[NEWS] Arashi Won 10 Awards in the Japan Gold Disc Award and Broke Records!

The award ceremony of the 24th Japan Gold Disc Award was held. The award is chosen for music sales of CD and DVD and is major music awards held annually in Japan. Arashi (嵐) won the "Artist of the Year"in Japan for the first time.

Arashi's first best album "All the BEST! 1999-2009" released in 2009 won the first place in "Japanese Album" award. As to the sales of singles, their "Believe/kumori nochi kaisei (Believe / 曇りのち、快晴)" ranked first, with "My Girl/マイガール", "Everything" and "ashitanokioku/Crazy Moon~kimiwamuteki~ (明日の記憶/Crazy Moon~キミ・ハ・ムテキ~)" occupied four places out of Best 5. The total sales of their albums was 1.77 million copies, 2.45 million copies of singles, 3.07 million downloads of digital music and 1.14 million copies of videos.

With the surprising achievement, Arashi ended up winning decuple crowns in Single Section of the award and broke the record. Since two members, Ninomiya Kazunari (二宮和也) and Sakurai Sho (櫻井翔) couldn't make the award ceremony, group leader Ohno Satoshi (大野智) commented: "I want to show the trophy to the two who are not here. They will definitely be amazed!" And "We are honored. It isn't a dream, is it?" said Aiba Masaki (相葉雅紀). Matsumoto Jun revealed his happiness as well: "I love Beatles who won the first in International Section so much that I feel so honored. This trophy is very heavy to me."

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