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EXILE wins the 55th Japan Record Awards

December 30, 2013 @ 1:45 pm
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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.

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On the stage, EXILE's leader HIRO who will retire as a performer in the end of this year, made a joyful comment, "Thank you! I'm impressed to be able to receive this best award on the best stage with the best members, while getting the support from the best fans. We will make sure to do our best in return for the fans' support with a united effort, so please continue to support us."




When Ueto Aya who served as the host, and the wife of HIRO, asked ATSUSHI who he would want to tell about this first, ATSUSHI answered with a smile, "Of course, to my parents. Also, I'm really glad to be able to grace HIRO-san." which brought a smile on Ueto as well.





"EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Aisurutame~" is EXILE's 41st single released in April. The total sales for the single reached a million copies after 7 months from its release, and it became the group's first million-selling single since their debut in 2001.


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· Posted January 1, 2014 @ 2:54 am

EXILE's hard work and talent earns them the award, most deservingly so! Congratulations to such an epic group. Papa HIRO and mama Aya are such an adorable couple, by the way.

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· Posted December 31, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

Aww I'm so happy for them, and especially HIRO seeing as this is his final run.

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· Posted December 31, 2013 @ 3:17 am

For me and the most of people who watched this program, the best performance (voice, melody, lyrics) was Ieiri Leo, she really sings, not tricks!!! She should have won the prize!!!!!

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· Posted December 31, 2013 @ 2:13 am

Congrats to EXILE they really deserve i

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· Posted December 30, 2013 @ 11:41 pm

So what is the Japan Record Awards based on? Because I'm pretty one of AKB48's singles sold more than Exile's Pride Single (Hiro's last single). So I guess there is a little bit of talent involved in this ceremony? Because Exile's talent is probably the best in Japan, and in addition to that, Exile managed to sell their first million-selling single.

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· Posted December 30, 2013 @ 7:35 pm

There's no need to compare sales, because in 2010 AKB beginner lose even became the only million single in that year. I can say if 2011 rising sun is nominated rising sun will win over the popular flying get. 

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· Posted December 30, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

No offense to EXILE and fans, since this is Hiro's last song with EXILE, but IDK how they won when AKB's KFC should have won. Their last 2 awards are like w/e....but KFC really did have big impact this year culturally and with the public. Fukuyama Masaharu praised the song and it's the highest selling digital song of 2013, taking out Golden Bomber song that still sell since it's a big karaoke hit. Even US ambassador danced to KFC and TV station did covers of it. 

http://vid48.com/watch_video.php?v=NXG18R4HOUHY

http://vid48.com/watch_video.php?v=2DDM77RDWDA3

But what's done is done so congrat EXILE. 



crystal4life
· Posted December 30, 2013 @ 3:43 pm
maybe they're going by actual talent too this time, and not just record sales. no matter how much more AKB48 sells, let's face it, EXILE are sooooo much more talented than those AKB girls, and the fact that EXILE is 1 of the only few REAL artists who can still sell more than 1 million, they deserve it...much more than those AKB girls.
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mochichan
· Posted December 30, 2013 @ 3:55 pm
@crystal4life Oh please Record Japan is about sales. They're awarding SONG OF THE YEAR which is about popularity and sales which make talent is an irrelevant factor.
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mochichan
· Posted December 30, 2013 @ 4:05 pm
@crystal4life There need to be an edit button. "EXILE is 1 of the only few REAL artists who can still sell more than 1 million, " <-- I know how Pride sold so well so let not go there.....Both singles this time sold because of gimmick, except one is actually more popular than the other. Get out with the talent talent~ rebuttal to justify EXILE win when this year AKB did deserve it. They did have the song of the year, which is the title of the award. Again no bad feelings toward EXILE, but there's no way AKB should've lost.
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landax48
· Posted December 31, 2013 @ 4:33 am
@crystal4life I agree with mochichan, Record Japan is all about popularity and sales. Maybe because the center is Sasshi that's why they losing? lol jk. I don't like Sasshi but I have to admit it KFC deserved to be single of the year (not like last year). Other artist that deserves this award other than akb is ikimonogakari IMHO. AKB might not be talented but a lot of their songs very inspiring for me. FYI, I like EXILE too but too bad I don't think they deserved this year. This is just my opinion though...
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