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JJ Lin: Hitting a high at Melody awards

JJ Lin takes top award but says years of not winning have made him stronger

Published on Jul 4, 2014 11:40 AM
Next move: JJ Lin hopes not to be alone when he is 40. -- PHOTO: WARNER MUSIC

Newly minted Best Mandarin Male Singer JJ Lin says he probably was not ready to win the Golden Melody award previously.

"If I had won in the past, I wouldn't have gone through the years of disappointment and regret. And what I learnt was that things don't always happen the way you want them to. And when that happens, the challenge is in how you deal with it and then find the strength to move forward," he says in an interview with the local press over the telephone from Taipei on Wednesday.

"That's how I could have come up with my 10th album, Stories Untold. I'm very thankful for having had this process. And I think I'm at my best now in 10 years."

Lin, 33, has been nominated a total of four times for the prestigious Golden Melody award for Best Mandarin Male Singer. His other nods were for the albums She Says (2010), 100 Days (2009) and Cao Cao (2006). He had previously won Taiwan's Golden Melody Award, considered the Grammys of the Chinese music world, for Best New Artist for his debut, Music Voyager (2003).

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