Denise Ho, Joey Yung, and Kevin Cheng at IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Awards

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.”

Source:; Oriental Daily

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  1. Congratulations to the above award winners and particularly Kevin a newcomer after many years. I wonder why Raymond is not on the list.

    1. He didn’t attend for having concert job in China. No attendance, no award.

      1. And A Time 4 You concert is counted for the year 2012.

      2. This is ifpi solely based on album sales and Raymond Lam was listed on the winning list. Although like TVB’s rigged JSG awards, IFPI doesn’t hold much signifance anymore because the Big 5 international companies and 3/4 HK singers aren’t part of it!

      3. Yes, his name appeared in 4 top sales but no award sent to him since he dun attend.

    1. It’s not “where is Raymond?” It’s “where is Eason?”

  2. I feel so sad for Joey. It`s not easy being the queen of pop. Why does she get problems with vocal chords when she knows how to sing and use her chords while other who don`t sing properly, have no problems with voice?
    She deserves a break though. Hope she fully recovers after.

  3. Once again, EEG sweeps about half the awards. It really is the best music company out there. Surprised Raymond’s name showed up quite a few times. He beat a lot of famous male artists,but barely won any music awards end of last year.

    1. That’s because EEG is the biggest record company (aside from East Asia) that is also a member of IFPI…keep in mind that IFPI no longer represents all of HK, since the Big 4 record companies (Universal, Warner, EMI, and Sony/BMG) broke off many years ago and formed their own alliance, HKRIA.

      So basically, don’t let the ‘top sales’ moniker fool you — it should really read ‘top sales amongst the record companies that are members of IFPI’…if Big 4 were actually included (like they were prior to the establishment of HKRIA), probably very few of the those who won this year would have stood a chance….

    2. but barely won any music awards end of last year.

      Are you sure?

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