Tanya Chua, Cyndi Wang and Karen Mok Bag 3 Awards Each At Singapore's Global Chinese Golden Chart (GCGC) Awards
The 2019 Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards kicked off to a great start Tuesday night at the Capitol Theatre, welcoming cream of the crop performers from all across the Greater China region to participate in the festivities.
Hosted by local radio station UFM 100.3, the night started off with a performance by local polished indie unit Neko Highway performing popular hit "阿五A-Wu". The all-girl band later was presented with the Bronze award for Best Newcomer.
With performances by indie darling Ann Bai, R&B - pop artist Xiao Bing Chih, Cyndi Wang, Tanya Chua and more, the audiences and livestream viewers were wowed with a selection of new songs such as Singaporean singer-songwriter Boon Hui Lu's tear-jerker '親愛的" and Ann Bai's "讓我逃離平庸的生活 Escaping the Mediocre Life", as well as oldies-but-goodies such as Cyndi Wang's unforgettable '當你' and Chua's 'Beautiful Love'.
Truly a night to remember for local fervent fans of Mandopop presenting just a taster of what the contemporary scene has to offer while paying homage to greats past and present.
Check out the full awards list below:
Check out the livestream of the event here.
As this year comes to a long-needed close, the time has come yet again to compile a list of our top songs for 2018. This task has always been a delicate one; as we aim to choose songs that were chart-toppers while also leaving room for works that have contributed in a positive way to the creativity and diversity of the market. On top of this, I’ve also tried to choose songs that are cohesive and represent a general theme; reflecting on the year that has been. This year, I’ve chosen the theme of mindfulness and reflection. Be it a discussion of the world around us, our inner selves or the passing of time and life. In this year of confusion, despair and misdirection, we are all searching for something real to hold on to. This theme has increasingly resonates with me this year more than ever before, and I hope it strikes a chord with you too.
NO. 10: KELLY YU 于文文 – DIGNITY體面
What top 10 list could be complete without this regional chart-topper? The song which was part of the soundtrack for the movie ‘The Ex File 3: Return of the Exes’ allowed Canadian-Chinese artist Kelly Yu skyrocket to fame since its release in February this year with its moody and atmospheric piano arrangement. Although ballads are often hit-or-miss, Yu’s steady, honest vocals tug on the ol’ heartstrings just so, giving listeners delectable texture to ruminate over time and again.