G.E.M Wins Her First Golden Melody Award; Throws Massive Shade At Former Label She’s Now Suing
"I'm not a commodity that was shaped by you," she wrote.
Hongkong singer G.E.M’s career came to a virtual standstill last year after she filed a lawsuit against her former agency, Hummingbird Music. Among the 29-year-old’s claims was that her label harmed her reputation, transferred a portion of her profits to a third party without her knowledge, intended to participate in illegal activities and that they attempted to compel her to participate in the said activities.
With the court case still pending, G.E.M has found herself taking a step back from the spotlight. Still, she was honoured at the Golden Melody Awards on October 3, bringing home her first trophy from the prestigious event.
G.E.M was named the recipient of the Jury Award for her album City Zoo. The Jury Award is given when at least two thirds of the jury votes in favour of celebrating a particular piece of work that they feel is unique and exemplary. This prize is not given out every year as it’s uncommon for the vast majority to come to a consensus.
She continued, "There have been so many roadblocks along the way, and this has made me want to give up more than once. But today, I proved to myself and to you once again that I’m not a commodity that was shaped by you. Without you, I can still make it. I’ll do even better now.”