From emotional thank-yous to rockin’ performances, here’s what happened at the Singapore Hit Awards 2011. (All photos from Layna Lee for Y.E.S. 93.3FM and my dinky camera.)
7.15pm. The show is not scheduled to start for another 15 minutes but we’re hanging out backstage like the Poparazzaic I am, trying to ambush any star that walks by for a photo opp. In the end, Yoga Lin, Jesseca Liu and Olivia Ong are kind enough to let me accost them in their dressing room. Continue reading ‘Recap: Singapore Hit Awards 2011′
And so it’s come to pass: Stefanie Sun, having been gone from the scene, so to speak, for four years comes back with an album and takes the lion’s share of the awards at the Singapore Hit Awards, held earlier tonight. Her wins include Best Album Producer, Most Popular Female Artiste and the Asia Media Award. Unfortunately, she lost out to Yoga Lin for Album of the Year, but she tied with the bloke for Artiste with the Most Chart Hits. Congrats, Stef!
Meanwhile, here’s the full list of winners…
Album of the Year: Perfect Life by Yoga Lin
Best Album Producer: Stefanie Sun, Kenn C, Lee Weisong, Lee Sisong for It’s Time by Stefanie Sun
Best Local Lyrics: Liang Wenfu (倔强)
Best Local Music Composition: JJ Lin (她说 )
Best Local Artiste: Olivia Ong
Best Male Vocalist: Jam Hsiao
Best Female Vocalist: A-Mei
Best Group: SUPER JUNIOR-M
Best Band: Magic Power
Best Composing Artiste:Yen-J for Not Alone
Best Newcomer: Hu Xia
Most Popular Male Artiste: Derrick Hoh
Most Popular Female Artiste: Stefanie Sun
Most Popular Group/Band: Fahrenheit
Most Popular New Artiste: Anthony Neely
Most Popular Channel U Drama Hit: I Love Him, Ding Dang
Outstanding Regional Artiste (Mainland China): Ding Dang
Outstanding Regional Artiste (Hong Kong): Khalil Fong
Outstanding Regional Artiste (Taiwan): Hebe Tien
Outstanding Regional Artiste (Malaysia): Yu Heng
Rocket Award: Yoga Lin
Asia Media Award: Stefanie Sun
Honorary Award: Sky Wu
Y.E.S. 93.3FM Pick of the Pops Award: Top of the Pop, When Winter Becomes Warm by Stefanie Sun
Y.E.S. 93.3FM Pick of the Pops Award: Artiste with Most Chart Hits - Stefanie Sun and Yoga Lin (tie)
Y.E.S. 93.3FM Pick of the Pops Award: Top 10 Hits (song) - 飞轮海 (心疼你的心疼), 罗志祥 (拼什么), 周杰伦 (说了再见), 梁静茹 (你会不会), 陈奕迅 and 王菲 (因为爱情), 方大同 (好不容易), 蔡依林 (小伤口), 倪安东 (散场的拥抱), 田馥甄 (寂寞寂寞就好), 王力宏 (你不知道的事), 孙燕姿 (当冬夜渐暖)
F&N Fruit Tree Fresh New Wave Artiste Award: Yen-J
Bioskin Most Stylish Award: Derrick Hoh
It’s been a long time since we spoke to Stefanie Sun. So we decided to do so again. Unfortunately, her busy schedule meant that we couldn’t have any face time with each other. But hopefully at this Saturday’s Singapore Hit Awards we can. Still, she took a little time off to answer our questions via email. And here they are… Continue reading ‘UNEXPURGATED with STEFANIE SUN’
Organisers for this year’s Singapore Hit Awards (SHA), MediaCorp Radio’s Yes 93.3FM, has announced the recipient for this year’s Honorary Award: Taiwanese singer, composer and producer, Wu Shi Kai, aka Sky Wu. Wu started his singing career in 1986 and secured his position in the Asian pop scene when he won the Best Male Vocalist award at Taiwan’s Golden Melody Awards for his 1988 album, How Do You Say I Love You. His songs – Waiting For You, Loving You and Special Love – have both been heralded on Yes 93.3FM’s Pick Of The Pop Chart for 1989 and 1990, respectively.
As it happens, I remember meeting Sky for the first time sometime in 1993. Continue reading ‘Sky Wu to receive honorary award at SHA’
Here are some things you may or may not know about the Singapore Hit Awards (SHA) this year.
This year’s SHA, organised by MediaCorp radio’s YES 93.3FM station, will be held on Nov 12, 2011, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Attending the spectacular is none other than Grace Fu, who – as you also already know – is our Senior Minister of State in two ministries, the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts, and the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources.
What’s more important though – yes, really – is that the theme of this year’s SHA is Music Is Life. In line with this theme, YES 93.3FM has launched a Music Is Life radio special, and Channel U will launch the Music Is Life special. The program will invite musicians to talk about music’s vitality.
Oh, and this is the 17th SHA.
And now, here are the nominees for this year’s SHA and who I think ought to win (marked with an X). You can drop a comment and tell me your thoughts on who you think should win too…
Continue reading ‘Singapore Hit Awards – Music Is Life’