David Tao is a Taiwanese Golden Melody Award-winning singer-songwriter. He is well known for creating a crossover genre of R&B and hard rock tunes which has now become his signature style and for having popularized R&B in the Mandopop industry. In 1997, Tao released his first self-titled album. This album set a record in Taiwan during the 9th Golden Melody Awards, as the first album from a new singer ever, to be nominated for a total of 5 awards - Best Newcomer, Best Singer, Best Producer, Best Song and Best Album. He won Best Newcomer and Best Producer.