The 19th Golden Melody Awards, arguably the most prestigious recognition in Mandarin music industry, were presented in Taipei on July 5.
Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou was the biggest winner, bagging five awards, including song of the year and best composer awards.
Malaysian Gary Chau and Singaporean Tanya Chua claimed the best male/female Mandarin singers title respectively (pic); Tanya also bagged the best producer award.
Taiwanese band Sodagreen won the best group/band award; while Hong Kong star Karen Mok produced surprise of the night by winning album of the year.
The awards presentation was shown live, but it was so so boring. The red carpet sucked, the hostesses sucked and the performers talked too much.
The funniest thing is seeing the celebrities pretending to be interested with what’s happening on stage when most of them were probably bored to the max.