• EXILE won Japan Record Award for the third time in a row

    EXILE took home the Japan Record Award for their song “I Wish For You.” This is their third consecutive year (2008 for “Ti Amo” and 2009 for “Someday”) Now they are the only artist along side Ayumi Hamasaki to have won this award three times in a row.

    It has been reported earlier here that TAKAHIRO was sick and missed the rehearsal. However, he appeared at the show and performed I Wish For You . We hope he recovers soon~

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  • EXILE wins Best Song Award [Japan Record Awards]

    EXILE’s “I Wish For You” was awarded Best Song from Japan Record Awards.


    Two more awards will be announced during the awards show on December 30. The grand prize (the Japan Record Award) will be chosen from one of the ten Best Song winners, which include EXILE, the winner of the last two years. The Best New Artist will be chosen from one of the four New Artist winners.
    Best Song:

    • "I Wish For You" – EXILE
    • "Aitai Riyuu" – AAA
    • "Arigatou" – Ikimono Gakari
    • "Tell Me Goodbye" – BIG BANG
    • "Toilet no Kamisama" – Kana Uemura
    • "Nijiiro no Bayon" – Kiyoshi Hikawa
    • "New World" – w-inds.
    • "Beginner" – AKB48
    • "Matsushima Kikou" – Kaori Mizumori
    • "Ready to be a lady" – GIRL NEXT DOOR


    Also Jin Nakamura received an Arragment Award for EXILE’s “Futatsu no Kuchibiru.”

    Source + complete list: Tokyograph


    My comment: I was really hoping Motto Tsuyoku will be the awarded song… but I can see why they would choose I Wish For You; it’s a catchy song and once you hear it, you can never get it off your mind. Hope the guys bring the award this year too!

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  • EXILE takes home Grand Prix Award on 51st Japan Record Awards

    Last night, December 30, EXILE won the Grand Prix Award / Artist of the Year Award from Japan Record Awards. Japan Record Awards is said to be the Japanese equivalent of Grammy Awards. They won for the song, Someday. Aside from the Grand Prix Award, they won Gold Prize for the same song which was given before the awards ceremony.

    EXILE has already 2 Grand Prix Award under their name after they won it last year for Ti Amo.

    They finished the show performing Someday with vocal, ATSUSHI’s tearful performance.


    Source: Tokyograph

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