Anggun: a pop star from Jakarta to the world (and Disney movies)

Anggun, an Indonesian pop star in the world (of Disney)
Anggun's voice in 'Raya and the Last Dragon'
'Raya' honours South-East Asia
The origins of Anggun
Anggun's father
Dunia Aku Punya and Anggun's first hits
From Jakarta to London and Paris
Anggun's albums in French and English
Knighted
Anggun at Eurovision 2012
A prize-winning artist
Fashion lover
With Cate Blanchett and other international stars
TV Star
Without makeup
Anggun in a sophisticated version
Anggun with her current husband
From Indonesia to the world
Anggun, an Indonesian pop star in the world (of Disney)

Singer Anggun has gone through a remarkable evolution and is now conquering audiences around the world. She even works as a voice actress for monumental Disney animations. Here's all you need to know about her.

Anggun's voice in 'Raya and the Last Dragon'

Anggun's latest achievement is that of voice actress in the French version of the Disney movie 'Raya and the Last Dragon.' She plays the role of Virana, a companion of Raya whose voice in the English version is performed by Sandra Oh.

'Raya' honours South-East Asia

"I’m so happy and proud to lend my voice to Virana in the latest Disney animation film ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’" Anggun told her followers on Twitter. "This film is particularly important to me because it honours South-East Asia, the part of the world where I am from."

The origins of Anggun

Anggun Cipta Sasmi was born in Jakarta on 29 April 1974. She has been an artist since she was a child. By the age of 9 she was already on stage and during her teenage years she had great success in Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia.

Anggun's father

Anggun's father, Darto Singo, was a Javanese writer. Her mother, Dien Herdina, was related to the Yogyakartan royal family. Anggun's parents trained her as an artist, and by the age of 11 she had already recorded a children's album with her own written songs.

Dunia Aku Punya and Anggun's first hits

In 1986, when Anggun was only 14 years old, the album 'Dunia Aku Punya' came out. It introduced her to a larger audience. During the 1980s, the adolescent Anggun composed amazing hits like 'Mimpi' and 'Tua-Tua Keladi'.

From Jakarta to London and Paris

At the age of 20, Anggun decided to go to Europe and internationalize her career. She tried living in London but couldn't quite adapt to the city. In Paris, however, Anggun was happy. First she spent a few days there, and then she ended up staying in Paris forever.

Anggun's albums in French and English

'Au Nom De La Lune' was Anggun's first French album. It was released in 1997 and sold over 150,000 copies in France and Belgium. A year later, 'Snow On The Sahara' came out, with English-language songs. It would also be a success.

Knighted

Anggun is a beloved artist in France. She has even been awarded the important distinction of 'knight' in the Arts by the French government (Chevalier des Arts et Lettres).

Anggun at Eurovision 2012

The Indonesian but Paris-based artist represented France at the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku in 2012. She sang the song 'Echo (You and I).' Anggun did not have much luck: she finished as a disappointing 22nd.

A prize-winning artist

Anggun has won numerous international awards, including a World Music Award in 2014.

Fashion lover

Anggun is a fashionable woman. As a citizen of Paris, she is a regular in the front row of fashion shows.

With Cate Blanchett and other international stars

Anggun's success has put her on a par with Hollywood's biggest stars.

TV Star

Anggun is a key figure in talent shows such as 'Asia's Got Talent,' 'The X Factor,' and 'The Voice'.

Without makeup

Anggun posts natural images of herself (without makeup) on her Instagram profile.

Anggun in a sophisticated version

This is another version of Anggun in the media, with a sophisticated look for an event or concert.

Anggun with her current husband

Anggun has been married four times. Her current husband is the German Christian Kretschmar, a musician and photographer.

From Indonesia to the world

Anggun grew up in Jakarta and her art was born out of Indonesian culture. Now she is a cosmopolitan star and a world figure in music.

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