Taiwanese pop prince Jay Chou and Hong Kong diva Karen Mok walked away with the top gongs at Taiwan’s Golden Melody Awards for Mandarin chart music on Saturday.
“I want to thank my fans. I will continue to be your superman,” Chou told a cheering crowd in the Taipei Arena after winning best male singer for a second time.
Chou, who starred in the Hollywood blockbuster “The Green Hornet” this year, saw off Chinese-American singer Leehom Wang and Singapore’s J.J. Lin to pick up the prize.
His latest album “The Era”, which led the field with seven nominations, also bagged the coveted best album award as well as best arrangement.
An overjoyed Mok, crowned best female singer for the second time for her album “Precious”, took the audience by surprise when she announced her wedding plans.
“I can’t believe I’ve won this twice. The more (awards) I get the higher I feel. I think I am addicted to winning the award,” Mok said.
“I want to celebrate well and the best way to celebrate is to get married… I want to share my happiness with you all.”
Veteran producer and singer Jonathan Lee, dubbed Taiwan’s pop music godfather, was among the night’s biggest winners, taking the best composer, best lyricist and best song titles.
Hebe Tien of Taiwan’s popular girl band S.H.E. collected best music video and best single producer for her first solo album “To Hebe”.
Performers from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore competed in more than 20 categories at the 22nd Golden Melody Awards.
This ceremony is the biggest annual music award in TAIWAN.
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Source – AFP