KRU


KRU

Infobox musical artist
Name = KRU

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Origin = Kuala Lumpur
Genre = R&B, Rap, Pop
Years_active = 1992–current
Label = KRU Studios
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URL = http://www.kru.com.my
Current_members = Norman Abdul Halim
Yusry Abdul Halim
Edry Abdul Halim

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KRU is a popular Malaysian singer, songwriter and producer that was formed in the 1992. The group comprises three brothers: Norman Abdul Halim, Yusry Abdul Halim and Edry Abdul Halim. Apart from revolutionizing the Malaysian music scene from 1992 until todate with their unique blend of Pop, R&B and Hip Hop, they have successfully established their own entertainment company named as KRU Studios specializing in the entertainment and media industry.

Early history

The interest for creating music sparked when they were very young, when one of their Aunts bought Norman a keyboard which also attracted his brothers. They spent their teens in London, where they were exposed to various genres of music, in stark contrast to the Malay music scene at that time which was dominated by classic rock and ballads.

The brothers were supporters of the Selangor team and also decided to write a rap tune for their favourite team. Back then they were known as Selangor Rappers' Unit, writing "Viva Selangor".

They continued on writing original songs, while little did they know one of Norman's college mates sent a demo to EMI. The International Label Manager by the name of Calvin Wong (now Vice President at Warner Music Asia Pacific) liked the song and called the brothers to audition. Thus, KRU was formed in May 19, 1992. KRU is an acronym for Kumpulan Rap Unik (Unique Rap Group), but it is also the Malay spelling of the word "crew". Though its pronounced "K.R.U." and not KRU. [http://www.faces.com.my/spotlight/spotlight.asp?id=45]

The brothers are now venturing into a business that is nevertheless still related to their musical roots. They began KRU Records, a record label and music publishing company releasing their own recordings as well as those of other artists.

Discography

# Canggih (1992)
##Canggih
##Hanya Kau
##20/20
##U Make My Day
##Generasiku
##Sempoi
##Get In 2 The Hype
##Cherrina
##Perception of Love
##Ain’t Got No Soul
##Tradisi
##Sekali Lagi (Gadisku)
# reKRUed (1993)
##Mengerti
##Inikah Ertinya Cinta?
##Berita Terkini
##KRU is Wild (Makin’ My Stand)
##Di Depan Mata
##Terima Kasih
##I.R.A.
##M.C.’s Groove
##Go! KRU (t.r.r.g)
##Da’ Party
##Gadis Jelita
##Katanya…
##Asimilasi 106
##Janji Tinggal Janji
# Awas (1994)
##Awas!
##Untukmu ’94 (originally sung by Feminin)
##Mengerti (live from Life Center, KL)
##E’nuff Eez E’nuff
##Janji Tinggal Janji (from reKRUed album - different version)
##Di Dalam Dilema
# Beware: Awas da Soundtrack (1995)
##Da’ Ghetto
##Salah Siapa
##Malam Kita
##2
##Sack Da’ Boss
##Kehilanganmu
##Vendetta
##Aneh
##I’ll Be Waiting
##Negatif
##Emilia
##Di Dalam Dilema (Latin Mix)
##Awas (LP Mix)
# Oh La La (1997)
##Anti Lanun
##Ooh! La! La!
##Semuanya OK
##Apa Saja
##Petaling St.
##Diari Metropolitan (feat Elite)
##Girlfriend’s Girlfriend
##Wotsup
##Boom!
##Persetankannya
##Balada Hati
##Freaky G
##Apa Saja Reprise
##Ulangkan Sekali Lagi
# Krumania – compilation (1997)
##Fanatik (feat Elite, Indigo & DanceKRU)
##Awas!
##Apa Saja
##ManiaMedley (Hanya Kau/Inikah Ertinya Cinta/Katanya)
##Negatif
##Mengerti
##Untukmu
##Freaky G
##Di Pintu Syurga (duet with Elite)
##Ooh! La! La!
##Janji Tinggal Janji
##I’ll Be Waiting
##Di Dalam Dilema
##2
##Malam Kita
##Cherrina
##E’nuff Eez E’nff
##Getaran Jiwa (duet with P Ramlee)
# The Way We Jam – first all-English album (1998)
##The Way We Jam
##Every Single Minute
##More Than Forever
##Leave That Girl Alone
##For You
##Why Must I Feel Like That
##Never Ask Too Much (Of Love)
##Do My Thang (Upside Down)
##Tribe
##Won’t Look Back
##The D
##Out Of My Mind
##Wanita Jelita
##Sweet November
# Formula Luar Biasa (1999)
##Revolusi Evolusi
##Hilang Kawalan
##Jangan Lafazkan
##Luarbiasa
##I’ll Make You Famous
##Pengumuman Penting
##De Ja Vu
##Formula
##What If She Knew
##Puteri Kayangan
##Luarbiasa Demo
##Teka-Teki
##Penjunjung Namaku
# Tyco – as Tyco, Malaysia's first animated artiste (2000)
##Tyco
##With U
##People Come People Go
##Bidadari
##Saat Ku Pejamkan Mata
##Action Hero
##Sandiwara
##SuperMokhtar
##Cyber
##Jutawan
##King Kazu
##Bom!
##Mati Muda
##Never Trust A Man Again
# Krujaan (2000)
##Amaran KRUjaan
##Impak Maksima
##Aku Benci
##Mahaguru
##The Belly Dance
##Ikhtiar
##Sayang
##Bintang Popular
##I Am
##Penganggur Professional
##Ucapan KRU (Thank yous from KRU)
##Ucapkanlah
# Empayar Krujaan V 2.0 (2002)
##Amaran KRUjaan
##U Got Style
##Impak Maksima
##Perpisahan Terasing
##Mahaguru
##Ampuniku
##Bintang Popular
##Hidup-Hidup Ditipu
##Ucapkanlah
##The Belly Dance
##I Am
##Ikhtiar
##Monte Carlo Reprise
##Aku Benci
##Penganggur Professional
##Pintasan
##Sayang
## all song are composed by norman, yusry & edry (except perpisahan terasing by sudirman & revolver)
# Yusry - First Yusry Solo Album (2003)
##Tertewas Lagi
##Dekat padamu
##Jika Kau Tiada
##3 Minggu
##Terbang Tinggi
##Warna Kehidupan
##Mengapa
##Bermimpi Lagi
##Hari Ini
##Tamat
## all song are composed by edry (except 3 minggu by neves & hari ini by ajai & musrad)
# Relax – compilation (2004)
##Babe *
##Di Hatimu *
##Perpisahan Terasing
##Di Pintu Syurga (duet with Elite)
##Jangan Lafazkan
##Apa Saja
##Sayang
##Untukmu
##More Than Forever
##Seperti Yang Ku Jangka (duet with Indigo)
##2
##Saat Ku Pejamkan Mata
##For You
##Balada Hati
##Penjunjung Namaku
##Getaran Jiwa
##Never Let The Spirit Die
##Janji Tinggal Janji
## * (new song) are composed by edry
# KRUnisme (2005)
##Selamat Datang
##Terhangat Di Pasaran (duet with Adam AF2)
##Berat
##Sampai
##Seksa
##Sempurna
##Rock It
##Empat Syarat
##Peminat No 1#
##My Evil twin
##Masih bersama
##Jumpa Lagi
## all song are composed by edry
# 10 Di skala Richter(2006)
##Buat Hal Lagi (feat 'The Hit Squad')
##Gerenti Beres
##Lagu Untuk Mamat
##(Kena Marah Pun) Tak Kisah
##La-Di-Da La-Di-Da
##C'mon Lah
##Sehari Dalam Hidup
##Hot Gal
##Drama
##Ya Habibati
## all song are composed by edry (xcept cmonlah by norman, yusry & edry)

Achievements

*1994
**Anugerah Bintang Popular - Most Popular TV Entertainer (Male)
*1995
**Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) - Best Engineered Album (Artiste/Producer/Album: KRU/KRU/Awas); Best Pop Album (Artiste/Producer/Album: KRU/KRU/Awas)
**Anugerah Bintang Popular - Most Popular Group
*1996
**Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) - Best Group Vocal Performance in an Album (Artiste/Album: KRU/Awas da’ Soundtrack)
**Anugerah Bintang Popular 1996 - Most Popular Group
**EMI Achievement Award - Earning 10x platinum for sales exceeding 1 million
*1997
**Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) - Best Engineered Album (Engineer/Album: Edry/Izan/Jon Gass/Martin Horenburg/Steve Hall/Ooh! La! La!); Album of the Year (Artiste/Producer/Album: KRU/KRU/Ooh! La! La!)
**Anugerah Video M 1997 - Best Music Video, Best Performance by an Artiste, Best Editing, Best Photography, Best Art Direction, Best Direction
**Malaysian Book of Record (MBOR) - First Artist To Duet With a Departed (Late P.Ramlee - song "Getaran Jiwa"); First Malaysian video clip nominated for the MTV Video Music Award, Fanatik
*1998
**Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) - Best Music Video (Director/Song: Saw Teong Hin/Fanatik)
**Anugerah Bintang Popular 1998 - Most Popular Group
*1999
**Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) - Best Music Video (Director/Song: KRU/The Way We Jam); Best Engineered Album(Engineer/Album: Edry Abdul Halim/The Way We Jam); Anugerah Kembara(special jury’s award to recognize local acts who have made an impact regionally or internationally)
**Anugerah Bintang Popular 1999 - Most Popular Group
*2000
**NTV7's Most Popular Video Clip - Most Popular Video Clip, Jangan Lafazkan (chosen by public through polls)
**Anugerah Planet Muzik (APM) - Best Asian Group
*2001
**Music Authors’ Copyright Protection Bhd (MACP) - Most Popular English Song (The Way We Jam)
**Malaysian Book Of Records (MBOR) - First Virtual Artiste KRU created Tyco, their virtual alter egos with 3D characters named Tylo, Yiko and Psylo.
*2002
**Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM)- Best Nasyid Album (Artiste/Producer/Album: Rabbani/KRU/Intifada)
**Malaysian Video Awards 2002 - KRU's video Impak Maksima won SILVER in the Best Music Video category
*2003
**Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) - Best Music Video (Director/Song: Virginia Kennedy/Impak Maksima); Best Nasyid Album (Artiste/Producer/Album: Rabbani/Edry, Archie & Ustaz Sohibul/Qiblat)
**Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL) 18 - Winner of the Pop Rock category for Ezlynn's Hi Hi Bye Bye
*2004
**Anugerah Bintang Popular 2004 - Most Popular Singer - Male (Yusry)
*2005
**Anugerah ERA 2005 - Choice Music Video (Terhangat di Pasaran); Choice Vocals - Duo or Group (Terhangat di Pasaran)

External links

* [http://www.kru.com.my KRU and KRU Records' official website]


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