Golden Melody Awards

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Not to be confused with Chinese Music Awards, sometimes translated as "Golden Melody Awards".
Golden Melody Awards
25th Golden Melody Awards
Awarded for Best in music production
Date 28 June 2014 (2014-06-28) (Popular music)
9 August 2014 (2014-08-09) (Traditional music)
Location Taiwan
Country  Taiwan
Presented by Ministry of Culture (Republic of China)
Reward Golden Melody statuette
First awarded 1990
Television/Radio coverage
Network Taiwan Television
< 24th   26th >

The Golden Melody Awards (simplified Chinese: 金曲奖; traditional Chinese: 金曲獎; pinyin: Jīn Qǔ Jiǎng) is an annual Taiwanese music award, founded in 1990, presented by the Ministry of Culture (Republic of China). It is usually presented in May, June or July each year and presented for music in Mandarin, Taiwanese, Hakka, and Formosan languages. It is the Taiwanese equivalent to the Grammy Awards. It is also one of the three major annual awards presented in Taiwan along with Golden Bell Awards for television production and Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards for movies and films.

There are two main streams of categories: Popular Music Category (流行音樂作品類) and Traditional Music Category (傳統暨藝術音樂作品類) and are presented at separate ceremonies.

It was first broadcast on Azio TV (東風衛視) from 2002 to 2009. Then from 2010-2012 and 2014, it was broadcast on Taiwan Television (TTV) (台視). In 2013, it was broadcast on SET Metro (三立都會台).In 2015, GMA will be broadcast on Taiwan Television (TTV) (台視) again.


Discontinued awards[edit]

  • Best Recording (最佳錄音獎) - 2nd to 7th
  • Best Music Video Director (最佳單曲歌唱錄影帶導演獎) - 1st
  • Best Composer (China) (大陸地區作品獎大陸作曲人獎) - 8th
  • Best Singing Performance (China) (大陸地區作品獎大陸演唱人獎) - 8th
  • Best Instrumental Performance (China) (大陸地區作品獎大陸演奏人獎) - 8th
  • Best Male Performer (Overseas Chinese) (世界華人作品獎最佳男演唱人獎) - 8th
  • Best Female Performer (Overseas Chinese) (世界華人作品獎最佳女演唱人獎) - 8th
  • Best Instrumental Performer (Overseas Chinese) (世界華人作品獎最佳演奏人獎) - 8th
  • Most Popular Male Artist/Group (popular vote) (觀眾票選最受歡迎男(團體)歌手獎) - 18th
  • Most Popular Female Artist/Group (popular vote) (觀眾票選最受歡迎女(團體)歌手獎) - 18th


Popular music[edit]

Ceremony Date[Note 1] Venue
1st Golden Melody Awards 6 January 1990 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
2nd Golden Melody Awards 27 October 1990 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
3rd Golden Melody Awards 9 November 1991 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
4th Golden Melody Awards 21 November 1992 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
5th Golden Melody Awards 20 November 1993 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
6th Golden Melody Awards 26 November 1994 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
7th Golden Melody Awards 8 June 1996 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
8th Golden Melody Awards 3 May 1997 Taipei International Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan
9th Golden Melody Awards 29 May 1998 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
10th Golden Melody Awards 30 April 1999 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
11th Golden Melody Awards 28 April 2000 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
12th Golden Melody Awards 5 May 2001 Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
13th Golden Melody Awards 4 May 2002 Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
14th Golden Melody Awards 3 August 2003 National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
15th Golden Melody Awards 8 May 2004 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
16th Golden Melody Awards 28 May 2005 Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
17th Golden Melody Awards 10 June 2006 Taipei Arena, Taipei, Taiwan
18th Golden Melody Awards 16 June 2007 Taipei Arena, Taipei, Taiwan
19th Golden Melody Awards 5 July 2008 Taipei Arena, Taipei, Taiwan
20th Golden Melody Awards 27 June 2009 Taipei Arena, Taipei, Taiwan
21st Golden Melody Awards 26 June 2010 Taipei Arena, Taipei, Taiwan
22nd Golden Melody Awards 18 June 2011 Taipei Arena, Taipei, Taiwan[1]
23rd Golden Melody Awards 23 June 2012 Taipei Arena, Taipei, Taiwan
24th Golden Melody Awards 6 July 2013 Taipei Arena, Taipei, Taiwan
25th Golden Melody Awards 28 June 2014 Taipei Arena, Taipei, Taiwan

Best Mandarin Male Singer[edit]

Year No Best Mandarin Male Singer Country No of Awards
1990 1st Johnny Yin 殷正洋 Taiwan
1990 2nd Jung Hong 洪榮宏 Taiwan
1991 3rd Chief Chao 趙傳 Taiwan
1992 4th Emil Chau 周華健 Hong Kong
1993 5th Johnny Yin 殷正洋 Taiwan 2nd award
1994 6th Johnny Yin 殷正洋 Taiwan 3rd award
1996 7th Jeff Chang 張信哲 Taiwan
1997 8th Chyi Chin 齊秦 Taiwan
1998 9th Jacky Cheung 張學友 Hong Kong
1999 10th Leehom Wang 王力宏 Taiwan/USA
2000 11th Purdur Chen 陳建年 Taiwan
2001 12th Adia 阿弟仔 Taiwan
2002 13th Harlem Yu 庾澄慶 Taiwan
2003 14th Eason Chan 陳奕迅 Hong Kong
2004 15th Sky Wu 伍思凱 Taiwan
2005 16th Stanley Huang 黃立行 Taiwan
2006 17th Leehom Wang 王力宏 Taiwan/USA 2nd award
2007 18th Nicky Lee 李玖哲 USA
2008 19th Gary Chaw 曹格 Malaysia
2009 20th Jay Chou 周杰倫 Taiwan
2010 21st David Tao 陶喆 Taiwan/USA
2011 22nd Jay Chou 周杰倫 Taiwan 2nd award
2012 23rd Luantan Ascent 亂彈阿翔 Taiwan
2013 24th Jam Hsiao 蕭敬騰 Taiwan
2014 25th JJ Lin 林俊傑 Singapore

Best Mandarin Female Singer[edit]

Year No Best Mandarin Female Singer Country No of awards
1990 1st Jody Chiang 江蕙 Taiwan
1990 2nd Tsai Chin 蔡琴 Taiwan
1991 3rd Sarah Chen 陳淑樺 Taiwan
1992 4th Sammi Kao 高勝美 Taiwan
1993 5th Sally Yeh 葉蒨文 Taiwan/Canada
1994 6th Stella Chang 張清芳 Taiwan
1996 7th Sarah Chen 陳淑樺 Taiwan 2nd award
1997 8th Stella Chang 張清芳 Taiwan 2nd award
1998 9th Chyi Yu 齊豫 Taiwan
1999 10th Shunza 順子 China/USA
2000 11th Faith Yang 楊乃文 Taiwan
2001 12th Na Ying 那英 China
2002 13th A-Mei 張惠妹 Taiwan
2003 14th Karen Mok 莫文蔚 Hong Kong
2004 15th Faye Wong 王菲 Hong Kong
2005 16th Stefanie Sun 孫燕姿 Singapore
2006 17th Tanya Chua 蔡健雅 Singapore
2007 18th Jolin Tsai 蔡依林 Taiwan
2008 19th Tanya Chua 蔡健雅 Singapore 2nd award
2009 20th Sandee Chan 陳珊妮 Taiwan/Philippines
2010 21st A-mei 張惠妹 Taiwan 2nd award
2011 22nd Karen Mok 莫文蔚 Hong Kong 2nd award
2012 23rd Tanya Chua 蔡健雅 Singapore 3rd award
2013 24th Sandy Lam 林憶蓮 Hong Kong
2014 25th Penny Tai 戴佩妮 Malaysia

Best Mandarin Album[edit]

Year No Best Mandarin Album Singer/Group Country No of awards
2000 11th I Want Us To Be Together Mavis Fan Taiwan
2001 12th Jay Jay Chou Taiwan
2002 13th Fantasy Jay Chou Taiwan 2nd award
2003 14th Special Thanks To... Eason Chan Hong Kong
2004 15th Ye Hui Mei Jay Chou Taiwan 3rd award
2005 16th Then We All Wept In Silence Sandee Chan Taiwan/Philippines
2006 17th The Great Leap David Tao Taiwan/USA
2007 18th Wake Up MC HotDog Taiwan
2008 19th L!ve is... Karen Mok Karen Mok Hong Kong
2009 20th Don't Want To Let Go Eason Chan Hong Kong 2nd award
2010 21st AMIT A-mei Taiwan
2011 22nd The Era Jay Chou Taiwan 4th award
2012 23rd Second Round Mayday Taiwan
2013 24th Gaia Sandy Lam Hong Kong
2014 25th I am Ayal Komod Chang Chen-yue Taiwan


  1. ^ The dates correspondes to the Popular Music Category awards ceremony.


  1. ^ (Chinese) Taiwan Television Jacky Wu and Patty Hou to host 22nd Golden Melody Awards 18 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-18

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