Sandy Lam wins big at 24th Golden Melody Awards...but where is she?

9 July 2013 / 3 years 3 months ago

Source: The Straits TimesHong Kong singer Sandy Lam swept the Golden Melody awards at the Taipei Arena last night, in a triumphant comeback after a six-year hiatus from the music scene.But in a glittery awards night peppered with the brightest talents in the Chinese music scene, the reclusive Lam was nowhere in sight.Receiving the awards on her behalf were record company representative Chen Ailing and Shilei Chang, her co-producer on Gaia, her long awaited work that netted Best Album.In her thank-you note, read out loud at the ceremony, the ever-mysterious Lam apologised for her absence but did not explain it."Thank you, judges," read her note."I'm sorry I couldn't be there this time to receive the award myself. I would like to thank the teachers that I've had along my journey and every music co-worker I've had. Thank you. Love, Sandy."Other than best album and best producer, the 47-year-old singer was also crowned Best Mandarin Female Singer, beating the massively popular Jolin Tsai, 32, who last won the award in 2007.Victory would have been especially sweet this year as the stiff competition meant that the field of nominees had been widened to six from the usual five.Lam had been nominated for a total of six categories and hopes had been high that she would emerge a big, winner.THE WINNERSBest Song of the YearThe Artist by Jolin TsaiBest Mandarin AlbumGaia by Sandy LamBest Mandarin Male SingerJam HsiaoBest Mandarin Female SingerSandy LamBest BandMonkey PilotBest Album ProducerJointly won by Sandy Lam and Shilei Chang, for Gaia

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