EXILE's "EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Ai suru tame~" won the grand prize at the 55th Japan Record Awards, their 4th time in history and first since last winning the award in 2010 for their song "I wish for you". This has become the crowning glory for their leader HIRO who retires from performing effective the end of 2013.
The song was released in April of 2013 and reached a million copies sold by November 18. This is their first single that has exceeded over a million in sales.
The year-ender awarding ceremony was broadcast for 4 and a half hours on TBS on the 30th of December at the National Theatre Playhouse in Tokyo, with announcer Shinichiro Azumi and HIRO's wife Aya Ueto as the hosts.
The 55th Japan Record Awards which was broadcast on December 30 from 7 pm to 10 pm got 17.6% (Kanto region, Video Research), a 1-point increase from the previous year which was thanks in part to the first appearance together onstage of Aya Ueto and HIRO after tying the knot.
Da heck is with these rigged results
It's all been arranged from the start
It was all predetermined the moment they made Ueto host the event
It's so over w
This is horrible
That's so embarrassing for EXILE wwwwww
I knew that ww
It didn't have any excitement whatsoever
- 今年こそ恋チュンでAKB48だったと思うがな本当に流行ったときに賞取れないとか皮肉だなI did think that it was supposed to be AKB48's year with KoiTune.
How ironic is it when a genuine trendsetter doesn't get an award.
What a farce
Well yeah, the moment Ueto was selected to host
And the fact that there's already written reports the moment it gets announced means...
- 上戸を映した後、hiroへCamera switches from Ueto to Hiro
That's so annoying wwwwwwwwwww
You can really feel how the venue became disenchanted by this
- 今年はAKBでもしょうがないと思ってましたよくガッツポーズできんなEXILEI actually conceded that AKB should've won it.
I'm amazed that EXILE can still make victorious poses after this.
- 茶番過ぎるし上戸彩の好感度もがくんと下がった共に消えて欲しいWhat a farce, this has definitely lowered Ueto's likability factor.
I hope they both just disappear.
This is more washed up than the Kouhaku w
- さすがに酷過ぎるアングルが完全に出来レースを物語ってるThis is horrible.
The camera angles all depict how this was all scripted.
It's not funny anymore, seeing Japan's music scene totally die like this
- 八百長丸出しだったなカスザイルの曲なんて全く浸透してないのにIt's so obviously rigged.
Kasuxile's songs haven't stuck in people's minds, at all.
EXILE's business method is much worse than AKB's
Both cheated their ways to the top of the charts anyway so AKB who sold more copies should have won
- 妻が司会でしかも引退表明して最後のレコ大で大賞なんて奇跡じゃねやっぱり何かもってるんだろうなWowww, his wife's the host, and gets the grand prize on his final JRA after announcing his retirement. That's like a miracle.
He must really have something special.
Hattori-san must've been appalled by this and ran away w
The song that I heard for the first time a few minutes ago wins the grand prize of the Japan Record Award
Why not just do this with an all-Avex lineup? wwww
まあ今年はどう考えてもEXILEかAKBだったから…Well, it was either EXILE or AKB this year...
But there were already signs once they announced who will be hosting the event.
これはある意味音楽史に最大の恥を残したなA cheated million and a cheated grand prize www
In a sense, they just created the biggest shame in music history.
Why don't they stop broadcasting this on TV?
これほど歴然なヤラセは身を滅ぼすだけEXILE will step away from the frontlines with this.
A blatant setup like this will just ultimately lead to your own demise.
AKBと比べたら曲の露出が少なすぎるIf they were planning to stage something like this by even using Ueto, then Avex should've gone all out to give the song more exposure and have it played a lot.
The song isn't as widespread as AKB's.
AKBは握手券つきCDAKB's CDs come with handshake passes.
EXILE's CDs come with concert tickets.
嫁が司会な時点で分かってたけどなwBut no one's ever heard of the song wwww
Well, everyone knew the outcome the moment the wife was chosen to host the show.
What's this, bogus? That's why no one wants to watch it anymore
I started losing track of EXILE's actual songs once the 2 vocalists started releasing solo efforts
２年前は取れないと判った辞典で辞退したThey were already decided as the winners the moment they were nominated. When they knew that they wouldn't win it 2 years ago, they stepped down.
俺が上戸彩だったらこんな予想され尽くした茶番でお涙頂戴の台本の中、全国から失笑の目で見られるなんて何円払っても出たくないわIf I were Aya Ueto, I wouldn't dare accept the offer no matter how much money they put on the table to host such a predictable farce with a blatant tear-inducing script and become the laughing stock of the entire nation.
The Japanese music industry has already been rotting for a few years now
Any decent judge would have given it to Kyary's or AKB's song, though wwwwwwwww
レコード大賞選考委員会は恥を知れHorribly rigged award.
Anyone other than multi-million sellers AKB winning it is unimaginable this year.
The selection committee should be ashamed of themselves.
There was also Kameda's match-fixing scandal.
Record Awards (laughs)
It's sad that the couple was only able to raise the ratings by 1% from the previous year
- Everyone knew who would win the award when Ueto was appointed to host the event, so why would the ratings go up?
- Then do it again this year
- This just means that there are that many delinquents
And I don't think I can understand why they can declare that this is all thanks to Ueto and HIRO
So Japanese people love farces, huh
- Ueto's amazing, everything she's in become hits, huh? Hanzawa, movies, and now this w
- Well, my younger sister said back home that she wanted to see the couple together and begged to watch the recorded video. So there really are people who like that kind of stuff, huh.