The IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Awards was held at TVB Studios on March 1, 2014. Running since 1967, the gold disc presentation is an annual ceremony that recognizes the year’s best-selling Chinese-language singers and songwriters in Hong Kong. Alan Tam (譚詠麟), Joey Yung (容祖兒), Denise Ho (何韻詩), Ivana Wong (王菀之), Gillian Chung (鍾欣桐), Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎), Mag Lam (林欣彤), and Henry of the Korean pop group Super Junior-M were among the artists who took home some of the biggest awards of the night.
Taking five awards, Denise Ho was the biggest winner of the ceremony. Her Mandarin studio album Coexistence, the single “Faceless” <無臉人> and her greatest hits album Recollections, which consists Denise’s adaptations of timeless classics by her late teacher Anita Mui (梅艷芳), were among the titles that won Denise her accolades.
Denise joked, “This is the first time in my life being a big winner. I really need to celebrate!” Denise recently toured Japan, but declined to comment if she had gone with rumored girlfriend Joanne Teng (鄧九雲).
Kevin Cheng and Gillian Chung also took home awards for their Mandarin EPs. Kevin, currently resting in Hong Kong, reportedly sacrificed 25 million RMB in work opportunities in order to shoot the upcoming TVB crime thriller Eye in the Sky <天眼>, which will begin filming this summer. “All the press cares about is money,” Kevin sighed. “I injured my leg a while ago and I just wanted to rest.” He expressed that he is expecting to have many action scenes in Eye in the Sky, but hopes that the action scenes will be postponed towards the end of production so Kevin can have more time to recover from his injury.
Joey Yung to Rest 3 Months to Treat Vocal Cord Hemorrhage
Joey Yung, who is suffering from a vocal cord hemorrhage, announced that she recently canceled all her activities and media appearances in order to rest for the next three months. “After EEG’s spring dinner I went to see the doctor and I was told that I had to stop singing immediately because of a vocal cord rupture. I was shocked. I was told to rest for at least three months.” Due to her injury, Joey may not be able to make a previously scheduled appearance in good friend Richard Ng’s (伍樂城) concert in March.
Alan Tam said, “It’s like she grew a callus in her throat. She’s strained it too much and needs rest.” Winning the Hong Kong Pop Culture Singer award, the most honorable and acclaimed awards in the industry, Alan Tam clarified, “This award is from the achievements I made over the years. It’s not a competitive award.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.