9m88, Rich Brian, Rina Sawayama, ena mori, and more are nominated at the 11th Golden Indie Music Awards

9m88, Rich Brian, Rina Sawayama, ena mori, and more are nominated at the 11th Golden Indie Music Awards

The nominees of the 11th Golden Indie Music Awards (GIMA) have been revealed.  

Taking place on 31 October at the Taipei Music Center, the awards show will celebrate and recognise outstanding music artists across various genres such as folk, rock, hip hop and more. Organised by the Taiwan Ministry of Culture, GIMA sheds the spotlight on indie musicians and honour artists that write and produce their own music. 

This year, a new category, 'Asian Songwriter Award' was introduced to recognise artists outside of Taiwan. Hailing from countries around the region, artists such as Rich Brian, Rina Sawayama, ena mori, CADEJO, sorane, and more made it to the list of nominees for the new category. 

From 9m88 to Karencici, here are the nominees of the 11th Golden Indie Music Awards: 


BEST SINGER-SONGWRITER


Misa – The Ship of Fools
YenTing Lo – Epiphyllum
Peggy Hsu – Hypnocity
Soft Lipa – Home Cookin
Sophy – Harsh
ABAO – kinakaian

BEST HIP HOP SINGLE


Shishr – ‘Look At The Flowers’ 
J.Sheon – ‘RAZOR’
Soft Lipa – ‘Ping Pong Jump’
Soft Lipa – ‘Brain Surgeon In The Morning, Dentist At Night’
Dudu King – ‘Declaration of No Suicide’
Karencici feat. OZI – ‘U sTuPiD’

BEST HIP HOP ALBUM


Shishr - #ChillChillAllGood
Soft Lipa – Home Cookin
SHOU – BOARDING
GorDon – Earlier This Morning
Chang Wu – Liars Like Us

BEST R&B SINGLE


9m88 – ‘Aim High’
Dan Hsueh – ‘Sugar-coated’
J.Sheon – ‘Ballad’
Julia Wu – ‘Fever’
OZI – ‘IF ONLY…’

BEST R&B ALBUM


J.Sheon – The Alley
Julia Wu – 5 am
It’s Your Fault – User Guide:I

BEST ROCK SINGLE


Wayne’s So Sad – ‘Wanderer Guide In Taipei’
Fire EX. – ‘Stand Up Like A Taiwanese’
FUTURE AFTER A SECOND – ‘INVERT’
JADE – ‘Tuck’
No-nonsense Collective – ‘21st Century Post Youth’
heat sketch – ‘Scratching An Itch Below The Boat’


BEST ROCK ALBUM


Wayne’s So Sad – The Art of Embarassment
Fire EX. – Stand Up Like A Taiwanese
FUTURE AFTER A SECOND – OfiN
Hormone Boys – Urban Noir
Shallow Levee – Incomplete Village

BEST NEWCOMER


9m88 – Beyond Mediocrity
YenTing Lo – Epiphyllum
heat sketch – Yuba Youth
YELLOW – Circus Fever
Mong Tong – Mystery
Chih Siou – Elephant In The Room

BEST BAND


Fire Ex. – Stand Up Like A Taiwanese
Modern Cinema Master – Situation
FUTURE AFTER A SECOND – OfiN
No-nonsense Collective – 21st Century Post Youth
Hormone Boys – Urban Noir

BEST FOLK SINGLE


Yachun Asta Tzeng – ‘The Tree & the Memories’
Misa – ‘1984’
Ohtake Ken – ‘Traveling With The Stars’
Ado – ‘Mipaliw’
BOXING & Matzka – ‘Alian’

BEST FOLK ALBUM


FayeHong – Longing
Misa – The Ship of Fools
ZiXuan & Slow Train – Going Up To The Country
Bobby Chen – Seven Days
Ado – Sasela’an

BEST JAZZ SINGLE


9m88 – ‘If I Could’
YenTing Lo – ‘The 5 Minutes In Between’
Ying-Da Chen Quartet – ‘Once All This Ends’
Non-Confined Space – ‘Pxz-Pzy ≤  1 + Pxy’
Musa – ‘El Mediodia’

BEST JAZZ ALBUM


Organ 3 Jazz Band – Ciao Bella
YenTing Lo – Epiphyllum
Ying-Da Chen Quartet – Off-Peak Hours

BEST EDM SINGLE


Non-Confined Space – ‘Non-Confined Space’
Chill Qin – ‘Nalakuvara’
Sonia Calico – ‘Iridescent Vision feat. Taj Raiden’
G5SH – ‘Back To Heaven’
ABAO – ‘minetjus feat. Oberka’

BEST EDM ALBUM

Chick en Chicks – Beat Maker
n7a – Panorama
DinPei - __ w/ me.
3R2 & fish.the – Expansion ROM
Wring Out Laura – Medic

BEST ALBUM

Misa – The Ship of Fools
Chick en Chicks – Beat Maker
ZANI – PORTAL
Peggy Hsu – Hypnocity
Soft Lipa – Home Cookin
ABAO – kinakaian

ASIAN SONGWRITER AWARD


sorane (Japan) – 19FACT
Nulbarich (Japan) – 2nd GALAXY
CADEJO (South Korea) – FREESUMMER
Rich Brian (Indonesia) – The Sailor
ena mori (Philippines) – ena mori
THORNAPPLE (South Korea) – Enlightenment
Rina Sawayama (Japan) – SAWAYAMA

BEST ALTERNATIVE POP SINGLE


Enno Cheng – ‘Abyssal Zone’
ZANI – ‘Glass’
Peggy Hsu ‘Song of Leaving’
I Mean Us – ’24 Years Old Of You’
YELLOW feat. Mavis Fan – ‘Once In A Blue Moon’
Waa Wei – ‘Heaven’
Yoga Lin – ‘Otomen’

BEST ALTERNATIVE POP ALBUM


9m88 – Beyond Mediocrity
ZANI – PORTAL
Peggy Hsu – Hypnocity
Sophy – Harsh
Chih Siou – Elephant In The Room


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