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Macross Delta's 1st Walküre Album Wins Animation Album of the Year in Gold Disc Award

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
RADWIMPS' your name. soundtrack is Soundtrack Album of the Year

The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) announced the Japan Gold Disc Awards for 2017 on Monday.

Walküre Attack!, the debut album of the Macross Delta anime's in-story idol unit Walküre, won the Animation Album of the Year award. The album shipped last July and shipped more than 100,000 copies, earning the album a gold disc certification from the RIAJ.

RADWIMPS' soundtrack for Makoto Shinkai's your name. (Kimi no Na wa.) film won the Soundtrack Album of the Year award. "Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)" and "Nandemonaiya (movie edit.)," two songs from the album, were also included in the Best 5 Songs by Download category. The soundtrack is the first RADWIMPS album to top Oricon's weekly album chart, where it stayed for two weeks.

JUJU's Snack JUJU ~Yoru no Request~ cover album won Concept Album of the Year. The album shipped in October.

Idol group AKB48's "Tsubasa wa Iranai," "Kimi wa Melody," "High Tension," and "LOVE TRIP / Shiawase wo Wakenasai" singles, as well as the "Sayonara no Imi" single by Nogizaka46 idol group, won the Best 5 Singles award.

Hikaru Utada's "Hanataba Wo Kimini" song from her new Fantôme album, and Gen Hoshino's "Koi" song from the single of the same name, are both included in the Best 5 Songs by Download category (alongside the two RADWIMPS songs listed above). "Koi" also won the Song of the Year by Download award. Fantôme was also listed among the Best 5 Albums award.

Male idol band Arashi won the Artist of the Year award for Japanese artists, the fifth time the band has won the award (and for the third consecutive year). Keyakizaka46 earned the New Artist of the Year award for Japanese artists. SMAP's SMAP 25 Years album won Album of the Year for Japanese artists, while AKB48's "Tsubasa wa Iranai" won Single of the Year.

THanks to Gwyn Campbell for the news tip

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