Channel [V] Chinese Music Awards celebrated in Shanghai

MUMBAI: Channel [V] staged the the 13th Chinese Music Awards ceremony at the Shanghai Grand Theatre.

The event was jointly presented by Channel [V], China Central Television (CCTV) and Shanghai Media Group for the fifth consecutive year.

Chinese artists from Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China, including Eason Chan, Wang Leehom, Mayday, S.H.E., Fan Fan, Kenji Wu, Show Luo, A-mei Chang and Tank were present at the ceremony.

Thirty-one awards were handed out last night at the 13th Channel [V] Chinese Music Awards including Best Male Artist to Eason Chan and Best Female Artist to A-mei Chang.

Other award winners included Wang Leehom as Most Popular Male Artist and Best Singer-Songwriter, Angela Zhang as Most Popular Female Artist, S.H.E. as Best Group and Tank as Best Newcomer.

The event also launched the inaugural [V] Wireless Original Music Award. The new award follows the [V] Wireless Original Music service launched in November 2006, a Channel [V] initiative that invites aspiring musicians to create and upload original Chinese songs to China Mobile's WAP service, monternet.

Subscribers to the monternet service can then download the songs onto their mobile handsets, and vote for their favourites. The debut award was picked up by Xiao Fei from Beijing for his song "Instant Noodle".

Global mobile entertainment company Jamster joined the Awards for the first time this year as the presenting sponsor. Sony Ericsson was the official sponsor, supporting the Awards with a host of original music initiatives in mainland China.

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