Winners of the 23rd annual Golden Melody Awards




Veteran pop-rock band Mayday was definitely the big winner of the night, taking home 6 awards.  Here are the rest of the winners of major categories highlighted in yellow:

Best Song of the year
Perfect Landing / Let You Replace Me
Noah’s Ark / Second Round
So After I’ve Grown Up / So After I’ve Grown Up
Speaking of Love / Sing It Out Of Love
Those Years / Those Years

Best Album
Second Round(no where ver.)
Perfect Life
My Love
No Crying
Sing It Out Of Love
Ren

Best Male Singer
Luan Dan A Xiang / Let You Replace Me
Yoga Lin / Perfect Life
Eason Chan / ?
Jay Chou /Exclamation Mark
Jam Hsiao / Wild Dreams

Best Female Singer
A-Lin / We Will Be Better
Stefanie Sun / It’s Time
Hebe Tien / MY LOVE
Waa (Wei Ru-Xuan) / No Crying
A-Mei Chang / R U Watching?
Tanya Chua / Singing It Out Of Love

Best Band
Mayday
Tizzy Bac
Buddha Jump
Mary See The Future
Sodagreen

Best New Artist
Wu Nan-Ying / I’m Just
The Girl and The Robots / Miss November
A-Fu Teng / Yuan Lai Ru Ci!!
Ilid Kaolo / My Carefree Life
Jess Lee / Thank You My Love

Best Music Video
Imperial Army / Takasago Army
Crazy From Loneliness / So After I’ve Grown Up
My Love / MY LOVE
Bird’s Nest / What Is Troubling You
Old Love Song / Home in the Arctic Village

Best Composer
Mayday’s Masa / Noah’s Ark / Second Round
Jiao An-Pu / Please Give Me A Better Rival In Love / MY LOVE
A-Chord Hsieh / So After I’ve Grown Up / So After I’ve Grown Up
Khalil Fong / Solitary Patient / ?
Tanya Chua / Speaking Of Love / Sing It Out Of Love

Click here for the complete list of winners


Source: UDN
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When the media asked if he had invited his rumored girlfriend G.E.M. to his concert, he replied, “All my friends were invited,” and then added, “That person (G.E.M.) probably didn’t come to watch.”  Since they were rumored to have broken up, the media asked if they could now describe her as “Yoga Lin’s ex-girlfriend.”  He answered, “You guys were the ones who wrote that.  I don’t mind it,” indirectly admitting that their relationship had ended.

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Source: Appledaily
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