Japan Gold Disc Award

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The Japan Gold Disc Award (日本ゴールドディスク大賞) for music sales in the Recording Industry Association of Japan, is major music awards held annually in Japan.

Recording Industry Association of Japan organization

The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) is an industry trade group composed of Japanese corporations involved in the music industry. It was founded in 1942 as the Japan Phonogram Record Cultural Association, and adopted its current name in 1969.

Japan Country in East Asia

Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south.

List of the Artists of the Year

No.YearJapan DomesticForeign
11987 Akina Nakamori Madonna
21988 Rebecca The Beatles
31989 Boøwy Bon Jovi
41990 Southern All Stars Madonna
51991 Yumi Matsutoya Madonna
61992 Chage and Aska Guns n' Roses
71993Chage and AskaMadonna
81994 Wands The Beatles
91995 TRF Mariah Carey
101996TRFMariah Carey
111997 Namie Amuro Me & My
121998 Glay Celine Dion
131999 B'z Celine Dion
142000 Hikaru Utada Celine Dion
152001 Ayumi Hamasaki The Beatles
162002Ayumi Hamasaki Backstreet Boys
172003Hikaru Utada Avril Lavigne
182004Ayumi Hamasaki Twelve Girls Band
192005 Orange Range Queen
202006 Kumi Koda O-Zone
212007Kumi Koda Daniel Powter
222008 Exile Avril Lavigne
242010 Arashi The Beatles
252011Arashi Lady Gaga
262012 AKB48 Lady Gaga
272013AKB48 Che'Nelle
282014AKB48 One Direction
292015ArashiOne Direction
302016ArashiThe Beatles
312017Arashi Ariana Grande
322018Namie AmuroThe Beatles
332019Namie AmuroQueen

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