New Accolade for Akina – Enka Singer

Ending her drought of music awards with her win last year at レコード大賞 for 「艶華 – Enka -」 comes this new award for Akina at “The Japan Gold Disc Award”.

Akina won the ザ・ベスト・演歌/歌謡・アーティスト for 「艶華 – Enka -」, making it the first time Akina has won an award for the category of 演歌/歌謡. This award is given to the 演歌/歌謡 artiste that had the highest sales in that category and she shares this with Enka Prince 氷川 きよし. 明菜様、 お目でとうございます!

I wonder if Akina would be having a secret laugh with this award because I don’t think she sees herself as an 演歌/歌謡 artiste or will she be squirming? I wonder if Akina has an awards cabinet at home or where she places them.

For those of you who are unaware, Akina won the “Grand Prix Artist of the year” when this award was first introduced in 1987. It is like Akina returning one full circle and hopefully, these wins will spur Akina back to her creative best!

Additional Links: News, Official Site with List of Winners


Akina fanboy since 14. Still undecided which are his top ten favourite Akina tracks as it's mission impossible. Digs "Everlasting Love" a whole lot more than the average Akina fan.

8 thoughts on “New Accolade for Akina – Enka Singer

  1. Wonder how many awards it’ll take to get her encouraged to actually sing some of the songs live. All this success yet she’s been so shy about it. 😛

    Congrats Akina!

  2. I think this is a great news. Enka has a possibility of making a critical come back.

    PS. Danny – We are still waiting for the continue report of the countdown concert. 😦

  3. She did sing a few songs off the album for the X’mas and New Year Countdown shows, and did quite a good job.

  4. congrats!!!

    Patrick – i haven’t forgotten about Part 3! i’ll try to get down to it by the end of this weekend! i’ve been busy with my new businesses. 😉

  5. Oh yeah, I forgot those shows (shows how badly we need part 3 already 😉 ). I just wish she would also consider some TV performances after this. 😦

  6. Danny – Thank you. With new businesses, I hope you will still leave a little room for Akina. Hehe. Thanks. I look forward to the report.

  7. Congrats to Akina and especially to Akira Senju. Thanks for his constant encouragement for Akina as well as his beautiful re-arrangement of the already classic Enkas.

    Looking forward to Akina’s next project – a brand new album please………..

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