Vietnam singer receives world award among best-selling artists

By Thien Huong , Thanh Nien News

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Vietnamese pop singer songwriter My Tam poses with her World Music Awards icon in Monaco May 27, 2014. Photo supplied
Award-winning singer songwriter My Tam received yet another one, World Music Award, in Monaco Tuesday as the best-selling artist from Vietnam.
Tam’s award trip to Monte Carlo was only revealed to her local fans after the Twitter account of World Music Awards 2014 shared her photo on its red carpet.
Manager of the pop singer confirmed to Thanh Nien that Tam won in the “Best-selling artists from each major territory” category, together with 25 artists worldwide.
The representative said the winners were decided by votes on the award website since last year.
Performers at the ceremony, aired later on NBC, were Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Jason Derulo, and US rock band Fall Out Boy.
The World Music Awards were established in 1989 to celebrate popular artists, based on record revenues from the London-based not-for-profit International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.
All of the award categories, except for the Legend and Diamond awards, are decided by public votes.
Tam was also chosen by the World Music Awards to be nominee for the World’s Best Female Artist award, becoming one of 35 Asian representatives in the nominee list of 145 singers.
Her music video “Nhu mot giac mo” (Like a dream) last year was chosen as the Southeast Asia nominee for the Asian region round of the annual MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMA).
But she lost the chance to vie for MTV’s Worldwide Act to Chinese pop singer, songwriter, and actor Chris Lee.
Tam was the first Vietnamese singer to take part in the competition.
She won Best Asian Singer at the annual Mnet Asian Music Awards in 2012.

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