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Taiwanese pop diva Jolin Tsai’s album Play leads this year’s Golden Melody
nominees with nine nominations, including Best Mandarin Album, the jury announced Monday.
The album also garnered nods in the categories of Best Song of the Year, Best Music Video, Best Musical Arranger, Best Single Producer, Best Album Packaging and the newly established category of Best Album Recording.
Despite the strong performance of her album, however, Tsai did not gain a nod in the category of Best Mandarin Female Singer, which will be contended by Taiwan’s A-mei, Lala Hsu, Waa Wei, A-lin and Hong Kong’s Karen Mok, according to the list of nominees released by the Ministry of Culture’s Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development.
In the Best Mandarin Male Singer category, Hong Kong’s Jacky Cheung will be pitted against fellow Hong Kongers Eason Chan and Khalil Fong, and Taiwan’s William Wei and Yang Pei-an.
The six nominees for Best Mandarin Album are Play, Lala Hsu’s Missing, Jacky Cheung’s Wake Up Dreaming, Eason Chan’s Rice & Shine, Karen Mok’s Departures and Aiyo, Not Bad by Taiwan’s Jay Chou. [FULL STORY]