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agnes monica one of class music heroes
Indonesian pop princess Agnes Monica became one of 17 musicians who received Talk Less Do More Award from Class Mild Award 2009.

By receiving this award, Agnes is declared as one of The Class Music Heroes whose name engraved on The Monument of Class Music Heroes which located in 12 hot places in big cities all over Indonesia.

Agnes Monica also became the youngest of all Class Music Heroes and this is her first award in 2009.

The official opening ceremony for The Monument of Class Music Heroes was held on 02-03 March 2009 in all 12 selected places. The selected cities themselves received Class Spirit Award for the concept of Talk Less Do More they apply, which make the places look unique, sensational and creative, have big contribution to the environment, and encourage other places in Indonesia to do the same as well.

Those places are: FX Lifestyle X’nter - Jakarta, UGM - Jogjakarta, Losari Beach - Makassar, Tengku Fisabililah Trans Bridge - Batam, Mega Tourism Oscarina - Batam, Katrun Museum Indonesia - Bali, Poli & Reading Park - Batu, Soeman HS Library - Pekanbaru, Turtle Island - Bali, Tabanan - Bali, Nusantara Train Tourism - Jakarta, Rasuna Epicentrum - Jakarta, Rest Area KM19 Cikampek Subway, and Terminal 1 National Airport.

Class Mild Award is an exclusive award for Indonesian musicians. The winners are selected based on the decision from an independent Board of Jury consisted of famous and professional music critics, journalists, and musicians, and also based on people’s choice.

Some of the judges are renowned names in Indonesian music industry, such as Andy F Noya (The Rolling Stone Indonesia), Anton Wahyudi (radio practitioner), Bongky (musician/producer), Dahono Fitrianto (Kompas journalist), Deny MR (music critic), Ricky Siahaan (The Rolling Stone Indonesia), and Yoris Sebastian (OMG Creative Consulting).

The criterion of the winners are based on the philosophy of Talk Less Do More, or in other word, ‘talk less yet have great achievement’, keep fighting to strive forward, to be better and better, dare to be different, has reached success without talking too much nor stuck in gossips, and has inspired Indonesian youngsters.

What makes this award different with the rest is, the chance given to the winners to perform in those 12 cities that won Class Spirit Award, and this performance will be broadcasted by the national television.

Agnes Monica won the award because the judges regard her as one of musicians who always maintains the innovative way and dynamic in music, has received numerous achievements since the very young age, and inspires lots of young people in Indonesia and neighbor countries as well.

Starting her career as a children singer at 5, Agnes also has big talent in acting and presenting. She became a presenter at 10 and began acting at 12 years old.

Been existing for 17 years in showbiz, the natural beauty has collected more than 50 awards so far, including Best Actress, Best Singer, Most Favorite Actress, and Most Favorite Singer from local and regional prestigious awards, such as Indonesian Grammy-alike AMI Awards, MTV, and Planet Music Awards Singapore.

Not only popular in Indonesia, the 22 years old also gains many fans in Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore. Pernikahan Dini (2001) and Jelita (2008) are two of her TV dramas which gained top rating in these countries.

Her recent single Matahariku got huge popularity in Malaysia as well as her TV dramas. Matahariku became the most-watched video in Youtube for Indonesian female videos, while her second single Godai Aku Lagi broke the record for ringback tone activation by reaching 1.5 million activations in 2008.

Agnes also made several breakthroughs, such as playing in 2 Asian dramas with Jerry Yan (The Hospital - 2005) and Peter Ho (Romance in The White House - 2004), collaborating with Keith Martin of Boyz II Men for her second mature album Whaddup A (2005), and performing a duet with Jerry Yan in 2006.

In 2007 America’s DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) selected Agnes Monica as the Regional Icon for Anti-Drugs Reinforcement for Asia-Pacific Region. She performed as the guest star in the first Asian Idol 2007 and Asia Song Festival for Best Asian singers 2008. On February 2009 she became the new Channel [V] AMP (Asian Musician Platform) Artiste and was featured for two days on the channel.

Her latest breakthrough was the grand opening of her own dance school called Nez Dance Academy on January 2009, a special academy for young people who love dance and want to learn any kind of dances.

Today, Agnes is working on her new album as a songwriter and a producer too. Rumor has it Agnes will collaborate with Shawn from Boyz II Men and a Korean band. On March 11, 2009, she will have a talkshow with Indonesian President on Trans TV.

And here are the complete 17 Class Music Heroes in alphabetical order:

Agnes Monica
Andra & The Backbone
Ari Lasso
Cokelat
Efek Rumah Kaca
Gigi
Iwan Fals
Krisdayanti
Letto
Melly Goeslaw
Naif
Peterpan
Project Pop
Sheila On 7
Slank
The Changcuters
Yovie & The Nuno

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