Hot off the press without further ado, here's your basic survival guide for who was nominated at all the award categories at the 27th Golden Melody Awards!
Best singles of the year
《告白氣球Love Confession》周杰倫 Jay Chou
《年輪說Traces of time in love》楊丞琳 Rainie Yang
《我們的總和The sum of us》艾怡良 Eve
《大風吹Wind blows 》草東沒有派對 No Party For Cao Dong
《離心力Centrifugal force》楊乃文Naiwen Yang
《天真有邪Spoiled Innocence》林宥嘉 Yoga Lin
《蹦孔Jump Hole》伍佰 Wu Bai & China Blue
草東沒有派對 No Party For Cao Dong
問樂團 Guess What
動力火車 Power Station
火星電台 Planet Radio
Best Male Mandarin Artists
周杰倫 Jay Chou
林宥嘉 Yoga Lin
Khalil Fong 方大同
Best Female Mandarin Artists
魏如萱 waa wei
Miss Ko 葛仲珊
Best Mandarin Bands
草東沒有派對 No Party For Cao Dong
雞蛋蒸肉餅Egg and meat pancake
蕭敬騰 Jam Hsiao's LION 獅子合唱團
吉那罐子 楊淑喻 Gina's Can
The Chairman董事長樂團 feat 劉福助
《JTW西遊記》Journey to the West-Khalil Fong
《飛行器的執行週期》The Silent Star Stone-Guo Ding
《說 艾怡良》Say-Eve Ai
《自傳》History of Tomorrow-Mayday
《末路狂花》Run! Frantic Flowers!- Waa Wei
《萬松嶺》Million Songs Hill- Jun Xu
Best Taiwanese-language Male Singer
羅時豐 Luo Shi-Feng
廖士賢 Sam Liao
賴銘偉 Yuming Lai
謝銘祐 Hsieh Ming-You
李英宏 aka DJ Didilong
Best Taiwanese-language Female Singer
Best Taiwanese-language album
《釘子花》Ding Zi Hua-Wubai & China Blue
《舊年》Olden days-Hsieh Ming-You
《台客電力公司》Taiko Electric Company
《董事長的少年時代》The youth of the Chairmen-Chairman band
艾怡良 Eve Ai
五月天怪獸 Mayday Monster
草東沒有派對 No Party for Cao Dong
魏如萱 Waa Wei
謝銘祐 Hsieh Ming-You
黃建為 Jacky Huang
吳青峰 Wu Tsing-Feng
伍佰 Wu bai
艾怡良 Eve Ai
五月天阿信 Mayday Ashin
草東沒有派對 No Party for Cao Dong
謝銘祐 Hsieh Ming You
陳主惠 Chen Zhu Hui
方大同 Khalil Fong, JTW西遊記 JTW Journey To The West杜凱、戈非 Du Kai, Ge Fei
荒井十一Huang Jing Shi Yi
For Aboriginal and Hakka awards + Best soundtrack, Best arranger awards see full list: http://www.nownews.com/n/2017/05/16/2524419
Using growth as a theme in her music, Rainie is no longer restricted.
Give her a journey and she will let you see, listen, and remember sounds that were long before forgotten. The space between two cities, from personalities to emotions; from simplicity to complexity. Beginning from what is within, where has Rainie’s observation led her to focus on? What kind of self are you searching for? And in others’ eyes, what kind of Rainie do they see? Give Rainie 12 hours of time difference, 14 hours of travel time and what she gives you in return is her metamorphosis. In the year of 2014, hear her ten newest works; every single song has its own memories and imagery that has been left inside. Sometimes cold, independently finishing the road that you have chosen elegantly, but at other times passionate and crazy, wanting to just go with the flow, exchanging burdens for a real smile. Growth…simplicity…it in itself is not that simple. Although we cannot truly understand what is love before beginning to love, but we can begin to understand Rainie, and begin to understand what is love and what is not, like the two faces of a mask.
Rainie has used one and a half years to prepare this album; with the help of many creative people, she has been able to see a side of herself she has never before seen, “dian shui”(ordering water) is a song that lala Hsu wrote especially for Rainie. Through Lala’s works, we can hear and understand Rainie’s repression and her wanting to give it all up for love in a complex dichotomy of emotions; rainie’s brave protection of a relationship shows her softer side, and is also the side that shows her resolve to hold burdens by herself. <A Tale of Two Rainie>is rainie’s internal world, and is also reflective of the feelings that both you and I feel in love.
Taken from Rainie's official press release statement for her album (translated).
Rainie is finally releasing her new album after a long break, and this time around she and a group of 10 people have travelled to New York in order to help her find inspiration, and also to create her new image for this album, which is stunning in its entirety. Her first single <ordering water>(点水) is written especially for her by friend Lala Hsu, who heard Rainie's story of mistakenly telling a friend about her true feelings for him, but afterwards telling him that she was mistaken in doing so as she was drunk, despite them being her true feelings. Won't you listen to her story too?
Rainie's new album <Two Sided Rainie>(雙丞戲) will be released on the 12th of December, 2014.
Here's what rainie has to say about her new album ,<Angel Wings>!
Rainie: I still remember when I released my first album <Ambiguous> , at that time the recording company nicknamed me the <stubborn angel>...no wonder me and "Angels" have a affinity after all these years. But truthfully, I'm not a person who romanticises and dreams, so I always thought that the term angel was not very suited for me! Until this album, it has let me realise, "angels" are not necessarily helpless, gentle, faraway, they are actually down to earth, strong and very near by! They can be a 'he' or a 'she' or an 'it' , you can't be certain...every person will be someone's angel , one day you(or you) will also spread your wings to protect, to love and to be strong! They can come in many shapes and forms ! When you meet it/him/her, you will know...
In your lives, was there previously an angel?-Rainie Yang on her new album
First of all , Congratulations to all the female nominees for the golden melody awards ; there is no doubt that all of them (Sandy Lam , G.E.M , Jolin Tsai , Lala Hsu and Jia Jia) are well-deserving of the award! However , I was disappointed when a few of my favourite albums of the year and the artists behind them were not nominated for this award. lets take a look!
Nominee #1: Rainie yang
Now , the entire music industry has been rocked by Rainie Yang's changes especially since the release of her 2011 Album <Longing> , and in 2012 the release of her album <wanting happiness> shows her kicking everything into full gear. She even put in the effort to learn a new singing style which is very hard to master , and has been praised by friends in the industry alike for her effort and hard work. Each and every single one of the songs in her new album is well crafted , and full of her own ideas. Although her whispery singing style in this album may be soft , it loses in no way to other powerhouses by creating a heightened sense of emotion within the listener in every song. I have thoroughly enjoyed her new album and see no reason why it was not nominated. So well done Rainie for a wonderful album ; it's not much but I hope she realises that in the heart of all her fans she has made them very happy with her music !
Nominee #2: A-Lin
The media too have been all over the fact that A-lin was not nominated this year , and I totally agree with them. Long has talented powerhouse A-Lin gone unnoticed for critical acclamation despite the slew of golden hits that she has produced over the years ; and I am disappointed to report the same this year. I was especially excited to listen to this album after hearing that she penned lyrics for 3 or 4 of the songs and had input in writing some of them herself as well! Her vocals are always perfect in every single way , but this album I feel is different in that I can her HER-who she is coming out in this particular album. This album has created a much more intimate feeling than her previous albums , especially because of her penning of some of the lyrics , but just the way it was made I can see the love and effort put into it. For example , the demo clip for <woman in love> ; at the end of it as they sing together I can actually hear a smile in her voice ; so everytime I hear it , it creates another dimension to the song which makes me really happy. Although some of her lyrics aren't perfect as she herself has admitted , they are perfect in expressing the emotions that she feels , such as the loss of a friend in <purple rain> , where at the end I can almost see her crying as she stands there in the recording studio singing into the microphone. All these little details in every one of the songs makes it such a special and intimate album for me , and I am bewildered as to why she was not considered for this years' awards. So well done A-Lin ; you definitely have my vote!
Nominee #3: Bai An ANN
I guess Bai An and Jia Jia are two of the most talked about newcomers ; having been counterparts to each other since debuting at the end of last year at the same time. Congratulations to Jia Jia for being nominated for the best female mandarin singer at this year's awards , but I also feel that Bai An too has a unique and special talent that should not be underestimated. From the first time I heard <是什么让我遇见这样的你〉, I've been enraptured under ANN's spell. Some may say she sounds like Stefanie Sun , but I for one have never seen a person so unique in their personality , singing style or ideas before. She truly follows her own path and I really respect that about her. Each and every song in her album is a true gem with bai An herself writing all the lyrics and melodies. Like A-Lin ; many of her songs reveal to the listeners parts of herself such as the aforementioned song , and also many of the others. I feel that she deserved to be nominated as much as any of the nominees as I continue to be enthralled by her voice and her words with every single listen.
Nominee #4: Lara Liang
Out of all the female singers who I thought should have been nominated , Lara was the one I was most deeply saddened by when hearing that she wasn't nominated. Despite being Jay Chou's protégé in a way and being under his company JVR Music , I feel that lara hasn't been largely publicised and it really is something that I feel is very sad , as her album was one of the best that I had listened to in 2012 , or even one of the best albums ever. her concept of freedom that she used within the album taught me a lot using her own playful , simple yet meaningful style of lyrics which I have always appreciated. Each of the songs were beautifully crafted and every single one of them contains a lot of heart and a lot of emotion. The versatility of her voice in this album is too to be commended , as the way that she creates atmospheres and emotions with her voice is truly a wonderful talent which is very unique to her , despite her doll-like vocals. There really isn't nothing more to say ; she is a wonderful artist with her own ideas and things that she has accomplished within her album and I am really proud to be a fan because of the amazingness that is her second album. It is such a shame , but I really do recommend her album <free spirit> to readers who haven't yet heard of her!
For rainie yang's current concert , she is putting together a showcase all about the queens and princess of the chinese music industry. She has released a new single called <Love Voyage> , which is a delightful mashup of all the greatest Love songs of our generation-by female singers of course. They include the hits of jolin Tsai , Karen Mok , Rene Liu , Tanya Chua and Elva Hsiao , Fish Leong , Angela Chang and more. Can you guess which ones are in it?
She has also released a second single , which is her cover of Faye Wong's 1997 hit , <暗湧>.
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