|Golden Melody Awards|
|Awarded for||Outstanding achievements in the music industry|
|Presented by||Ministry of Culture|
|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 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. 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 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 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.
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.
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/A||6 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 1998||Sun 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 2004||Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall|
|16th Golden Melody Awards||28 May 2005||Kaohsiung Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center||Kaohsiung, Taiwan|
|17th Golden Melody Awards||10 June 2006||Taipei Arena||Taipei, Taiwan|
|18th Golden Melody Awards||Traditional||2 June 2007||ISCC Convention Center|
|Popular||16 June 2007||Taipei Arena|
|19th Golden Melody Awards||Traditional||21 June 2008||Taipei County Government Multifunction Hall||Banqiao, Taiwan|
|Popular||5 July 2008||Taipei Arena||Taipei, Taiwan|
|20th Golden Melody Awards||Traditional||6 June 2009||Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall|
|Popular||27 June 2009||Taipei Arena|
|21st Golden Melody Awards||Traditional||5 June 2010||Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall|
|Popular||26 June 2010||Taipei Arena|
|22nd Golden Melody Awards||Traditional||28 May 2011||National Taiwan University Sports Center|
|Popular||18 June 2011||Taipei Arena|
|23rd Golden Melody Awards||Traditional||2 June 2012||Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall|
|Popular||23 June 2012||Taipei Arena|
|24th Golden Melody Awards||Traditional||8 June 2013||Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall|
|Popular||6 July 2013||Taipei Arena|
|25th Golden Melody Awards||28 June 2014|
|Traditional||9 August 2014||Zhongshan Hall|
|26th Golden Melody Awards||Popular||27 June 2015||Taipei Arena|
|Traditional||1 August 2015||Zhongshan Hall|
|27th Golden Melody Awards||Popular||25 June 2016||Taipei Arena|
|Traditional||13 August 2016||National Center for Traditional Arts||Wujie, Taiwan|
|28th Golden Melody Awards||Popular||24 June 2017||Taipei Arena||Taipei, Taiwan|
|Traditional||26 August 2017||NTUA Performing Arts Center||New Taipei City, Taiwan|
|29th Golden Melody Awards||Popular||23 June 2018||Taipei Arena||Taipei, Taiwan|
|Traditional||11 August 2018||Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center|
|30th Golden Melody Awards||Popular||29 June 2019||Taipei Arena|
|Traditional||10 August 2019||Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center|
Vocal category – Record label awards
The Golden Melody Award for Album of the Year is presented by the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan to honor quality vocal or instrumental recording albums in the pop music genre. The honor was first presented in the 2nd Golden Melody Awards as Best Album. From 1991 to 1996 the award was called Best Vocal Album. From 1997 to 2004 the award was called Best Pop Vocal Album. The award was discontinued in 2005 and was separated into Best Mandarin Album, Best Taiwanese Album, Best Hakka Album, and Best Aboriginal Album. In 2017, the award was revived, and albums in different languages are eligible for this award, although the awards for Best Mandarin Album, Best Taiwanese Album, Best Hakka Album, and Best Aboriginal Album are remained.
The Golden Melody Award for Song of the Year is presented by the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan to honor outstanding vocal recording tracks in the pop music genre. The Song of the Year award is one of the most prestigious categories at the awards presented annually since the 1st Golden Melody Awards in 1990. The award was presented for additional years until being discontinued in 1997, and was then revived in 2006. It is awarded to a single or for a track from an album, and goes to the performing artist for that song.
The Golden Melody Award for Best Mandarin Album is an honor presented at the Golden Melody Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1990, to recording artists for quality Mandopop music albums.
Vocal category – Individual awards
The Golden Melody Award for Best Male Mandarin Singer is an award given by the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan. It was first presented in 1990 as Best Male Singer.
The Golden Melody Award for Best Female Mandarin Singer is a Golden Melody Award recognizing outstanding vocal performance by a female in the Mandopop category, the first of which was presented in 1991.
The Golden Melody Award for Best Band is an award given by the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan. It was first presented in 2001. Mayday which is a band got the award before.
Instrumental category – Record label awards
Instrumental category – Individual awards
Technical category – Individual awards
Technical category – Record label awards
The Golden Melody Award for Best Vocal Recording Album has been awarded since 1990. From 1990 to 1996 there was an award called Best Recording Album designed to honor quality engineering for pop or instrumental recording albums; The award was discontinued from 1997 in a major overhaul of Golden Melody Award categories. The award category re-emerged in 2015, but was divided into two new awards, the Golden Melody Awards for Best Vocal Recording Album and Best Instrumental Recording Album.
Publishing category – Album awards
Publishing category – Individual awards
Kulilay Amit, better known by her stage name A-Mei, is a Taiwanese Puyuma singer and record producer. In 1996, she made her singing debut and released her album, Sisters. Her albums, Truth (2001), Amit (2009), and Faces of Paranoia (2014), each won her a Golden Melody Award for Best Mandarin Female Singer, and made her one of the singers who won the category the most times. Having sold more than 50 million records, she has achieved success in Mandarin-speaking world, and she is often referred to as the "Queen of Mandopop".
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Penny Tai is a Malaysian singer, songwriter, producer and director. Since her debut in 2000, she has achieved many successes in her music career, including winning 5 Golden Melody Awards.
The 17th Golden Melody Awards were held on 10 June 2006 at the Taipei Arena in Taipei, Taiwan.
Shin is a Taiwanese musician, actor and singer-songwriter. He is known as the former lead singer of the band Shin and a Golden Melody Awards nominee for Best Mandarin Male Singer.
The Golden Bell Awards is an annual Taiwanese television production award presented in October or November each year by the Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development, a division of Taiwan's Ministry of Culture. It is the first television production award in Chinese circulation, founded in 1965, and Taiwan's equivalent to the Emmy Awards. It is also one of the three major annual awards presented in Taiwan, along with the Golden Melody Awards for music and the Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards for movies and films. The awards were presented by the Government Information Office until 2011.
Lala Hsu is a Taiwanese singer-songwriter. Hsu was born in Hualien County, Taiwan, and grew up in Taichung.
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The 27th Golden Melody Awards was held in Taipei, Taiwan in 2016. The award ceremony for the popular music categories was hosted by Mickey Huang and broadcast on TTV on 25 June. The award ceremony for the traditional music categories will take place at the National Center for Traditional Arts on 13 August.
Sung Nien-yu, better known by his stage name Xiao Yu, is a Taiwanese singer, songwriter, and record producer.
The 28th Golden Melody Awards took place in Taipei, Taiwan in 2017. The award ceremony for the popular music categories was hosted by Mickey Huang and broadcast on TTV on 24 June.
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The 29th Golden Melody Awards took place in Taipei, Taiwan in 2018. The award ceremony for the popular music categories was hosted by Jam Hsiao and broadcast on TTV on 23 June.