The 2020 Golden Melody Awards

10/03/2020 05:26 PM
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On the red carpet. CNA photo Oct. 3, 2020
On the red carpet. CNA photo Oct. 3, 2020

The 2020 Golden Melody Awards ceremony will take place at the newly opened Taipei Music Center at 7 p.m. Saturday. The event is being hosted by singer-songwriter Waa Wei (魏如萱), who is nominated in four categories, including best Mandarin album and best female vocalist (Mandarin).

Focus Taiwan will update the latest award winners in all 27 categories on this page, along with highlights on the red carpet. The ceremony will also be broadcast live through a YouTube feed for overseas viewers and by Line for viewers in Taiwan provided by the organizers.

The first awards to be handed out after the opening performance include best vocal group, best musical group, best vocalist (Indigenous language) and best Indigenous language album.

Winners (full list below): Indigenous singer Abao biggest winner at Golden Melody Awards

Chick en Chicks' "Hamilton"
Fire EX. - Stand Up Like A Taiwanese

■Best vocal group: Chick en Chicks (Album: Beat Maker)

■Best musical group: Fire EX. (Album: Stand Up Like A Taiwanese)

■Best vocalist (Indigenous language): CEKO (Album: CEKO TRIBUTE TO FALANGAW)

■Best Indigenous language album: Abao (Album: MOTHER TONGUE)

CEKO, best Indigenous vocalist award winner.
From Abao's album "MOTHER TONGUE"

■Best vocalist (Hakka): Misa (Album: THE SHIP OF FOOLS)

■Best Hakka album: THE SHIP OF FOOLS (by Misa)

■Best new vocal: ChihSiou (Album: The Elephant in The Room)

■Best music video: LOVE (Director:Yin Chen-hao)

■Best album design: Timonium Lake for the album "Awakening"

Best Hakka vocalist award winner Misa's 1984 from her album "THE SHIP OF FOOLS."
From best new vocal award winner ChihSiou's Album "The Elephant in The Room."
Best music video "LOVE."

Best vocal recording album: The Younger Me (by Wakin Chau)

■Best instrumental recording album: Baby-C Portfolio Initial Value  

■Best male vocalist (Taiwanese): Justin Su (Album: We all have good nature)

■Best female vocalist (Taiwanese): Zhu Haijun (Album: Blooming)

■Best Taiwanese album: Makeover (by Loh Tsui Kweh Commune)

■Best lyricist: Hsieh Ming-Yo (Song: Road from the album "Road")

■Best Composer: Jen Jen (Song: The Wedding feat. Luantan Ascent from album "Jen Jen")

Song of the year: Thank You by Abao

■Song of the year: Thank You (by Abao)

■Special award from the jury: G.E.M. (Album: City Zoo)

■Best instrumental composer: Ken Ohtake (For "Okinawa" from the album "Ken")

■Best album producer (instrumental): Non-Confined Space (Album: Flow, Gesture, and Spaces)

■Best arrangement: Japanese trio KOBUDO (For singer Peggy Hsu's song Ikusa from the album "Hypnocity")

■Best album (instrumental): Ciao Bella

■Best single producer: Hsieh Ming-Yo (Song: Road from the album "Road")

■Best album producer: Sandee Chan (Album: Juvenile A)

From Sandee Chan's album "Juvenile A."

■Best male vocalist (Mandarin): Wu Qing-feng (Album: Spaceman)

■Best female vocalist (Mandarin): Waa Wei (Album: Hidden, Not Forgotten)

■Best Mandarin album: Love is Calling Me (by Joanna Wang)

■Album of the year: Kinakaian / MOTHER TONGUE (by Abao)

On the red carpet: Head turning stars adorn red carpet at Golden Melody Awards

Best musical group nominee Iruka Porisu. CNA photo Oct. 3, 2020
Best musical group nominee Iruka Porisu. CNA photo Oct. 3, 2020
Female vocalists nominated in various categories: (from left) Misa (Hakka), Sauljaljui (Indigenous) and Huang Pei-shu (Hakka). CNA photo Oct. 3, 2020
Female vocalists nominated in various categories: (from left) Misa (Hakka), Sauljaljui (Indigenous) and Huang Pei-shu (Hakka). CNA photo Oct. 3, 2020

A special contribution award will go to Rich Huang (黃瑞豐), a renowned Taiwanese jazz drummer and music educator, who has been involved in the production of 100,000 singles over more than 50 years, according to the organizers.

From Rich Huang's YouTube page

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