Widely seen as a hot favourite, Raymond Lam finally clinched the Most Popular Male Singer at the Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation held on 13 January 2013.
Earlier, Raymond was reported that he did not crave for any awards. However, during his acceptance speech, Raymond clarified and said, “I have never said that I do not want any trophy. I want to thank every member of my family and all the fans that have supported me all the way”. Besides winning the Most Popular Male Singer, Raymond’s song The naive ended <幼稚完> and Nodding stone <頑石點頭> won the Top Ten Golden Songs and Most Popular Chinese Song (Bronze).
Joey Yung also took home Most Popular Female Singer and it was her 8th time bagging this award. She also swept away the Most Popular Commercial Song, Top Ten Golden Songs, Most Popular Chinese Song (Gold) and Most Popular Duet Song with Mag Lam, The Chasing Kite <追風箏的風箏>.
Cantopop female duo, Twins won the Asia Pacific Most Popular Female Singer. An emotional Charlene Choi was weeping when receiving the award with Gillian Chung. “The last time we took the award was in 2007. Since then, we have been separated and encountered different experiences. Actually, our road to stardom was not that easy”.
Taiwanese boyband, LOLLIPOP F took away the Asia Pacific Most Popular Male Singer.
G.E.M. Tang recently criticised the 2012 Ultimate Song Chart Awards for lacking fairness. Receiving her trophy on stage for winning the Top Ten Golden Songs and Most Popular Singer-Songwriter (Silver), G.E.M again hinted on the bias of the Ultimate Song Chart Awards, “There are much injustice in this society. I feel that everyone should not yield to any power as it is everyone’s right to seek an equality”.
G.E.M. was also harshly blasted by Jenny Tsang for being disrespectful. When asked by the emcees what she had to share with the newcomers, G.E.M. said, “I hope that everyone will greet people upon meeting them and this does not just apply to veterans or peers. Everyone should just greet people”.
TVB artistes, Linda Chung, Fala Chen, Mag Lam, Alfred Hui, Hubert Wu and Jay Fung all took away an award.
Due to the music royalties’ issues with the four recording labels; Warner Music, Universal Music, EMI and Sony Music, many reputable artistes (Eason Chan, Khalil Fong, Pakho Chau, Kary Ng, Shiga Lin and Mr.) were absent from yesterday awards ceremony. Hence, there were controversies about the winners and questions arised if the awards presentation was a ceremony for “TVB’s own people”.
List of winners
Most Popular Male Singer: Raymond Lam
Most Popular Female Singer: Joey Yung
Asia Pacific Most Popular Male Singer: LOLLIPOP F
Asia Pacific Most Popular Female Singer: Twins
Golden Song of the year: Blank <留白>/ Ivana Wong
Best Composer: Tang Chi Wai / The Naive Ended <幼稚完>
Best Lyricist: Albert Leung / Nodding stone
Best Music Arrangement: Chan Fai Young / Goodbye My Lovers <告別我的戀人們>
Best Music Producer: Johnny Yim / Vaccine <預防針>
Most Popular Commercial song: Via Hokkaido <途經北海道> / Joey Yung
Most Popular Cover Song: Mask <面具> / Alfred Hui
Recommended New Singer: Fala Chen
Most Popular Chinese Song Awards:
Gold – Flowers in the Fog <霧裡看花> / Joey Yung
Silver – Trophy <戰利品> / Lollipop F
Bronze – Nodding Stone <頑石點頭> / Raymond Lam
Most Popular Duet Songs:
Gold – Flowers of Life <生命之花> / Louis Cheung & Ivana Wong
Silver – The Chasing Kite <追風箏的風箏> / Joey Yung & Mag Lam
Bronze – Guilty of all hate <犯眾憎> / Jason Chung & Karene Mak
Most Popular Group:
Gold – RubberBand
Silver – C AllStar
Bronze – Sugar Club
Most Popular Singer-Songwriter:
Gold – Endy Chow
Silver – G.E.M.
Bronze – RubberBand
Outstanding Performance Award:
Gold – Joyce Cheng
Silver – Hanjin Tan
Bronze – Gin Lee
Most Popular Male Newcomer:
Gold – Hubert Wu
Silver – Jay Fung
Bronze – Adason Lo
Most Popular Female Newcomer:
Gold – Sita Chan
Silver – Super Girls
Bronze – Rainky Wai
Top Ten Golden Songs:
What Have U Done / G.E.M.
Grow Up again <重新長大> / Alfred Hui
Grow old together <白頭到老> / Charlene Choi
The naive ended <幼稚完> / Raymond Lam
A Song <一首歌> / Terence Chi
Wallpaper <牆紙> / Joey Yung
Vaccine <預防針> / Linda Chung
Tree Vines <樹藤> / Mag Lam
Lovelorn philosophy <失戀哲理> / Jade Kwan
“Blank” <留白> / Ivana Wong
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