Ricky Martin, David Beckham, CoCo Lee Shine at China Music Awards

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Ricky Martin will guest star as a musically inclined Spanish teacher in a January episode that will likely feature the former General Hospital star performing in two big musical numbers.

J-Pop singer Nishino Kana shared the stage with Taiwan’s Chris Lee and the mainland’s David Tao at China’s biggest music awards.

Ricky Martin and David Beckham joined the biggest stars in China for the 18th Channel (V) China Music Awards. 

Taiwan's David Tao and the mainland's Sun Nan took the best male singer awards, with Cheer Chen from Taiwan and Chris Lee from China sharing the best female singer award.

Martin performed his new song Come With Me and Vida, while Beckham presented CoCo Lee with the most popular international Chinese singer award. CoCo Lee also took the Asian most stylish singer award at the event, which took place at the Cotai Arena, part of the Venetian Macau.

Martin himself picked up the most influential international artist in Asia award, while Nishino Kana was named Asian most influential Japanese singer. EXO-M were named Asia's most influential pop group.

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The Chinese Music Awards are produced by Star China and broadcast on both Channel [V] and Xing Kong in China and around the world. In all, 37 awards were presented.

"We lead the way for China to promote visibility of our very own talented Chinese singers, who can equally share the stage with international entertainers," said Tian Ming, Star China CEO.

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The most popular male singer award went to Hins Cheung from Hong Kong and Jason Zhang from Mainland China, while the most popular female singer award was won by  Valen Hsu from Taiwan and BiBi Chou from Mainland China.

Best film OST went to Bi Xia and Zhang Heng Yuan for The Monkey King.

The awards show launched in 1994 and has traveled to Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Macau and Taipei since then.

Among the shows that Star China produces are The Voice of China, So You Think You Can Dance, and Sing My Song – the first original Chinese talent show format to be exported abroad, currently being distributed internationally by the Britain’s  ITV Studios Global Entertainment.