Tuesday, January 8, 2013

K-pop Artists Win At The Japan Gold Disc Award 2013

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines - The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) has announced the winners of The Japan Gold Disc Award 2013 and seven K-pop artists made it to the list.
Established in 1987, The Japan Gold Disc Award recognizes the bestselling artists in Japan based on music sales and downloads.

(Clockwise from left) Winners Jang Geun-suk, KARA, Big Bang and Girls' Generation. (Photos by www.newsen.com)

Winning as Artists of the Year are girl group AKB48 for Japanese and Che'Nelle for Western. K-pop girl group KARA won as Best Asian Artist.
The winners of the New Artist of the Year are One Direction (Western), Korean boy band B1A4 (Asia) and Nogizaka46 (Japanese).
RIAJ also awarded the winners of Best New Artists in Japan, Western and Asia.
The Best New Artists in Asia are Korean singers B1A4, Boyfriend and IU while the Best New Artists (Western) are One Direction, Hot Chelle Rae and Alexandra Stan.
The Best 5 New Artists (Japanese) are Leiri Leo, JIN, A.B.C-Z, Sexy Zone and Nogizaka46.
For Album of the Year, the winners are "Mr. Children 2005-2010 (macro)" by Mr. Children for Japanese, "Believe" by Che'Nelle for Western and "Super Girl" by KARA for Asia.
K-pop singers dominated the Best 3 Albums in Asia. These are "Super Girl" by KARA, "Just Crazy" by Jang Geun-suk and "ALIVE" by Big Bang.
Girls Generation won two awards. The group's Japanese single "Paparazzi" won the Song of the Year by Download award in Asia along with "Love Story" by Amuro Namie (Japanese) and "Believe" by Che'Nelle (Western).
The "Japan First Tour Girls' Generation" won as Best Music Video along with "Arashi Live Tour Beautiful World" by Arashi, "EXILE Tribe Live Tour 2012" and "EXILE Live Tour 2011 Tower of Wish" by EXILE and "The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden" by Lady Gaga.
Here's the complete list of winners of The Japan Gold Disc Award 2013, according to Tokyohive:
ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
AKB48 (Japanese)
Che’Nelle (Western)
BEST ASIAN ARTIST 
KARA
BEST ENKA/KAYOKYOKU ARTIST
Yuki Saori
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Nogizaka46 (Japanese)
One Direction (Western)
B1A4 (Asia)
BEST 5 NEW ARTISTS (Japanese)
Leiri Leo
A.B.C-Z
JIN
Sexy Zone
Nogizaka46
BEST 3 NEW ARTISTS (Western)
Alexandra Stan
Hot Chelle Rae
One Direction
BEST 3 NEW ARTISTS (Asia)
IU
B1A4
BOYFRIEND
BEST ENKA/KAYOKYOKU NEW ARTIST
Usuzawa Misaki
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Mr. Children 2005-2010 <macro>” – Mr. Children (Japanese)
“Believe” – Che’Nelle (Western)
“Super Girl” – KARA (Asia)
BEST 5 ALBUMS (Japanese)
“1830m” – AKB48
“EXILE JAPAN/Solo” – EXILE
“ALL SINGLES BEST 2″ – Kobukuro
“Mr. Children 2001-2005 <micro>” – Mr. Children
“Mr. Children 2005-2010 <macro>” – Mr. Children
BEST 3 ALBUMS (Western)
“Uno!” – Green Day
“Believe” – Che’Nelle
“Living Things” – Linkin Park
BEST 3 ALBUMS (Asia)
“Super Girl” – KARA
“Just Crazy” – Jang Geun-suk
“ALIVE” – Big Bang
CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“BATTLE NOTES” – Pia-no-jaC-Hakase Taro
JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Little Broken Hearts” – Norah Jones
INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Strings Of My Soul” – Matsumoto Takahiro
SOUND TRACK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"Persona 4 The Golden’ Original Sound Track” – Persona 4
ANIMATION ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"Bakemonogatari’ Ongaku Zenshu Songs & Soundtracks” – Bakemonogatari
TRADITIONAL JAPANESE MUSIC OF THE YEAR
“Dai 48 Kai Columbia Zenkoku Ginei Concours Kadaigin Nanten” – Nippon Columbia Ginei Ongakukai
CONCEPT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“COVERS” – BENI
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“Manatsu no Sounds good!” – AKB48
BEST 5 SINGLES
“Ue kara Mariko” – AKB48
“UZA” – AKB48
“GIVE ME FIVE!” – AKB48
“Gingham Check” – AKB48
”Manatsu no Sounds good!” – AKB48
SONG OF THE YEAR BY DOWNLOAD
“Love Story” – Amuro Namie (Japanese)
“Believe” – Che’Nelle (Western)
”Paparazzi” – Girls' Generation (Asia)
BEST 5 SONGS BY DOWNLOAD
“Happiness” – AI
“Love Story” – Amuro Namie
“Yasashiku Naritai” – Saito Kazuyoshi
“Believe” – Che’Nelle
“Tatoe Donna ni…” – Nishino Kana
BEST MUSIC VIDEOS
• “ARASHI LIVE TOUR Beautiful World” – Arashi (Japanese)
• “EXILE TRIBE LIVE TOUR 2012 -TOWER OF WISH” – EXILE (Japanese)
• “EXILE LIVE TOUR 2011 TOWER OF WISH-Negai no Tou” – EXILE (Japanese)
• “The Monster Ball Tour At Madison Square Garden” – Lady Gaga (Western)
• “JAPAN FIRST TOUR GIRLS’ GENERATION” – Girls' Generation (Asia)
SPECIAL AWARD
• “1969″ – Yuki Saori and Pink Martini

Link to my original article on Manila Bulletin online: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/388776/kpop-artists-win-at-the-japan-gold-disc-award-2013

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