Raja Pop returns

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Jamal Abdillah marks the launch of his latest release with a special showcase on Saturday, writes Nur Aqidah Azizi

AT 52, Jamal Abdillah has yet to show any sign of slowing down. Having been in the music industry for over three decades, the singer is always looking for ways to reach out to fans.
To show his appreciation for their support, Jamal is holding Karnival Sehari Bersama Jamal Abdillah in Maju Junction Mall, Kuala Lumpur, on Saturday, from 10am to 10pm.

Co-organised by Warner Music Malaysia, Bintang Channel and Maju Junction Mall, the event will also mark the launch of Jamal’s album, Raja Pop 2, and beauty product D’Jas.

“A lot of fans who go to my Facebook page have been asking to meet me. The upcoming event will be like a family gathering for me and my fans. They can also take part in activities,” says Jamal.
There will be stalls selling Jamal Abdillah merchandise and D’Jas products.

Those who can sing like the singer in a karaoke contest also stand to win attractive prizes.
“I look forward to the contest. It will be so much fun!” says Jamal with a laugh.

Jamal will also serenade fans with songs from his latest album in a special showcase at Golden Chersonese Hall in Maju Junction Mall at 8pm.
To get an entry pass, you have to buy the Raja Pop 2 VCD. For details, call Kamal Rashid (019-574 6882) or Bintang Channel office (03-4143 1561).

On his new album, Jamal says the success of Raja Pop, which has sold 150,000 copies to date, spurred him to come up with Raja Pop 2. It also marks his debut as executive producer.

“The concept is similar to Raja Pop — covers of my favourite songs but with new arrangement.

As I’ve always admired Michael Buble’s brand of music, I’ve included elements of his style into the new album without compromising on the original flavour,” says Jamal.
Raja Pop 2 features songs from legendary singers such as S. Effendy, Yopie Latul and Rahim Maarof. The songs includeJangan Kau Rayu, Lagu Rindu, Rayuan Maut, Tangisan Di Waktu Malam, Rundung Derita, Manis Manja and Secupak Dua Cupak.
The album also features a new song, Bahagia Sementara, co-produced by Jamal and Razman, and a duet with rapper Malique on Aku Maafkan Kamu.

Jamal is glad that he can still touch many hearts with his talent, despite the many young talents around. “I couldn’t ask for more. God gave me this voice to entertain people, to make them forget their sorrows and to put a smile on their faces,” he says. nur@nst.com.my

Catch Jamal at Karnival Sehari Bersama Jamal Abdillah on Saturday in Maju Junction Mall


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