Hebe Tien and Soft Lipa win Best Singers at Golden Melody Awards

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TAIPEI, CHINA - AUGUST 21: Singer Hebe Tien (L) and singer Soft Lipa pose with trophies backstage during the 32nd Golden Melody Awards on August 21, 2021 in Taipei, Taiwan of China. (Photo by Chen Lihong/VCG via Getty Images)
Singer Hebe Tien (left) and rapper Soft Lipa pose with trophies backstage during the 32nd Golden Melody Awards. (Photo by Chen Lihong/VCG via Getty Images)

The Golden Melody Awards, the biggest music awards for Chinese music in Asia, held its 32nd edition on Saturday (21 August) at the Taipei Music Center. 

The socially distanced event, which was streamed online, had been postponed from June to August because of a COVID-19 outbreak in Taiwan in May.

Taiwanese singers Hebe Tien and Soft Lipa won the Best Female Singer and Best Male Singer awards in the Mandarin category – Tien for her album Time Will Tell, and Soft Lipa for his album Home Cookin'.

Hebe and Soft Lipa's albums also each won two other major awards.  

Hebe's album Time Will Tell won Best Album Producer for George Chen as well as Best Lyricist for David Ke for the song Untold, which was performed by Hebe. 

This is Hebe's first time winning the Best Singer award. She rose to fame as part of the girl group S.H.E., and was visibly moved during her acceptance speech as she thanked the two other members of S.H.E., Selina Jen and Ella Chen, and her family.

As for rapper Soft Lipa, besides his Best Singer prize, his album Home Cookin' also won Best Mandarin Album, as well as Best Music Video for the album's title track Home Cookin', directed by Cowper Wang.

Singaporean Mandopop superstar JJ Lin had also been nominated for Best Male Singer for his album Drifter/Like You Do, but ended up losing the award to Soft Lipa. JJ did not attend the awards show but posted a video online of his reaction to Soft Lipa's win, joking that he should start rapping. He wrote, "Congratulations Soft Lipa! Didn’t manage to get the win this time, but I am happy and content!" 

The Album of the Year title went to Gain Strength, by Taiwanese indigenous musician Sangpuy Katatepan Mavaliyw.

Sangpuy was also named Best Indigenous Singer for his album Pulu'em (Gain Strength).

Song of the Year went to Your Name Engraved Herein, from the soundtrack of the movie of the same title, performed by Crowd Lu.

Sunset Rollercoaster won Best Band, and The Wanted was Best Vocal Group.

A total of 29 awards were presented at the Golden Melody Awards. Here's the list of all the winners (scroll down to see more photos from the event as well):

Full list of winners at 32nd Golden Melody Awards

Album of the Year
Pulu'em

Best Mandarin Album
Home Cookin' (Soft Lipa)

Best Female Singer (Mandarin)
Hebe Tien 

Best Male Singer (Mandarin)
Soft Lipa 

Song of the Year
Your Name Engraved Herein (Crowd Lu)

Best Album Producer
George Chen (Time Will Tell)

Best Song Producer
Khalil Fong

Special Contribution Award
Lo Ta You

Best Composer
HUSH

Best Instrumental Composer
Terry Hsieh and Derrick Sepnio (Bittersweet)

Best Vocal Album Recording
Where Is SHI?

Best Instrumental Album
The Adventures of Pie Boy

Best Instrumental Album Producer
Hirsk

Best Instrumental Album Recording
The Adventures of Pie Boy

Best Hakka Album
Till

Best Singer (Hakka)
Wing Lo

Jury Award
Wan Fang for her album Dear All

Best Music Video
Home Cookin' (Cowper Wang)

Best Album Design
Xiao Qing-yang (ZETA)

Best Vocal Group
The Wanted

Best Band
Sunset Rollercoaster

Best Taiwanese Album
Tsu-pun (Olivia Tsao)

Best Female Singer (Taiwanese)
Olivia Tsao

Best Male Singer (Taiwanese)
Hsu FuKai (許富凱)

Best New Artist
?te (pronounced "why-te")

Best Indigenous Language Album
Lady of the Ocean

Best Singer (Indigenous language)
Sangpuy

Best Arranger
Baby Chung

Best Lyricist
David Ke

Check out these photos from the Golden Melody Awards:

Taiwanese singer Hebe Tien holds her award of Best Female Singer of the 32nd Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. Golden Melody Awards, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language pop music annual events and postponed from June to Aug. due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
Taiwanese singer Hebe Tien holds her award for Best Female Singer at the 32nd Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
Taiwanese singer Soft Lipa holds his awards of Best Male Singer and Best Album of the 32nd Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. Golden Melody Awards, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language pop music annual events and postponed from June to Aug. due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
Taiwanese singer Soft Lipa won Best Male Singer and Best Album at the 32nd Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
Taiwanese singer Huang Lu Tzu Yin smiles as she arrives for the 32nd Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. Golden Melody Awards, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language pop music annual events and postponed from June to Aug. due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
Taiwanese singer Huang Lu Tzu Yin smiles as she arrives for the 32nd Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
Taiwanese singer Lo Tayou holds his award for Special Contribution Award - Popular Music for the 32nd Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. Golden Melody Awards, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language pop music annual events and postponed from June to Aug. due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
Taiwanese singer Lo Tayou holds his award for Special Contribution Award - Popular Music for the 32nd Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
Taiwanese singer
Taiwanese singer "?te" holds her award for Best New Artist at the 32nd Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
Taiwanese singer Edward Chen arrives for the 32nd Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. Golden Melody Awards, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language pop music annual events and postponed from June to Aug. due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
Taiwanese singer Edward Chen arrives for the 32nd Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Aug. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
TAIPEI, CHINA - AUGUST 21: Members of Taiwanese band Sunset Rollercoaster pose with trophies backstage during the 32nd Golden Melody Awards on August 21, 2021 in Taipei, Taiwan of China. (Photo by Chen Lihong/VCG via Getty Images)
Taiwanese band Sunset Rollercoaster pose with trophies backstage during the 32nd Golden Melody Awards on August 21, 2021 in Taipei, Taiwan of China. (Photo by Chen Lihong/VCG via Getty Images)
TAIPEI, CHINA - AUGUST 21: Singers Ya Wen Tsao (L) and Fu Kai Hsu pose with trophies backstage during the 32nd Golden Melody Awards on August 21, 2021 in Taipei, Taiwan of China. (Photo by Chen Lihong/VCG via Getty Images)
Singers Olivia Tsao Ya Wen (left) and Fu Kai Hsu pose with trophies backstage during the 32nd Golden Melody Awards on August 21, 2021 in Taipei, Taiwan of China. (Photo by Chen Lihong/VCG via Getty Images)
TAIPEI, CHINA - AUGUST 21: Singer Hush poses with trophy backstage during the 32nd Golden Melody Awards on August 21, 2021 in Taipei, Taiwan of China. (Photo by Chen Lihong/VCG via Getty Images)
Singer Hush poses with trophy backstage during the 32nd Golden Melody Awards on August 21, 2021 in Taipei, Taiwan of China. (Photo by Chen Lihong/VCG via Getty Images)
TAIPEI, CHINA - AUGUST 21: Members of Taiwanese vocal group 'The Wanted' pose with trophies backstage during the 32nd Golden Melody Awards on August 21, 2021 in Taipei, Taiwan of China. (Photo by Chen Lihong/VCG via Getty Images)
Members of Taiwanese vocal group 'The Wanted' pose with trophies backstage during the 32nd Golden Melody Awards on August 21, 2021 in Taipei, Taiwan of China. (Photo by Chen Lihong/VCG via Getty Images)
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - AUGUST 21: Taiwanese singer Kuang Chung Lu poses at the 32nd Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan on August 21, 2021. (Photo by Walid Berrazeg/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Taiwanese singer Crowd Lu Kuang Chung won Best Song at the 32nd Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan on August 21, 2021. (Photo by Walid Berrazeg/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - AUGUST 21: Taiwanese singer Sanpuy Katatepan Mavaliyw poses at the 32nd Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan on August 21, 2021. (Photo by Walid Berrazeg/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Taiwanese singer Sanpuy won Best Album and Best Indigenous Singer at the 32nd Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan on August 21, 2021. (Photo by Walid Berrazeg/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - AUGUST 21: Singer Wan Fang (Wan Fang Lin) pose at the 32nd Golden Melody Awards Ceremony Press Room at Taipei Music Center on August 21, 2021 in Taipei, Taiwan. (Photo by Gene Wang/Getty Images)
Singer Wan Fang won a Jury Award at the 32nd Golden Melody Awards at Taipei Music Center on August 21, 2021 in Taipei, Taiwan. (Photo by Gene Wang/Getty Images)
Taiwanese singer Shi Shi poses for photographs upon her arrival for the 32nd Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on August 21, 2021. (Photo by Sam Yeh / AFP) (Photo by SAM YEH/AFP via Getty Images)
Taiwanese singer Shi Shi at the 32nd Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on August 21, 2021. (Photo by Sam Yeh / AFP) (Photo by SAM YEH/AFP via Getty Images)
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - AUGUST 21: Po Hung Lin arrives at the 32nd Golden Melody Awards Ceremony at Taipei Arena on August 21, 2021 in Taipei, Taiwan. (Photo by Gene Wang/Getty Images)
Taiwanese singer Austin Lin Po Hung Lin at the 32nd Golden Melody Awards Ceremony at Taipei Arena on August 21, 2021 in Taipei, Taiwan. (Photo by Gene Wang/Getty Images)

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