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Golden Melody Awards dominated by two Chinese singers you probably haven't heard of

Published on May 21, 2014 5:05 PM
Chinese singer Li Ronghao. PHOTO: BAIDU

Taipei - Li Ronghao and Li Jian, two Chinese musicians who are virtual unknowns outside China, dominate this year's Golden Melody Awards with five nominations each - ahead of the likes of JJ Lin and Tanya Chua.

Li Ronghao is up for Best Mandarin Male Singer for his debut album Model, alongside bigger names such as Singapore's Lin (Stories Untold). The two will contend with Taiwan's Wakin Chau (Jianghu), Chang Chen-yue (Ayal Komod) and rapper Soft Lipa (Recreate), said Taiwan Apple Daily today.

Li Ronghao's Model and Li Jian's Classic were also nominated on Tuesday for Best Mandarin Album, alongside Chau's Jianghu, Chang's Ayal Komod and Soft Lipa's Recreate.

But the Lis did not crack the Best Song Of The Year category, which was held by the Taiwanese. Jonathan Lee (Hill) will contend with Chang Chen-yue (Holding You), Mayday (Battle Array Song), Cheer Chen (Gypsy In Memory), Tizzy Bac (This Is Because We Feel Pain) and Jeannie Hsieh (Big Sister).

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