Camelia Malik

A dangdut singer, movie and soap opera actor, born in Jakarta on 22 April 1955. Her dad, Jamaluddin Malik, is included as one of the national film figures. Her debut in the film industry, alongside Rachmat Kartolo, was in the film titled Ratna. Her success in the singing industry was recognized by many starting with Reynold Panggabean (supporter of The Mercys together with Rinto Harahap and Charles Hutagalung), who created a dangdut song and was accepted well by the people. Her producer then asked Reynold to go solo. He rejected this offer because he felt that he was not ready. Finally, the opportunity was given to Mia, who was his wife at the time.

An array of songs was modified by Reynold in the early 1970s. The name of Camelia Malik was catapulted into the spotlight together with other top dangdut singers. The shaking of her chest and hips, which supported the success of the live show of Camelia Malik in Shibuya Seed Hall, Tokyo, Japan, is considered to have created a new genre and music style. Similarly, this was also seen in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. Seeing warm welcomes, Camelia immediately burst into the scene and recorded there. Her albums were then launched and distributed such asRaba-raba, Ceplas-ceplos, Gengsi Dong, Wakuncar, Murah Meriah dan Colak Colek II. Five of her tracks have also been filmed.