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31 January 2012

AKB48 and NMB48 win Japan Gold Disc Awards

Last Friday on January 27th, the winners of the 26th Japan Gold Disc Awards was announced. Hosted by the Recording Industry Association of Japan, the awards given are based on actual single and album sales numbers.

Unsurprisingly, many of the awards went to AKB48. They were awarded a total of 10 awards from 6 categories, including the top "Artist of the Year" award. They also monopolized the "Single of the Year" category with all 5 of their singles. Below are the categories that AKB48 won in.

Artist of the Year:
Japanese: AKB48
International: Lady Gaga

Top 5 Albums (Japanese):
Beautiful World / Arashi
Ikimono Bakari ~Memberst BEST Seection~ / Ikimono Gakari
Koko ni Ita Koto / AKB48
Negai no Tou - EXILE
SENSE / Mr. Children

Single of the year:
Everyday, Kachuusha / AKB48

Best 5 Singles:
Everyday, Kachuusha / AKB48
Kaze wa Fuiteiru / AKB48
Sakura no Ki ni Narou / AKB48
Chance no Junban / AKB48
Flying Get / AKB48

Best 5 Songs by Download:
Everyday, Kachuusha / AKB48
Maru Maru Mori Mori! / Kaoru to Tomoki, Tama ni Mook
Jumping / KARA
Ryuusei / Kobukuro
Kono Yoru wo Tomete yo / JUJU

Best Music Videos:
Japanese: ARASHI 10-11 Tour "Scene" ~Kimi to Boku no Miteiru Fuukei~ STADIUM / Arashi
Japanese: ARASHI 10-11 Tour "Scene" ~Kimi to Boku no Miteiru Fuukei~ Dome+ / Arashi
Japanese: AKB ga Ippai ~The Best Music Video~ / AKB48
International: Michael Jackson’s Vision / Michael Jackson

Upon receiving the award, Oshima Yuko commented "I was surprised at the number of record presented to AKB48, and to get the award really meant that we have worked very hard".
Takahashi Minami also comemnted "I am proud that AKB48 is getting an award reserved for excellent artists. It makes me want to sing these beloved songs endlessly to the fans."

In addition, NMB48 was among the winners the award for Best New Artist of 2011.
Congratulations to AKB48, NMB48, and all other winners of the 26th Japan Gold Disc Awards!

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