The winners of the Golden Melody Awards 2021 have been unveiled!
The annual awards ceremony was held on 21 August at the Taipei Music Center, with a total of 29 awards handed out to some of the biggest names in Mandopop.
Some of the winners of this year's ceremony include singer Olivia Tsao, who walked away with Best Female Singer and Best Taiwanese Album for her release 自本, Hsu Fu Kai who won Best Male Singer, and Sunset Rollercoaster, who were awarded the title of Best Band. Singer-songwriter Shi Shi also won the award for Best Vocal Album Recording with Where is SHI?, while singer and producer Khalil Fong was awarded Best Producer for his track, 'Noodles'.
In the instrumental category, Filipino producer Derrick Sepnio went home with a total of three awards, making him one of the biggest winners of the night. Having produced numerous songs for artists such as Bibi Zhou, Jane Zhang, and ABAO, he has had a total of 23 nominations with 4 Golden Melody Awards under his belt prior to this year's ceremony.
Here are the winners at the Golden Melody Awards 2021:
Best Lyricist: David Ke for 'Untold'
Best Arranger: Baby C for 'Flavor'
Best Indigenous Singer: Sangpuy for Pulu'em
Best Indigenous Album: Lady of the Ocean by Outlet Drift
Best New Artist: ?te for A Bedroom of One's Own
Best Male Singer (Taiwanese): Hsu Fu Kai for Ten
Best Female Singer (Taiwanese): Olivia Tsao (曹雅雯) for 自本
Best Taiwanese Album: 自本 by Olivia Tsao
Best Band: Sunset Rollercoaster for SOFT STORM
Best Vocal Group: The Wanted for Dear Adult
Best Album Design: Xiao Qing Yang for ZETA
Best Music Video: 'Home Cookin' directed by Cowper Wang
Jury Award: Wan Fang for Dear All
Best Hakka Singer: Wing Lo for When The Sun Rises
Best Hakka Album: Till by ChuNoodle
Best Instrumental Album Recording: The Adventures of Pie Boy by The Spice Cabinet
Best Instrumental Album Producer: hirsk for noista/gia
Best Instrumental Album: The Adventures of Pie Boy by The Spice Cabinet
Best Vocal Album Recording: Where is SHI? by Shi Shi
Best Instrumental Composer: Terry Hsieh and Derrick Sepnio for 'Bitter Sweet'
Best Composer: HUSH for '安和' by Tarcy Su
Special Contribution Award: Lo Ta You
Best Song Producer: Khalil Fong for 'Noodles'
Best Album Producer: George Chen for Hebe Tien's album Time Will Tell
Song Of The Year: 'Your Name Engraved Herein' by Crowd Lu
Best Male Singer (Mandarin): Soft Lipa for Home Cookin
Best Female Singer (Mandarin): Hebe Tien for Time Will Tell
Best Mandarin Album: Home Cookin by Soft Lipa
Album Of The Year: Pulu'em by Sangpuy