Noah (former name Peterpan and stylized as NOAH) is an Indonesian rock band that well known in Indonesia for their simple lyrics and catchy beats. Founded as Peterpan in Bandung, West Java in 2000 by Ariel, Andika, Indra, Lukman, Reza and Uki. The band currently consists of Ariel, Lukman, and David. Starting their career by playing in cafés, Peterpan gained popularity in 2002 after recording "Mimpi yang Sempurna" for a compilation album Kisah 2002 Malam, followed by a debut album Taman Langit in 2003 that was an enormous hit in the country. They gained further popularity in 2004 with their second album Bintang di Surga, which sold over three million copies and won Best of the Best Album in Indonesian Music Awards (AMI) among other awards. A soundtrack album for the film Alexandria was released in 2005, also sold over a million copies. Peterpan has won various awards including two MTV Asia Award for Favorite Artist Indonesia and Best Contribution Award at the 2007 Asia Song Festival. After keyboardist Andika and bassist, Indra split from the band in 2006 and keyboardist David joined in 2006, and later as a permanent member 2 years after. Their third and last studio album as Peterpan Hari yang Cerah launched in 2007 that continues the band's success. After that, the band agreed to change their name in 2009. The announcement of a new name was planned in 2010, but it was delayed because vocalist Ariel was arrested that year. After Ariel was released in 2012, the new name, Noah, was announced. Noah regained their popularity in 2012 with its first album, Seperti Seharusnya, which gained huge success by selling more than 1.9 million copies in Indonesia and winning their second AMI Awards for Best of the Best Album. Drummer Reza split from the band in 2015, around the same time Noah released their second album, Second Chance, where they collaborated with Steve Lillywhite. Rhythm guitarist Uki also split from the band in 2019 after the release of Keterkaitan Keterikatan album which won another AMI Awards for Best of the Best Album. As of 2015, Noah has sold more than 9 million albums in Indonesia and is recognized as the best selling alternative pop/rock band in the country. They are regarded as one of the most successful bands in the history of Indonesia's popular music. Three of their albums are included on the list of Indonesian all time best selling albums at #3 for Bintang di Surga, #6 for OST Alexandria, and #15 for Seperti Seharusnya.
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