The 18th Golden Melody Awards nominated a number of independent and alternative artists in major categories. Alternative rock band Sodagreen received the most number of nominations, including Best Band. The 2007 awards also added a new category, Most Popular Artist, nominated from among Taiwan's five largest record labels and 2006 top-selling albums. The winners of the category are voted upon by fans. The ceremony also featured South Korean pop group Super Junior and Japanese pop singer Mai Kuraki as guests.