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Japan’s Artist of the Year award goes to Arashi for second year in a row

00:04 JST January 9, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

After selling more than three million singles and one million albums in 2010, Arashi have been announced as Japan’s Artist of the Year for the second year running, reports nikkei TRENDYnet.


The Recording Industry Association of Japan had announced the winners of the 25th Gold Disc Awards on January 5, where winners had been decided on the number of CD and DVD sales between January 1 and October 31 2010 within the country.


Arashi had sold almost 3.46 million singles, 1.46 million albums, and had had more than 4.24 million mobile downloads.

Lady Gaga had been awarded the International Artist of the Year, having sold just under 640,000 albums in Japan.

Full List

Artist of the year: Arashi (Japan), Lady Gaga (International)

New Artist of the Year: Girls Generation (Japan), KARA (International)

Best 5 New Artists: WEAVER, Kii Kitano, KG, Girls Generation, miwa

Single of the Year: “Beginner” (AKB48)

Best 5 Singles: “Troublemaker” Arashi, “Beginner” AKB48, “Heavy Rotation” AKB48, “Ponytail to Shushu” AKB48

Album of the Year: “僕の見ている風景 (Boku no Mikeiru Fukei)” Arashi (Japan), “A Thousand Suns” Linkin Park (International)

Best 5 Albums: “僕の見ている風景 (Boku no Mikeiru Fukei)” Arashi, “Fantasy” EXILE, “BEST SELECTION 2010” Tohoshinki, “to LOVE” Kana Nishino, “FUNKY MONKEY BABYS BEST” FUNKY MONKEY BABYS

Song of the Year by Download: “会いたくて会いたくて (Aitakute Aitakute)” Kana Nishino (Japan), “Tik Tok” Kesha (International)

Best 5 Songs by Download: “もっと強く (Motto Tsuyoku)” EXILE, “Ring a Ding Dong” Kaera Kimura, “会いたくて会いたくて (Aitakute Aitakute)” Kana Nishino, “if” Kana Nishino, “Best Friend” Kana Nishino

Best Music Videos: “ARASHI Anniversary Tour 5 X 10” Arashi (Japan), “EXH SPECIAL EXILE ATSUSHI PREMIUM LIVE SOLO” EXILE ATSUSHI (Japan), “TOHOSHINKI VIDEO CLIP COLLECTION -THE ONE-” Tohoshinki (Japan), “Ladies & Gentlemen” The Rolling Stones (International)

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

Jazz Album of the Year: “TAKE YOUR PICK” Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto

Best Enka Artist: Fuyumi Sakamoto

Best 3 New Artists: Orianthi, KARA, Kesha

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

Soundtrack Album of the Year: “借り暮らしのアリエッティ サウンドトラック (The Borrowers Soundtrack)”

Animation Album of the Year: “ONE PIECE MEMORIAL BEST” Various Artists

Traditional Japanese Music Album of the Year: “46th Columbia National Ginei Competition: Kadai Gin Ume” Nippon Columbia Music Entertainment

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

Special Award: “トイレの神様 (Toilet no Kamisama)” Kana Uemura, “VOCALIST” series Hideaki Tokunaga

Categories: Arashi
  1. Sonnette
    08:31 JST January 9, 2011 at 8:31 AM

    Yeah for Arashi! That’s our boys! ^_^

    • 10:47 JST January 9, 2011 at 10:47 AM


      Yay indeed!! So happy for them XD

      Thanks for dropping by

      Momo xoxo

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