Some big names are getting awarded this year!
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19 Nov 2018 - 12:19 PM  UPDATED 19 Nov 2018 - 12:19 PM

The Japan Record Awards have announced this year's winners as well as the nominees for Song of the Year and Best New Artist.

The prestigious awards are considered the Grammys of Japan, with a nomination and/or win a great honour for an artist to achieve.

The awards will air on December 30 in Japan, where they'll reveal the Best New Artist and Song of the Year winners.

Song of the Year nominees

Keyakizaka46 - Ambivalent
Hiroshi Miyama - Igosso Damashii
TWICE - Wake Me Up
SEKAI NO OWARI - Sazanka
Kiyoshi Hikawa - Shoubu no Hanamichi
Nogizaka46 - Synchronicity
AKB48 - Teacher Teacher
Daichi Miura - Be Myself
Kana Nishino - Bedtime Story
DA PUMP - U.S.A.

Best New Artist nominees

STU48
Yuuto Tatsumi
Chuning Candy
BiSH

Album of the Year

Kenshi Yonezu - Bootleg

Album Excellence Award

THE BEATNIKS - EXISTENTIALIST A XIE XIE
Wagakki Band - Otonoe
Shinobu Ootake - SHINOBU avec PIAF
Hikaru Utada - Hatsukoi

Japan Composer's Association Award

Junretsu

Best Vocalist Award

MISIA

Special Award

Tetsuya Komuro
Southern All Stars
DA PUMP
Kenshi Yonezu

Composition Award

Manabu Maruya for Little Glee Monster's "Sekai wa Anata ni Warai Kakete Iru"

Verse (Lyrics) Award

Goro Matsui for Hiroshi Takeshima's "Koimachi Counter" and Keisuke Yamauchi's "Sarase Fuyu no Arashi"

Arrangement Award

Shingo Kubota for Leo Ieiri's "Moshi Kimi wo Yurusetara"

Planning Award

JUJU - I
Akiko Wada with BOYS AND MEN Kenkyuusei - Ai wo Ganbatte
Yukino Ichikawa & Ken Yokoyama (Crazy Ken Band) - Ame ni Nurete Futari
Youichi Sugawara - Utai Tsuzukete 60-nen Furi Kaereba Beautiful Memory -85-sai no Watashi Kara Anata e-
Aya Shimazu - SINGER5
Sukima Switch - Sukima no Hanataba ~Love Song Selection~
Various Artists - Deserie - Doo Wop Nuggets Vol.1 / Your Tender Lips - Doo Wop Nuggets Vol.2 / That's My Desire - Doo Wop Nuggest Vol.3
Kitajima Kyoudai - Brother
Kiyoshi Maekawa - Maekawa Kiyoshi Dai Jiten

Achievement Award

Hiromi Sano
Kazuo Shirane
Akira Matsushima

Lifetime Achievement Award

Takayuki Inoue
Yuichiro Oda
Kirin Kiki
Hideki Saijou
Kenichiro Morioka

(Source)


 

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