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Posted by ustar TH STAFF Saturday, February 29, 2020

Arashi wins 'Artist of the Year' at the 'JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD' for the 6th time

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The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) has announced the winners of 'THE 34th JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD.'


Awards are based on sales numbers, and the winners of this year were chosen from data compiled between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. The 'Artist of the Year' award, which goes to the artist with the biggest sales for the year, went to popular group Arashi, who will be going on hiatus after this year. This is the group's sixth time winning this award. 


Check out the winners of each category below!



[THE 34th JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD]


- ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Arashi (Japanese)
  • Queen (Western)
- BEST ASIAN ARTIST?
  • BTS
- BEST ENKA/KAYOKYOKU ARTIST
  • Hikawa Kiyoshi
- NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
  • King Gnu (Japanese)
  • Brittany Howard (Western)
  • IZ*ONE (Asia)
- BEST 5 NEW ARTISTS (Japanese)
  • King Gnu
  • GANG PARADE 
  • Sutopuri
  • BEYOOOOONDS
  • Yorushika

- BEST 3 NEW ARTISTS (Western)

  • Tash Sultana
  • Brittany Howard
  • Mabel
- BEST 3 NEW ARTISTS (Asia)
  • IZ*ONE
  • THE BOYZ
  • (G)I-DLE
- BEST ENKA/KAYOKYOKU NEW ARTIST
  • Niihama Leon
- ALBUM OF THE YEAR
  • "520 All the BEST!! 1999-2019" - Arashi (Japanese)
  • "Lover" - Taylor Swift (Western)
  • "#TWICE2" - TWICE (Asia)

- BEST 5 ALBUMS

  • "520 All the BEST!! 1999-2019" - Arashi
  • "Traveler" - Official Higedandism
  • "King & Prince" - King & Prince
  • "Ima ga Omoide ni Narumade" - Nogizaka46
  • "MAGIC" - back number
- BEST 3 ALBUMS (Western)
  • "Head Above Water" - Avril Lavigne
  • "Lover" - Taylor Swift
  • "DNA" - Backstreet Boys
- BEST 3 ALBUMS (Asia)
  • "Love Covers" - Jae Joong
  • "&TWICE" - TWICE
  • "#TWICE'" - TWICE

- CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • "Dal Segno ~Story of My Life" - Hakase Taro
- INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
  • "Continue" - Haruhata Michiya
JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
  • "Spectrum" - Uehara Hiromi

- SOUNDTRACK ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • "Anna to Yuki no Joou 2 Original Soundtrack" - V.A.

- ANIMATION ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • "Tenki no Ko" - RADWIMPS
- SINGLE OF THE YEAR
  • "Sustainable" - AKB48

- BEST 5 SINGLES

  • "Sustainable" - AKB48
  • "Jiwaru Days" - AKB48
  • "Sing Out!" - Nogizaka46
  • "Yoake Made Tsuyogaranakute mo ii" - Nogizaka46
  • "Lights / Boy With Luv" - BTS
- SONG OF THE YEAR BY DOWNLOAD
  • "Uma to Shika" - Yonezu Kenshi (Japanese)
  • "I Don't Care" - Ed Sheeran & Justin Beiber (Western)
  • "Lights" - BTS (Asia)
- BEST 5 SONGS BY DOWNLOAD
  • "Pretender" - Official Higedandism
  • "Machigai Sagashi" - Suda Masaki
  • "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" - back number
  • "Uma to Shika" - Yonezu Kenshi
  • "Gurenge" - LiSA
- BEST MUSIC VIDEOS
  • "520 All the BEST!! CLIPS 1999-2019" - Arashi (Japanese)
  • "Kanjani's Eightertainment GR8EST" - Kanjani8 (Japanese)
  • "Juugosai" - Kanjani8 (Japanese)
  • "WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS FINAL LIVE IN JAPAN" - Queen (Western)
  • "BTS WORLD TOUR 'LOVE YOURSELF' ~JAPAN EDITION~" - BTS (Asia)
- SPECIAL AWARD
  • Official Higedandism
  • Yonezu Kenshi


Source & Image: natalie

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