Taiwan-based Malaysian singer Fish Leong has had a tough year.

Last September, the 42-year-old divorced Taiwanese wine merchant Tony Chao after nine years of marriage and shortly after that, she released her 13th studio album, The Sun Also Rises. The record included heart-wrenching tracks such as ‘How Am I’ and ‘Slow To Cool Down’, which listeners assumed were about her split.

In August, it was revealed that Fish was nominated for Best Female Vocalist (Mandarin) at the Golden Melody Awards. It was her sixth nomination in her 21 years of being in showbiz and many hoped that she would finally be victorious. Alas, she would go home empty-handed again at the ceremony on October 3, with Taiwanese singer Waa Wei beating her to the award. 

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