|Golden Melody Awards|
|Current: 33rd Golden Melody Awards|
|Awarded for||Outstanding achievements in the music industry|
|Presented by||Ministry of Culture (Taiwan)|
|First awarded||January 6, 1990|
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 Taiwan's Ministry of Culture to recognize outstanding achievement in the Mandarin, Taiwanese Hokkien, 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.       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).
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.
In 1997, the awards were split into separate honors for popular music and traditional music.  The two awards became distinct ceremonies in 2007.  Starting in 2014, the Golden Melody Awards for traditional music has been awarded by the National Center for Traditional Arts, another division of the Ministry of Culture. 
Both the 31st and 32nd edition of the awards ceremony was postponed to October 2020 and August 2021 respectively due to COVID-19 pandemic. The 33rd edition in the meantime, was held on July 2, 2022 at the Kaohsiung Arena in Kaohsiung, marking its return at Kaohsiung City since the 16th edition.
|1st||6 January 1990||—||Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall||Taipei, Taiwan|
|2nd||27 October 1990|
|3rd||9 November 1991|
|4th||21 November 1992|
|5th||20 November 1993|
|6th||26 November 1994|
|7th||8 June 1996|
|8th||3 May 1997||Taipei International Convention Center|
|9th||29 May 1998||Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall|
|10th||30 April 1999|
|11th||28 April 2000|
|12th||5 May 2001||Kaohsiung Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center||Kaohsiung, Taiwan|
|13th||4 May 2002|
|14th||3 August 2003||National Taiwan University Sports Center||Taipei, Taiwan|
|15th||8 May 2004||Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall|
|16th||28 May 2005||Kaohsiung Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center||Kaohsiung, Taiwan|
|17th||10 June 2006||Taipei Arena||Taipei, Taiwan|
|18th||2 June 2007||Traditional||ISCC Convention Center|
|16 June 2007||Popular||Taipei Arena|
|19th||21 June 2008||Traditional||Taipei County Government Multifunction Hall||Banqiao, Taiwan|
|5 July 2008||Popular||Taipei Arena||Taipei, Taiwan|
|20th||6 June 2009||Traditional||Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall|
|27 June 2009||Popular||Taipei Arena|
|21st||5 June 2010||Traditional||Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall|
|26 June 2010||Popular||Taipei Arena|
|22nd||28 May 2011||Traditional||National Taiwan University Sports Center|
|18 June 2011||Popular||Taipei Arena|
|23rd||2 June 2012||Traditional||Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall|
|23 June 2012||Popular||Taipei Arena|
|24th||8 June 2013||Traditional||Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall|
|6 July 2013||Popular||Taipei Arena|
|25th||28 June 2014|
|9 August 2014||Traditional||Zhongshan Hall|
|26th||27 June 2015||Popular||Taipei Arena|
|1 August 2015||Traditional||Zhongshan Hall|
|27th||25 June 2016||Popular||Taipei Arena|
|13 August 2016||Traditional||National Center for Traditional Arts||Wujie, Taiwan|
|28th||24 June 2017||Popular||Taipei Arena||Taipei, Taiwan|
|26 August 2017||Traditional||NTUA Performing Arts Center||New Taipei City, Taiwan|
|29th||23 June 2018||Popular||Taipei Arena||Taipei, Taiwan|
|11 August 2018||Traditional||Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center|
|30th||29 June 2019||Popular||Taipei Arena|
|10 August 2019||Traditional||Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center|
|31st||3 October 2020||Popular||Taipei Music Center|
|24 October 2020||Traditional||Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center|
|32nd||21 August 2021||Popular||Taipei Music Center|
|9 October 2021||Traditional||Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center|
|33rd||2 July 2022||Popular||Kaohsiung Arena||Kaohsiung, Taiwan|
Popular music 
Vocal category – Record label awards
Vocal category – Individual awards
Instrumental category – Record label awards
Instrumental category – Individual awards
Technical category – Individual awards
Technical category – Record label awards
Traditional arts and music 
Publishing category – Album awards
Publishing category – Individual awards
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