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Taiwanese talent win top prizes at Golden Melody Awards

Taiwanese singer Abao holds her awards for Song of the Year and Best Aboriginal Album at the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oc...
Taiwanese singer Leo Wang, right, of pop musical group "Yeemao" poses on arrival at the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3,...
Taiwanese pop group Wayne's So Sad pose as they arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, o...
Taiwanese pop group ZenKwun pose as they arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, one of t...
Taiwanese pop group ''Iruka Porisu'' pose as they arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show,...
Taiwanese pop group ''EggPlantEgg'' pose as they arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, ...
Taiwanese pop group ''EggPlantEgg'' pose as they arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, ...
Taiwanese pop group Sugarcat pose as they arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, one of ...
Taiwanese singer Leo Wang, right, of pop musical group "Yeemao" poses on arrival at the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3,...
Taiwanese pop group ''Iruka Porisu'' pose as they arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show,...
Taiwanese pop group ''Murmurshow'' arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, one of the wor...
Taiwanese singer Abao holds her awards for Song of the Year and Best Aboriginal Album at the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oc...
Taiwanese singer Freda Li of pop group ''Murmurshow'' poses as she arrives for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020...
Taiwanese pop group Trash pose as they arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, one of the...
Taiwanese singer 9m88 poses as she arrives for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, one of the wo...
Taiwanese singer ''Ozi'' poses as he arrives for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The award show, one of the w...
Taiwanese singer Abao poses as she arrives at the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, one of the wor...
Taiwanese singer ''Ozi'' poses as he arrives for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The award show, one of the w...
Taiwanese pop group ''Accusefive'' pose as they arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, o...
Taiwanese singer Abao poses as she arrives at the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, one of the wor...
Taiwanese singer J.Sheon poses as he arrives for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, one of the ...

Taiwanese singer Abao holds her awards for Song of the Year and Best Aboriginal Album at the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oc...

Taiwanese singer Leo Wang, right, of pop musical group "Yeemao" poses on arrival at the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3,...

Taiwanese pop group Wayne's So Sad pose as they arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, o...

Taiwanese pop group ZenKwun pose as they arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, one of t...

Taiwanese pop group ''Iruka Porisu'' pose as they arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show,...

Taiwanese pop group ''EggPlantEgg'' pose as they arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, ...

Taiwanese pop group ''EggPlantEgg'' pose as they arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, ...

Taiwanese pop group Sugarcat pose as they arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, one of ...

Taiwanese singer Leo Wang, right, of pop musical group "Yeemao" poses on arrival at the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3,...

Taiwanese pop group ''Iruka Porisu'' pose as they arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show,...

Taiwanese pop group ''Murmurshow'' arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, one of the wor...

Taiwanese singer Abao holds her awards for Song of the Year and Best Aboriginal Album at the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oc...

Taiwanese singer Freda Li of pop group ''Murmurshow'' poses as she arrives for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020...

Taiwanese pop group Trash pose as they arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, one of the...

Taiwanese singer 9m88 poses as she arrives for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, one of the wo...

Taiwanese singer ''Ozi'' poses as he arrives for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The award show, one of the w...

Taiwanese singer Abao poses as she arrives at the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, one of the wor...

Taiwanese singer ''Ozi'' poses as he arrives for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The award show, one of the w...

Taiwanese pop group ''Accusefive'' pose as they arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, o...

Taiwanese singer Abao poses as she arrives at the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, one of the wor...

Taiwanese singer J.Sheon poses as he arrives for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, one of the ...

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese talent took home many of the top prizes Saturday at the island's annual Golden Melody Awards, which attracts celebrities and musicians from across the Chinese-speaking world and is the regional equivalent of the Grammy Awards.

Wu Qingfeng, a Taiwanese singer, won Best Male Vocalist in Mandarin for his first solo album “Spaceman.”

Waa Wei, another Taiwanese singer, won Best Female Vocalist in Mandarin for her 2019 album “Hidden Not Forgotten.” She cried as she accepted her award, thanking her parents in “heaven.”

Taiwanese singer Abao, who had eight nominations, won three awards for her album “Kinakaian (Mother Tongue),” including Album of the Year. Abao, who is a member of Taiwan's minority tribes, sings in a mixture of languages, including her tribe's Paiwan language.

The Best Album in Mandarin award went to Joanna Wang for “Love is Calling Me.” Wang was born in Taiwan but who grew up in the United States.

Hong Kong singer G.E.M. meanwhile won the jury's pick.

Fire Ex, a local Taiwanese band, won the award for Best Band. The rock band wrote a song that became the anthem for the island's so-called sunflower movement, a student-led movement that was against Taiwan becoming economically closer to China.


Updated : 2021-01-22 22:06 GMT+08:00