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Anggun celebrates chart success, Madame Tussauds doppelgänger

Josa Lukman
Josa Lukman

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, September 6, 2019  /  04:07 pm
Anggun celebrates chart success, Madame Tussauds doppelgänger

Twins of sorts: Indonesian pop diva Anggun C. Sasmi poses with her wax statue at the Madame Tussauds museum in Bangkok. (Endah Dwi Ekowati/-)

Indonesian pop diva Anggun C. Sasmi is all smiles and proud as she celebrates the third anniversary of her wax statue on display at the Madame Tussauds museum in Bangkok.

Anggun is the sole female Indonesian-born entertainer to have her own likeness displayed in the museum, which draws crowds from her regular base in Europe –– France and Italy –– as well as from Indonesia.

The wax statue portrays her in a sitting position, alluding to Anggun's signature pose in her role as a judge on the Asia's Got Talent show.

"It's an honor for me to be one of the few Asian celebrities to have a wax statue at Madame Tussauds, and I'm very happy to hear from them that my wax likeness has been a hotspot for European and Asian visitors," Anggun said in a statement.

The United Nations Goodwill ambassador has also been enjoying a spot on American airwaves with her song "Perfect World" steadily climbing the Billboard Dance Charts for three consecutive weeks to currently occupy #31 on the list.

"It's been amazing, and it happened very organically," Anggun said.

"I didn't expect to release any international singles, but the American DJs fell in love with the song from my 2015 French album and made it into a popular dance song across the United States."

"Perfect World" is part of Anggun's French-language album Toujours un ailleurs (Always Everywhere), the first French album by the singer to not have an English-language counterpart. 

Toujours un ailleurs was followed by in 2017, incidentally also the first English-language album to not have a French version. (hdt)

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