Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Eason Chan Rings in the New Year With Five Awards

Hong Kong singing superstar Eason Chan (陈奕迅, pinyin: Chén Yìxùn) got 2010 off to a perfect start by taking home a sack-load of awards at the Ultimate Song Chart Awards on New Year's Day. He won Best Male Singer, Favourite Male Singer, Supreme Album (for H3M), the 4 Stations Album Award, and one of the Supreme Top Ten Songs (700 Years Later). The occasionally outrageous Chan also caused something of a stir amongst the more conservative attendees at the ceremony with his New Romantic look (pictured left).

Another serial awards winner in the Hong Kong music scene is Joey Lung (容祖儿, pinyin: Róng Zǔér), and she won the Best Female Singer award for the umpteenth time. However she missed out on the Favourite Female Singer which instead went to veteran singer/actress Miriam Yeung (杨千嬅, pinyin: Yáng Qiānhuà). In the Best Group category, five-piece pop/rock group Rubberband edged out rockers Mr., but Mr. was compensated with the Favourite Group award. Mr. also won the Favourite Song award for If I Was Eason Chan, but strangely that single failed to make the list of top ten songs of the year.

The Top Ten Gold Songs of 2009 were:
1. Eason Chan: 700 Years Later (七百年後)
2. RubberBand: Apollo (阿波罗)
3. Jason Chan: You Hide I Hide (你瞒我瞒)
4. Hins Cheung: Yes & No
5. Leo Ku: Earth Is Very Dangerous (地球很危险)
6. Miriam Yeung: Turns Out I'm Really Happy (原來过得很快乐)
7. Sherman Chung: A Letter To Myself (给自己的信)
8. Kay Tse: Song Of The Year (年度之歌)
9. Juno Mak: Weak 3000 (弱水三千)
10. Denise Ho: Nicole (妮歌)

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