The 2021 Golden Melody Awards
The 2021 Golden Melody Awards ceremony was held at the Taipei Music Center Saturday, after the event was postponed from June 26 amid a local COVID-19 outbreak.
The awards ceremony was hosted by Lulu (Huang Lu Zi Yin, 黃路梓茵), who first took on the job in 2019, and only nominees, their family and friends, and selected people working in the music industry could attend in person this year.
A total of 29 awards were handed out during the ceremony, including a special contribution award for singer-songwriter Lo Ta-you (羅大佑) for "revolutionizing Mandopop music at a crucial time of extraordinary social changes in Taiwan" with his works in the 1980s.
The awards ceremony
Last year's album of the year winner, Indigeouns singer Abao performs in the opening act of the ceremony.
★Best lyricist: David Ke (葛大為) for "Untold" (無人知曉) sung by Hebe Tien (田馥甄)
★Best arranger: Baby C (鍾興民) for "Flavor" (鹹汫) sung by Olivia Tsao (曹雅雯)
★Best Indigenous singer: Sangpuy (桑布伊) for his album "Pulu'em" (meaning "gaining strength" in Pinuyumayan 得力量)
★Best Indigenous album: "Lady of the Ocean" (海女) by "Outlet Drift" (漂流出口)
★Best new artist: ?te (壞特) with her album "A Bedroom of One's Own"
★Best male singer (Taiwanese): Hsu Fu-kai (許富凱) for his album "Ten" (拾歌)
★Best female singer (Taiwanese): Olivia Tsao (曹雅雯) for her album "tsu-pun" (自本)
★Best Taiwanese album: "tsu-pun" (自本) by Olivia Tsao (曹雅雯)
★Best band: Sunset Rollercoaster (落日飛車) for its album "SOFT STORM" (柔性風暴)
★Best vocal group: The Wanted (尋人啟事) for its ablum "Dear Adult"
★Best album design: Xiao Qing-yang (蕭青陽) for the album "ZETA"
★Best music video: "Home Cookin" (家常音樂) directed by Cowper Wang (王宗欣)
★Jury award: Wan Fang (萬芳) for her album "Dear All" (給你們)
★Best Hakka singer: Wing Lo (羅文裕) for his album "When the sun rises" (當太陽升起時)
★Best Hakka album: "Till" (到底) by ChuNoodle (春麵樂隊)
★Best instrumental album recording: "The Adventures of Pie Boy" (派仔之遊) by The Spice Cabinet (五香放克樂團)
★Best instrumental album producer: hirsk for the album "noista/gia" (噪噪噪噪切)
★Best instrumental album: "The Adventures of Pie Boy" (派仔之遊) by The Spice Cabinet (五香放克樂團)
★Best vocal album recording: "Where is SHI?" (出沒地帶) by Shi Shi (孫盛希)
★Best instrumental composer: Terry Hsieh (謝燕輝) and Derrick Sepnio (張德銘) for "Bitter Sweet" (苦樂) from the album "The Adventures of Pie Boy" (派仔之遊) by The Spice Cabinet (五香放克樂團)
★Best composer: HUSH for the song "AnHe" (安和) by Tarcy Su (蘇慧倫)
★Special contribution award: Lo Ta-you (羅大佑)
★Best song producer: Khalil Fong (方大同) for "Noodles" (麵麵) from his album "Home Sweet Home" (宅這)
★Best album producer: George Chen (陳建騏) for Hebe Tien's (田馥甄) album "Time Will Tell" (無人知曉)
★Song of the year: "Your Name Engraved Herein" (刻在我心底的名字) sung by Crowd Lu (盧廣仲)
★Best male singer (Mandarin): Soft Lipa (杜振熙/蛋堡) with his album "Home Cookin" (家常音樂)
★Best female singer (Mandarin): Hebe Tien (田馥甄) for her album "Time Will Tell" (無人知曉)
★Best Mandarin album: "Home Cookin" (家常音樂) by Soft Lipa (杜振熙/蛋堡)
★Album of the year: "Pulu'em" (得力量) by Sangpuy (桑布伊)
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