Confession of a Wandering Soul

VMAJ 2009: EXILE triumphs again

Posted by diopatra on June 1, 2009


On Saturday, the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2009 took place at the Saitama Super Arena. The big winner of the night was the group EXILE, picking up a total of three awards for the second straight year.

EXILE again won the title of Best Video of the Year, this time with “Ti Amo (Chapter 2).” The same video earned them honors for Best Group Video. EXILE completed the trifecta with the Best Choreography Award.

This year’s ceremony was hosted by comedian/actor Hitori Gekidan. Several celebrities made guest appearances, including Thelma Aoyama, Nana Eikura, Meisa Kuroki, Nana Tanimura, and Kanako Yanagihara. The event also featured performances by artists such as EXILE, Black Eyed Peas, BoA, Green Day, Katy Perry, and Remioromen.

* Best Male Video: KREVA, “A Ka Sa Ta Na Ha Ma Ya Ra Wa Wo N”
* Best Female Video: Namie Amuro, “NEW LOOK”
* Best Group Video: EXILE, “Ti Amo (Chapter 2)”
* Best New Artist Video: Kimaguren, “LIFE”
* Best Video of the Year: EXILE, “Ti Amo (Chapter 2)”
* Best Rock Video: Maximum the Hormone, “Tsume Tsume Tsume”
* Best Pop Video: Katy Perry, “I Kissed A Girl”
* Best R&B Video: Namie Amuro, “Sexy Girl”
* Best Hip Hop Video: TERIYAKI BOYZ, “ZOCK ON! feat. Pharrell & Busta Rhymes
* Best Reggae Video: HAN-KUN, “HOTTER THAN HOT”
* Best Dance Video: Towa Tei, “Mind Wall feat. Miho Hatori
* Best Video from a Film: Remioromen, “Yume no Tsubomi” (from “Kansen Retto”)
* Best Collaboration Video: NELLY and FERGIE, “Party People”
* Best Album of the Year: Mr.Children, “SUPERMARKET FANTASY”
* Street Icon Award: Beastie Boys
* Best Choreography Award: EXILE



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