Guess who won the top award? There are 5 members in the group and they're all cute!
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3 Mar 2015 - 3:36 PM  UPDATED 3 Mar 2015 - 4:38 PM

The "29TH JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD" in Japan are held by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIJA) and are often considered the most prestigeous as they're based purely on sales (for this year, between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014).  

Guess who scored the top award? None other than the hilarious and talented Arashi! AKB48 picked up a few awards including 'Best Japanese Album' & one of our favourite Japanese boy bands Da-iCE got a mention too!

See the full list of winners...

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

• Arashi (Japanese)

• One Direction (Western)

 

BEST ASIAN ARTIST

• Tohoshinki

 

BEST ENKA/KAYOKYOKU ARTIST

• Nakamori Akina

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

• Johnny's WEST (Japanese)

• Ariana Grande (Western)

• Boudan Shounendan (Asia)

 

BEST 5 NEW ARTISTS (Japanese)

• King Cream Soda

• Johnny's WEST

• Da-iCE

• MACO

• Wagakki Band

 

BEST 3 NEW ARTISTS (Western)

• Avicii

• Ariana Grande

• Pentatonix

 

BEST 3 NEW ARTISTS (Asia)

• Apink

• VIXX

• Boudan Shounendan

 

BEST ENKA/KAYOKYOKU NEW ARTIST

• Takemura Kozue

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

• "Tsugi no Ashiato" - AKB48 (Japanese)

• "1989" - Taylor Swift (Western)

• "TREE" - Tohoshinki (Asia)

 

BEST 5 ALBUMS

• "Ballada" - Amuro Namie

• "THE DIGITALIAN" - Arashi

• "Tsugi no Ashiato" - AKB48

• "Sekai no Chuushin wa Osaka ya~Namba Jichiku" - NMB48

• "HUMAN" - Fukuyama Masaharu

 

BEST 3 ALBUMS (Western)

• "MY EVERYTHING" - Ariana Grande

• "1989" - Taylor Swift

• "FOUR" - ONE DIRECTION

 

BEST 3 ALBUMS (Asia)

• "THE BEST" - Shoujo Jidai

• "WITH" - Tohoshinki

• "TREE" - Tohoshinki

 

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

• "New Horizon" - Matsumoto Tak

 

CONCEPT ALBUM OF THE YEAR

• "Request II" - JUJU

 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

• "Labrador Retriever" - AKB48

 

BEST 5 SINGLES

• "Kibouteki Refrain" - AKB48

• "Kokoro no Placard" - AKB48

• "Mae Shika Mukanee" - AKB48

• "Labrador Retriever" - AKB48

• "Nandome no Aozora ka?" - Nogizaka46

 

SONG OF THE YEAR BY DOWNLOAD

• "Let it Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese Version)" - Matsu Takako (Japanese)

• "Let it Go" - Idina Menzel (Western)

• "Indestructible" - Shoujo Jidai (Asia)

 

BEST 5 SONGS BY DOWNLOAD

• "Let it Go" - Idina Menzel

• "Darling" - Nishino Kana

• "HImawari no Yakusoku" - Hata Motohiro

• "Let it Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese Version) - Matsu Takako

• "Let it Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending song)" - May J.

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEOS

• "Arafes '13" - Arashi (Japanese)

• "ARASHI Live Tour 2013: LOVE" - Arashi (Japanese)

• "Sandaime J Soul Brothers LIVE TOUR 2014: BLUE IMPACT" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers (Japanese)

• "One Direction: 'Where We Are' Live from San Siro Stadium" - ONE DIRECTION (Western)

• "Tohoshinki LIVE TOUR 2014 TREE" - Tohoshinki (Asia)

 

SPECIAL AWARD

• "Anna to Yuki no Joou Original Soundtrack" - Various Artists

 

Source: Tokyo Hive