Dayang Nurfaizah binti Awang Dowty, better known as Dayang Nurfaizah, (born July 20, 1981 in Kuching, Sarawak) is a Malaysian singer.
Dayang recorded her first album with the title Dayang Nurfaizah which was released in May 1999 mainly of the Pop and R&B genre. The album's first single Hakikat Cinta introduced Dayang to the local music industry.
Her biggest task up then, to mark her 5th year in the Malaysian music industry, was to set up her own recording company, DN & AD Entertainment Sdn Bhd. Under its banner, in 31 October 2004 she released her fourth studio album, Dayang Sayang Kamu, which was received with rave reviews from the Malaysian public as well as neighbouring countries.
In 2006, she took a big risk by participating in One in a Million, a singing competition hosted by Malaysian local television station 8TV. She ended up as one of the top four in the competition but was voted out by the Malaysian public on September 15, 2006, as the competition was determined by a 50% text message voting system.