Japan Record Awards

The Japan Record Awards (日本レコード大賞, Nihon Rekōdo Taishō) is a major music awards show, held annually in Japan[1] that recognizes outstanding achievements in the Japan Composer's Association. 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.

Japan Record Award
Logo Japan Record Awards.jpg
Awarded forOutstanding achievements in the record industry
Country Japan
Presented byJapan Composer's Association
First awarded1959
WebsiteOfficial website

EXILE holds the record for most wins, with four awards.[2] This is a unique achievement in the Japanese music industry.[citation needed]

Grand Prix shieldEdit

The shield itself, designed by painter Seiji Togo.

CategoriesEdit

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 categoriesEdit

  • New Artist Award - automatically nominates four best new artists for the ‘Best New Artist Award,’ which will select the top debuting artist from the four winners.
  • Best New Artist Award - awarded to a performer who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist (which may not necessarily be their first proper release).
  • Excellent Work Award - automatically nominates ten artists and songs for the ‘Grand Prix Award,’ which will select the artist and song from the ten winners.
  • Grand Prix of Japan Record Award - awarded to the performer and the production team of a single song.

Other categoriesEdit

  • Best Vocal Performance Award - awarded to the best singer.
  • Best Album Award - awarded to the performer and the production team of a full album.
  • Excellence Album Award
  • Best Composer Award
  • Best Arranger Award
  • Best Lyricist Award
  • Planning Award
  • Achievement Award
  • Special Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Japan Composer's Association Award

List of Japan Record Award Grand Prix winnersEdit

Bout Year Song Artist Label
1 1959 "Kuroi Hanabira" Hiroshi Mizuhara Toshiba Music
2 1960 "Dare yori mo Kimi o Aisu" Kazuko Matsuo
Hiroshi Wada and Mahinastars
JVC Victor
3 1961 "Kimi Koishi" Frank Nagai
4 1962 "Itsu demo Yume o" Yukio Hashi
Sayuri Yoshinaga
5 1963 "Konnichiwa Aka-chan" Michiyo Azusa King Records
6 1964 "Ai to Shi o Mitsumete" Kazuko Aoyama Nippon Columbia
7 1965 "Yawara" Hibari Misora
8 1966 "Muhyo" Yukio Hashi JVC Victor
9 1967 "Blue Chateau" Jackey Yoshikawa and His Blue Comets Nippon Columbia
10 1968 "Tenshi no Yuwaku" Jun Mayuzumi Toshiba Music
11 1969 "Ii ja nai no Shiawase naraba" Naomi Sagara JVC Victor
12 1970 "Kyo de Owakare" Yoichi Sugawara Polydor
13 1971 "Mata Au Hi Made" Kiyohiko Ozaki Phonogram
14 1972 "Kassai" Chiaki Naomi Nippon Columbia
15 1973 "Yozora" Hiroshi Itsuki Tokuma Music
16 1974 "Erimo Misaki" Shinichi Mori Victor Music
17 1975 "Cyclamen no Kaori" Akira Fuse King Records
18 1976 "Kita no Yado kara" Harumi Miyako Nippon Columbia
19 1977 "Katteni-Shiyagare" Kenji Sawada Polydor
20 1978 "UFO" Pink Lady Victor Music
21 1979 "Miserarete" Judy Ongg CBS Sony
22 1980 "Ame no Bojo" Aki Yashiro Teichiku
23 1981 "Ruby no Yubiwa" Akira Terao Toshiba EMI
24 1982 "Kitasakaba" Takashi Hosokawa Nippon Columbia
25 1983 "Yagiri no Watashi"
26 1984 "Nagaragawa Enka" Hiroshi Itsuki Tokuma Japan
27 1985 "Meu amor é..." Akina Nakamori Warner Pioneer
28 1986 "Desire (Jōnetsu)"
29 1987 "Orokamono" Masahiko Kondō CBS Sony
30 1988 "Paradise Ginga" Hikaru Genji Pony Canyon
31 1989 "Samishii Nettaigyo" Wink Polystar
32 1990 Enka "Koi Uta Tsuzuri" Takao Horiuchi
Pops "Odoru Pompokolin" B.B.Queens BMG Japan
33 1991 Enka "Kita no Daichi" Saburo Kitajima Nippon Crown
Pops "Ai wa Katsu" Kan Polydor
34 1992 Enka "Shiroi Kaikyo" Miyako Otsuki King Records
Pops "Kimi ga Iru Dake de" Kome Kome Club Sony Music
35 1993 "Mugonzaka" Kaori Kozai Polydor Records
36 1994 "Innocent World" Mr. Children Toy's Factory
37 1995 "Overnight Sensation" TRF Avex
38 1996 "Don't Wanna Cry" Namie Amuro
39 1997 "Can You Celebrate?"
40 1998 "Wanna Be A Dreammaker" Globe
41 1999 "Winter, again" Glay Unlimited Records
42 2000 "Tsunami" Southern All Stars Victor Entertainment
43 2001 "Dearest" Ayumi Hamasaki Avex
44 2002 "Voyage"
45 2003 "No Way to Say"
46 2004 "Sign" Mr. Children Toy's Factory
47 2005 "Butterfly" Koda Kumi Rhythm Zone (Avex)
48 2006 "Ikken" Kiyoshi Hikawa Columbia Music Entertainment
49 2007 "Tsubomi" Kobukuro Warner Music Japan
50 2008 "Ti Amo" Exile Rhythm Zone (Avex)
51 2009 "Someday"
52 2010 "I Wish For You"
53 2011 "Flying Get" AKB48 You! Be Cool! (King Records)
54 2012 "Manatsu no Sounds Good!"
55 2013 "Exile Pride: Konna Sekai o Aisuru Tame" Exile Rhythm Zone (Avex)
56 2014 "R.Y.U.S.E.I." Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe
57 2015 "Unfair World"
58 2016 "Anata no Suki na Tokoro" Kana Nishino SME Records
59 2017 "Influencer" Nogizaka46
60 2018 "Synchronicity"
61 2019 "Paprika" Foorin
62 2020 "Homura" LiSA
63 2021 "Citrus" Da-iCE Avex

Most winsEdit

  • Including enka and pop artists.
  • "Best Composer Award", "Best Arranger Award" and "Best Lyricist Award" are counted to the corresponding recipients rather than the singers.

Most wins in Grand PrixEdit

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd
Artist Exile Ayumi Hamasaki Hiroshi Itsuki
Yukio Hashi
Takashi Hosokawa
Akina Nakamori
Mr.Children
Namie Amuro
AKB48
Sandaime
Nogizaka46
Total awards 4 3 2

Most overall winsEdit

Rank Artist Total awards
1 Hiroshi Itsuki 28
2 Kiyoshi Hikawa 20
3 Southern All Stars 19
4 AKB48 14
5 Exile 13
6 Kenji Sawada 12
7 Aki Yashiro 11
8 w-inds
Hideki Saijo
10
9 Seiko Matsuda
Yū Aku
Kana Nishino
9
10 Namie Amuro 8
11 Ayumi Hamasaki
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
6

VenuesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vishnevetsky, Ignatiy (2016-02-02). "A one-of-a-kind album tried to turn '80s pop on its ear". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2021-01-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ EXILE Takes Home Top Honors at The 55th Japan Record Awards. Nihongogo, Jeffrey To

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