The Venetian Macao Hosts China Music Awards for Fifth Consecutive Year

Superstars from Asia and around the world descend

upon the integrated resort for China’s leading annual music event

(Macao, April 15, 2016) – Sponsored by The Venetian® Macao, the 20th Channel [V] China Music Awards and Asian Influential Power Grand Ceremony returned to The Venetian Macao tonight for the fifth consecutive year. After a glittering red carpet event at the main lobby, the awards presentation ceremony was held in the Cotai Arena on Friday night.

The Venetian Macao’s main lobby was the backdrop for hundreds of excited fans as they tried to get a glimpse of their favourite singers and actors walking the red carpet. An array of  celebrities attended the event, including Twins, Raymond Lam, Jonathan Wong, Vincy Chan, PSY, VIXX, iKON, JJ Lin, Wang Lee Hom, Jam Hsiao, Kenji Wu, Hsu Hsi Ti, Lo Da Yu, Zhang Jie, Sun Nan, Wang Ta Lu, Bibi Chou, Momo Wu, Zhang Lei, Li Qi, Xue Zhi Qian, He Jie and Li Rong Hao, etc. Also in attendance were Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd. and representatives from Star China Media Ltd.

The theme for this year’s ceremony was “Initial Dream, Born for Music” and the event’s goal was to pay tribute to the singers who have contributed to the music industry over the past 20 years.

A total of 43 awards were presented at the star-studded ceremony, including Most Popular Male Singer (HK & Taiwan), Most Popular Female Singer (HK & Taiwan), Asian Most Popular Korean Artist, Most Popular Male Singer (Mainland China), Most Popular Female Singer (Mainland China), Best Cross Time Composing Singer and Asian Most Popular Versatile Chinese Artist among others.

The China Music Awards was originally launched back in 1994 and has gathered the nation’s top music industry talent in host cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Macao and Taipei. It is the only Chinese music awards show that is telecast in China and around the world.

Since 2012, The Venetian Macao has co-organized the China Music Awards with Star Group Ltd. China. This latest sponsorship once again put Macao in the international spotlight, which is part of Sands China’s multi-tiered entertainment strategy of establishing Macao as Asia’s entertainment hub by bringing in world-class entertainment, sports, art and cultural events. The company’s 15,000-seat Cotai Arena has firmly established itself as the one of the top entertainment destinations in southern China. Besides hosting high-profile awards shows, the Cotai Arena has staged performances by some of the world’s and Asia’s biggest music superstars, including the Rolling Stones, Katy Perry, Bon Jovi, Big Bang, Eason Chan and the stars of the hit TV reality series “The Voice of China”.

Jonathan Wong
Jonathan Wong
JJ Lin
JJ Lin
Photo caption: Dozens of 30 celebrities walked the red carpet Friday night at The Venetian Macao at the 20th Channel [V] China Music Awards.
Dr. Wilfred Wong

Photo caption: Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd was among the celebrities attending the 20th Channel [V] China Music Awards Friday night at The Venetian Macao.

Entertainment at Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao

Sands China Ltd. has as a clear vision to establish Macao as Asia’s top entertainment destination.

The 15,000-seat Cotai Arena is the only venue in Asia ranked in Pollstar’s Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues based on ticket sales. It is the top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the world’s and the region’s biggest names in music, sports and awards shows. Superstars frequently choose the venue as the starting point of their Asian tours.

The 1800-seat, multi-purpose Venetian Theatre is one of the most luxurious entertainment venues in greater China. Featuring ushers in black-tie, champagne service, gourmet food and beverage items and other unique, premium amenities, it offers an intimate, luxurious and exclusive venue experience. The Venetian Theatre is playing a key role in bringing the best in international and Chinese entertainment to Macao, with a luxury theatre experience like no other in the region.

The 650-seat Sands Theatre regularly features internationally-renowned singers, performers and artists of the highest calibre. From traditional Chinese-costumed dancers to modern performances, and from singing troupes to contemporary bands, everything from Western rock to Cantonese pop is covered.

With an unbeatable diversity, the entertainment offerings of Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao is ushering in a new era of entertainment in Macao.

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