Agnez Mo is one of the busiest Indonesian entertainers working today, with a showbiz career spanning 27 years and hundreds of awards won. To celebrate her achievements, the singer will soon be immortalized as a wax figure at Madame Tussauds museum in Singapore, joining the ranks of other renowned public figures.
Agnez took to Instagram earlier today to confirm the news.
“I am here to confirm that yes, I will be joining Madame Tussauds Singapore. They will be making my figurine, which is such an exciting news,” the 33-year-old singer said in the video.
Madame Tussauds Singapore artists are scheduled to meet Agnez in LA this Friday – where she is now based – to conduct an interview and take her measurements before they build the life-size wax figure of her. She will also be taking over the museum’s official Instagram account throughout the whole process.
Agnez would be the first Indonesian singer to be immortalized at Madame Tussauds Singapore, but she isn’t the first famous Indonesian to have their wax figures on display in Madame Tussauds’ museums in Asia.
Among the most notable Indonesians to be featured by Madame Tussauds are first president and founding father Soekarno, whose wax figures are on display in Bangkok and Hong Kong since 2012. President Joko Widodo, who began his second term last month, has wax replicas in Singapore and Hong Kong, where they have been on display since 2017.
Also in Madame Tussauds Singapore is Indonesian badminton legend Rudy Hartono’s wax figure, while the wax figure of Indonesian-born French singer Anggun C Sasmi — who made her international debut in the early 90s — has been on display in Bangkok since 2016.
Agnez Mo debuted as a child singer in 1992 under her birth name, Agnes Monica, through an album titled Si Meong (Meow). After several successful albums, she branched out to be a host of children’s programs on television. At 13, Agnez started her acting career in sinetron (Indonesian soap opera). During her transition from child to teenage artist, she received wider recognition as an actress and singer, notably through a sinetron titled, Pernikahan Dini (Young Marriage).
Agnez went on to release successful albums, adopting a more mature persona and leaning towards R&B and hip hop in her 20s. Some of her most successful albums include And The Story Goes (2003), Whaddup A.. ‘?! (2005), and Sacredly Agnezious (2009).
In 2013, she changed her stage name to Agnez Mo and released an eponymous album — her first in English. Agnez released X, her debut international studio album, in 2017 after the success of her singles Boy Magnet and Coke Bottle, the latter of which featured American rappers Timbaland and T.I.. Since then, Agnez has released non-album singles, such as Overdose featuring controversial R&B singer Chris Brown in 2018 and Diamonds featuring Moroccan-American rapper French Montana.
Agnez currently spends more time in the US rather than her home country. Her latest notable appearance was in a music video by up-and-coming rapper Megan Thee Stallion, the summer anthem Hot Girl Summer featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.
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