EXILE, S/mileage take top honors at 52nd Japan Record Awards

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The 52nd Japan Record Awards were presented on December 30 at the New National Theatre, Tokyo. For the third consecutive year, EXILE took home the top prize (the Japan Record Award), thanks to their song “I Wish For You.” They are only the second artist to win the award for three straight years, after Hamasaki Ayumi  in 2001-2003.

“I Wish For You” was one of ten candidates for the award. The other nominees were:

The other award that was revealed during the ceremony was the title of Best New Artist, which went to idol group S/mileage. The other three nominees were:

Sources:
Mantan Web
Mantan Web

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