Taipei, AmericanTaiwanese R&B crooner A�ZI defeated six other nominees to take home the Best New Artist award for his album OZI: The Album at the 30th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei Saturday.
OZI thanked his musical collaborators and his parents when he went on stage to collect the award.
I want to thank my parents for giving me the chance to work on my music. I love you Mum, I love you Dad, he said.
OZI was up against The Fur for Town, Evangeline Wong for Wilder, Karencici for SHA YAN, Amazing Show for King of Light, Angry Youth for Campus Romance, and Lexie Liu for 2029.
OZI who writes lyrics, arranges and mixes music, was described by the Golden Melody Festival as a one in a generation fullrange artist.
His music includes hip hop, R&B, electronic dance music and pop.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel