Mayday lead Golden Melody Award nominations, Jay Chou will face off with Malaysian rapper Namewee for Best Singer

Taiwanese pop rock band Mayday.
Taiwanese pop rock band Mayday.PHOTO: ROCK RECORDS
Namewee (Cross Over Asia) is in the running for Best Male Mandarin Singer.
Namewee (Cross Over Asia) is in the running for Best Male Mandarin Singer.PHOTO: TNP FILE
For his album Jay Chou's Bedtime Stories, the pop king is up for Best Male Mandarin Singer for the eighth time.
For his album Jay Chou's Bedtime Stories, the pop king is up for Best Male Mandarin Singer for the eighth time.PHOTO: TNP FILE
Yoga Lin (Spoiled Innocence) is in the running for Song Of The Year.
Yoga Lin (Spoiled Innocence) is in the running for Song Of The Year. PHOTO: HIM INTERNATIONAL MUSIC
Rainie Yang (Traces Of Time In Love) is  in the running for Song Of The Year.
Rainie Yang (Traces Of Time In Love) is in the running for Song Of The Year.PHOTO: IMC LIVE GROUP
Faith Yang is in the running for Best Female Mandarin Singer.
Faith Yang is in the running for Best Female Mandarin Singer.PHOTO: ROCK RECORDS/ASIAMUSE

TAIPEI - Rockers Mayday lead the nominations for the 28th Golden Melody Awards, announced on Tuesday (May 16), with eight nods for their album History Of Tomorrow.

They will square off against two other leading nominees, singer Eve Ai, who has seven nods for Talk About Eve, and indie newcomers No Party For Cao Dong, who have six nods for The Servile, in the top categories, said Taiwan's CNA News.

For Song Of The Year, Mayday (Tough), Ai (The Sum Of Us) and No Party For Dong (Simon Says) are up against big names Jay Chou (Love Confession), Rainie Yang (Traces Of Time In Love), Wu Bai (Jump Hole), Faith Yang (Centrifugal Force) and Yoga Lin (Spoiled Innocence).

For Best Mandarin Album, Mayday and Ai will face off against fellow Taiwanese singer Waa Wei (Run! Frantic Flowers!), Hong Kong R&B star Khalil Fong (Journey To The West), Chinese singer-songwriter Guo Ding (The Silent Stone Star), and The Voice Of China alumnus Xu Jun (Million Songs Hill).

Ai won Taiwan's singing competition Super Idol in 2011, and also joined The Voice Of China as a member of Team Na Ying in 2014. She is up for Best Female Mandarin Singer, alongside Faith Yang, Waa Wei, Jia Jia (Still Missing), Ellen Loo (Imperfections), and Miss Ko (Queen Of Queens).

For his album Jay Chou's Bedtime Stories, the pop king is up for Best Male Mandarin Singer for the eighth time, said Apple Daily. He will square off against Yoga Lin (Sell Like Hot Cakes), Khalil Fong, Guo Ding, indie singer Crowd Lu (What A Folk!!!!!!), rapper Dwagie (Hard Knock) and Malaysian rapper Namewee (Cross Over Asia).

The awards ceremony will be held on June 24 at the Taipei Arena.