JJ Lin wins fourth “Best Local Singer” title at the COMPASS Awards

The singer was said to have earned about S$8.7 million in the past year

Over the weekend, at the 16th Annual COMPASS Awards, local singer JJ Lin beat Stefanie Sun and Tanya Chua to win the "Best Local Singer" title for the fourth consecutive year.

However, due to his brother's wedding, for the first time, the singer was unable to attend the awards ceremony.

The annual COMPASS Awards is an event to recognize the hard work local musicians had put in over the past year, and a total of 16 awards were presented this year.

The "Best Local Singer" award, which was based on the total royalty fees earned by the nominated singers for the songs they sing, saw JJ coming in first.

JJ also bagged the "Best Local Lyricist" award that night, an award based on the most royalty earnings the nominated lyricists had earned in the past year.

Despite his absence, in a video that JJ had prepared beforehand, the singer apologized to the audience saying, "This is the first time I am unable to attend the awards ceremony, as I have an important wedding to attend. It is my brother's wedding, which is more than just a friend's wedding. It is also my first time being the best man."

In the video, JJ also thanked COMPASS for the award, and mentioned that this will serve as a constant reminder for him to continue working hard, creating breakthroughs and producing even more great music, as this is his calling.

According to the Taiwanese media, the total income for JJ last year was a whopping NT$200 million (about S$8.7 million).

The all-rounder has a total of three houses and two sports cars under his name, in both Taiwan and Singapore. The singer's fashion label has also taken flight, and he is planning to expand his business to Taipei, following the branches in Singapore and Shanghai.

Source: Xin MSN

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