Joey Yung and Leo Ku Win Top Awards at 2011 JSG Music Awards
TVB held the 2011 Jade Solid Gold Music Awards ceremony last night. Leo Ku (古巨基) won the “Most Popular Male Singer Award” for the fourth consecutive year, tying the record with Alan Tam 譚詠麟 [in the total number of times earning the “Most Popular Male Singer Award”]. Breaking historical records, Joey Yung (容祖兒) won the “Most Popular Female Singer Award,” which marked the seventh year she has won the title. In the last four major music awards events, Joey swept a total of 14 awards, earning the title of the “Universe’s Strongest Female Singer”!
Raymond Lam (林峯) won four awards, including the “Most Popular Male Singer in Asia-Pacific Award” and “Top Golden Melody Award.” Dark horse candidate, Ivana Wong (王菀之), won the “Most Popular Female Singer in Asia-Pacific Award.”
Although TVB made progress in settling their differences with Hong Kong’s Big Four Recording Companies (EMI Group, Sony Music, Universal Music, and Warner Music Group), Eason Chan (陳奕迅), Hacken Lee ( 李克勤), Kay Tse ( 謝安琪) and other artists did not have any songs qualified for the JSG Solid Gold Music Awards. Since Miriam Yeung (楊千嬅) did not have a contract with TVB, Joey Yung and Leo Ku had no competition in the awards race. With zero competitors in sight, Joey Yung, Leo Ku, and Raymond Lam won four awards each.
TVB’s Contracted Artists Win Big
In the industry for 10 years, Twins dressed up prettily for the 2011 JSG Music Awards. Charlene Choi ( 蔡卓妍) wore pink one-shoulder dress, while Gillian Chung (鍾欣桐) wore an equally eye-catching orange gown. When Charlene won a “Golden Melody Award” for her song Every Year <年年>, boyfriend William Chan (陳偉霆) applauded excitedly offstage.
Due to the absence of singers from the Big Four Recording Companies, second and third line singers such as William Chan, Ken Hung ( 洪卓立), and Wong Cho Lam’s (王祖藍) status were promoted, as they sat in the front row seats along with Leo Ku and Raymond Lam. TVB’s “own friends” won big at the awards. Aside from TVB’s “biological sons,” Raymond Lam and Wong Cho Lam, new TVB boss Charles Chan’s (陳國強) record company artist, Tak Dik (狄易達) won the “Most Popular Duet Song Award.” Mag Lam (林欣彤) won 3 awards, while Grasshoppers (hosts of All Star Glam Exam) won 2.5 awards.
Wealthy heir, Jonathan Wong (王梓軒) beat out Wong Cho Lam and Ella Koon (官恩娜) in an upset to win the “2011 Outstanding Performance Award” Gold Award. Wealthy heiress, Abella Leung (梁佑嘉), won the “Favorite Female Newcomer” Bronze Award, which did not waste the rumored $2 million HKD in purchasing a TVB program.
Excerpt from Oriental Daily
Jayne: It is sort of a nice tradition to welcome the New Year with the handful of music awards ceremonies. Congratulations to the winners! Love Joey and Charlene’s dresses, very feminine and pretty!