Stefanie Sun biggest winner at 17th Singapore Hit Awards

SINGAPORE: Singapore singer Stefanie Sun was the biggest winner at the 17th Singapore Hit Awards which was held on Saturday, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

She won five out of the 28 awards up for grabs, including Most Popular Female Artiste and surprisingly Best Album Producer for her 2011 album "It's Time".

"It's Time" is the first album she worked on as a producer, alongside Lee Shi Shiong, Lee Wei Song and Kenn C.

"I am so emotional! I hope I can continue to do better," said a smiling Sun, who went on stage with her collaborators to receive the award.

Sun wasn't the only one smiling that night – Singapore singer Olivia Ong edged out veterans like JJ Lin and Kit Chan to pick up the Best Local Artiste Award on the strength of her new album "Romance".

"I feel very fortunate to be able to do what I love. I'm very excited!

"Receiving this award just lets me know that you can go for your dreams."

"It is real. If you want it, you can go for it," said Ong, who revealed that she was so nervous about going onstage to receive her first ever local award that she drew a mind map, to make sure she didn't overlook anyone in her acceptance speech.

The biggest awards of the night went to Jam Hsiao and A-Mei, who were named Best Male Vocalist and Best Female Vocalist respectively.

In addition, Yoga Lin received the Rocket Award for the improvement he had shown in the past year, and beat some really tough competition like Khalil Fong as well as Hebe Tien to bring home the award for Album of the Year.

"I hope to continue contributing to the Mandarin music scene and bring better music to listeners," said Lin as he raised the trophy.

Other notable winners include Derrick Ho, Magic Power, Super Junior-M, Ding Dang and Hu Xia, who won the Best Newcomer Award.

Saturday's award ceremony featured mesmerizing performances by numerous artistes, including Stefanie Sun, Yoga Lin, Olivia Ong and Magic Power.

Mandopop legend Sky Wu, who received the Honorary Award for his contributions to the Mandopop industry that night, concluded the evening with a medley of his hit songs like "A Special Love for a Special You" and "How do I speak of Love?".

"This is my first award in 23 years, luckily it is not a lifetime achievement award," said Wu with a laugh.

"I hope I can feel like a newcomer forever and continue to love music as well as work hard on my singing."

Till this day, Wu's "How do I speak of Love?" continues to hold the record for being the song that spent the longest time atop Singapore music charts – it held on to the top spot for 12 straight weeks.


Source: Channel News Asia

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