Golden Melody Awards

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Golden Melody Awards
Current: 33rd Golden Melody Awards
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Awarded forOutstanding achievements in the music industry
CountryFlag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan
Presented by Ministry of Culture (Taiwan)
First awardedJanuary 6, 1990;32 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 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. [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).


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. [7] The two awards became distinct ceremonies in 2007. [8] 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. [9]

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 1998Sun 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 2004Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
16th 28 May 2005Kaohsiung Chiang Kai-shek Cultural CenterKaohsiung, Taiwan
17th 10 June 2006 Taipei Arena Taipei, Taiwan
18th 2 June 2007TraditionalISCC Convention Center
16 June 2007PopularTaipei Arena
19th 21 June 2008TraditionalTaipei County Government Multifunction Hall Banqiao, Taiwan
5 July 2008PopularTaipei ArenaTaipei, Taiwan
20th 6 June 2009TraditionalSun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
27 June 2009PopularTaipei Arena
21st 5 June 2010TraditionalSun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
26 June 2010PopularTaipei Arena
22nd 28 May 2011TraditionalNational Taiwan University Sports Center
18 June 2011PopularTaipei Arena
23rd 2 June 2012TraditionalSun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
23 June 2012PopularTaipei Arena
24th 8 June 2013TraditionalSun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
6 July 2013PopularTaipei Arena
25th 28 June 2014
9 August 2014Traditional Zhongshan Hall
26th 27 June 2015PopularTaipei Arena
1 August 2015TraditionalZhongshan Hall
27th 25 June 2016PopularTaipei Arena
13 August 2016Traditional National Center for Traditional Arts Wujie, Taiwan
28th 24 June 2017PopularTaipei ArenaTaipei, Taiwan
26 August 2017Traditional NTUA Performing Arts Center New Taipei City, Taiwan
29th 23 June 2018PopularTaipei ArenaTaipei, Taiwan
11 August 2018Traditional Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center
30th 29 June 2019PopularTaipei Arena
10 August 2019TraditionalTaiwan Traditional Theatre Center
31st 3 October 2020Popular Taipei Music Center
24 October 2020TraditionalTaiwan Traditional Theatre Center
32nd 21 August 2021PopularTaipei Music Center
9 October 2021TraditionalTaiwan Traditional Theatre Center
33rd 2 July 2022Popular Kaohsiung Arena Kaohsiung, Taiwan


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