By: The Associated Press
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Jolin Tsai was the big winner at the Golden Melody Awards,
honoring some of the biggest names in Asian music.
The Taiwanese pop star, nominated in seven categories, won three awards for best Mandarin album for “Play,” best vocal recording album and best single producer.
Celebrities and musicians from the Chinese-speaking world attended Saturday night’s ceremony, Taiwan’s equivalent of the Grammy Awards.
Screaming fans swarmed the entrance to Taipei Arena to watch their favorite stars walk the red carpet. Early arrival Jay Chou, a best album nominee for “Aiyo, Not Bad,” acknowledged his fans’ support and said he was nervous to be attending the awards.
Eason Chan was named best Mandarin male singer, a category he also won in 2003. Before the show, he said he favored one of his fellow nominees to win. [FULL STORY]