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Arashi takes 'Artist of the Year' at 'THE JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD' again

February 29, 2016 @ 3:23 pm
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The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) have announced the winners of "THE 30TH JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD". 


Awards are based on sales number, and the winners of this year were chosen from data compiled between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015. This year, the 'Artist of the Year' award, which goes to the artist with the biggest sales for the year, went to Arashi. This is their second consecutive year and 4th time to be recognized with this award. 


Check out the winners of each category below!


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


[THE 30TH JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD]

- ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Arashi (Japanese)
• The Beatles (Western)

- BEST ASIAN ARTIST 
• Tohoshinki

- BEST ENKA/KAYOKYOKU ARTIST
• Hikawa Kiyoshi

-  NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• [Alexandros] (Japanese)
• Sam Smith (Western)
• EXO (Asia)

- BEST 5 NEW ARTISTS (Japanese)
• Ayumikurikamaki
• [Alexandros]
• THE HOOPERS
• Takigawa Alisa
• whiteeeen


- BEST 3 NEW ARTISTS (Western)
• Collabro
• Sam Smith
• Meghan Trainor

- BEST 3 NEW ARTISTS (Asia)
• EXO
• Dal★Shabet
• Block B 

- BEST ENKA/KAYOKYOKU NEW ARTIST
• Kumamushi 

- ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• "Japonism" - Arashi (Japanese)
• "The Beatles 1" - The Beatles (Western)
• "Present" - SUPER JUNIOR-D&E (Asia)

- BEST 5 ALBUMS 
• "Japonism" - Arashi
• "Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de tobe!" - AKB48
• "0 to 1 no Aida" - AKB48
• "PLANET SEVEN" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE
• "DREAMS COME TRUE THE BEST!  Watashi no Dream Come" - DREAMS COME TRUE

- BEST 3 ALBUMS (Western)
• "Wild Speed Sky Mission" - Original Soundtrack
• "The Beatles 1" - The Beatles
• "Made In The A.M." - ONE DIRECTION

- BEST 3 ALBUMS (Asia)
• "SO GOOD" - JUNHO (from 2PM)
• "Present" - SUPER JUNIOR-D&E 
• "2PM OF 2PM" - 2PM

- INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• "DELUXE~Best Duets~" - Hakase Taro

- JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• "Wildflower" - Diana Krall


- ANIMATION ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• "μ's Best Album Best Live! Collection II" - μ's

- SINGLE OF THE YEAR
• "Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai" - AKB48

- BEST 5 SINGLES
• "Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby" - AKB48
• "Green Flash" - AKB48
• "Halloween Night" - AKB48
• "Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai" - AKB48
• "Taiyou Knock" - Nogizaka46

- SONG OF THE YEAR BY DOWNLOAD
• "Torisetsu" - Nishino Kana (Japanese)
• "I Really Like You" - Carly Rae Jepsen (Western)
• "BANG BANG BANG -KR Ver.-" - BIGBANG (Asia)

- BEST 5 SONGS BY DOWNLOAD
• "Kimi wa Kureta Natsu" - Ieiri Leo
• "I Really Like You" - Carly Rae Jepsen
• "Attakaindakara♪" - Kumamushi
• "Torisetsu" - Nishino Kana
• "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nishino Kana

- BEST MUSIC VIDEOS
• "ARASHI BLAST in Hawaii" - Arashi (Japanese)
• "ARASHI LIVE TOUR 2014 THE DIGITALIAN" - Arashi (Japanese)
• "Sandaime J Soul Brothers LIVE TOUR 2015『BLUE PLANET』" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers (Japanese)
• "The Beatles 1" - The Beatles (Western)
• "Tohoshinki LIVE TOUR 2015 WITH" - Tohoshinki (Asia)

- SPECIAL AWARD
• "Love Live!" 


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· Posted March 1, 2016 @ 4:53 pm

the beatles? lol why 

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· Posted March 1, 2016 @ 3:20 am

?? Did japan just discover the beatles or something wtf

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· Posted March 4, 2016 @ 11:41 am
No, I think it has something to do with the Beatles albums now legally available online.
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