Winners of the prestigious 31st Golden Melody Awards have been unveiled on Saturday (3/10) evening at the newly opened Taipei Music Center.
Hosted by singer Waa Wei, awarding artists from 27 categories, the Taiwanese singer-songwriter also brought home a win for Best Female Vocalist.
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With an extensive list of nominees including the likes of Namewee, G.E.M., 9m88, and more, the event also saw performances by various artists like Fish Leong and JJ Lin, which were broadcasted live along with its ceremony on YouTube.
🎙️It was a wonderful night for the fans of Wu Qing-feng as this Taiwan singer-songwriter won the best Mandarin male vocalist for his album SPACEMAN at the 2020 #GoldenMelodyAwards. Fish Leong and JJ Lin performed at the ceremony. pic.twitter.com/xxDydgLzvc— ShanghaiEye (@ShanghaiEye) October 4, 2020
This year sees Abao lead with three awards, including Best Indigenous Language Album, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. She was nominated in eight categories.
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Meanwhile, Wakin Chau, Chick en Chicks, Joanna Wang, and others each picked up a win for Best Vocal Recording Album, Best Vocal Group, Best Mandarin Album, and more.
See the full list of winners below:
Best Vocal Group: Chick en Chicks, Beat Maker
Best Musical Group: Fire EX., Stand Up Like A Taiwanese
Best Vocalist (Indigenous): CEKO, CEKO TRIBUTE TO FALANGAW
Best Indigenous Language Album: Mother Tongue (Kinakaian), Abao
Best Vocalist (Hakka): Misa, THE SHIP OF FOOLS
Best Hakka Album: THE SHIP OF FOOLS, Misa
Best New Vocal: ChihSiou, The Elephant in The Room
Best Music Video: ‘LOVE’, directed by Yin Chen-hao
Best Album Design: Awakening, Timonium Lake
Best Vocal Recording Album: The Younger Me, Wakin Chau
Best Instrumental Recording Album: Baby-C Portfolio Initial Value, Goahead Music Co. Ltd.
Best Male Vocalist (Taiwanese): Justin Su, We all have good nature
Best Female Vocalist (Taiwanese): Zhu Haijun, Blooming
Best Taiwanese Album: Makeover, Loh Tsui Kweh Commune
Best Lyricist: Hsieh Ming-Yo, ‘Road’
Best Composer: Jen Jen, ‘The Wedding’ ft. Luantan Ascent
Song of the Year: ‘Thank You’, Abao
Special Award by the Jury: G.E.M., City Zoo
Best Instrumental Composer: Ken Ohtake, ‘Okinawa’
Best Album Producer (Instrumental): Non-Confined Space, Flow, Gesture, and Spaces
Best Arrangement: KOBUDO, Peggy Hsu - ‘Ikusa’
Best Album (Instrumental): Ciao Bella, Feeling Good Music Co. Ltd.
Best Single Producer: Hsieh Ming-Yo, ‘Road’
Best Album Producer: Sandee Chan, Juvenile A
Best Male Vocalist (Mandarin): Wu Qing-feng, Spaceman
Best Female Vocalist (Mandarin): Waa Wei, Hidden, Not Forgotten
Best Mandarin Album: Love is Calling Me, by Joanna Wang
Album of the Year: Mother Tongue (Kinakaian), Abao