At the 2010 Beijing Pop Music Awards yesterday, Jay Chou, Leehom Wang, Karen Mok Man Wai, Sun Nan, mainland singers Li Yuchun and Jane Zhang were present. Jay received the “Most Popular Male Singer,” “Best Album” and “Golden Melody Awards” for the Hong Kong and Taiwan regions. Leehom won the “Best Male Artist,” “Best Producer” and “Golden Melody Awards for the Hong Kong and Taiwan regions. Jane Zhang won the “BestFemale Singer” and Sun Nan won the “Best Male Artist” titles for the mainland region.
Leehom gave his birthday wishes to Jay, whose thirty-second birthday was on January 18th. Since criticizing the purchase of luxury cars as wasteful spending, Leehom has not shared the stage with Jay Chou. Leehom indicated that he say Jay backstage, “I am very happy to see so many singers gathered together. Please do no say that one of us is a competitor for another. Our vision should be cast further. All Chinese singers should unite, to allow Chinese music to develop further and naturally.” Leehom generously wished Jay have a “Happy Birthday!” At a recent film festival, Leehom received the “New Director With the Most Commercial Value Award” from his idol John Woo. Leehom’s eyes became red with tears, “I really can not accept it!”
After accepting his award, Jay did not forget to promote his new Hollywood film, “The weather is very cold lately. If you have a chance, you can go to the theater to see The Green Hornet.” At the Beijing premiere of The Green Hornet,Director Michel Gondry revealed that Joy often played his music on the set of the film, “We were forced to listen to his songs!” Jay was extremely embarrassed by Director Gondry’s statement. As January 18th was Jay’s birthday, a student in China wrote about Jay’s birthday as the theme for his English essay exam.
Obtaining the “Most Popular Female Singer” title for the Hong Kong and Taiwan region, Karen Mok revealed that Jay Chou promised to writing songs for her. Karen said, “Fans should closely look forward to it!”
Sun Nan and Wang Lee Hom shared the stage and hugged after they each won the “Best Male Artist” awards in the mainland and Hong Kong and Taiwan regions respectively. Since it was his seventh time winning the award, Sun Nan said, “I’m excited and happy. I am grateful to all the musicians and production team that worked with me.”
Source: the Sun
Jayne: Leehom Wang and Jay Chou’s fans often have heated discussions as to whose music is better. Leehom was quite gracious in handling the “rivalry” by saying that Chinese singers should unite collectively and bring promote Chinese music to a new level.
I am a bit surprised by Karen Mok’s win. I didn’t realize she was such a big singing sensation in China . I always focused on her acting more than her music.