Channel [V] Chinese Music Awards completes a decade

MUMBAI: The 10th Channel [V] Chinese Music Awards celebrated its decade-long dedication to promoting excellence in Chinese music at the Shanghai Stadium on 8 January.

Top-billing artists from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong and more than 8,000 music lovers were present at the event.

More than 20 accolades were awarded to the best in the music industry. For Hong Kong/Taiwan, Wang Lee-hom and Chang A-Mei took the coveted Best Male and Best Female Artists awards while Piau Shu and Han Hong were named Mainland China's Best Male and Female Artists.

As part of the 10th anniversary celebration, three special awards were presented to recognise contributions to the development of Chinese music. Hong Kong diva Faye Wong was presented with The Distinguished Award for winning the most trophies over the years at the awards. The Most Recommendable Album Award went to Eason Chan's Black, White and Gray album while The Panel Special Awards went to artists Liu Huan, Liao Chang Yong, Wang Hong Wei, Lu Wei and Li Han.

The star-studded Channel [V] Chinese Music Awards event kicked off with artists and guests making grand red-carpet entrance. Performing guests included Irish pop star Ronan Keating, Faye Wong, Eason Chan, Beyond, Alex To, Harlem Yu, George Lam, Sally Yeh, Black Panther and many more. Actors Chang Chen, Shu Qi, Liu Ye and director Mabel Cheung were among the presenting guests.

The awards were jointly presented by Channel [V], China Central Television (CCTV) and The Shanghai Media Group and were sponsored by presenting sponsor Matsushita Mobile Communications Company, associate sponsors M-zone of China Mobile, Beijing Huiyuan Beverage and Food Group Co. Ltd. and Kao Commercial (Shanghai) Co. Ltd; and official sponsors M&M's Chocolate and Maestro of C-BONS Group, said a company release.

The awards will be broadcast on Channel [V] Mainland China, CCTV, other local networks in Mainland China and Xing Kong.

List of winners:

Taiwan and HK



Best Male Artist    Wang Lee-hom

Best Female Artist    Chang A-Mei

Best Groups / Bands    Mayday

Best Singer/ Song-writer    Jay Chou

Best Newcomer    Ma Chi Di Di

Best Music Video    "I'm not sad" - Stephanie Sun Yan Zi

Best Songs    "Clear Sky" - Jay Chou

"Encounter" - Stephanie Sun Yan Zi

"Brave" - Chang A-Mei

Mainland China

Category    Winner

Best Male Artist    Piao Shu

Best Female Artist    Han Hong

Best Groups/Bands    Band Zero

Best Singer/Song-writer    Xu Wei

Best Newcomer    Zhou Xun

Best Music Video    "Colorful Days" - Piao Shu

Best Songs    "Farewell. My Love" - Shui Mu Nian Hua

"Colorful Days" - Piao Shu

"Hidden Fragrance" - Sha Bao Liang

Special Awards

Category    Winner

The Distinguished Award    Faye Wong

The Most Recommendable Album    Eason Chan's "Black, White & Gray"

The Panel Special Award

Western Opera Artist Awards    Liu Huan, Liao Chang Yong

Chinese Folk Artist Awards    Wang Hong Wei, Lu Wei, Li Han

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