Agnes, after winning at the 2004 Anugerah Musik Indonesia Awards
On 8 October 2003, Agnes released her first adult album, And the Story Goes. In this album, she worked with several famed Indonesian producers and songwriters, including Ahmad DhaniMelly Goeslaw, and Titi DJ.[14] The album production took a year and a half, including the audition process for the dancers.[15] According to her record label, Aquarius Musikindo, the album sold 35,000 copies before its official release.[15] It was later certified double platinum after selling more than 300,000 copies.[7][16] The album won three awards after receiving ten nominations at the 2004 Anugerah Musik Indonesia Awards—the highest music awards in Indonesia. They were "Best Female Solo Pop Artist" for the song "Jera", "Best Dance/Techno Production" for the song "Bilang Saja", and "Best Duo/Group" for her duet with Ahmad Dhani in "Cinta Mati".[17] She also won "Best Female Newcomer" at the 2004 Anugerah Planet Muzik awards in Singapore. Because of her success at a young age, she was dubbed a "Young Diva" by members of the media.[10] At this point, she started broaching the idea of an international career.[17]

In addition to promoting her debut album, Agnes also starred in several TV series during this time, playing the lead role in three: Cewekku JutekBunga Perawan, and Cantik.[18] She won "Favorite Actress" at the 2003 Panasonic Awards and "Famous Actress" at 2004 SCTV Awards.[19]

In 2004, after graduating from Pelita Harapan senior high school, Agnes enrolled at Pelita Harapan University, where she majored inBusiness Law.[20]



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