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Nominee For "Best New Artist"
Translated by Lisa
Once again, congrats to Yuna Ito for breaking through another layer in the Japanese music industry. =D She has been nominated for "Best New Artist" in the upcoming "BEST HIT KAYOUSAI 2005" awards! ^___^ The website is still taking votes from fans, so if you want a particular artist to win, now is the time to vote.
"NANA's" Yuna Ito Is The Anticipated "Best New Artist"
November 6th, 2005 - Yahoo News - [ Source ]
[ Orisun News ] The list of nominees have been released for Japan's end of the year annual award event, "BEST HIT KAYOUSAI 2005." Yuna Ito from "NANA the Movie," the singer who made it to super stardom with only one song, is being viewed as the person who will most likely walk away with the "Best New Artist" award.
The "BEST HIT KAYOUSAI 2005," which will be taking place on November 21st, is a special event to award great artists within that one year. The list of nominees that were announced on November 5th, included contenders such as SONY's Yuna Ito and AVEX's power group AAA for "Best New Artist." But many fans are cheering for Yuna Ito to take the award!
Yuna Ito played the role of Reira, lead singer of the band TRAPNEST in "NANA the Movie," which Mika Nakashima stars in. For her role as Reira, she released the ballad "Endless Story," which successfully debuted in second place on the Oricon charts. With the "NANA" hype still brewing all over Japan, it is highly anticipated that Yuna Ito will take the award for "Best New Artist."
Also, there is another category of the "BEST HIT" awards which have nominated 13 other artists for "Best Artist." Besides boy groups of five, EXILE and W-INDS, the rest of the nominees are all female. Included in the list are music queen Mika Nakashima, Otsuka Ai, AVEX's returning Suzuki Ami, the provocative Koda Kumi, Aya Matsuura, Shimatani Hitomi and more. There is also BoA, who is the only nominee from overseas. The show will be hosted by none other than the sexy Fujiwara Noriko.