Tanya Chua among the nominees for the Golden Melody Awards

Three-time award-winning Singaporean singer-songwriter Tanya Chua (蔡健雅) has been nominated for Best Female Vocalist (Mandarin) at the 33rd Golden Melody Awards, the Ministry of Culture announced on Wednesday.

The ministry announced the nominations of 170 artists, groups and works in 27 categories, with the ceremony scheduled for July 2.

Chua, who won Best Female Vocalist (Mandarin) at the Golden Melody Awards in 2006, 2008 and 2012, was nominated again in the category this year, alongside Taiwanese singer-songwriter Waa Wei (魏如萱), who won in 2020 and has been nominated five times in the category.

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The other nominees are R & B singer born in the United States Karencici (林 愷 倫), pop singer Faye Zhan (詹雯婷), singer Friends ILID Kaolo and Chinese singer TIA RAY (袁婭維).

Chua, 47, and singer A-mei Pinuyumayan (張惠妹) are tied for the highest number of Golden Melody awards for the best singer (Mandarin). Chua’s nomination this year paves the way for her to surpass A-mei in the category.

Chua’s latest album Go was nominated for Best Mandarin Album, along with Faye Zhan Zai Yun Cai Shang Tiao Wu Ji Ji Zha Zha (在雲彩上跳舞嘰嘰喳喳) and Waa Wei Have a good day.

Rounding out the category, 25-year-old singer Jerry Li’s (李權哲) second solo album, AI CHING; A flying dog of Cui Jian (崔健), considered a pioneer of Chinese rock; and night patrol by Non-Physical Troop (無實物藝術團).

Six Taiwanese and Chinese singers are nominated in the Best Male Vocalist (Mandarin) category: YELLOW (黃宣); Crowd Lu (盧廣仲), who won Best New Artist in 2009; singer and actor Ma Nien-hsien (馬念先); and Chinese artists Cui Jian, Jude Chiu (裘德) and Xu Jun (許鈞), nominated for the second time.

The album of the year must be selected from those who have been nominated for the award for best album in Mandarin, Hoklo (commonly known as Taiwanese), Hakka and aboriginal languages.

The ministry also said that the price of the special contribution will be awarded to two musicians who have had a lasting influence on the Taiwanese music industry. This is the late singer-songwriter Hakka Chiu Hsien-jung (邱憲榮), better known under the name of Chen Chiu (邱 晨) and producer and composer Chen Fu-ming (陳 復明).

The 33rd Golden Melody Awards will be held in Kaohsiung on July 2, the southern city’s first time hosting the event in 17 years.

Founded in 1990, the Golden Melody Awards honor the best music by Taiwanese and Chinese artists whose songs are performed in Mandarin, Taiwanese, Hakka, indigenous languages ​​and others, while celebrating those who have made significant contributions to the music industry. music in Taiwan. .

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