game for MTV World Stage



If there was a “where are they now?” type of show for Akademi Fantasia (AF) winners or past contestants, rest assure that Stacy Anam wouldn’t be on it.

The Sabahan performer – whose name is now Ummu Shaikhah Stacy Anam – was only 18 when she won the AF competition in 2008. Her debut single Aku Stacy peaked at No. 1 on the local radio charts and was nominated in the Anugerah Juara Lagu’s Best Song category.

In the same year, she won the award for Most Popular New Female Artiste at Anugerah Bintang Popular, cementing her status as a force to be reckoned with in the local music scene.

Now at 25, Stacy is currently burning up the local charts with her latest single Not For Sale – featuring rapper Altimet – from her third album #1.

The petite singer also acts as a “Juri Juara” on the latest season of AF. The live show which airs every Sunday on Astro Ria has Stacy offering constructive comments and encouragments to the Season 12 contestants via AF’s official website.

That’s not all. She can now add “MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015 opening act” to her ever-expanding resume. The energetic entertainer who will be sharing the stage with the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen and Jason DeRulo talks about why the crowd should come to the show in their dancing shoes.

Congratulations on being voted by fans as the winner for #MTVMostWantedAct. Where were you when you got the news and how did you feel about it?

I was at home. My manager informed me about it. I was very excited and thankful especially to the fans who voted for me to have this opportunity.

What does this recognition from MTV and the fans mean to you?

It’s an opportunity for me to showcase my talent and what makes me unique as a performer. Plus, I get the chance to perform on the same stage as internationally-renowned artistes. This event would make a good addition to my profile as a singer/performer.

What have you got planned for your performance on Saturday?

I’ll be taking the stage with my dancers as usual. But we’ve a few tricks up our sleeves with some changes to the dance routine and music arrangement to get the crowd more excited. Everyone can join in and dance along with us. It’s going to be really exciting!

Do you get nervous before a live performance like this?

Yes, of course I’m nervous. And worried as well, because I need to practise the moves. At the same time, I need to work on maintaining my stamina throughout the performance. It’s hard because my schedule is packed with other work commitments.

If you could go back to your days as an AF contestant, is there anything you would do differently?

When I think about it, I might not be here if it wasn’t because of what I did on AF. So, there’s nothing I would change.

The MTV World Stage Malaysia is happening this Saturday at 7.30pm at Surf Beach, Sunway Lagoon, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Credit to Star2.com
Link: http://www.star2.com/entertainment/music/2015/09/10/get-set-for-an-energetic-set-from-stacy-at-mtv-world-stage-malaysia/
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