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Entertainment Taiwanese talent win top prizes at Golden Melody Awards

23:00  03 october  2020
23:00  03 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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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.

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, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language pop music annual events was postponed from June to Oct. due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Billy Dai) © Provided by Associated Press 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, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language pop music annual events was postponed from June to Oct. due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Billy Dai) Taiwanese singer Leo Wang, right, of pop musical group © Provided by Associated Press 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, 2020. The awards show, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language pop music annual events was postponed from June to Oct. due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Billy Dai)

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

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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, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language pop music annual events was postponed from June to Oct. due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Billy Dai) © Provided by Associated Press 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, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language pop music annual events was postponed from June to Oct. due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Billy Dai)

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 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 the world's biggest Chinese-language pop music annual events was postponed from June to Oct. due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Billy Dai) © Provided by Associated Press 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 the world's biggest Chinese-language pop music annual events was postponed from June to Oct. due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Billy Dai)

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.

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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, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language pop music annual events was postponed from June to Oct. due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Billy Dai) © Provided by Associated Press 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, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language pop music annual events was postponed from June to Oct. due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Billy Dai)

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.

Taiwanese pop group ''EggPlantEgg'' pose as they arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language pop music annual events was postponed from June to Oct. due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Billy Dai) © Provided by Associated Press Taiwanese pop group ''EggPlantEgg'' pose as they arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language pop music annual events was postponed from June to Oct. due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Billy Dai)

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

Taiwanese pop group ''EggPlantEgg'' pose as they arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language pop music annual events was postponed from June to Oct. due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Billy Dai) © Provided by Associated Press Taiwanese pop group ''EggPlantEgg'' pose as they arrive for the 31th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The awards show, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language pop music annual events was postponed from June to Oct. due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Billy Dai)

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.

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