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1:38 pm - 12/30/2012

Ieiri Leo receives the “Best New Artist” award

It was announced that singer song-writer, Ieiri Leo has been received the “Best New Artist” award at the annual music award show “The 54th Kagayaku! Japan Record Awards” held on December 30th.

It’s the first time in 6 years for a female solo artist to receive the award since last time it was given to Ayaka back in 2006. Ieiri almost cried many times, but held it while performing “Shine.” She expressed her joy with “I can’t believe I could receive this wonderful award…”

Ieiri moved to Tokyo from Fukuoka by herself when she was 16, and made her debut back in February this year. She revealed that she received an e-mail from her father who had taken objection for her to enter in the showbiz industry. “Since it was almost like he disowned me when I came to Tokyo, I was very happy to receive the email that says ‘Do your best’.” Ieiri said with teary eyes.

In the end, she stated, “In order to be true to this honorable award, I will continue making my music sincerely.”


hope 2013 is even better<3

annhh 30th-Dec-2012 10:13 pm (UTC)
I couldn't imagine anyone else more fitting.

lol at "almost like he disowned me"
ambersolle 30th-Dec-2012 10:19 pm (UTC)
Congrats Ieiri.
inachan89 30th-Dec-2012 11:55 pm (UTC)
You get it girl!!
___varying 31st-Dec-2012 12:01 am (UTC)
;____; <33
yukinoo13 31st-Dec-2012 12:09 am (UTC)
Hope next year you can perform on Kouhaku
bunnypajamas 31st-Dec-2012 12:52 am (UTC)
She absolutely deserves this, her voice is beautiful and she is really talented!
I can't wait for her to rise even more next year :D
mad_nux 31st-Dec-2012 01:47 am (UTC)
congrats. totally deserving
aisasami 31st-Dec-2012 11:03 am (UTC)
Just saw her live at COUNTDOWN JAPAN 12/13 a few days ago, she was amazing. Congrats!
whited_79 31st-Dec-2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
Congrats to Ieiri! XD
namiia 31st-Dec-2012 04:17 pm (UTC)
Very deserving. Her album is very good too :)
mercurypink 31st-Dec-2012 04:31 pm (UTC)
It would have been a travesty for it to have gone to anyone else. She is so talented <3
smilepi 31st-Dec-2012 10:13 pm (UTC)
She is such a talent. Hope to see her more in 2013. ♥
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