From “The 64th Japan Record Awards”, which will be broadcast at 5:30 PM, on December 30, 2022, it has been announced that the winners of the “Special Award”, Ado, Otokogumi, Da Pump, and Yuzu will appear. Ado will be performing a medley from the special MV that will be released for the first time.
Previously, the award winners and winning songs along with the “Grand Prix Nominees” and “Best New Artist Nominees” were announced. The main hosts for this program are TBS announcer Azumi Shinichiro and actress Arimura Kasumi. The guest performers that were announced are the four winners of the “Special Award”, Ado, Otokogumi, Da Pump, and Yuzu.
Ado is also the winner of the “Excellent Work Awards”. The three song “New Genesis (Uta from One Piece Film Red)”, “Backlight (Uta from One Piece Film Red)” will be performed in a medley from the special MV that will be released for the first time in “Japan Record Awards”. The performance is a special version featuring the new recording of Ado band performance. Also, Ado herself will appear via the live phone call, so fans should check it out.
Furthermore, Otokogumi, who restarted their activities since 29 years ago and will also be active until the end of August 2023, is one of the winners of the “Special Award”. They also won the “Best New Artist” in 1988 “The 30th Japan Record Awards” and gold prize winner in 1989 “The 31st Japan Record Awards”.
They will be performing a three songs medley, where two songs are linked to “Japan Record Awards”, “Daybreak” that they performed during “The 30th Japan Record Awards” when they won the “Best New Artist”, the gold prize’s song “Time Zone” in “The 31st Japan Record Awards”, and “Puzzle”.
Da Pump, who had won nine awards, such as “Excellent Work Awards” and “Special Award” up until now, and Yuzu, who is the winner of the “Best Album Award” in 2013, “Excellent Work Awards” in 2014, and “Special Award” in 2017 along with his 25th debut anniversary, are also the winners of the “Special Award”. Da Pump will perform a special four songs medley, “Feelin’ Good ～It’s PARADISE～”, “if…”, “U.S.A.” and “Da Funk” while Yuzu will perform a special three song medley, “Bridge of Glory”, “Rainbow”, and “Kimi Wo Omou”.
Do look forward to further news on the guest performers.