SPYAIR and the GazettE Nominated in the JpopAsia Music Awards 2013

JpopAsia2013JPU Records is very happy to hear that two of its artists have been nominated in the JpopAsia Music Awards 2013! This year sees SPYAIR and the GazettE up for awards. Back in the 2012 awards, over one million votes were recorded, resulting in our first and only artist at the time walking away with an impressive six awards, winning 50 per cent of the awards available in the ‘rock’ category. The full details can be found in our article here.

This year’s awards sees our artists split over two categories, Jpop and Jrock. Click either category to see the nominations, and don’t forget to log-in (at the top of the page) to cast your votes. Here are the JPU Records artists and which categories they’re in;


Best use of Social Media: AOI (the GazettE), RUKI (the GazettE)
Sexiest Male Singer: RUKI (the GazettE)


Favourite Artist/Band: the GazettE
Best Rocking PV 2013: FADELESS – the GazettE
Best Single 2013: Niji [PV] (SPYAIR), FADELESS [PV] (the GazettE)
Best Album 2013: BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY (the GazettE)
Best Rock Act: the GazettE
Best Use of Social Media: AOI (the GazettE), IKE (SPYAIR), RUKI (the GazettE)
Sexiest Rocker: KAI (the GazettE)

The albums the nominations come from are available now on CD and MP3 across Europe courtesy of JPU Records. Click each album cover below to order the CD direct from JPU’s HQ, shipping worldwide!


the GazettE Dominate English Media Awards for 2012 by Winning Best Rock Act, Best Album, Best Music Video and More

the GazettE - DIVISIONJapan’s pioneering rock outfit the GazettE have proved to be an unstoppable force since unleashing their ground-breaking album DIVISION. Released from British independent label JPU Records in the UK and Europe, DIVISION and the GazettE have gone on to win a series of awards from English-language media, including best band, album and music video of 2012.

Over one-million votes were cast during Jpopasia.com’s 2012 music awards, asking Japanese music fans from across the world to select their favourite artists over 12 categories. the GazettE dominated the awards by winning six of the categories; ‘Favourite Band’, ‘Best Music Video’ (for album track ‘DERANGEMENT’), ‘Best Album’ (for DIVISION) and ‘Best Rock Act’, while the group’s charismatic guitar-shredder AOI won ‘Best Use of Social Media’, and band leader and drummer KAI was voted sexiest rocker in Japan. Other artists that were nominated included the mighty X Japan, Dir en grey and ONE OK ROCK.

Meanwhile the GazettE also claimed ‘Best Music Act 2012’ by the readers of NEO, the UK’s longest running Asian pop culture magazine, managing to surpass Korean pop-sensations PSY and Wembley Arena fillers BIGBANG, as well as Japanese guitar legend Tomoyasu Hotei (Kill Bill) and Japan’s electro metalcore outfit Crossfaith.

the GazettE’s vocalist RUKI comments;
“Thank you for your support as always. I’m happy that the GazettE won an award, but I’m even more happy to know that so many people are recognising and listening to the GazettE. Next time, let’s enjoy our music at a live show together. Thanks again.”

DIVISION is out now and available to purchase on CD and digitally from the following retailers found here, amongst others.

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