SongVault Artist Profile
Federal Territory, Malaysia
Pop / Singer/Songwriter
Juwita’s debut solo album, ‘Brand New World’ was awarded Best Local English Album at the prestigious AIM (Malaysian Music Industry Awards) in 2005. She was also nominated for Best Female Vocal Performance in an Album the same year. These were only 2 of the 4 nominations she and her album received at AIM2005.
In her late teens, Juwita began to back leading Malaysian artistes at gigs, mega concerts and prominent award shows. Between work, studies, shows, rehearsals and other commitments she developed her personal versatility and was often called upon to record song demos for East Asian publishing houses. In fact, it was demos such as these which were eventually released and unexpectedly caught the attention of many a curious listener. One example is her rendition of “Breathe Again”, published by Warner Music Taiwan in a Soundtrack for Mandarin TV drama series ‘The Outsiders’.
In July 2003, while representing Malaysia at the YWCA World Council & International Women’s Summit in Brisbane, Australia, Juwita performed a song she wrote based on the theme, ‘Leading Change’. It expressed her passion to encourage especially youth to use their unique God-given capabilities to make a difference in society. This received an enthusiastic response from the audience of approximately 1,000 women from over 100 countries.
Since then, Juwita has performed at numerous events, youth rallies and concerts in Peninsular & East Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam as well as Australia. She was the vocal coach for 'Malaysian Idol' Seasons 1 & 2, and has also guest coached on other reality talent shows.
Her long awaited sophomore album, ‘Juwita Suwito - For Real’ includes songs written by Juwita, "Beautiful Lies" from the Original Soundtrack of the movie ‘Gol & Gincu’ and the classic "Desperado" made popular by The Eagles. It also features a Malay track entitled "Teman Sejati" which she co-wrote with Habsah Hassan. Her pop rock single, "Walk Away" is currently having heavy airplay in Malaysia. These songs accentuate the realities of life as viewed by a young adult in a soulful yet fresh and contemporary urban style. The album, produced by Aubrey Suwito, Greg Henderson and Kieran Kuek, sheds new light on Juwita as a vocalist and songwriter. It was one of the nominees in the Best Local English Album category for AIM14, and is expected to bring her further into the international arena.