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  • High schooler Shinzato Kota wins the Best New Artist award

    December 30, 2013 @ 11:14 pm

    On December 30, the annual music awards show "The 55th Kagayaku! Japan Record Awards" was held, and for the winner of the "Best New Artist" award, a high schooler Shinzato Kota, who made his major debut with "HANDS UP!", has been chosen.As the winner of the same award for last year was Ieiri Leo, who was also a high school student at that time, it happens to be the 2nd consecutive year for a high schooler to win this award. When he received the

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  • EXILE wins the 55th Japan Record Awards

    December 30, 2013 @ 1:45 pm

    On December 30, the final selection for the annual music awards, "the 55th Japan Record Awards" was held at the New National Theatre, Tokyo, and EXILE's "EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Aisurutame~" won the grand prize "the Japan Record Award". As EXILE has won the award 3 consecutive times from 2008 ~ 2010, this marked their 4th time winning the award, the most in the awards' history. On the stage, EXILE's leader HIRO who will retire as a performer

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  • Ueto Aya to host this year's 'Japan Record Awards'

    December 3, 2013 @ 12:51 am

    It has been revealed that actress Ueto Aya and TBS announcer Azumi Shinichiro will be the hosts for upcoming 'The 55th Kagayaku! Japan Record Awards' that will air live on TBS on December 30th. This is the second consecutive year for Azumi to host the program, and for Ueto, it is the first time in 5 years since she last hosted back in 2008.As EXILE, the group Ueto's husband HIRO belongs to, is one of the nominees for the grand prize, Japan

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  • Nominees & winners for the '55th Japan Record Awards' announced

    November 22, 2013 @ 2:31 am

    The list of nominees and winners for the annual music awards show, The 55th Japan Record Awards, has been revealed.As usual, the winner of the grand prize, "Japan Record Award", will be selected among the winners of "Best Song" category, while "Best New Artist" will be selected among the winners of "New Artist" category.  Both winners for these awards will be announced on "The 55th Kagayaku! Japan Record Awards " that will air live

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  • Ieiri Leo receives the "Best New Artist" award

    December 30, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

    It was announced that singer song-writer, Ieiri Leo has been received the "Best New Artist" award at the annual music award show "The 54th Kagayaku! Japan Record Awards" held on December 30th. It's the first time in 6 years for a female solo artist to receive the award since last time it was given to Ayaka back in 2006. Ieiri almost cried many times, but held it while performing "Shine." She expressed her joy with "I can't believe I could

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  • AKB48 takes "Japan Record Award" for second consecutive year

    December 30, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

    On December 30th, the annual music awards show, "The 54th Kagayaku! Japan Record Awards" was held, and announced that AKB48's "Manatsu no Sounds good!" (written by Akimoto Yasushi, composed and arranged by Inoue Yoshimasa) has received the grand prize "Japan Record Award." This is the second consecutive year for AKB48 to receive the award since they won the award with "Flying Get" last year. Winning the "Japan Record Award" successively ha

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  • Aragaki Yui appears at press conference for upcoming 'Japan Record Awards'

    December 19, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    On December 18th, actress Aragaki Yui and announcer Azumi Shinichiro appeared at a press conference for 'The 54th Kagayaku! Japan Record Awards', which will be broadcast by TBS on December 30th. Azumi, who has hosted the show since 2001, greeted, "Working beside Sakai-san these past 11 years, I believe that I learned various things. I want to fully show all the things I've learned this year on stage."  Meanwhile, Aragaki will be hostin

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  • Aragaki Yui chosen as the celebrity host for 'Japan Record Awards'

    December 9, 2012 @ 3:49 am

    On December 8th, it was announced that actress Aragaki Yui has been chosen as the host for TBS' annual music awards show, 'The 54th Kagayaku! Japan Record Awards' that will be aired on the 30th. Aragaki commented, "This will be my first time participating in this show. I'm little anxious honestly, but I would like to prepare physically and mentally, and want to fulfill my duty sufficiently so that everybody can enjoy it as the completion o

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  • Nominees & winners for the 54th Japan Record Awards announced

    November 22, 2012 @ 4:01 am

    The list of nominees and winners for the annual music awards show, The 54th Japan Record Awards, has been revealed. As usual, the winner of the grand prize, "Japan Record Award", will be chosen among the winners of "Best Song" category, while "Best New Artist" will be chosen among the winners of "New Artist" category.  Both winners for these awards will be announced on "The 54th Kagayaku! Japan Record Awards " that will air live on TBS on

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  • Fairies receives the Best New Artist Award at this year's Japan Record Awards

    December 31, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

    Back in November, tokyohive posted the list of winners for the ‘53rd Japan Record Award’. However, that list was incomplete, as the event withheld its winners for the 'Best Song' and the 'Best New Artist' awards. On December 30th, it was revealed that the seven members of idol group Fairies was chosen as this year’s Best New Artist. Member Itou Momoka expressed her happiness with, “I feel honored to have received such an award at a histori

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