Hong Kong artists were conspicuous by their absence from the 10th Channel [V] Chinese Music Awards last night, in which Wang Lee-hom and Chang A-mei took home best male and female artist, respectively, in the Taiwan- Hong Kong category. Taiwan band Mayday scooped the best group award. Top regional artists gathered at the Shanghai Stadium for the event, which drew an appearance from former Boyzone member Ronan Keating. Taiwan's Jay Chou took home the best singer- songwriter award, as well as one of three best song awards for Clear Sky. The other two went to A-mei for Brave and Sinaporean Stephanie Sun Tan-zi for Encounter. Ma Chi Di Di claimed the prize for best newcomer. Awards in the mainland category went to Piao Shu and Han Hong for best male and female artists, with Band Zero being voted best group. Best singer-songwriter was awarded to Xu Wei, with Zhou Xun picking up the honour for best newcomer. Shiu Mu Nian Hua, Piao Shu and Sha Bao Liang took gongs for best songs for Farewell My Love, Colourful Days and Hidden Fragrance, respectively. Hong Kong artists weren't completely snubbed. Eason Chan's (above) Black, White & Grey was most recommendable album. And Beijinger Faye Wong, who is at least partially based in Hong Kong, took the distinguished award.