* 1979, January 11: Siti Nurhaliza was born in Berek Polis Kg. Awah, Temerloh,Pahang, the 4th child in a family of 8 siblings to Tarudin Ismail and Siti Salmah Bachik. She comes from a musically inclined family; her grandfather was a famous violinist, while her mother was a famous local traditional singer. * 1985 (age 6): Siti Nurhaliza attended pre-school at the Sekolah Tabika Perkep, Balai Polis Kampung Awah, Temerloh where she showed her early singing talent when she sang "Sirih Pinang", a Malay traditional song, at her kindergarten's end of year event. * 1986 (age 7): Siti Nurhaliza attended primary school at Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Clifford and followed up her secondary education at Sekolah Menengah Clifford, Kuala Lipis. * 1991 (age 12): Siti Nurhaliza began to learn traditional songs from her mother and began to participate in her family's performances at many local ceremonies in their hometown, such as weddings and dinner parties in order to get exposure in life performance. * Unknown: Siti Nurhaliza became the vocalist for 'Family Group', a small band founded by her uncle, Abdul Rahim Bachik. She began to participate in numerous local singing competitions to improve her singing skills. * 1995 (age 16): Siti Nurhaliza competed in the RTM Bintang HMI competition where she auditioned withKaulah Segalanya, a song made famous by Ruth Sahanaya. While in the competition, she met music composer Adnan Abu Hassan who tutored and helped her with her vocal performance, before she ultimately won the contest with the song, Camar Yang Pulang, by Aishah. She was granted a contract with Suria Records, after pondering over 4 offers from 4 different international recording companies, including Sony Music, BMG Music, and Warner Music. * 1996 (age 17):
* Suria Records released her first self-titled album, Siti Nurhaliza. * Siti Nurhaliza's first single, Jerat Percintaan won the...