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CPOP 2008 Awards

Seeing this from a friend's blog I felt like doing one myself, instead of completely copying her (like I oddly seem to do alot) I would make up others that could coincide with the CPOP Music 'scene' / 'industry'.

Award: Best Male Voice of 2008
Nominees- 林俊杰 (JJ Lin), 王力宏 (Leehom Wang), 罗志祥 (Show Luo), 方大同
(Khalil Fong), 何维健 (Derrick Hoh), 张栋梁 (Nicholas Teo)

Award: Best Female Voice of 2008
Nominees- 詹雯婷 (Faye - F.I.R), 张靓颖 (Jane Zhang), 杨丞琳 (Rainie Yang), Kary Ng, 梁静茹 (Fish Leong), Joey Yung, Kelly Chen, 蔡依林 (Jolin Tsai), 阿兰 (alan), 萧亚轩 (Elva Hsiao)

Award: Best Male Album of 2008
Nominees- Trendy Man (罗志祥-Show Luo), Heart.Beat (王力宏-Leehom Wang), SIXOLOGY (林俊杰-JJ Lin), Capricorn (周杰伦-Jay Chou), From Now On (New + Best Selection) (张栋梁-Nicholas Teo), Jam Hsiao (Deluxe Edition) (蕭敬騰-JameHsiao)

Award: Best Female Album of 2008
Nominees- Not Yet A Woman (杨丞琳-Rainie Yang), Kellylicious (Kelly Chen), Serving You (卫兰-Janice Vidal), Ten Days in the Madhouse (Denise Ho), Evolve (Myolie Wu), Love Exercise (蔡依林-Jolin Tsai), I love Karen Mok Best Collection (Karen Mok), 3 Faced (萧亚轩-Elva Hsiao)

Award: Greatest Fashion Male Icon of 2008
Nominees- 罗志祥 (Show Luo), 林俊杰 (JJ Lin), 周杰伦 (Jay Chou), 王力宏 (Leehom Wang), Andy Lau, Aaron Kwok, 吴尊 (Wu Zun-Fahrenheit), Leon Lai, 唐禹哲 (Danson Tang)

Award: Greatest Fashion Female Icon of 2008
Nominees- 蔡依林 (Jolin Tsai), 陈嘉桦 (Ella Chen), 杨丞琳 (Rainie Yang), 卫兰 (Janice Vidal), 谭晶 (Tan Jing), 赵薇 (Vicki Zhao)

Award: Best Male Song MV of 2008
Nominees- 箇中強手 (Trendy Man) (罗志祥-Show Luo), 蛇舞 (Snake Dance) (周杰伦-Jay Chou), 不潮不用花錢 (林俊杰-JJ Lin), 心跳 (Heartbeat) (王力宏-Leehom Wang)

Award: Best Female Song MV of 2008
Nominees- 带我走 (Take Me Away) (杨丞琳-Rainie Yang), More More More (萧亚轩-Elva Hisao), 抱歉柯德莉夏萍 (Sorry Audrey) (Kelly Chen), 心・战~RED CLIFF~ (Heart.War ~RED CLIFF~) (阿兰-alan)

Award: Best Male 'comeback' Look of 2008
Nominees- 王力宏 (Leehom Wang), 罗志祥 (Show Luo), 周杰伦 (Jay Chou), Leon Lai, 吴尊 (Wu Zun-Fahrenheit), Jacky Cheung

Award: Best Female 'comeback' Look of 2008
Nominees- 陈嘉桦 (Ella Chen), 杨丞琳 (Rainie Yang), 卫兰 (Janice Vidal), 王若琳 (Joanna Wang), Kary Ng

Award: Best Band of 2008
Nominees- S.H.E, F.I.R, 大嘴巴 (Da Mouth), 南拳妈妈 (Nan Quan Mama), Fahrenheit, JVKV


Best Male Voice of 2008 - 张栋梁 (Nicholas Teo)

There is no lying that Nicholas Teo's voice could melt the most coldest of things, he knows how to utilise his voice for a knock-out ballad, that could impact you with so many emotions, while enabling it to make a pop song incredibly cute. Though other artists try to impress their fans with new vocal techniques, Nicholas manages to give his fans more endulgence by bringing out more and more 'to-die-for' ballads making him one of the hottest artists this year, with a very big future ahead of him.

Best Female Voice of 2008 - 张靓颖 (Jane Zhang)

I know that many may not see Jane Zhang as their most favourite singers but this girl is a jewel from Sichuan province, her vocal range is one of the largest in the CPOP scene (along with Faye from F.I.R) as she is one of the lucky girls to be able to use the 'whistle register' - much like Mariah Carey and Minnie Riperton. However, in the early stages of her career it seemed Jane had not been taught to control her singing ability while using the whistle register, but after the working with Leehom Wang for a duet on his latest album (Heartbeat) it seems she has finally conquered that obstacle, meaning she is now one of the greats in vocal talents.

Best Male Album of 2008 - Capricorn (周杰伦-Jay Chou)

Though not a personal favourite there is no denying that Jay Chou has made another hit with his latest release, Capricorn, with his generic style of ocassional inaduable lyrics Jay shows his fans that he can adapt to any genre of music. With songs such as 'Snake Dance' it is clear that Jay Chou is not letting go of his sex appeal, though many have proclaimed him 'ugly' the MV for the song proves the critics wrong. Also with a few ballads to break up the upbeat tempo songs, Jay further proves his ability as a singer-songwriter and would most likely melt girls hearts with his voice.

Best Female Album of 2008 - Kellylicious (Kelly Chen)

Taking out time to further her career as an actress Kelly Chen proves that her abilities as a singer have not faded away by releasing a very modern album, proving Kelly is a powerful 'Diva' in the Cantopop music industry. With it's addition of the Mandarin single for her latest film 'An Empress and the Warriors' that adds to the other slower songs, Kelly attemps a some what 'r&b' influenced song called 'Love Fighters' which in my personal opinion is very successful - allowing this album to fit any mood.

Greatest Fashion Male Icon of 2008 - Andy Lau

As one of the aging artists Andy Lau has been through many looks, just like Aaron Kwok who would have been 2008 Male Icon if not for the over-sized bow-tie and odd hairstyle at this years Hong Kong Film Awards. However, this year Andy Lau showed how a simple suit could make any man of any age attractive, keeping to a monochromatic theme Andy makes himself one desirable man.

Greatest Fashion Female Icon of 2008 - 杨丞琳 (Rainie Yang)

The year of 2007 wasn't very kind to the young ballad-singer when she showed off her new 'pom-pom' hair style that looked like an extremely hairy rodent had decided to sleep on her head for the entirity of the year, even though her music was at a high standard, her stylist must have been on her period for that look. However, another year and another look for Rainie, this time her direction was perfect. Getting rid of the rodent and swapping it for a natural 'Venus' like hair style that gives her the more mature look she desired, showing that this girl is finally blossoming into a young woman. But it did not stop with her hair, it seemed this mature theme converted to her fashion as she drops the 'cute' attire for a more 'young woman' ensemble while remaining modern... Rainie, we salute you this year.

Best Male Song MV of 2008 - 箇中強手 (Trendy Man) (罗志祥-Show Luo)
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A clever move by Show Luo this year as he reveals a rather sexy persona for his new album 'Trendy Man' and the song of the same title is no exception. This MV has to be one of Show's best and one for the year as he shows off his talents as a dancer, while melting girls (and boys) hearts with his more 'sexual' side. We only hope this upbeat, sexy and mature side of Show Luo continues to blossom.

Best Female Song MV of 2008 - 心・战~RED CLIFF~ (Heart.War ~RED CLIFF~) (阿兰-alan)
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Though this song is part of the 'Red Cliff' OST many would expect a high budget MV, which it looks like it was. But this MV would be nothing without the siren-like voice of alan, the young Tibetan singer making her mark on the mainland CPOP music scene once again. Not only are we given little 'snippets' of the film Red Cliff but specially made scenes for alan's beauty to shine, making this MV the greatest of 2008.

Best Male 'comeback' Look of 2008 - 王力宏 (Leehom Wang)

Even though he is already one of  the hotties in CPOP, Leehom has shocked us all by dressing in leathers and adopting a rock persona to give him one delicious look. This year looks like Leehom will dominate the music scene, as usual, not only through mixing traditional Chinese music with modern rock, but my making every fan of his drool as he appears as the devlishly hot rocker.

Best Female 'comeback' Look of 2008 - 陈嘉桦 (Ella Chen)

Ever since starting out in the girl group S.H.E, Ella has always been the masculine one taking on the deeper harmonies and even sometimes looking like a boy. However, she shocked many on the red carpet wearing a beautiful LBD that showed audiences that she could challenge any girl as a fashion and possible 'sex' symbol, such as the picture above. This year S.H.E released FM S.H.E and surprisingly Ella both sounded and looked like the woman that she is, making us all hope that this visage will be carried from now on.

Best Band of 2008 - F.I.R

With a beauty for a lead it is not surprising that the group F.I.R would be the best, however, there is one reason for this - Faye. Yes, this year showed a revalation many fans may have never known, that Faye had the ability of a 'whistle register', this found in the song 'Loved' which as become the bands most difficult song to perform for them, especially as this technique is very new to Faye  - I hand it to you Faye, once used you have to use it again and for longer periods in a song, it is a beautiful ability! But not only that F.I.R have always been adaptable from rock, pop and to even beautiful ballads.




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