Music Industry News Network [12-04-2001]

Queen Of Pop Janet Jackson Tops Japanese Award Show And Has Top Selling Foreign Album Of 2001


Janet Jackson's "All for You" (Toshiba/EMI) was chosen as record of the year yesterday (Dec. 3) at the annual Japan Radio Popular Disks Awards ceremony, which honors non-Japanese acts, Billboard Bulletin reports.

Jackson was also named best female vocalist at the Tokyo event, which was sponsored by the Japan Radio Hit Research Committee. The committee represents 34 private AM radio stations throughout Japan.

According to EMI Japan, Jackson's latest effort "All For You," is the #1 selling foreign release of 2001, with more than 2 million units sold in 8 months, the title track is also the longest running #1 single of the year spending 9 weeks at the number one position.

Eminem (Universal Music K.K.) was named best male vocalist, while Destiny's Child (Sony Music Entertainment Japan) won for best vocal duo or group. Michelle Branch (Warner Music Japan) was named brightest hope. "There You'll Be" (Warner Music Japan), as performed by Faith Hill on the "Pearl Harbor" soundtrack, was chosen as the best screen theme music. Universal Music K.K. was awarded the best promotion prize for its campaigns on behalf of foreign music.

Steve McClure, Tokyo; David Brown, New York


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