Vietnamese singer wins rookie award at Hong Kong music fest

By Tam Ky   March 24, 2019 | 08:33 pm PT
Vietnamese singer wins rookie award at Hong Kong music fest
Orange (C, in green) held the award trophy at the Hongkong Asian Pop Music Festival. Photo acquired by Ngoisao
Pop singer Orange won the Asian Supernova Award for new artists at the Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival.

The singer received the award Friday after two performances at the festival held in Hong Kong. Orange was the first Vietnamese singer to compete for the Asian Supernova Award with eight contestants from different countries.

For her first performance, Orange sang her new song Toi That Tinh (I Am Heartbroken) and was among three contestants to enter the second round. After delivering a strong vocal performance next with Secret Love Song, Orange was chosen for the award.

This is Orange’s second international award. She had  claimed Best New Asian Artist Award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in South Korea in 2018.

Orange, born in 1996, saw her popularity soar last year with Nguoi La Oi (Hey Stranger), which garnered 174 million Youtube views.

Artists from other Asian countries attending the event included boy group NCT 127 (South Korea), musician GACKT (Japan), Dean Ting (China) and Hins Cheung (Hong Kong).

The Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival (HKAMF) has been organized by International Federation of the Phonographic Industry since 2011 to create opportunities for artists in the region to promote their music.

Artists from 9 countries and territories compete for three awards including Asian Supernova Award, Best Vocal Performance Award and Best Stage Performance Award.

Each country also has a representative in the panel of the judges. This year, the Vietnamese judge was composer Huy Tuan.

Noo Phuoc Thinh was the first Vietnamese singer to attend this event last year.

Orange's performance of her new song "Toi That Tinh" (I Am Heartbroken) 

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