It was no surprise that Ting Phailavanh won the Artist of the Year Award; with many of her hit singles such as “Koy Kao Kub Ma” and “Nee Tor Dai Kor Ying Jer”. Ting has truly proven that her lyrics and melodies have the power to charm all fans, both young and old.
A beautifully composed song, “Khon Meu Song” allowed Cells to take home the Song of the Year Award, as fans roared and cheered in ecstasy. An indisputably memorable melody, “Khon Meu Song” is bittersweet and melodic, inspiring sympathy and tears.
The Album of the Year Award is reserved for the album with the best songs. It’s a no brainer that Cells would receive this award with “Sell”. Not only is “Khon Meu Song” (song the of year) included, but also the all-time favorites “Vaan” and “Lerk Lerk” and are also here.
When Aluna’s name was proclaimed the Best Female Artist, the crowd cheered as their expectations had been confirmed. A remarkable singer, Aluna’s passion for music shines and animates. She has undoubtedly made a lasting impact on the lives of many of her dedicated fans.
Handsome, charming and gifted, Thon Aneelouth brought home the Best Male Artist Award that year. His hit song “Kert Ma Peua Huk Jao” has charmed and still charms his most devoted fans.
The five-girl group Secret stole the spotlight when their name was called to receive the honor of Best Group Artist! Entertaining and hip, these ladies have entranced hundreds with their songs, “Bai Meed Keed Jai” and “Ya Het Hai Van Vai” among others.
The votes came in and Touly and Cream were tied for first place in the Best New Artist category. With hit singles like Touly’s “Kit Hort” and Cream’s “Moka,” it did not surprise anyone that these two would come out on top.
Great beat and just-makes-you-want-to-dance, “Ee Yung Ka Dai” was hands-down the best hip-hop song of that year. Played in nightclubs and discotheques all over Laos, this song is a favorite of L.O.G.’s masterpieces.
Cells captured the Best Rock Song Award with their hit song “Vaan”
which became a hit song even in neighboring Thailand. The music video was also out of this world.
Aluna’s “Kuam Hoo Seuk Bork” mesmerized thousands of music-lovers when it first came out. It’s no wonder why it won that year’s Best Pop Song. Sack (Cells) later re-popularized the song with a cover.
Bounleua Valideth, a popular country artist, won Best Country Song with “Koy Nong Ma Yarm.”
Viengphou Nounim employed the Lum Siphandone melody and made it her own. She captivated audiences countrywide and stunned the judges.
Without a doubt, if there were awards for the Best Producers, they would go to none other than Mee and Noh. And as it turns out, there were! Mee and Noh are known for having produced most of Cells’ and other Indee Record Company artists’ songs.
Armed with a clever wit and a likeable personality, Sack composes almost all of his songs. Brilliant and engaging, Sack’s lyrics are the foundation of his career as a composer and musician.
That year’s Honorary Award was given posthumously to the revolutionary veteran musician Sisana Sisane, who was hailed as the pioneer of the modern Lao music industry. His son accepted the award on his behalf.