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Tuesday October 8, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday October 8, 2013 MYT 7:10:29 AM
by seto kit yan
Job well done! DJs from the seven participating radio stations in their colourful and fantastic outfits at the 13th Global Chinese Music Awards.
988 pulls out all the stops for the 13th Global Chinese Music Awards.
IT was a night of glitz and glamour at Bukit Jalil Putra Indoor Stadium on Saturday as the 13th Global Chinese Music Awards (GCMA) kept audiences enthralled with an unending parade of pop stars.
Celebrities arrived at the awards show in style courtesy of the event’s official car Peugeot.
The biggest winner of the night was Hong Kong’s statuesque Kay Tse who swept six awards: Outstanding Regional Singer (Hong Kong), Best Dressed, Most Popular Duet (with William So), Charismatic Voice, Top 5 Most Popular Female Singers, Top 20 Hits Of The Year.
Homegrown stars Gary Chaw, Penny Tai, Michael Wong, Gin Lee and Issac Dang grabbed the top awards of Best Male and Female Singers, Most Popular Male Singer, Outstanding Regional Singer and Most Popular Newcomer respectively.
Most Popular Female Singer went to Hong Kong’s Joey Yung, who also won for Best Album.
The audience were wowed by the likes of talented young Malaysian artistes including Shila Amzah, Crystal Lee and Dennis Lau who performed at start of the show.
Apart from Kay Tse, Malaysia’s Isaac Dang was also the recipient of the Best Dressed awards. Both Tse and Dang were attired in outfits which reflected the event’s dress code - Punk Fantasy.
The theme for this year’s GCMA was “Play. Music. Hard”, and a total of 74 awards were given out in 24 different categories.
The event was hosted by local Chinese radio station 988. This is the second time the station hosted the show; it first hosted the GCMA in 2005.
Originally derived from a weekly radio chart show, the GCMA’s main objective is to promote the development of Chinese music and reward outstanding contributions in the Chinese music industry.
Established in 2000, the annual GCMA is organised by seven affiliate Asian radio stations from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia which take turns to host the awards ceremony.
The seven radio stations are Beijing Music Radio, Shanghai Dong Gan 101, Music FM Radio Guang Dong, Hong Kong’s RTHK, Taipei Pop Radio, Singapore’s YES 933 and Malaysia’s own 988.
> The Star operates 988. For more on GCMA, visit 988.com.my or gcma2013.com.
Winners at the 13th GCMA
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