Alex To, 53, honoured at Global Chinese Music Awards for 30 years of contributions

8 November 2015 / 11 months 3 weeks ago

Nov 7, 2015

Veteran Hong Kong singer Alex To received the highest accolade - the Honorary Award - at the 15th Global Chinese Music Awards last night (Nov 6) for his contribution to the Mandopop industry over the past 30 years.

The 53-year-old performed a seven-minute medley of his top hits including his 2004 hit Take Off at the awards ceremony held at Suntec City Convention and Exhibition Centre.

China's Zhang Jie and Hong Kong's Kay Tse were crowned the Best Male and Female Artistes, while Taiwan's Kenji Wu and Jolin Tsai were voted the Most Popular Male and Female Artistes after a month-long online campaign.

Over 20 groups of artistes from the region gathered in Singapore for the event, local radio station YES 933 said in a statement yesterday. 

It is one of the seven radio stations across Asia behind the awards, alongside Radio Beijing, Radio Guangdong, Radio Television Hong Kong, Shanghai East Radio, Taiwan Pop Radio, and Malaysia Star Radio.

Among other accolades given out were Best Album, which went to Jacky Cheung's Wake Up Dreaming, and Best Composer, won by JJ Lin for If Only, a track from his last album Genesis.

The awards ceremony will be broadcast on MediaCorp's Channel U on Nov 14 at 7pm.

Browse through the gallery to see the winners of the night. 

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