Golden Melody Awards

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Golden Melody Awards
Ambox current red.svg 30th Golden Melody Awards
Awarded forOutstanding achievements in the music industry
Country Taiwan
Presented by Ministry of Culture
First awardedJanuary 6, 1990;29 years ago (1990-01-06)

The Golden Melody Awards (simplified Chinese :金曲奖; traditional Chinese :金曲獎; pinyin :Jīnqǔ Jiǎng), commonly abbreviated as GMA, is an honor awarded by the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan to recognize outstanding achievement in the Mandarin, Taiwanese, Hakka, and Formosan-languages popular and traditional music industry. The GMAs are awarded on the basis of votes by members of jury, and it has constantly been recognized as the equivalent to the Grammy Awards in Chinese-speaking world. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] It shares recognition of the music industry as that of the other performance awards such as the Golden Bell Awards (television) and the Golden Horse Awards (motion pictures).

Simplified Chinese characters standardized Chinese characters developed in mainland China

Simplified Chinese characters are standardized Chinese characters prescribed in the Table of General Standard Chinese Characters for use in mainland China. Along with traditional Chinese characters, they are one of the two standard character sets of the contemporary Chinese written language. The government of the People's Republic of China in mainland China has promoted them for use in printing since the 1950s and 1960s to encourage literacy. They are officially used in the People's Republic of China and Singapore.

Traditional Chinese characters Traditional Chinese characters

Traditional Chinese characters are Chinese characters in any character set that does not contain newly created characters or character substitutions performed after 1946. They are most commonly the characters in the standardized character sets of Taiwan, of Hong Kong and Macau, and in the Kangxi Dictionary. The modern shapes of traditional Chinese characters first appeared with the emergence of the clerical script during the Han Dynasty, and have been more or less stable since the 5th century.

Pinyin Chinese romanization scheme for Mandarin

Hanyu Pinyin, often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China and to some extent in Taiwan. It is often used to teach Standard Mandarin Chinese, which is normally written using Chinese characters. The system includes four diacritics denoting tones. Pinyin without tone marks is used to spell Chinese names and words in languages written with the Latin alphabet, and also in certain computer input methods to enter Chinese characters.


The 1st Golden Melody Awards was held on January 6, 1990, to honor the popular music production by performers. Following the 1996 ceremony, the Ministry of Culture overhauled many Golden Melody Award categories for 1997.

The 1st Golden Melody Awards ceremony was held at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei on 6 January 1990.

The 30th edition of the awards ceremony was held on June 29, 2019, at the Taipei Arena in Taipei.

The 30th Golden Melody Awards will take place in Taipei, Taiwan in 2019. The award ceremony for the popular music categories will be hosted by Lulu Huang and broadcast on TTV on 29 June.

Taipei Arena Sports arena in Taipei, Taiwan

The Taipei Arena is an indoor sporting arena located in Songshan District, Taipei, Taiwan. Built in 2005, the large multi-purpose stadium can accommodate major international sport events such as ice skating, ice hockey, gymnastics, handball, basketball, tennis, badminton, table tennis, indoor soccer, boxing, judo, karate, taekwondo and wrestling.


1st Golden Melody Awards N/A6 January 1990 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Taipei, Taiwan
2nd Golden Melody Awards 27 October 1990
3rd Golden Melody Awards 9 November 1991
4th Golden Melody Awards 21 November 1992
5th Golden Melody Awards 20 November 1993
6th Golden Melody Awards 26 November 1994
7th Golden Melody Awards 8 June 1996
8th Golden Melody Awards 3 May 1997 Taipei International Convention Center
9th Golden Melody Awards 29 May 1998Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
10th Golden Melody Awards 30 April 1999
11th Golden Melody Awards 28 April 2000
12th Golden Melody Awards 5 May 2001 Kaohsiung Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center Kaohsiung, Taiwan
13th Golden Melody Awards 4 May 2002
14th Golden Melody Awards 3 August 2003 National Taiwan University Sports Center Taipei, Taiwan
15th Golden Melody Awards 8 May 2004Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
16th Golden Melody Awards 28 May 2005Kaohsiung Chiang Kai-shek Cultural CenterKaohsiung, Taiwan
17th Golden Melody Awards 10 June 2006 Taipei Arena Taipei, Taiwan
18th Golden Melody Awards Traditional2 June 2007ISCC Convention Center
Popular16 June 2007Taipei Arena
19th Golden Melody Awards Traditional21 June 2008Taipei County Government Multifunction Hall Banqiao, Taiwan
Popular5 July 2008Taipei ArenaTaipei, Taiwan
20th Golden Melody Awards Traditional6 June 2009Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
Popular27 June 2009Taipei Arena
21st Golden Melody Awards Traditional5 June 2010Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
Popular26 June 2010Taipei Arena
22nd Golden Melody Awards Traditional28 May 2011National Taiwan University Sports Center
Popular18 June 2011Taipei Arena
23rd Golden Melody Awards Traditional2 June 2012Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
Popular23 June 2012Taipei Arena
24th Golden Melody Awards Traditional8 June 2013Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
Popular6 July 2013Taipei Arena
25th Golden Melody Awards 28 June 2014
Traditional9 August 2014 Zhongshan Hall
26th Golden Melody Awards Popular27 June 2015Taipei Arena
Traditional1 August 2015Zhongshan Hall
27th Golden Melody Awards Popular25 June 2016Taipei Arena
Traditional13 August 2016 National Center for Traditional Arts Wujie, Taiwan
28th Golden Melody Awards Popular24 June 2017Taipei ArenaTaipei, Taiwan
Traditional26 August 2017 NTUA Performing Arts Center New Taipei City, Taiwan
29th Golden Melody Awards Popular23 June 2018Taipei ArenaTaipei, Taiwan
Traditional11 August 2018 Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center
30th Golden Melody Awards Popular29 June 2019Taipei Arena
Traditional10 August 2019Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center


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