FNS Music Festival

The FNS Music Festival (FNS歌謡祭, Efuenuesu Kayōsai) is an annual music show held among the Fuji Network System and Fuji Television since 1974. The program originated as a song contest to celebrate Fuji TV's 15th anniversary. It is commonly known as FNS, however it has no official short name.

FNS Music Festival
GenreMusic festival
Presented byProcter and Gamble, Lion Corporation, Kao, etc.
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes47 festivals
Production
Production locationGrand Prince Hotel New Takanawa
Running time4 hours, 18 minutes
Release
Original networkFuji TV
Picture format480i (NTSC),
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseJuly 2, 1974 (1974-07-02) –
present
External links
Website
FNS Music Festival
Awarded forOutstanding achievements in the record industry
CountryJapan
Presented byFuji Television
First awarded1974
Last awarded1990
WebsiteOfficial Website

Grand Prix Winners (1974–1990)Edit

Year Song Artist
1974 "Miren" Hiroshi Itsuki
1975 "Cyclamen no Kaori" Akira Fuse
1976 "Kita no Yadokara" Harumi Miyako
1977 "Tsugaru Kaikyō Fuyugeshiki" Sayuri Ishikawa
1978 "LOVE (Dakishimetai)" Kenji Sawada
1979 "Y.M.C.A." Hideki Saijo
1980 "Futari no Yoake" Hiroshi Itsuki
1981 "Ruby no Yubiwa" Akira Terao
1982 "Nobara no Etude" Seiko Matsuda
1983 "Yagiri no Watashi" Takashi Hosokawa
1984 "Nagaragawa Enka" Hiroshi Itsuki
1985 "Meu amor é..." Akina Nakamori
1986 "Desire -Jōnetsu-"
1987 "Oroka Mono" Masahiko Kondo
1988 "Witches" Miho Nakayama
1989 "Taiyō ga Ippai" Hikaru Genji
1990 Odoru Pompokolin B.B. Queens

Best Singer AwardEdit

Year Artist Song
1974 1 Akira Fuse "Tsumiki no Heya"
2 Shinichi Mori "Kita Kōro"
1975 1 Goro Noguchi "Kanashimi no Owaru Toki"
2 Akira Fuse "Katamuita Michishirube"
1976 Harumi Miyako "Kita no Yadokara"
1977 Sayuri Ishikawa "Tsugaru Kaikyō Fuyugeshiki"
1978 Hideki Saijo "Blue Sky Blue"
1979 Judy Ongg "Miserarete"
1980 Mayumi Itsuwa "Koibito yo"
1981 Hiromi Iwasaki "Sumire Iro no Namida"
1982 Hiroshi Itsuki "Chigiri"
1983 Seiko Matsuda "Glass no Ringo"
1984 Anzen Chitai "Wine Red no Kokoro"
1985 "Kanashimi ni Sayonara"
1986 Akira Kobayashi "Atsuki Kokoro ni"
1987 Akina Nakamori "Nanpasen"
1988 "I Missed "The Shock"
1989 Takashi Hosokawa "Kitaguni e"
1990 - -

Best New Artist AwardEdit

Year Artist Song
1974 1 Kiyoshi Nakajo "Uso"
2 Mineko Nishikawa "Anata ni Ageru"
1975 1 Takashi Hosokawa "Kokoro Nokori"
2 Hiromi Iwasaki "Romance"
1976 Yasuko Naito "Otouto yo"
1977 Mizue Takada "Glass Zaka"
1978 Muneyuki Satō "Aobajō Koi Uta"
1979 Mariko Tsubota "How! Wonderful"
1980 Toshihiko Tahara "Hattoshite! Good"
1981 Masahiko Kondō "Gin Gira Gin ni Sarigenaku"
1982 Shibugakitai "100%... So Kamone!"
1983 The Good-Bye "Kimagure one way boy"
1984 Yukiko Okada "Dreaming Girl Koi, Hajimemashite"
1985 Minako Honda "Temptation"
1986 Shonentai "Kamen Butōkai"
1987 BaBe "I Don't Know!"
1988 Sakura Yamato "Ōshō Ichidai Koharu Shigure"
1989 Marcia "Furimukeba Yokohama"
1990 Ninja "Omatsuri Ninja"

Best Hit Song AwardEdit

Year Artist Song
1974 1 Tonosama Kings "Namida no Misao"
2 Masatoshi Nakamura "Fureai"
1975 1 Hiroshi Kamayatsu "Waga Yoki Tomo yo"
2 Akira Fuse "Cyclamen no Kaori"
1976 Masato Shimon "Oyoge! Taiyaki-kun"
1977 Pink Lady "Nagisa no Sindbad"
1978 "UFO"
1979 Jirō Atsumi "Yume Oi Zake"
1980 Monta & Brothers "Dancing All Night"
1981 Tetsuya Ryū "Okuhida Bojō"
1982 Hiromi Iwasaki "Madonna-tachi no Lullaby"
1983 Eisaku Ōkawa "Sazanka no Yado"
1984 Akina Nakamori "Kita Wing"
1985 "Kazari janai noyo Namida wa"
1986 "Desire -Jōnetsu-"
1987 Yōko Oginome "Roppongi Junjōha"
1988 Hikaru Genji
1989 Princess Princess "Diamonds"
1990

Audience AwardEdit

Year Artist Song
1974 1 Hiroshi Itsuki
2
1975 1
2
1976
1977 Sayuri Ishikawa "Tsugaru Kaikyō Fuyugeshiki"
1978 Momoe Yamaguchi "Playback Part 2"
1979 "Shinayaka ni Utatte"
1980 Aki Yashiro "Ame no Bojō"
1981 Hiroshi Itsuki "Minato Hitori Uta"
1982 Takashi Hosokawa "Kita Sakaba"
1983 Hiroshi Itsuki "Sasame Yuki"
1984 Takashi Hosokawa "Naniwa Bushi dayo Jinsei wa"
1985 Hiroshi Itsuki "Soshite... Meguri Ai"
1986 "Naniwa Sakazuki"
1987 "Tsuioku"
1988 "Minato no Gobanchō"
1989 Sayuri Ishikawa "Kaze no Bon Koi Uta"
1990

Best Kayōkyoku AwardEdit

Year Artist Song
1974 1 Goro Noguchi "Kokuhaku"
2 Momoe Yamaguchi "Hito Natsu no Keiken"
1975 1 "Fuyu no Iro"
2 Junko Sakurada "Tenshi no Kuchibiru"
1976 Naoko Ken "Abayo"
1977 Momoe Yamaguchi "Kosumosu"
1978 "Playback Part 2"

Special AwardEdit

Year Artist Song
1974 1 Michiyo Asuza "Futari de Osake o"
Kaguyahime "Imōto"
Saori Yuki "Michishio"
2 Grape "Shōryō Nagashi"
Kayo Ishū "Oshiete"
1975 1 Kenji Sawada "Pari ni Hitori"
Down Town Boogie Woogie Band "Smokin' Boogie"
"Minato no Yōko Yokohama Yokosuka"
2 Hiroshi Uchiyamada and Cool Five "Nakanoshima Blues"
1976 Toshirō Ōmi "Yu no Machi Elegy"
Yuriko Futaba "Ganpeki no Haha"
Hibari Misora "Zassō no Uta"
1977 Hiroshi Itsuki
Beauty Pair
1978 Hiromi Go & Kirin Kiki "Ringo Satsujin Jiken"
Hiroshi Itsuki 5th Anniversary Special Award
Akira Fuse
Miyako Harumi
Sayuri Ishikawa
1979 Godiego "Beautiful Name"
"Ginga Tetsu Dō 999"
Akiko Kanazawa "Tsugaru Jongara Bushi"
1980 Yellow Magic Orchestra "Rydeen"
Momoe Yamaguchi
1981 Hiroshi Itsuki
1982 N/A
1983 Kenji Sawada 10th Anniversary Special Award
Hideki Saijo
Hiroshi Itsuki
1984 Kenny Loggins "Footloose"
Issei Fuubi Sepia "Zenryaku, Dō no Ue yori"
Jackie Chan "I Love You, You, You"
1985 Onyanko Club "Sailor-fuku o Nugasanai de"
Tunnels "Ame no Nishi Azabu"
Shinichi Mori "Onna mo yō"
1986 Onyanko Club "Melody"
Akemi Ishii

Finzy Kontini

"Cha-cha-cha"
Saburō Kitajima "Kita no Ryōba"
1987 Hikaru Genji "Star Light"
Sayuri Ishikawa "Tsugaru Kaikyō Fuyugeshiki"
A-ha "The Living Daylights"
1988 Ken Shimura to Daijoubu da Family "Unjarage"
Hiroshi Itsuki 15th Anniversary Special Award
1989 Hibari Misora "Kawa no Nagare no Yō ni"
CoCo "Equal Romance"
1990

CeremoniesEdit

# Date Title Host(s) Mediator Venue Average
Rating
Highest
Rating
Male Host Female Host
1 1 1974-07-02 1974 FNS Music Festival Hiroshi Ogawa Sayuri Yoshinaga Daisuke Kobayashi Imperial Hotel, Tokyo 26.2% N/A
2 1974-07-18 Nihon Gekijo 34.0%
2 1 1974-12-10 Imperial Hotel, Tokyo
2 1974-12-19 Shinjuku Koma Theater 26.4%
3 1 1975-07-01 1975 FNS Music Festival Daisuke Kobayashi
Toru Iwasa
Keio Plaza Hotel 25.9%
2 1975-07-17 Nakano Sun Plaza 22.3%
4 1 1975-12-02 Fuji TV Kawadacho Building 28.8%
2 1975-12-16 Nakano Sun Plaza 30.3%
5 1 1976-12-10 1976 FNS Music Festival Yōko Asaji N/A Fuji TV Kawadacho Building N/A
2 1976-12-29 Nakano Sun Plaza 28.2%
6 1 1977-12-06 1977 FNS Music Festival Hiroshi Sekiguchi Mari Yoshimura Fuji TV Kawadacho Building 30.6%
2 1977-12-20 Nakano Sun Plaza 36.0% 41.7%
7 1 1978-12-05 1978 FNS Music Festival Shigeru Tsuyuki N/A N/A
2 1978-12-18 Nippon Budokan
8 1 1979-12-04 1979 FNS Music Festival Nakano Sun Plaza
2 1979-12-19 Nippon Budokan
9 1 1980-12-02 1980 FNS Music Festival Nakano Sun Plaza
2 1980-12-16 Nippon Budokan
10 1 1981-12-01 1981 FNS Music Festival Nakano Sun Plaza 26.3%
2 1981-12-15 Nippon Budokan 29.2%
11 1 1982-12-07 1982 FNS Music Festival Nakano Sun Plaza 24.1%
2 1982-12-21 Nippon Budokan 28.3%
12 1 1983-12-06 1983 FNS Music Festival Nakano Sun Plaza 20.1%
2 1983-12-20 Nippon Budokan 26.6%
13 1 1984-12-04 1984 FNS Music Festival Nakano Sun Plaza 23.4%
2 1984-12-18 Nippon Budokan 22.8%
14 1 1985-12-03 1985 FNS Music Festival Nakano Sun Plaza 19.1%
2 1985-12-17 Nippon Budokan 21.2%
15 1986-12-16 1986 FNS Music Festival 24.4%
16 1987-12-08 1987 FNS Music Festival Shigeru Tsuyuki
Ichiro Furutachi
N/A 24.8%
17 1988-12-06 1988 FNS Music Festival Fuji TV Kawadacho Building N/A
18 1989-12-12 1989 FNS Music Festival Nippon Budokan
19 1990-12-11 1990 FNS Music Festival Shigeru Tsuyuki Rieko Kusuta
20 1991-12-10 1991 FNS Music Festival Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa 27.6% 32.2%
21 1992-12-08 1992 FNS Music Festival 26.4% N/A
22 1993-12-07 1993 FNS Music Festival N/A
23 1994-12-06 1994 FNS Music Festival
24 1995-12-05 1995 FNS Music Festival
25 1996-12-10 1996 FNS Music Festival Kenji Kawabata Yokohama Arena 24.0%
26 1997-12-11 1997 FNS Music Festival 21.7%
27 1998-12-03 1998 FNS Music Festival Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa 19.7%
28 1999-12-02 1999 FNS Music Festival 22.2%
29 2000-12-07 2000 FNS Music Festival 22.5%
30 2001-12-06 2001 FNS Music Festival 16.3%
31 2002-12-05 2002 FNS Music Festival 19.0%
32 2003-12-03 2003 FNS Music Festival 21.2%
33 2004-12-01 2004 FNS Music Festival 21.8%
34 2005-12-07 2005 FNS Music Festival Tsuyoshi Kusanagi Hitomi Kuroki Kenji Kawabata 20.1%
35 2006-12-06 2006 FNS Music Festival Kenji Kawabata
Aya Takashima
21.3%
36 2007-12-05 2007 FNS Music Festival 20.7%
37 2008-12-03 2008 FNS Music Festival N/A 19.7%
38 2009-12-02 2009 FNS Music Festival Tsuyoshi Kusanagi 18.5%
39 2010-12-04 2010 FNS Music Festival N/A 21.7% 29.4%
40 2011-12-07 2011 FNS Music Festival Aya Takashima Kenji Kawabata 19.9% 26.0%
41 2012-12-05 2012 FNS Music Festival N/A 18.3% 22.8%
42 2013-12-04 2013 FNS Music Festival Christel Takigawa 18.8% 24.4%
43 2014-12-03 2014 FNS Music Festival Aya Takashima
Ayako Kato
Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa
Fuji TV V5 Studio (2nd part)
15.4% 19.7%
44 1 2015-12-02 2015 FNS Music Festival Ken Watabe Chisato Moritaka Shinichi Karube Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa 16.1% 20.3%
2 2015-12-16 Fuji TV Special Studio 13.5% N/A
45 1 2016-12-07 2016 FNS Music Festival Ayako Kato Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa 12.6% 15.7%
2 2016-12-14 Fuji TV Special Studio 11.6% 16.8%
46 1 2017-12-06 2017 FNS Music Festival Chisato Moritaka
Ayako Kato
N/A Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa 13.6% N/A
2 2017-12-13 Fuji TV Special Studio 11.1%
47 1 2018-12-05 2018 FNS Music Festival Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa
2 2018-12-12 Fuji TV Special Studio
48 1 2019-12-04 2019 FNS Music Festival[1] Masaki Aiba Yūmi Nagashima Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa
2 2019-12-11 Fuji TV Special Studio
49 2020-08-26 2020 FNS Music Festival Natsu[2][3]
50 1 2020-12-02 2020 FNS Music Festival[4]
2 2019-12-09

International guests (1992–)Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aiba Masaki to be the host for this year's 'FNS Kayousai'". tokyohive.com. November 8, 2019. Archived from the original on December 13, 2019. Retrieved December 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "「FNS歌謡祭 夏」放送決定、初出演の瑛人やヒゲダン含む出演者25組発表". natalie.mu (in Japanese). August 6, 2020. Archived from the original on August 6, 2020. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  3. ^ "相葉&永島アナ司会『FNS歌謡祭 夏』放送! 嵐・乃木坂ら25組発表". news.mynavi.jp (in Japanese). August 6, 2020. Archived from the original on August 6, 2020. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  4. ^ "First artist line up for 'FNS Kayousai' announced". tokyohive.com. Archived from the original on November 13, 2020. Retrieved November 13, 2020.

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