Nishino Kana Wins the 58th Japan Record Award + Full Show

On December 30, the 58th Japan Record Awards were held. Nishino Kana took home the top prize of the night for her song “Anata no Suki na Tokoro”, beating off competition from the likes of Utada Hikaru, AAA, AKB48, Ikimonogakari, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Kiritani Kenta, and Nishiuchi Mariya. This is Kana’s first win after six consecutive nominations.

iKON took home the award for Best New Artist, besting Hayashibe Satoshi, BOYS AND MEN, or Hayama Mizuki.

The show featured performances from several of the acts named above as well as performances by others such as Seiko Matsuda, JUJU, Hideaki Tokunaga, and Kumamushi. Check out the full show after the jump!

Part 1

Hikawa Kiyoshi – Kiyoshi no Zundoko Bushi

JUJU – Kono Yoru wo Tomete yo

AKB48 – Koisuru Fortune Cookie

Sakamoto Fuyumi – Mata Kimi ni Koishiteru

Hayashibe Satoshi – Aitai



Hayama Mizuki – Benibana Bojo



Yamakawa Yutaka – Saiai

Jyounouchi Sanae – Ochoko Zuru

Sada Masashi – Miagete Goran Yoru no Hoshi wo

Yamazaki Ikusaburo – Kimi wa Bara Yori Utsukushii

Part 2


JUJ – Koi ni Ochite

Kozai Kaori – Shuurenka

Shinno Mika – Inochi no Koi

Piko-Taro – PPAP

Nishino Kana – Anata no Suki na Tokoro

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Sai & Kou

Nishiuchi Mariya – BELIEVE

Hikawa Kiyoshi – Miren Kokoro

Ikimonogakari – Last Scene

Kiritani Kenta – Umi no Koe

AKB48 – 365 Nichi no Kamihikouki

back number – Heroine

Hakase Taro – JOY OF LIFE / Jounetsu Tairiku

AAA – Namida no Nai Sekai

Sakamoto Fuyumi – Onna wa Dakarete Ayu ni Naru


Suzuki Masayuki – Melancholia / Glass Goshi Ni Kieta Natsu

Nishino Kana – Anata no Suki na Tokoro


  • Comments

    • Soyeon

      i watched this and…no LDH artists were even nominated? is this supposed to be damage control for j soul brothers award being bought

    • SeeYaWithYou

      This was a Leo DiCap oscar moment where Kana didn’t deserve the JRA for this song specifically, but definitely did for her career up to that point.

    • PigeonPop

      I suppose the award committee made an attempt to save face here, but giving Kana the Grand Prix isn’t exactly helping when Bunshun already “outed” her as Burning’s pick a few weeks ago. Same goes for iKON’s BNA since their activities in Japan are assisted by avex which is of course tied to Burning.

      It was also rather embarrassing to see some media outlets claim that Utada will be performing live here (she didn’t). Gen’s absence from the nominees list for the GP is still a laughable decision, especially considering Koi’s strong ties to TBS. The producers are probably kicking themselves now since Gen would have provided a slight bump in ratings had he showed up.

      • this unnie is weird

        what’s burning?

    • cheng xiao’s forehead

      lol @ ikon winning

    • honey girl

      This is such a pity win for Kana. Literally got it because the show need to save face. Also wanna believe that she won it because Hikki didn’t show up.

      • starlightshimmers

        Kana Nishino is pretty popular tho and successful, and her music appeals to the new generation. Why are Hikki fans so bitter all the time, I swear.

      • Shaq

        Why u be hating on Kana?

      • starlightshimmers

        Kana Nishino is great, what’s your problem?

    • MJBeatle

      Soooo, how does the Japan Record Awards work…. Why isn’t it giving it to the best seller of the year….

      • starlightshimmers

        It’s like the Grammys or Oscars, it’s based on whomever the association feels deserves it.

    • Shaq

      Go Kana!

    • MJBeatle

      Why didn’t BigBang show up at the awards ceremony? I thought they were supposed to win the Special Awards.

    • Faerydoll88

      Kana Deserves this soooooo much after endless years of hard work!! I’m so happy and proud for her OMG!!😄😄😭😁😃😄

    • this unnie is weird

      how the hell did she win?