HCM CITY Pop and R&B artist Ha Anh Tuan received the newly instituted "Favourite Album" prize at this year s Lan Song Xanh (Blue Wave) Awards given away by radio station Voice of HCM City on Sunday.
The winning work, his second album, Sai Gon Radio, has nine R&B and pop songs composed by Ho Hoai Anh and Luu Thien Huong and depicting the life of people in the city, like Radio and Ganh Hang Rau (Baskets of Vegetables).
Tuan also won for "Favourite Singer" together with nine others.
HCM City-based pop singer Thu Thuy beat out other young singers like Bao Thy, Dong Nhi, and Minh Hang to win the award for promising female singer, while another city pop singer, Wanbi Tuan Anh, held off Anh Khoa, Akira Phan, and Ngoc Anh to win in the male category.
Pop stars Dam Vinh Hung and Ho Ngoc Ha were the "Artist of the Year" for their contribution to the country s music scene.
They also won "Favourite Singer" awards.
Pop star My Tam, the host of this year s Lan Song Xanh Awards Ceremony, won two prizes for singer and composer. She had also won the prize for composer two years ago.
"The prize is big motivation for me to continue to compose emotional songs," she said.
The "Favourite Composer" prize was given to nine others, including young singer Thuy Tien and pop star Nguyen Hai Phong.
Phong also won the prize for "Best Music Mixer" while Phu Studio beat several others in Ha Noi and HCM City to become the year s best music producer.
The Lan Song Xanh Awards, given away annually since 1997, honour singers, bands, musicians, and music producers.
Most winners were chosen by Voice of HCM City listeners, while artists of the year and promising singers nominated by experts and journalists. VNS