JJ Lin, Penny Tai claim top Golden Melody honors

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Singaporean singer-songwriter JJ Lin and Malaysia's Penny Tai have been crowned best Mandarin singers at the Golden Melody Awards, Taiwan's equivalent of the Grammys.

Lin also won the top male singing honor for his album "Stories Untold." Tai took the top female singing award for her album "Unexpected." She also won the best album producer award for another album.

The glittering ceremony held in Taipei on Saturday night also named the aboriginal musician Chang Chen-yue's "I am Ayal Komod" the best Mandarin album of the year.

Chinese singer Li Ronghao took home the best new performer award for his album "Model."

A total of 123 pieces of work competed in 24 categories at the 25th Golden Melody Awards.

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