rhoma irama is most legend in indonesia. how about you?
Singapore - I would say Dick Lee and Kit Chan
who they?, can you post a information about they to me?
For Dick Lee... check this out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Lee
For Kit... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kit_Chan
1. Sudirman Arshad
Dato' Sudirman Haji Arshad, (25 May 1954 – 22 February 1992) was a Malaysian singer and songwriter. He was known as the 'Singing Lawyer', the 'People's Singer' and the 'Elvis of Malaysia'.
Sudirman was the first Malaysian singer to perform at The Paddock at the Hilton of Kuala Lumpur in 1983 and. He was even known to have sketched the portrait of a fan while singing.
In 1989, Sudirman won the title "Best Performer" at the Asia Music Award 1989 contest at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr. P. Ramlee, (March 22, 1929 – May 29, 1973) was a Malaysian film actor, director, singer, songwriter, composer, and producer. Due to his contributions to the movie and music industry and his literary work, he is often considered the icon of Malay entertainment in Malaysia, Singapore, and Sumatra
While in Singapore, he had opportunity to direct 16 films, after which he returned to Malaysia in 1964. Here, he produced another 18 films, beginning with 'SI TORA HARIMAU JADIAN' and ending with 'LAKSAMANA DO RE MI' in 1972, his last.
For musical arrangements his artistic influences included Osman Ahmad and Yusof B. In all, P. Ramlee wrote some 1000 songs during his lifetime.
The open-minded P. Ramlee was fond of injecting his music with a variety of beats. Certain traditional Malay dance beats such as the inang, asli zapin, masri and joget were popular choices. Alternating with these traditional beats he chose the waltz, rumba, cha cha, the twist. Middle Eastern, Chinese and Hindustani rhythms, he deemed appropriate for his films.
P. Ramlee’s stature in the arts is evident in the variety of awards he received at national and international levels. His earliest success came when he was named BEST SONGWRITER at the Asia-Pacific Film Festival in Hong Kong in 1956 for the film HANG TUAH which was directed by Phani Majumdar.
In acting, his first accolade came in the form of BEST ASIAN ACTOR for the film ANAKKU SAZALI in 1957. A year later, his film direction of SUMPAH ORANG MINYAK bagged the trophy for BEST PHOTOGRAPHY, also at the Asia level.
P. Ramlee reached the peak of his fame when he was named THE MOST VERSTILE TALENT at the Asia-Pacific Film Festival in Tokyo in 1963. He received this honour for the film IBU MERTUAKU.
I'm not sure regarding musicians... but I'd say ABBA if I can include groups.
For America umm...
band - The Beatles
solo artist - Micheal Jackson
but they're before my time so I don't know much about them xD
hmmm... Elvis Presley XD
For Canada, at least as far as rock bands are concerned, I'd say it's Rush. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rush_%28band%29
I'm from Manchester. So all of them.
Lots of good classics though!
REMOVED - SPAM
p ramlee, sudirman, saloma, and a lot i think
In Cameroon we have:
*Grace and Ben Decca
From my country it's Slim Dusty...
from our country Philippines:
Parokya Ni Edgar (band)
Freddie Aguilar (solo)
Leah Salonga (solo)
Probably Juice Leskinen or Kari Tapio
Well ABBA obvious, even if I don't understand what's so great about them... and then in the 80' and forward Europe was and still is big, and then Hammerfall. I don't really know because I have grown up listen to heavy Metal so its most groups like that I know but yeah I think ABBA is the greatest... and most well known!