Singapore's JJ Lin crowned Best Mandarin Male Singer at Golden Melody Awards

South Korean band Every Single Day poses on the red carpet after arriving for the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
South Korean band Every Single Day poses on the red carpet after arriving for the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Malaysian singer Victor Wong arrives at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Malaysian singer Victor Wong arrives at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Taiwanese singer Selina Jen arrives at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Taiwanese singer Selina Jen arrives at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Chinese singer Sasha Li arrives at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Chinese singer Sasha Li arrives at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Taiwanese band ChthoniC. arrives at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Taiwanese band ChthoniC. arrives at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Hong Kong singer Denise Ho arrives at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Hong Kong singer Denise Ho arrives at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Taiwanese singer Faith Yang arrives at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Taiwanese singer Faith Yang arrives at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Taiwanese rapper Soft Lipa (right) and Taiwanese singer Miss Ko (left) arrive at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Taiwanese rapper Soft Lipa (right) and Taiwanese singer Miss Ko (left) arrive at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Chinese singer Li Ronghao poses after winning the Best New Artist award at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Chinese singer Li Ronghao poses after winning the Best New Artist award at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Taiwan singer Ayal Komod, also known as Chang Chen-yue, poses after winning the Mandarin Album of the Year award at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Taiwan singer Ayal Komod, also known as Chang Chen-yue, poses after winning the Mandarin Album of the Year award at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Malaysian singer Penny Tai poses after winning the Best Mandarin Female Artist and Best Producer awards at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Malaysian singer Penny Tai poses after winning the Best Mandarin Female Artist and Best Producer awards at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Singaporean singer-songwriter JJ Lin poses with his trophy after winning the Best Mandarin Male Singer at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Singaporean singer-songwriter JJ Lin poses with his trophy after winning the Best Mandarin Male Singer at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

TAIPEI (THE CHINA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK)- Singapore singer-songwriter JJ Lin took the coveted Best Mandarin Male Singer Award at the 25th Golden Melody Awards, held in Taipei last night.

He won for for his album Stories Untold, beating Taiwan's Chang Chen-yue, singer Wakin Chau, rapper Soft Lipa and Chinese singer-songwriter Li Ronghao. Lin had been nominated three times previously for the award.

Malaysian singer-producer Penny Tai took home the Best Mandarin Female Singer Award for her performance on the album Unexpected. She competed against Taiwan's Faith Yang and Jia Jia, Singapore's Tanya Chua and Hong Kong's Denise Ho. Tai also won the Best Album Producer Award.

Li took home the Best Newcomer prize for his album Model.

First time nominee Mixer beat six other bands to win the Best Band title for their performance on the album Circus Movement.

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