There were many winners at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on Saturday, but not many came away with multiple awards on a night when the honors were evenly distributed across artists and countries.

Malaysian-Chinese singer and songwriter Penny Tai and Taiwanese singer-songwriter and record producer Jonathan Lee walked away with the biggest hauls from the award ceremony.

Tai won the Best Mandarin Female Singer award for her album “Unexpected,” and she also took Best Album Producer for her work on Chinese singer Koala Liu’s “Embrace.”

Lee’s album and song “Hills” grabbed Best Song of the Year, Best Lyricist and Best Album Packaging.

Meanwhile, the night’s biggest award — Best Mandarin Album — went to Taiwanese rock musician Chang Chenyue’s “I Am Ayal Komod.”

Singaporean singer-songwriter JJ Lin took home the title of Best Mandarin Male Singer for his album “Stories Untold,” while Best New Artist went to Chinese singer-songwriter Li Ronghao for his debut album “Model.”

Taiwanese band Mixer won the Best Band title.

The Lifetime Contribution Award was given to late music producer Peng Guohua in recognition of his contribution to Taiwan’s music scene.


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