Japan: Queen Win International Artist Of The Year for Second Year Running
Press Release: 34TH JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD 2020 WINNERS ANNOUNCED - INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: QUEEN - FOR THE THIRD TIME, FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
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Tokyo - The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) has announced the 61 winners for the 34th annual Japan Gold Disc Award 2020. One of the two most prestigious awards, International Artist of The Year has been awarded to Queen for the third time and second year in a row.
The full list of the recipients of the 34th Japan Gold Disc Award can be found at www.golddisc.jp
The Japan Gold Disc Award is the Recording Industry Association of Japan’s annual music awards, established in 1987, to recognise achievements in the music industry.
The winners are decided based on actual sales figures of physical records such as CDs and music DVDs/Blu-rays, and digital download sales figures. The eligibility period for the 34th awards runs between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.
Artist of The Year (International): Queen
Albums: 462,485 copies
Music DVDs/Blu-rays: 102,234 copies
Digital downloads: 602,513 downloads
Brian May: "Thank you to the RIAJ for once again giving us this very special award. We are proud!!! Domo Arigatou - and Kampai!!! And love to all our wonderful Japanese fans and friends."
Roger Taylor: "I’m extremely honoured to receive this award for the second year in a row. To all Queen fans in Japan, we’d like to thank you for supporting us and loving our music throughout many decades. We had a great time with you on our recent tour of Japan as well, and it was definitely a special experience for us all. Look forward to seeing you again soon."
February 27, 2020 6:05am ET by Pressparty