Japan Record Awards

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Japan Record Award
Awarded forOutstanding achievements in the record industry
CountryFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
Presented by Japan Composer's Association
First awarded1959
Website http://www.jacompa.or.jp/

The Japan Record Awards(日本レコード大賞,Nihon Rekōdo Taishō) is a major music awards show that recognizes outstanding achievements in the Japan Composer's Association in a manner similar to the American Grammy Awards, held annually in Japan. Until 2005, the show aired on New Year's Eve, but has since aired every December 30 on TBS Japan at 6:30 P.M JST and is hosted by many announcers.

The Japan Composer's Association, or JACOMPA is an organization of Japanese composers, established in 1959. Among its members are some of Japan's most renowned composers of contemporary classical music.

Tokyo Broadcasting System Japanese radio & TV holding company

Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc., TBS Holdings, Inc. or TBSHD, is a Japanese media holding company. It is the parent company of a television network named Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. and radio network named TBS Radio & Communications, Inc. (株式会社TBSラジオ&コミュニケーションズ).

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EXILE holds the record for most wins, with four awards. [1]

Exile (Japanese band) Japanese boy band (2001-)

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Grand Prix shield

The shield itself, designed by painter Seiji Togo.

Categories

The Japan Record Awards include, but are not limited to, four awards which are not restricted by genre.

All of the awards would be published in advance, except for the Grand Prix and Best New Artist Award, which would be announced at the ceremony.

Main categories

Other categories

List of Japan Record Award Winners

AwardYearSongRecordmakerArtist
1 1959Kuroi Hanabira Toshiba Music Hiroshi Mizuhara
21960Dare yori mo Kimi o Aisu JVC Victor Kazuko Matsuo
Hiroshi Wada and Mahinastars
31961Kimi Koishi Frank Nagai
41962Itsu demo Yume oYukio Hashi
Sayuri Yoshinaga
51963Konnichiwa Aka-chan King Records Michiyo Azusa
61964Ai to Shi o Mitsumete Nippon Columbia Kazuko Aoyama
71965Yawara Hibari Misora
81966MuhyoJVC Victor Yukio Hashi
91967Blue ChateauNippon ColumbiaJackey Yoshikawa and Blue Comets
101968Tenshi no YuwakuToshiba Music Jun Mayuzumi
11 1969Ii ja nai no Shiawase narabaJVC Victor Naomi Sagara
12 1970Kyo de OwakarePolydorYoichi Sugawara
13 1971Mata Au Hi MadePhonogramKiyohiko Ozaki
14 1972KassaiNippon Columbia Chiaki Naomi
15 1973Yozora Tokuma Music Hiroshi Itsuki
16 1974Erimo MisakiVictor Music Shinichi Mori
17 1975Cyclamen no KaoriKing Records Akira Fuse
18 1976Kita no Yado karaNippon Columbia Harumi Miyako
19 1977Katteni-ShiyagarePolydor Kenji Sawada
20 1978 UFO Victor Music Pink Lady
21 1979Miserarete CBS Sony Judy Ongg
22 1980Ame no Bojo Teichiku Aki Yashiro
23 1981Ruby no YubiwaToshiba EMI Akira Terao
24 1982KitasakabaNippon Columbia Takashi Hosokawa
25 1983Yagiri no Watashi
26 1984Nagaragawa EnkaTokuma Japan Hiroshi Itsuki
27 1985Meu amor é... Warner Pioneer Akina Nakamori
28 1986Desire -Jounetsu-
29 1987OrokamonoCBS Sony Masahiko Kondo
30 1988Paradise Ginga Pony Canyon Hikaru Genji
31 1989 Samishii Nettaigyo Polystar Wink
32 1990EnkaKoi Uta Tsuzuri Takao Horiuchi
Pops Odoru Pompokolin BMG Japan B.B.Queens
33 1991EnkaKita no Daichi Nippon Crown Saburo Kitajima
Pops Ai wa Katsu Polydor Kan
34 1992EnkaShiroi KaikyoKing RecordsMiyako Otsuki
Pops Kimi ga Iru Dake de Sony Music Kome Kome Club
35 1993Mugonzaka Polydor Records Kaori Kozai
36 1994 Innocent World Toy's Factory Mr. Children
37 1995Overnight Sensation: Jidai wa Anata ni Yudaneteru Avex TRF
38 1996 Don't Wanna Cry Namie Amuro
39 1997 Can You Celebrate?
40 1998Wanna Be A Dreammaker Globe
41 1999Winter, againUnlimited Records Glay
42 2000 Tsunami Victor Entertainment Southern All Stars
43 2001 Dearest Avex Ayumi Hamasaki
44 2002 Voyage
45 2003 No Way to Say
46 2004 Sign Toy's FactoryMr. Children
47 2005 Butterfly Rhythm Zone (Avex) Kumi Koda
48 2006IkkenColumbia Music Entertainment Kiyoshi Hikawa
49 2007 Tsubomi Warner Music Japan Kobukuro
50 2008 Ti Amo Rhythm Zone (Avex) Exile
51 2009Someday
52 2010I Wish For You
53 2011 Flying Get You! Be Cool! (King Records) AKB48
54 2012 Manatsu no Sounds Good!
55 2013 Exile Pride: Konna Sekai o Aisuru Tame Rhythm Zone (Avex)Exile
56 2014R.Y.U.S.E.I. Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe
57 2015Unfair World
58 2016Anata no Suki na TokoroSME Records Kana Nishino
59 2017 Influencer Nogizaka46
60 2018 Synchronicity

Most Wins

Including enka and pop artist.

Most Wins in Grand Prix

Rank1st2nd3rd
Artist Exile Ayumi Hamasaki Yukio Hashi
Takashi Hosokawa
Akina Nakamori
Mr.Children
Namie Amuro
AKB48
Sandaime
Nogizaka46
Total awards432

Most Wins Overall

Rank1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th
Artist Kiyoshi Hikawa Exile AKB48 K. Takahashi
Aki Yashiro
w-inds Seiko Matsuda
Yū Aku
Kana Nishino
Namie Amuro
Total awards191312111098

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Nippon Budokan Sporting arena in Tokyo

Nippon Budokan, often shortened to simply Budokan, is an indoor arena located in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. Budokan was originally built for the judo competition in the 1964 Summer Olympics, hence its name, which translates in English as Martial Arts Hall. Its primary purpose is to host martial arts contests and for a time was a popular venue for Japanese professional wrestling. It has hosted numerous other sporting events such as the 1967 Women's Volleyball World Championship and other events such as musical concerts.

New National Theatre Tokyo building in Tokyo, Japan

The New National Theatre, Tokyo (NNTT) is Japan's first and foremost national centre for the performing arts, including opera, ballet, contemporary dance and drama. It is located in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo. The centre has been praised for its architecture and state-of-the-art modern theatre facilities, which are considered among the best in the world. In 2007, the NNTT was branded with the advertising slogan: Opera Palace, Tokyo.

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