Taipei, Singer-songwriter ChihSiou (持修) clinched the Best New Vocal Award for his album “The Elephant in the Room,” defeating six other nominees at the 31st Golden Melody Awards in Taipei Saturday.
“Contentment, gratitude, and blessings,” ChihSiou said during his acceptance speech at the ceremony held at Taipei Music Center.
He also thanked all those who helped him grow as an artist during the production of the album.
ChihSiou was up against 9m88 for “Beyond Mediocrity,” JADE for “Nemo,” OSN for “#osnrap,” Accusefive for “Somewhere in Time, I Love You,” Goat for “Fantasia” and Midi Yang for “Bad Midi.”
“The Elephant in the Room,” which was released in November 2019, includes an all-English track “Imma Get a New One,” written and composed by ChihSiou, who started teaching himself to play the guitar at the age of 17.
The 24-year-old singer, known for his soft, androgynous voice, is signed to Taiwan pop diva A-mei’s entertainment company, which he said has allowed him to create freely.
The single “You’re No Match For Me,” which he wrote as a reply to all those who have stood in his way or tried to hold him back, has received over 1.4 million views since it premiered on YouTube on Nov. 19, 2019.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel