SonaOne's No More first English track to win Best Song at Malaysia's version of Grammys
On Saturday night (Dec 6), the track No More by rapper SonaOne became first English track to clinch the Best Song award at the Anugerah Industri Muzik’s (AIM), Malaysia's version of the Grammy Awards.
“I want people to realise it’s not about the language anymore, it’s about the quality of the music,” said the 26-year-old rapper, whose real name is Mikael Adam Lozach.
He was a first-time nominee at AIM, which has been running for 21 years.
SonaOne got his start as a graffiti writer with veteran Malaysian rapper Joe Flizzow six years ago, before putting out his own music.
Asked why it took 21 years for an English number to finally win Best Song, he said: “It’s because Malaysian music in Malay is just that good.
"People never really saw a reason for getting an English song (to win). Malay music is beautiful as it is.”
No More, written and composed by SonaOne, also picked up the Best Local English Song award while his collaboration on Apa Khabar with Joe Flizzow earned him the Best Hip Hop Song award.
Source: The Star