Home > Lifestyle > Entertainment > Music
Sunday June 29, 2014 MYT 11:45:00 AM
Sunday June 29, 2014 MYT 11:50:41 AM
Penny Tai and Singaporean singer JJ Lam won prizes in Taiwan's top music awards last night. -- AFP
Tai and Singaporean JJ Lam took top honours at the event held last night.
Some of Mandarin pop music’s biggest stars gathered in Taiwan for the Golden Melody Awards on Saturday, with Malaysian singer-producer Penny Tai and Singapore’s JJ Lam taking top honours.
Mandopop favourite Tai was crowned best Mandarin female singer for her album Unexpected at a glittering ceremony in Taipei Arena.
“I am very lucky as I didn’t have any formal musical training. I couldn’t have got this far today without the help of many people,” she said.
Tai beat Singaporean Tanya Chua, who has a record three titles in the category, as well as Hong Kong’s Denise Ho and Taiwan’s Faith Yang and Jia Jia.
Tai also bagged the best producer award for Je t’embrasse, the first album she produced for another singer.
Singaporean singer-songwriter JJ Lam won his first ever best Mandarin male singer title for his tenth album Stories Untold.
“I was prepared that I would have to wait 11 years to get (the award) but I got it today,” Lam said. “I want to thank my parents for giving me musical talents... I want to thank my fans.”
He saw off veteran Hong Kong singer Wakin Chau, Taiwan’s aboriginal musician Chang Chen-yue and rapper Soft Lipa, as well as China’s Li Ronghao.
Li walked away with the best new performer award for his first album Model.
The best album of the year accolade went to Chang Chen-yue for the album Ayal Komod, which is his aboriginal name.
“There were so many people who supported me in making this album and I can only repay them by making more efforts in life and in writing music,” said Chang.
Veteran Taiwanese producer and singer Jonathan Lee, dubbed Taiwan’s pop music godfather, took the awards for best song of the year and best lyricist.
Singers, songwriters and composers from Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia competed in more than 20 categories at the 25th edition of the awards. — AFP Relaxnews
Tags / Keywords:
Entertainment, Penny Tai, Singer, Taiwan Music Awards, JJ Lam
Prince wants us all to listen to Judith Hill
A-ha! It’s a comeback for the 1980s popsters
Ai Weiwei, Joan Baez to receive top human rights award
5 Malaysian singers who could do a duet with Peabo Bryson
Jennifer Lawrence will no longer be Mystique after ‘X-Men: Apocalypse'
600 tickets added to the Backstreet Boys concert in KL
A fitting show to honour legends
Montmartre bakery crowned winner in best baguette contest for Paris
Nestlé rewards consumers with biggest promotion ever
The great South Australian adventure
Living away from Malaysia can trigger a lot of different longings
Making accessible tourism a reality
Falcao equals Colombia goals record in 3-1 win in Kuwait
Mohd Azizi shares his strategies at the helm of Petaling Jaya City Council
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)