Chinese Pop Star Sun Nan Gets President's Merit Award As Part of Grammy Salute To China
February 12, 2016 at 11:55 AM (PT)
SUN NAN, this year’s winner of "CHINA Star," a pop music TV show authorized by THE RECORDING ACADEMY in CHINA, was honored with the PRESIDENT'S MERIT AWARD YESTERDAY. The honor also marked the successful partnership between THE RECORDING ACADEMY and the CHINA RECORDING ASSOCIATION to build an effective channel for SINO-U.S. cultural exchange.
"CHINA STAR" was produced by STARRY PRODUCTION, in partnership with DRAGON TV, CHINA RECORDING ASSOCIATION and THE RECORDING ACADEMY, providing an outlet for CHINESE musicians to receive international attention and introduce them to the world by building a platform for international music and cultural exchange. An international judging panel was formed with judges from both organizations, including PETER ASHER, HARVEY MASON JR., MINDI ABAIR and BETH COHEN.
After 12 rounds of competitions, SUN NAN won the championship. A well-known singer in CHINA, he released his first album, "the moon," in 1990 and sang the end-title song for the 1999 film, "Be There Or Be Square," directed by FENG XIAOGANG.
In his 20-year-plus career, SUN NAN has received many music awards, including the CMA best male singer and CCTV-MTV best male singer. He's performed eight times on CHINA's most visible event, the SPRING FESTIVAL GALA.