From persisting through the gruelling trials of reality TV competition, to possessing a star branding called his own, Taufik Batisah has proven that dreams can turn into reality, and reality into a statement.
A natural-born performer with strong vocal prowess, captivating showmanship and mesmerizing aura, Taufik won the hearts of the masses when he was crowned as the first ever Singapore Idol on 1 Dec 2004. His debut album BLESSINGS left a significant footprint in local music history as the best-selling local English album in the past decade with a record sales of more than 36,000 copies.
With a wide music repertoire of jazz, sentimental ballads to street hip hop and pop, Taufik has well-established himself a versatile performer and one of the region’s biggest stars. Audiences in the region and beyond have also witnessed his progression from an aspiring star to an iconic artiste in a league of his own.
Taufik’s all-rounded capabilities as a singer-performer-composer-producer aid him in building a remarkable presence in the English and Malay music industry. His own distinctive brand of music has garnered overwhelming recognition from fans and music professionals alike.
Taufik’s music production capabilities rose to it’s peak with the release of his fifth studio album “Fique”. The first single “Awak Kat Mane” was a megahit, taking Singapore and Malaysia by storm. The infectious song went viral instantly, with the music video racking up more than 5 million views shortly after its release.
Beside his outstanding achievements in Singapore, Taufik also excels on the international stage. He was the only Singapore artiste invited to perform at the Live and Loud Music Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, alongside international artistes KC & JoJo, Kool & Gang and James Morrison. He have also headlined the performances of the Asean-Korea Commemorative Summit in Jeju (Korea) and Seoul, and represented Singapore in the inaugural Asia Broadcasting Union (ABU) TV Song Festival, a non-competitive concert showcase featuring high profile music artistes across the Asia-Pacific countries. Taufik performed alongside Korea’s TVXQ, Japan’s Perfume, Australia’s Havana Brown and other singers. The Festival, staged in Seoul, was beamed over Korea’s national television KBS and across the region. Over the years, Taufik has also headlined Singapore Day performances in London and San Francisco. More recently, Taufik represented Singapore at the ASEAN-JAPAN Music Festival in Tokyo together with Dato Sri Siti Nurhaliza (Malaysia), W-inds (Japan), Sarah Geronimo (Philippines), Andien (Indonesia) and Dong Nhi (Vietnam). The performance was too televised on NHK Asia-wide.
Recognised with more than thirty awards and accolades, Taufik was the recipient of the nation’s highest youth honour– Singapore Youth Award, and was the first Singapore artiste to be presented the “Best Asian Artist – Singapore” Award at the Mnet Asia Music Awards (MAMA) – a major Korean awards ceremony complimenting outstanding Kpop and international artistes. He has also received prominent music accolades such as the MTV Asia Award, AnugeraHitz.sg Awards, Temasek Award, Compass Awards and 17 Anugerah Planet Muzik Awards till date.
In the recent years, Taufik has also proven his acting chops through many significant roles for various drama and telemovie productions in Singapore such as “Tanglin”, “Demi Adriana” and “Gunting”, winning praises all around. He has also starred in the leading roles for Malaysian movies “Soulmate Hingga Jannah” and ““Dakun Doktor Dani”. 2019 sees him winning his first acting and “Best Actor” award for his role in telemovie “Gunting” at the Pesta Perdana 2019 TV Awards.
Taufik’s humble and endearing personality has not only won a tremendous fan support throughout his career but also endorsements from popular consumer brands. His wholesome approach has gained recognition from government agencies, prompting him to be the top choice to front various national initiatives.
Without a doubt, Taufik’s determination and passion to fulfil his aspirations will continue to leave a significant impact in the music scene, shining through the region and beyond.