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Singer cashes in with "Song of the Year"

Update: January, 06/2014 - 15:00
The song Chiec Vong Cau Hon (The Engagement Bangle) by Dam Vinh Hung won the "Song of the Year 2013" award at a ceremony in Ha Noi on Sunday night.— Photo hanoimoi

HA NOI (VNS) — The song Chiec Vong Cau Hon (The Engagement Bangle) by Dam Vinh Hung won the "Song of the Year 2013" award at a ceremony in Ha Noi on Sunday night.

The male singer's victory seems predictable since the song had previously won the title "Song of the Month" in October, November, and December. In addition, Hung has a huge fan base, who contributed significantly to his win by entering their votes.

Together with the large cash prize of VND1 billion (nearly US$48,000), which was granted to the singer, the organiser also presented VND300 million ($14,000) to the song's composer, Tran Tien.

The singer and composer staged a duet at the award ceremony.

The ceremony also featured other songs that won "Song of the Month" during 2013.

The ceremony opened with a performance from Tung Duong, who sang Doc Dao (Only Path) – traditional folk tunes blended with modern world music. The song, which featured in the artist's latest world jazz style album, has received broad critical acclaim and a warm welcome from music lovers. – VNS

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