Michael Bolton and Cody Simpson arrived in Shanghai to accept awards for their global music achievements. The Huading Awards are China’s premier awards show where the honorees are determined by fan votes and recognized as the best from various genres of entertainment, including film, television, dance, theater, and music.
Michael Bolton accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award for his musical accomplishments. Bolton has achieved eight top 10 albums, two number one singles on the Billboard charts, as well as two Grammy awards for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance, six American Music Awards, and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The award for International Male Artist was given to Australian pop singer, Cody Simpson. Simpson released his debut single, “iYiYi” (featuring Flo Rida) in 2010 and gained widespread popularity while opening for Justin Bieber’s U.S. and European Believe Tour. In 2014, Cody sold out US and European tours, further establishing his international fame. His latest album, Surfers Paradise, was released July 2013 on Atlantic Records.
The Huading Awards have built a proven reputation for awarding excellence in entertainment over the past decade since they were founded by Global Talent Media Group (GTMG), a Beijing based multi-media company. The organization is engaged in print, web and TV media content, consumer market research and public opinion surveys. Founded in 2006, GTMG is a division of Hua Ding Tai Fu Investments Group, with interests in the media, real estate, and automotive industries. Expanding to the United States, GTMG opened a new Los Angeles based division on January 1, 2015.
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