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The Venetian Macao Hosts China Music Awards for Sixth Consecutive Year
China Music Awards

The Venetian Macao Hosts

China Music Awards for Sixth Consecutive Year

Biggest names in Asian and international entertainment arrive for
China’s leading annual music event


(Macao, April 21, 2017) – Sponsored by The Venetian® Macao, one of China’s most influential and long-standing music awards, the 21st Channel [V] China Music Awards and Asian Influential Power Grand Ceremony was held at the resort hotel for the sixth consecutive year. The night included a glamorous red carpet event featuring a who’s who of the entertainment industry followed by the awards presentation ceremony held in the Cotai Arena on Thursday night.

The Venetian Macao’s lobby was the backdrop for hundreds of excited fans as they tried to get a glimpse of their favourite singers walking the red carpet. Celebrity guests including Jackie Chan, Joey Yung, Hacken Lee, Leo Ku, Twins, Jane Zhang, Christine Fan, Jeff Chang and Da Zhang Wei were welcomed by Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd. British star Rita Ora and Japanese boy band JINTAKA also attended the red carpet event and ceremony.

A total of 45 awards were presented at the star-studded ceremony, including ‘Most Popular Male Singer (HK & Taiwan)’, ‘Most Popular Female Singer (HK & Taiwan)’, ‘Most Popular Male Singer (Mainland China)’, ‘Most Popular Female Singer (Mainland China)’, , ‘Global Chinese Film Song Extraordinary Contributions Award’ ‘Asian Most Popular International Artist’ and ‘Asian Most Popular Japanese Group’ among others.

The China Music Awards was originally launched in 1994 and every year the event gathers the nation’s top music industry talent in host cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Macao and Taipei. It is the only Chinese music awards show telecast both nationally in China and around the world.

Since 2012 The Venetian Macao has co-organised the China Music Awards with Star Group Ltd. China. This latest sponsorship has once again put Macao in the international spotlight, part of Sands China’s multi-tiered entertainment strategy of establishing Macao as Asia’s entertainment hub by bringing in world-class entertainment, sports, art and cultural events. The company’s 15,000-seat Cotai Arena has firmly established itself as one of the top entertainment destinations in southern China, hosting high-profile awards shows, alongside performances by some of Asia and the world’s biggest music stars over the past ten years.

Rita Ora

Jackie Chan

Leo Ku and Joey Yung


Hacken Lee

Dr. Wilfred Wong

Photo caption: Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd, was among the celebrities attending the 21st Channel [V] China Music Awards and Asian Influential Power Grand Ceremony on Thursday night at The Venetian Macao.


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Entertainment at Sands China Properties

Sands China Ltd. has as a clear vision to establish Macao as Asia’s top entertainment destination.

The 15,000-seat Cotai Arena and 1,800-seat Venetian Theatre are the only venues in Asia ranked in Pollstar’s Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues and Pollstar’s Top 200 Worldwide Theatre Venues based on ticket sales. It is the top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the world and region’s biggest names in music, sports and awards shows. Superstars frequently choose the venue as the starting point of their Asian tours.

The 1,800-seat, multi-purpose Venetian Theatre is one of the most luxurious entertainment venues in greater China. Featuring ushers in black tie, champagne service, gourmet food and beverage items and other unique, premium amenities, it offers an intimate, luxurious and exclusive venue experience. The Venetian Theatre is playing a key role in bringing the best in international and Chinese entertainment to Macao, with a theatre experience like no other in the region.

The 650-seat Sands Theatre regularly features internationally-renowned singers, performers and artists of the highest calibre. From traditional Chinese-costumed dance to modern performances, everything from Western rock to Cantonese pop is covered.

The 1,200-seat, purpose-built Parisian Theatre is Sands China Ltd’s latest entertainment venue. The Paris-style theatre offers an elegant experience for world-class entertainment of all kinds.

The latest addition is the impressive new Sands Cotai Theatre. With 1,700 seats, this state of the art venue was purpose built by Sands China Ltd for the arrival of the highly anticipated Monkey King – China Show from the renowned Beijing Huayan Group. Eight years in the making, the stage show combines dance, acrobatics, drama, martial arts, magic, advanced 3D effects, LED screen projections, video mapping and full surround sound, together with creative lighting effects, choreography, music and spectacular costumes.

Offering world-class diversity and quality, Sands China Ltd.’s next generation of live venues is ushering in a new era of entertainment in Macao.

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Public Relations, Venetian Macau Limited

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