25th Japan Gold Disc Award: Arashi earns Artist of the Year

The 25th Japan Gold Disc Awards were presented on Wednesday in Tokyo. As the awards are based on actual sales, boy band Arashi was naturally named Artist of the Year, for the second year in a row. Although they received an unprecedented 10 awards last year, this time they managed to win a total of 6.

Arashi sold approximately 1.46 million albums and 3.46 million singles in 2010. However, idol group AKB48 still had the top selling single of the year.

Domestic music:

Artist of the Year:
Arashi

New Artist of the Year:
SNSD

The Best 5 New Artists:
WEAVER
Kie Kitano
KG
SNSD
miwa

The Best Enka/Kayokyoku Artist:
Fuyumi Sakamoto

Album of the Year:
Boku no Miteiru Fuukei” – Arashi

The Best 5 Albums:
“Boku no Miteiru Fuukei” – Arashi
FANTASY” – EXILE
BEST SELECTION 2010” – TVXQ
to LOVE” – Kana Nishino
FUNKY MONKEY BABYS BEST” – FUNKY MONKEY BABYS

Classic Album of the Year:
“My Favorite Chopin” – Nobuyuki Tsujii

Jazz Album of the Year:
“Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto LIVE 2010 TAKE YOUR PICK at BLUE NOTE TOKYO” – Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto

Instrumental Album of the Year:
“image 10 emotional & relaxing” – Various Artists

Soundtrack Album of the Year:
Karigurashi no Arrietty” Soundtrack – Cecile Corbel

Animation Album of the Year:
One Piece Memorial Best” – Various Artists

Traditional Japanese Music Album of the Year:
“46th Columbia Zenkoku Ginei Concours: Kadaigin ‘Ume’” – Nippon Columbia Ginei Ongakukai

Concept Album of the Year:
VOCALIST 4” – Hideaki Tokunaga
Request” – JUJU

Single of the Year:
Beginner” – AKB48

The Best 5 Singles:
Troublemaker” – Arashi
Monster” – Arashi
“Beginner” – AKB48
Heavy Rotation” – AKB48
Ponytail to Chou-chou” – AKB48

Song of the Year by Download:
Aitakute Aitakute” – Kana Nishino

The Best 5 Songs by Download:
Motto Tsuyoku” – EXILE
Ring a Ding Dong” – Kaela Kimura
“Aitakute Aitakute” – Kana Nishino
if” – Kana Nishino
Best Friend” – Kana Nishino

The Best Music Videos:
ARASHI Anniversary Tour 5x10” – Arashi
EXH SPECIAL EXILE ATSUSHI PREMIUM LIVE SOLO” – EXILE ATSUSHI
TOHOSHINKI VIDEO CLIP COLLECTION -THE ONE-” – TVXQ

Special Award:
Toilet no Kamisama” – Kana Uemura
“VOCALIST” series – Hideaki Tokunaga

Foreign music:

Artist of the Year:
Lady Gaga

New Artist of the Year:
KARA

The Best 3 New Artists:
Orianthi
KARA
KE$HA

Album of the Year:
“A Thousand Suns” – Linkin Park

Song of the Year by Download:
“Tick Tock” – KE$HA

The Best Music Videos:
“Ladies & Gentlemen” – The Rolling Stones

Source:
The Japan Gold Disc Award

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