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Arashi wins 'Artist of the Year' at the 'JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD' for the 5th time

February 27, 2017 @ 3:55 pm
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The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) have announced the winners of "THE 31ST JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD". 


Awards are based on sales number, and the winners of this year were chosen from data compiled between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. The 'Artist of the Year' award, which goes to the artist with the biggest sales for the year, went to Arashi once again. This is their third consecutive year and fifth time to be recognized with this award. 


Check out the winners of each category below!


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


[THE 31ST JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD]

- ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Arashi (Japanese)
• Ariana Grande (Western)

- BEST ASIAN ARTIST 
• BIGBANG

- BEST ENKA/KAYOKYOKU ARTIST
• Hikawa Kiyoshi

-  NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Keyakizaka46 (Japanese)
• Fifth Harmony (Western)
• iKON (Asia)

- BEST 5 NEW ARTISTS (Japanese)
• AK-69
• Keyakizaka46
• Pikotaro
• BOYS AND MEN
• My Hair is Bad


- BEST 3 NEW ARTISTS (Western)
• Kygo
• Fifth Harmony
• Rachel Platten

- BEST 3 NEW ARTISTS (Asia)
• iKON 
• N.Flying
• Nana

- BEST ENKA/KAYOKYOKU NEW ARTIST
• Hayama Mizuki

- ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• "SMAP 25 YEARS" - SMAP (Japanese)
• "Dangerous Woman" - Ariana Grande (Western)

- BEST 5 ALBUMS

• "Are You Happy?" - Arashi
• "Fantome" - Utada Hikaru
• "THE JSB LEGACY" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE
• "SMAP 25 YEARS" - SMAP
• "Encore" - back number

- BEST 3 ALBUMS (Western)
• "Dangerous Woman" - Ariana Grande
• "Live at the Hollywood Bowl" - The Beatles
• "★" - David Bowie

- BEST 3 ALBUMS (Asia)
• "GALAXY OF 2PM" - 2PM
• "MADE SERIES" - BIGBANG
• "YOUTH" - Boudan Shounendan


- CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• "BEST OF THE THREE VIOLINISTS" - Hakase Taro, Takashima Chisato, Furusawa Iwao

- INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• "SPARK" - Uehara Hiromi the Trio Project feat. Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips

- JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• "Day Breaks" - Norah Jones


- SOUNDTRACK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• "Kimi no Na wa." - RADWIMPS

- ANIMATION ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• "TV Animation "Macross Δ" Vocal Album Walkure Attack!" - Walkure

- SINGLE OF THE YEAR
• "Tsubasa wa Iranai" - AKB48

- BEST 5 SINGLES
• "Kimi wa Melody" - AKB48
• "Tsubasa wa Iranai" - AKB48
• "High Tension" - AKB48
• "LOVE TRIP / Shiawase wo Wakenasai" - AKB48
• "Sayonara no Imi" - Nogizaka46

- SONG OF THE YEAR BY DOWNLOAD
• "Koi" - Hoshino Gen (Japanese)
• "Work from Home feat. Ty Dolla $ign" - Fifth Harmony (Western)
• "BANG BANG BANG" - BIGBANG (Asia)

- BEST 5 SONGS BY DOWNLOAD
• "Hero" - Amuro Namie
• "Hanataba wo Kimi ni" - Utada Hikaru
• "Koi" - Hoshino Gen
• "Zenzenzense (movie ver.)" - RADWIMPS
• "Nandemonaiya (movie ver.)" - RADWIMPS

- BEST MUSIC VIDEOS
• "ARASHI BLAST in Miyagi" - Arashi (Japanese)
• "ARASHI LIVE TOUR 2015 JAPONISM" - Arashi (Japanese)
• "Clip! Smap! Complete Singles" - SMAP (Japanese)
• "Memories in Rock Live at Monsters of Rock 2016" - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (Western)
• "BIGBANG WORLD TOUR 2015~2016 [MADE] IN JAPAN" - BIGBANG (Asia)

- SPECIAL AWARD
• Bob Dylan


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· Posted March 1, 2017 @ 2:12 am

Utada (2 Awards)! Namie (Only One)! 2PM (one)! Big Bang(4 Awards!!)! AKB48 (FIVE AWARDS!!!)!!!Arashi (4 Awards!) Congrats! 

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