EXILE TRIBE, Kana Nishino, J Soul Brothers III, ONE OK ROCK, MILIYAH KATO, A$AP ROCKY, lecca, BIG BANG, 2PM, MIYAVI vs YUKSEK, Momoiro Clover Z named VMAJ 2013 Award Winners. MTV VMAJ 2013 featured live performances by TLC, Carly Rae Jepsen, Imagine Dragons, Kana Nishino, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Momoiro Clover Z, Nicole, BENI, VAMPS, Miliyah Kato, Shota Shimizu, Miho Fukuhara, Shonannokaze. MTV VMAJ 2013 to be showcased across MTV channels in Asia in July, on “MTV World Stage” later this year.

Tokyo, June 22, 2013 – Winners of the MTV VMAJ 2013 (MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS JAPAN 2013) were announced during a live awards show this evening from Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Fans witnessed Kyary Pamyu Pamyu win her first 2 MTV VMAJ awards, while EXILE TRIBE won Best Video of the Year award. MTV VMAJ 2013 hosts Nobuaki Kaneko and Atsuko Maeda named the biggest winners of the night, and a stellar line up of live performances and celebrity appearances, including TLC who won their first-ever “Legend Award”.

MTV VMAJ favorite EXILE TRIBE were unfortunately unable to attend this year’s awards show, but gave an energetic video performance for fans at the show. Kana Nishino, J Soul Brothers III, ONE OK ROCK, MILIYAH KATO, A$AP ROCKY, lecca, BIG BANG, 2PM, MIYAVI vs YUKSEK, Momoiro Clover Z were all also named winners during one of the biggest nights in music in Japan.

Momoiro Clover Z, Japanese idol group which comprises of five girls, opened the MTV VMAJ 2013, with a live performance of two songs (Overture~Momoiro Clover Z on stage!!~, Good-bye, Dear Sorrows), followed by J-Pop princess, Kana Nishino who also sang two songs (Believe, Always). Next was Imagine Dragons who performed in Japan for their first time. Imagine Dragons made a dramatic entrance with a traditional drum-beat by Japanese drummers, joined shortly by a surprise, resounding drum performance by lead singer, Dan Reynolds, before they started singing their fan favorite, It’s Time.

TLC did a memorable medley performance of their greatest hits: Silly Ho, Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg, What About Your Friends, Baby Baby Baby, Diggin on You, Unpretty, No Scrubs, Waterfalls. Earlier in the evening as they accepted their first ever “Legend Award”, they thanked their fans, people who supported them throughout their career and their manager. They also did a touching message in memory of Lisa Lopes, “who is missed but never forgotten”.

The live music included performances by Japanese artists BENI, Miho Fukuhara, Miliyah Kato and Shota Shimizu, Shonannokaze and VAMPS. Additionally, NICOLE, Korean female from K-Pop girl group KARA also did a special performance.

Carly Rae Jepsen who took home the Best New Artist Video award, performed Tonight I’m Getting Over You, followed by Call Me Maybe, which received roars of cheer from the audience when Momoiro Clover Z joined her on-stage to perform a surprise joint performance. 

Wrapping up the show was Kyary Pamyu Pamyu who finished the VMAJ night with two songs, Invader Invader and Ninjari Bang Bang.

MTV VMAJ 2013 also featured appearances by celebrity guests including (in alphabetical order) AK-69, AMIAYA, Ayame Goriki, DJ KAORI, Dream, JOY, Kerakera, Kiko Mizuhara, Louis Kurihara, Negoto, Tomomi Kahara and Zeebra.

MTV VMAJ 2013 will premiere on MTV Japan on June 23 at 8pm, Tokyo time. The awards show will also air across Asia on MTV China, MTV SEA, MTV Taiwan and MTV Vietnam in July, while SBS MTV in Korea will air on June 29th.  A special edition of “MTV World Stage” will feature highlights from MTV VMAJ 2013, airing in over 600 million households worldwide (premiere dates TBA).

Official partners of the MTV VMAJ 2013 are DAIICHIKOSHO CO., LTD., Coca-Cola. The digital media partner of MTV VMAJ 2013 is GyaO Corporation.

A video of TLC's performance at MTV VMAJ 2013 can be downloaded from

MTV VMAJ 2013 Winners

  • Best Male Video                     EXILE ATSUSHI “MELROSE ~
  • Best Female Video                 Kana Nishino “Always”
  • Best Group Video                  J Soul Brothers III “Hanabi”
  • Best New Artist Video           CARLY RAE JEPSEN “Call Me Maybe”
  • Best Video of the Year          EXILE TRIBE “24karats TRIBE OF GOLD”
  • Best Rock Video                    ONE OK ROCK “The Beginning”
  • Best Pop Video                      Kyary Pamyu Pamyu “Fashion Monster”
  • Best R&B Video                     MILIYAH KATO “LOVERS partII feat.waka-danna”
  • Best Hip Hop Video               A$AP ROCKY “F**kin' Problems feat. DRAKE, 2 CHAINZ & KENDRICK LAMAR”
  • Best Reggae Video                 lecca “Clown Love”
  • Best Dance Video                  BIGBANG “FANTASTIC BABY -Ver. Final-“
  • Best Video from a Film         ONE OK ROCK “The Beginning” from “Rurouni Kenshin”
  • Best Collaboration Video     MIYAVI vs YUKSEK “DAY 1”
  • Best Album of the Year         2PM “LEGEND OF 2PM”
  • Best Karaokee! Song            Kyary Pamyu Pamyu “Fashion Monster”
  • Best Choreography              Momoiro Clover Z “Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimitachiyo”



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