gold-disc-awards

Japan’s Gold Disc Awards Winners

The 24th Japan Gold Disc Awards were presented in Tokyo on Wednesday. If, you haven’t heard of them they are like the Japanese version of the Grammy awards or the MTV music awards. Boy band Arashi stole the show with a total of 10 awards across the multiple categories. It was a precedent setting night as the band took home more awards than ever received before.

Arashi’s awards spanned Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best Music Video. They were among the top selling artists of 2009, with 2.45 million singles and 1.77 million albums sold. They also sold 1.14 million videos and 3.07 million digital downloads.

Below is a complete list of the honors and awards presented.

Artist of the Year
Arashi

New Artist of the Year
Hilcrhyme

Best 5 New Artists
JASMINE
supercell
BIG BANG
Hilcrhyme
Erina Mano

Best Enka Artist
Kiyoshi Hikawa

Song of the Year
GReeeeN, “Haruka”

Best 5 Songs
EXILE, “THE GENERATION”
GReeeeN, “Haruka”
JUJU with JAY’ED, “Ashita ga Kuru Nara”
B’z, “Ichibu to Zenbu”
Yusuke, “Himawari”

Single of the Year
Arashi, “Believe / Kumori Nochi, Kaisei”

Best 5 Singles
Arashi, “Ashita no Kioku / Crazy Moon”
Arashi, “Everything”
Arashi, “Believe / Kumori Nochi, Kaisei”
Arashi, “My Girl”
KAT-TUN, “Rescue”

Album of the Year
Arashi, “All the BEST! 1999-2009″

Best 5 Albums
Ayaka, “ayaka’s History 2006-2009″
Arashi, “All the BEST! 1999-2009″
EXILE, “Aisubeki Mirai e”
GReeeeN, “Ima Made no A-men, B-men Desuto!?”
GReeeeN, “Shio, Kosho”

Instrumental Album of the Year
Taro Hakase, “My Favorite Songs”

Soundtrack Album of the Year
Nodame Cantabile, “Nodame Cantabile Saigo Gakusho”

Animation Album of the Year
Gintama, “Gintama BEST”

Traditional Album of the Year
Hideki Togi, “Chikyu Yo”

Project Album of the Year
Takeshi Tsuruno, “Tsuruno Uta”

Best Music Video
Arashi, “ARASHI AROUND ASIA 2008 in TOKYO”
Arashi, “5×10 All the BEST! CLIPS 1999-2009″
EXILE, “EXILE LIVE TOUR ‘EXILE PERFECT LIVE 2008′”

Special Award
AKB48
K-On!

Foreign Artists
Artist of the Year
The Beatles

New Artist of the Year
Lady Gaga

Best 3 New Artists
Keri Hilson
Susan Boyle
Lady Gaga

Song of the Year
Backstreet Boys, “Straight Through My Heart”

Single of the Year
Slash, “Sahara” feat. Koshi Inaba

Album of the Year
Michael Jackson, “This Is It”

Classical Album of the Year
Sarah Brightman, “Amalfi – Sarah Brightman Love Songs”

Jazz Album of the Year
Norah Jones, “The Fall”

Best Music Video
TVXQ, “All About TVXQ Season 3″