Golden Melody Awards
|Golden Melody Awards|
|Current: 31st 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.
|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|
|31st Golden Melody Awards||Popular||3 October 2020||Taipei Music Center|
|Traditional||24 October 2020||Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center|
|32nd Golden Melody Awards||Popular||21 August 2021||Taipei Arena|
|Traditional||9 October 2021||Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center|
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
Publishing category – Album awards
Publishing category – Individual awards
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- (in Chinese) Official website at the Government Information Office
- (in Chinese) Lists of nominees and winners over the years