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Amuro Namie wins 'Artist of the Year' at the 'JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD' for the first time in 21 years

February 27, 2018 @ 3:12 am
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The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) has announced the winners of "THE 32ND JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD."


Awards are based on sales number, and the winners of this year were chosen from data compiled between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. The 'Artist of the Year' award, which goes to the artist with the biggest sales for the year, went to singer Amuro Namie. This marked the first time in 21 years since she last won the award back in 1997. 


Check out the winners of each category below!


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[THE 32ND JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD]


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

- BEST ASIAN ARTIST 
• BIGBANG

- BEST ENKA/KAYOKYOKU ARTIST
• Hikawa Kiyoshi

-  NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• NGT48 (Japanese)
• Grace VanderWaal (Western)
• TWICE (Asia)

- BEST 5 NEW ARTISTS (Japanese)
• NGT48
• THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE
• Suda Masaki
• Beverly
• Matsuri nine.


- BEST 3 NEW ARTISTS (Western)
• Alessia Cara
• Grace VanderWaal
• Shawn Mendes

- BEST 3 NEW ARTISTS (Asia)
• TWICE 
• BTOB
• BLACKPINK

- BEST ENKA/KAYOKYOKU NEW ARTIST
• Nakazawa Takuya

- ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• "Finally" - Amuro Namie (Japanese)
• "Divide" - Ed Sheeran (Western)

• "#TWICE" - TWICE (Asia)

- BEST 5 ALBUMS

• "Finally" - Amuro Namie
• "untitled" - Arashi
• "Thumbnail" - AKB48
• "THE JSB WORLD" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE
• "Ambitions" - ONE OK ROCK

- BEST 3 ALBUMS (Western)
• "La La Land Original Soundtrack" - Various Artists
• "Divide" - Ed Sheeran
• "Reputation" - Taylor Swift

- BEST 3 ALBUMS (Asia)
• "FIVE" - SHINee
• "#TWICE" - TWICE
• "MADE" - BIGBANG


- CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• "VIOLINISM" - Hakase Taro

- INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• "SEA IS A LADY 2017" - Kadomatsu Toshiki

- JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• "SEIKO JAZZ" - SEIKO MATSUDA


- SOUNDTRACK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• "Wild Speed: Ice Break" - Original Soundtrack


- ANIMATION ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• "Fate/Grand Order Original Soundtrack I" - Fate/Grand Order

- SINGLE OF THE YEAR
• "Negaigoto no Mochigusare" - AKB48

- BEST 5 SINGLES
• "11-gatsu no Anklet" - AKB48
• "Shoot Sign" - AKB48
• "Negaigoto no Mochigusare" - AKB48
• "#Sukinanda" - AKB48
• "Nigemizu" - Nogizaka46

- SONG OF THE YEAR BY DOWNLOAD
• "Uchiage Hanabi" - DAOKO×Yonezu Kenshi (Japanese)
• "Shape of You" - Ed Sheeran (Western)
• "TT - Japanese Ver.-" - TWICE (Asia)

- BEST 5 SONGS BY DOWNLOAD
• "Togetsukyo ~Kimi Omofu" - Kuraki Mai
• "Uchiage Hanabi" - DAOKO×Yonezu Kenshi
• "Otona no Okite" - Doughnuts Hole
• "Peace Sign" - Yonezu Kenshi
• "Yattemiyou" - WANIMA

- BEST MUSIC VIDEOS
• "ARASHI LIVE TOUR 2016-2017 Are You Happy?" - Arashi (Japanese)
• "Kanjani's Entertainment" - Kanjani8 (Japanese)
• "Sandaime J Soul Brothers LIVE TOUR 2016-2017 'METROPOLIZ'" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE (Japanese)
• "Rebel Heart Tour" - Madonna (Western)
• "BIGBANG10 THE CONCERT : 0.TO.10 -THE FINAL-" - BIGBANG (Asia)

- SPECIAL AWARD
• "Dancing Hero The Archives" - Oginome Yoko

• "'GIGS' CASE OF BOOWY -THE ORIGINAL-" - BOOWY


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