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Arashi wins 'Artist of the Year' for 'THE JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD'

March 2, 2015 @ 2:56 pm
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The winners of "THE 29TH JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD" have been revealed.


The awards are held annually by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). Awards are based on sales number, and the winners of this year were chosen from data compiled between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. 


This year, the 'Artist of the Year' award, which is considered to be the 'grand prize', went to Arashi. This is their first time in 4 years, and also their 3rd total time to receive this award. 


Check out the winners of each category below! 


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[THE JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD 2015]



- ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Arashi (Japanese)
• One Direction (Western)

- BEST ASIAN ARTIST 
• Tohoshinki

- BEST ENKA/KAYOKYOKU ARTIST
• Nakamori Akina

-  NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Johnny's WEST (Japanese)
• Ariana Grande (Western)
• Boudan Shounendan (Asia)

- BEST 5 NEW ARTISTS (Japanese)
• King Cream Soda
• Johnny's WEST
• Da-iCE
• MACO
• Wagakki Band


- BEST 3 NEW ARTISTS (Western)
• Avicii
• Ariana Grande
• Pentatonix

- BEST 3 NEW ARTISTS (Asia)
• Apink
• VIXX
• Boudan Shounendan

- BEST ENKA/KAYOKYOKU NEW ARTIST
• Takemura Kozue

- ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• "Tsugi no Ashiato" - AKB48 (Japanese)
• "1989" - Taylor Swift (Western)
• "TREE" - Tohoshinki (Asia)

- BEST 5 ALBUMS
• "Ballada" - Amuro Namie
• "THE DIGITALIAN" - Arashi
• "Tsugi no Ashiato" - AKB48
• "Sekai no Chuushin wa Osaka ya~Namba Jichiku" - NMB48
• "HUMAN" - Fukuyama Masaharu

- BEST 3 ALBUMS (Western)
• "MY EVERYTHING" - Ariana Grande
• "1989" - Taylor Swift
• "FOUR" - ONE DIRECTION

- BEST 3 ALBUMS (Asia)
• "THE BEST" - Shoujo Jidai
• "WITH" - Tohoshinki
• "TREE" - Tohoshinki

- INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• "New Horizon" - Matsumoto Tak

- CONCEPT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• "Request II" - JUJU

- SINGLE OF THE YEAR
• "Labrador Retriever" - AKB48

- BEST 5 SINGLES
• "Kibouteki Refrain" - AKB48
• "Kokoro no Placard" - AKB48
• "Mae Shika Mukanee" - AKB48
• "Labrador Retriever" - AKB48
• "Nandome no Aozora ka?" - Nogizaka46

- SONG OF THE YEAR BY DOWNLOAD
• "Let it Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese Version)" - Matsu Takako (Japanese)
• "Let it Go" - Idina Menzel (Western)
• "Indestructible" - Shoujo Jidai (Asia)

- BEST 5 SONGS BY DOWNLOAD
• "Let it Go" - Idina Menzel
• "Darling" - Nishino Kana
• "HImawari no Yakusoku" - Hata Motohiro
• "Let it Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese Version) - Matsu Takako
• "Let it Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending song)" - May J.

- BEST MUSIC VIDEOS
• "Arafes '13" - Arashi (Japanese)
• "ARASHI Live Tour 2013: LOVE" - Arashi (Japanese)
• "Sandaime J Soul Brothers LIVE TOUR 2014: BLUE IMPACT" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers (Japanese)
• "One Direction: 'Where We Are' Live from San Siro Stadium" - ONE DIRECTION (Western)
• "Tohoshinki LIVE TOUR 2014 TREE" - Tohoshinki (Asia)

- SPECIAL AWARD
• "Anna to Yuki no Joou Original Soundtrack" - Various Artists


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· Posted March 2, 2015 @ 8:17 pm

Congratz to all the winners.

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· Posted March 2, 2015 @ 5:37 pm

Congrats to all -especially to: ARASHI, 3daime JSB , Namie Amuro, Fukuyama Masaharu,  Nakamori Akina, Johnny`s WEST, Matsu Takako, JUJU..you rock!

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