For all J-Pop fans that missed MTV VMAJ 2014, we’ve got the list of winners here! MTV VMAJ 2014 (better known as MTV Music Video Awards Japan) is one of Japan’s biggest and most-anticipated music awards show featuring the best of Japanese and international music artists. MTV VMAJ 2014 was held at Maihama Ampitheatre in Chiba and hosted by TM Revolution, Sayumi Michishige of Morning Musume and w-inds and featured performances from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, GLAY, Kaela Kimura and virtual pop star Hatsune Miku!
EXILE wins Best Male Video with their music video “Blue Dragon” while Miley Cyrus wins Best Female Video with her music video of “We Can’t Stop.” Momoiro Clover Z wins Best Group Video for their single “GOUNN” and Ariana Grande bags the Best New Artist Video for “Baby I.”
ONE OK Rocks wins Best Rock Video for their single “Be the light” while Lady Gaga wins over nominees EXILE TRIBE, Icona Pop and even Kyary Pamyu Pamyu for her single “Applause.” Japanese artists Daichi Miura and SKY-HI wins Best R&B Video and Best Hip-Hop Video respectively. Lecca takes home the Best Reggae Video while Japanese pop group Perfume wins Best Dance Video category.
Gen Hoshino wins Best Video from a Film for his MV “Why don’t you play in hell?” While it is anticipated that TM Revolution and Nana Mizuki won Best Collaboration Video for their song “Preserved Roses.” Fast-rising pop star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu wins Best Album of the Year for “Nanda Collection” along with Invader Invader. She also wins the Best Karaokee! Song for her single “Mottai-Nightland.”
E-Girls wins Best Choreography for their song “Gomennasai no Kissing You.” However, Japan’s biggest boyband EXILE wins the much-anticipated Best Video of the Year for their single “EXILE PRIDE ~Konnasekaiwoaisurutame~.” Nominees include Namie Amuro (“Ballerina”), Katy Perry (“Roar”), Lady Gaga (“Applause”) and Mr. Children (“REM”).
Congratulations to all the winners!