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.
Orange with musician Huy Tuan – professional board member of the competition.
Each country also has a representative in the panel of the judges. This year, the Vietnamese judge was composer Huy Tuan.
Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival (HKAMF), organized by Hong Kong International Music Association in 2011, aims to help artists interact and promote regional music. Each country has a member of the professional council evaluating the performances, the representative of Vietnam this year is musician Huy Tuan. In 2018, Noo Phuoc Thinh was the first Vietnamese singer to attend this event last year.