Saturday, December 29, 2007

Metro Radio Hands Out Music Awards To All

[credit:, translated by Emma Lam]

27 December 2007

Metro Radio's Hit Music Awards 2007 <新城勁爆頒獎禮> were presented on Boxing Day and with over a hundred awards handed out, it was like Christmas for the singers.

All the singers who attended received an award and even the Gold Label singers who had boycotted the event were awarded 13 gongs in their absence.

Hacken Lee (李克勤), Andy Lau (劉德華) and Eason Chan (陳奕迅) were the big winners of the night, each receiving five awards. Joey Yung (容祖兒) was the most fruitful female star, receiving four awards. Gold Label big brother Leo Ku (古巨基) was honoured with four awards and MC William Lam (林柏希) commented with a hint of sarcasm: "With such good results, why did they not attend?" Fortunately for Miriam Yeung (楊千嬅), who left Gold Label earlier this year, she was able to attend and receive her awards in person.

The stars arrived and were arranged to do a red carpet walk. Rumoured couple Ivana Wong (王菀之) and Hins Cheung (張敬軒) arrived together and up and coming diva Kay Tse (謝安琪) was accompanied by young husband Louis Cheung (張繼聰). Yumiko Cheng (鄭希怡) and Joline Tsai (蔡依琳) gave a taste of sexiness and glamour and rumoured couple Show Luo (羅志祥) and Rainie Yang (楊丞林) also happily posed together.

Although the Gold Label stars were not present, the company's congratulatory message was still printed inside the programme. Metro Radio boss Chu Ming Rui (朱明銳) explained that the programmes were printed a month ago, before Gold Label had pulled their artistes out of the ceremony. He said it was a shame that they did not attend, but he had made it clear in an earlier communication with the company's executives that Metro would still be presenting awards to their singers, despite their absence. As for any further co-operation between the companies, Mr Chu said that it was difficult to discuss anything at the moment and he will have to wait until things have settled down. He joked that he will have to think of some new ways of breaking the ice, maybe by presenting them with tea.

Gold Label decided earlier this month to withdraw all its singers from attending the Metro Radio awards ceremony after failure to negotiate a set number of awards from the station for the company's top singers, Leo and Justin Lo (側田).

[hacken won these awards. thanks 2 HIANEZ 4 the translation!!
Metro Hits Best Song - Where will the flowers fall
Metro Hits Best creative album - My Cup of tea
Best performance award
Best Asian singer award
Metro hits best song of the year - Where will the flowers fall ]

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