The 29th Golden Melody Awards (aka Taiwanese Grammys) were held in Taipei Arena on June 23 honoring the top performers in music over the previous year. Taiwanese singer-songwriter LaLa Hsu (徐佳瑩) and Hong Kong singer Eason Chan (陳奕迅) were named Best Mandarin Female Singer and Best Mandarin Male Singer, and they also won Best Mandarin Album and Album of the Year respectively. The biggest winner was jazz pianist Yuying Hsu, who won three awards with her album “happened, happening”.
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The Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development of Ministry of Culture (文化部) announced the nomination list of this year’s Golden Melody Awards on June 16. Singers aMEI and JJ Lin lead with 6 nominations respectively, while the Outstanding Contribution Award goes to veteran diva Julie Su and bass virtuoso Joy Kuo.
Golden Melody Awards is to Mandarin-speaking world as Grammy Awards is to English-speaking world. The annual awards ceremony reflects the growth of the music industry. Other than the Golden Melody Awards, there are also some long-running awards worth noticing. In this article, music industry professional Kuang-Ping Tso introduces the most important awards ceremonies and how they influence the music we listen to in Taiwan.
Taiwanese girl group Popu Lady chats with Hello Asia editor Johnny Au backstage at the Golden Melody Awards & Festival showcase. The five members of Popu Lady discuss their showcase, what mentors S.H.E has taught them, what they would like to do in Australia, plans for rest of 2015 and much more!
Hello Asia editor Johnny Au talks to Taiwanese jazz-pop singer-songwriter Yen-j （嚴爵）backstage at the Golden Melody Awards Festival. Yen-j talks about the audience and performance, having freedom in producing his own music, plans for the rest of 2015 and more! The interview clip is available to watch inside!