BTS, Stray Kids, ARASHI, Kenshi Yonezu, and more win at the 35th Japan Gold Disc Awards

BTS, Stray Kids, ARASHI, Kenshi Yonezu, and more win at the 35th Japan Gold Disc Awards

The Japan Gold Disc Awards have declared this year's winners. 

On 15 March, the Recording Industry Association of Japan announced the winners for the 35th installment of the music awards, with an array of artists from all across the world winning major categories.

BTS lead the winners' board, taking home a record-breaking 8 awards this year. The global pop group won Best Album of the Year (Asia)Best Music Video of the Year (Asia), Best 3 Albums for both MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 and MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 ~ THE JOURNEY, and Best Asian Artist for the third year in a row.

The group's Grammy-nominated single 'Dynamite' also won big at the Japan Gold Disc Awards, securing BTS with Best Song of the Year by Download (Asia), Best Song of the Year by Streaming (Asia), and one of the Best 5 Songs by Streaming awards.

J-pop icons ARASHI also took home big prizes at the Gold Disc Awards, winning a total of 5 categories – Best 5 Songs by StreamingMusic Video of the Year (Japan), Best 3 Music Videos, Best 5 Singles, and Artist Of The Year (Japan). The group has previously won the Artist Of The Year award 7 times. 

Japanese singer-songwriter Kenshi Yonezu's STRAY SHEEP was named Album of the Year (Japan). His fifth studio record is one of the best-selling albums of 2020, sitting at number 3 on IFPI's Global Album Sales Chart with the likes of BTS, BLACKPINK, Taylor Swift, and more. 

Alongside BTS, fellow K-pop acts TOMORROW X TOGETHER, Stray Kidsand SEVENTEEN also won a number of awards. 

Fresh off of their Japanese debut, TOMORROW X TOGETHER won New Artist Of The Year (Asia). The group also claimed one of the Best 3 New Artists (Asia) awards, alongside Stray Kids. SEVENTEEN rounded off the Best 3 Albums category with their record 24H

Check out the full list of winners of the 35th Japan Gold Disc Awards below. 


Artist Of The Year
Japan: ARASHI
International: QUEEN

Best Asian Artist: BTS

Best Enka Artist: Hikawa Kiyoshi

New Artist Of The Year
Japan: SixTONES
International: Jawsh 685
Asia: TOMORROW X TOGETHER

Best 5 New Artists (Japan)
JO1
SixTONES
Snow Man
NiziU
YOASOBI

Best 3 New Artist (International) 
Surfaces
Jawsh 685
Dababy

Best 3 New Artists (Asia) 
Stray Kids
TOMORROW X TOGETHER

Best New Artist (Enka):  Soichi Futami

Album Of The Year
Japan: STRAY SHEEP - Yonezu Kenshi
International: Chromatica - Lady Gaga
Asia: MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 ~ THE JOURNEY - BTS

Best 5 Albums (Japan) 
This is ARASHI -
ARASHI
L& - King & Prince
CEREMONY - King Gnu
Strawberry Prince - Strawberry
STRAY SHEEP - Yonezu Kenshi

Best 3 Albums (International) 
Folklore - 
Taylor Swift
McCartney III - Paul McCartney
Chromatica - Lady Gaga

Best 3 Albums (Asia) 
24H - 
SEVENTEEN
MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 - BTS
MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 ~ THE JOURNEY - BTS

Classic Album Of The Year: John Williams Live in Vienna - John Williams

Jazz Album Of The YearMISIA SOUL JAZZ BEST 2020 MISIA

Instrumental Album Of The Year: Bluesman - Takahiro Matsumoto

Soundtrack Album Of The Year: FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Original Soundtrack 

Animation Album Of The Year: Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- Songbook and Story "You and Me"

Traditional Japanese Music Album Of The Year: 2020 Nippon Columbia NAtional Ginjo Contest Challenge Examiner Kuzu

Concept Album Of The Year: ROMANCE - Hiroji Miyamoto

Single Of The Year: 'Imitation Rain / D.D' - SixTONES and Snow Man

Best 5 Singles (Japan) 
'カイト (Kite)' - ARASHI
'失恋、ありがとう' - AKB48
'Imitation Rain / D.D' - SixTONES and Snow Man
'KISSIN' MY LIPS / Stories' - Snow Man
'しあわせの保護色' - Nogizaka46

Music Video Of The Year
Japan: ARASHI Anniversary Tour 5x20 - ARASHI
International: Steel Wheels Live - The Rolling Stones
Asia: BTS WORLD TOUR 'LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF' - JAPAN EDITION - BTS

Best 3 Music Videos (Japan) 
ARASHI Anniversary Tour 5x20 - ARASHI
King & Prince CONCERT TOUR 2019 - King & Prince
Real Face 4 - Johnny's Jr.

Song Of The Year by Downloads 
Japan: 'I LOVE...' - Official Hige Dandism
International: 'Closer (Tokyo Remix)' - The Chainsmokers ft. Arata Mackenyu
Asia: 'Dynamite' by BTS

Best 5 Songs by Download 
'裸の心 (Naked Heart)' - Aimyon
'I LOVE...' - Official Hige Dandism
'Make You Happy' - NiziU
'Electric Shock' - Yonezu Kenshi
'flame' - LiSA

Song Of The Year by Streaming 
Japan: 'I LOVE...' - Official Hige Dandism
International: 'Closer (Tokyo Remix)' - The Chainsmokers ft. Arata Mackenyu
Asia: 'Dynamite' by BTS

Best 5 Songs by Streaming 
'裸の心 (Naked Heart)' - Aimyon
'I LOVE...' - Official Hige Dandism
'Make You Happy' - NiziU
'Dynamite' - BTS
'flame' - LiSA

Special Award
'Kosui' - Eito
LiSA

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