Golden Melody Awards

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Golden Melody Awards
Current: 31st Golden Melody Awards
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Awarded forOutstanding achievements in the music industry
Country Taiwan
Presented byMinistry of Culture (Taiwan)
First awardedJanuary 6, 1990; 31 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]

The 30th edition of the awards ceremony was held on June 29, 2019, at the Taipei Arena in Taipei. The 31st edition of the awards ceremony was postponed to October due to COVID-19 pandemic.


Ceremony Category Date Venue Location
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



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