KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s top singer Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza is disappointed that her new single, 7 Nasihat, has been illegally shared online just hours after its release today.
The tune, which combines hip hop, rap and traditional elements, features popular hip hop duo Kmy Kmo and Luca Sickta, who have previously worked with Datuk M. Nasir on Zuhud.
According to news reports, the single became a trending topic on Twitter after its release at midnight.
Unfortunately, the elation was somewhat dampened by irresponsible individuals who had uploaded the track onto their YouTube channels.
The award-winning songstress expressed her disappointment on the matter and said that Universal Music was currently monitoring the situation before proceeding with any further action.
“Although my new song was just launched at 12am, many have already uploaded it on YouTube. I hope that people will respect the copyrighted work and craft of the artiste. My company, Siti Nurhaliza Productions (SNP), and Universal Music will quickly monitor this matter.”
“I ask whoever that has uploaded the song to immediately delete the videos before it is reported to the authorities for further action to be taken,” she said.
Siti, 41, also appealed to her fans and followers on Instagram to keep an eye out in order to identify other accounts that have also followed the irresponsible action.
Meanwhile, 7 Nasihat is reportedly sitting at the top spot of the iTunes Malaysia chart.
Apparently, the new single is a teaser to Siti’s new full-length studio album that’s expected to be released on April 1.
7 Nasihat is currently available for purchase on all digital platforms.