Ning Baizura binti Sheikh Hamzah, popularly known as Ning, is a Malaysian pop and R&B singer, who sings in Malay, English, Japanese, Italian, French, Mandarin and Cantonese. She was born in Kajang, Malaysia from parents of Arab, Chinese, Indian, Dutch, Malay and Javanese ancestry. Ning crossed into the commercial scene in 1992 and became a recording artiste under various international labels, including (Sony, BMG, AMS Records Japan and Warner Music Group. From September 2008, she has recorded songs in the genres of pop, soul and R&B for her own music label, HappeNings Records. Her discography includes ten full studio albums (three of which are full English albums), as well as numerous compilations. Ning has also won various music industry awards and prizes, and has performed in the UK, Italy, France, China, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Switzerland and the United States.