50th Japan Record Awards
The judging committee of the 50th Japan Record Awards announced most of the winners on Monday. This year, there were 12 Gold Award winners:
“Soba ni Iru ne” by Thelma Aoyama
“Ai no Mama de” by Junko Akimoto
“Ameato” by w-inds.
“Ti Amo” by EXILE
“Edo no Temari Uta II” by C-ute
“Moon Crying” by Kumi Koda
“Ya Mujo” by Kazuyoshi Saito
“Jungle Dance” by Nana Tanimura
“Doushite Kimi wo Suki ni Natte Shimattan Darou?” by TVXQ
“Genkai Funauta” by Kiyoshi Hikawa
“Wajima Asaichi” by Kaori Mizumori
“Girigiri HERO” by mihimaru GT
Five New Artist Awards were announced:
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Namie Amuro’s top-selling “BEST FICTION” collection was chosen as Best Album. The other Album Awards went to:
“GAME” by Perfume
“Beyond Standard” by Hiromi Uehara
“Captain Hate & First Mate Love” by Keiichi Suzuki
“Meisaku Uta Tsuzuri” by Fuyumi Sakamoto
Other awards were given to Agnes Chan, “Gake no Ue no Ponyo,” Southern All Stars, and Shuchishin, among others.
TBS will broadcast the awards ceremony live on December 30, during which the winners of the Japan Record Award (chosen from the Gold Award winners) and Best New Artist (chosen from the New Artist Award winners) will be revealed.