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RTHK “International Pop Poll” Presentation
Reveals the Top Ten Foreign Music Awards
Date:2012-05-06

With efforts and support from active participants in the music industry and media, Hong Kong music fans are able to keep pace with the most up-to-date music around the world. Being one of the greatest supporters to promote international music, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) today (6th May) invited local pop singers and bands to announce the awards of the “23rd International Pop Poll” at Hang Out of Youth Outreachto commend the outstanding performance of English and Japanese singers and songs in the local music arena last year.

The award-presenters and performing guests include: CHEUNG Man-sun, Assistant Director (Radio & Corporate Programming), KONG Kwok-ping, Chairman of Hong Kong Record Merchants Association, Angelina LAW, Managing Director of CASH Music Foundation, Eunice LAU, Head of Media Licensing of Hong Kong Recording Industry Alliance Limited, local pop bands Kolor, RubberBand, Closer, Modern Children, rapper Mastamic as well singers Kandy WONG of Sugar Club, Ellen LO, Ella KOON and Kay TSE. Besides revealing the awards, the event was also climaxed by a number of entertaining musical performances. Mastamic did a freestyle rap that rounded up renowned international pop songs and artists of the previous years. RubberBand sang Bee Gees’ “More Than a Woman” while Modern Children performed “Mongolia” inspired by a Mongolian folk song. Others also presented various international pop songs with their own styles.

James FUNG Wai-tong, Chairman of the “23rd International Pop Poll” Organising Committee, said that from 1990 onwards, the Presentation had already given applause to over 200 international pop songs, widening the perspectives of both the public and the local music industry with a diversified music culture. This year, the polling was overwhelmingly enthusiastic with nearly 65,000 votes. As for the assessment method, winners of the three “Best Selling Album” awards were chosen according to the statistical information provided by Hong Kong Record Merchants Association Ltd. The other nine international song and singer awards were presented based on public voting as well as assessments by professionals from the field, which constituted 60% and 40% of the total score respectively. The “Super Gold Song” award went to the song scoring the highest number of votes on the “Top Ten International Gold Songs” list.

Having an insight into the overall result of the Poll, the award-winning singers and songs are with individually unique sense of styles. What they have in common is their unquestionable popularity. Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars and style icon Lady Gaga both honoured “Top Male Artist” Gold Prize and “Top Female Artist” Gold Prize respectively. Gaga’s song “Born This Way” also captured “Top Ten International Gold Songs” as well as the “Super Gold Song”. The British-Irish boy band One Direction whose debut album opened at top of the international chart was awarded “Top New Act” Gold Prize. The international pop superstar Adele made a clean sweep that not only her second album “21” has seized “The Best Selling English Album”, it even spawned two other “Top Ten International Gold Songs” with singles “Rolling in The Deep” and “Someone Like You”. For the first time the Korean girl group Girls’ Generation proved their international fame by honouring “Top Ten International Gold Songs” with “The Boys”. Another song “Mr. Taxi” also entitled “Top Japanese Gold Song”. 2PM, the Korean boy band who captured “Top Japanese New Act” this year, definitely proves their hard work paid off. YUI was again voted “Top Japanese Artist/ Group” Gold Prize while her single “HELLO~Paradise Kiss~” seized “Top Japanese Gold Song” Silver Prize. “CHASE” by L’Arc~en~Ciel, the current awardee of “Top Japanese Artist/ Group” Silver Prize, was voted “Top Japanese Gold Song” Bronze Prize.

The “23rd International Pop Poll” Presentation was emceed by RTHK Radio 2 DJs Alex Lee, Alyson Hau and Robin Pak. Highlights of the Presentation are scheduled for broadcast this coming Saturday, 12th May from 6pm to 8pm in the programme “International Pop Chart” on RTHK Radio 2 (FM94.8-96.9). The public can also visit RTHK website (http://teenpower1.rthk.hk/tptv/) for the archived webcast version of the Presentation.

 RTHK 23rd International Pop Poll

  1)      Top Ten International Gold Songs  

No Preference Ranking

No. 

Song Title

Artist

1.

Born This Way

Lady Gaga

2.

Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

Katy Perry

3.

Lazy Song

Bruno Mars

4.

Moves Like Jagger

Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera

5.

Rolling In The Deep

Adele

6.

Run The World (Girls)

Beyoncé

7.

Someone Like You

Adele

8.

The Boys

Girls’ Generation(少女時代)

9.

Till The World Ends

Britney Spears

10.

We Found Love

Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris

 2)     Top New Act                                 

 金獎Gold prize

One Direction

 銀獎Silver prize

Christina Perri

 銅獎Bronze prize

Jessie J

 3)     Top Japanese Gold Song              

 

Song

Artist

金獎Gold prize

MR.TAXI

Girls' Generation

銀獎Silver prize

HELLO~Paradise Kiss~

YUI

銅獎Bronze prize

CHASE

L' ArcenCiel

 4)      Top New Act (Japan)          

2 PM

  5)      Top Artist/Group (Japan)

金獎Gold prize

YUI

銀獎Silver prize

L' Arc~en~Ciel

 銅獎Bronze prize

EXILE

  6)      Best Selling Album Awards        

Prize

Album

Artist

The Best Selling Japanese Album

全年最佳銷量日文大碟

Japanese Singer

平井堅Ken Hirai

The Best Selling Original Soundtrack

全年最佳銷量原聲大碟

秘密花園 Secret Garden

 

The Best Selling English Album

全年最佳銷量英文大碟

21

Adele

 7)      Top Group/Band       

 金獎Gold prize

Maroon 5

 銀獎Silver prize

Coldplay

 銅獎Bronze prize

LMFAO

8)      Super Gold Song            

Song

Artist

Born This Way

Lady Gaga

9)     Top Male Artist           

 金獎Gold prize

Bruno Mars

 銀獎Silver prize

James Morrison

 銅獎Bronze prize

David Guetta

 10) Top Female Artist        

 金獎Gold prize

Lady Gaga

 銀獎Silver prize

Adele

 銅獎Bronze prize

Beyoncé