HIGHLIGHTS
Akina has had 21 singles and 17 albums reach No. 1 on the Original Confidence (Oricon) charts. Her top 10 singles by sales are as follows:

# Title Copies Sold
1 Second Love 1,000,000+
2 Kita Wing 879,000+
3 1/2 no Shinwa 762,000+
4 Jukkai (1984) 750,000+
5 Kazarijanainoyo Namidawa 738,000+
6 Meu Amor é... 728,000+
7 DESIRE 718,000+
8 Southern Wind 699,000+
9 Kinku 673,000+
10 Shojo A 658,000+
Second Love

A tradition in the Japanese music world for over 50 years, NHK's Kouhaku Utagassen (Red and White Singing Contest) is broadcast annually on New Year's Eve. Akina has appeared on Kouhaku Utagassen seven times in her career:

Year Song Performed
1983 Kinku
1984 Jukkai (1984)
1985 Meu Amor é...
1986 DESIRE
1987 Nanpa Sen
1988 I MISSED "THE SHOCK"
2002 Kazarijanainoyo Namidawa
Kouhaku 1983 Kouhaku 1984

Kouhaku 1985 Kouhaku 1986

Kouhaku 1987 Kouhaku 1988 Kouhaku 2002

Throughout the course of her career, Akina has been the recipient of numerous awards. Few singers before or since have achieved the level of critical acclaim that Akina has.

Award Award Award

1982
ABC Pop New Talent
Grand Prix
Silver Award Shojo A
Ginza Music Festival Judges Special Award Slow Motion
Shinjuku Music Festival Judges Special Award Shojo A
Yokohama Music Festival Best New Talent Award Shojo A
All Japan Cable Broadcast Grand Prix (first half year) New Talent Award Slow Motion
All Japan Cable Broadcast Grand Prix (entire year) New Talent Award Shojo A
Japan Cable Grand Prix Best New Talent Award Shojo A
FNS Pop Music Festival Best New Talent Award Shojo A
Listeners' Grand Prix Grand Prix Slow Motion
Golden Arrow Awards New Talent Award  
Japanese Pop Grand Prix Broadcast Music
New Talent Award
Shojo A
1983
"Your Selection"
All Japan Music Festival
Gold Award,
Judges Special Award
Kinku
Yokohama Music Festival Yokohama Music Festival Award Kinku
All Japan Cable Broadcast Grand Prix (first half year) Best Star Award Second Love
All Japan Cable Broadcast Grand Prix (entire year) Yomiuri TV
Excellence Award
Kinku
Japan Cable Grand Prix
(first half year)
Most Requested
Singer Award
Twilight
Japan Cable Grand Prix
(entire year)
Most Requested
Singer Award
Kinku
Japanese Pop Grand Prix Broadcast Music Award Kinku
Japan Record Grand Prix Golden Idol Award,
TBS Golden Idol
Special Award
Kinku
1984
Megalopolis Music Festival Pops Grand Prix Southern Wind
"Your Selection"
All Japan Music Festival
Golden Grand Prix Jukkai (1984)
Yokohama Music Festival Yokohama Music Festival Award Jukkai (1984)
Japan TV Music Festival Grand Prix Jukkai (1984)
All Japan Cable Broadcast Grand Prix (first half year) Yomiuri TV
Excellence Award
Southern Wind
All Japan Cable Broadcast Grand Prix (entire year) Judges Best Award Kita Wing
Japan Cable Grand Prix
(first half year)
Grand Prix Southern Wind
Japan Cable Grand Prix
(entire year)
Most Requested
Singer Award
Jukkai (1984)
Golden Arrow Awards Music Award  
Japanese Pop Grand Prix Best Broadcast Award Jukkai (1984)
Japan Record Grand Prix Gold Award,
Best Star Award
Kita Wing
1985
All Japan Pop Music Festival Best Singer Award SOLITUDE
Yokohama Music Festival Yokohama Music Festival Award SOLITUDE
Japan TV Music Festival Excellence Award SAND BEIGE
All Japan Cable Broadcast Grand Prix (first half year) Yomiuri TV
Excellence Award
Meu Amor é...
All Japan Cable Broadcast Grand Prix (entire year) Yomiuri TV
Excellence Award
SAND BEIGE
Japan Cable Grand Prix
(whole year)
Most Requested
Singer Award
SAND BEIGE
Japanese Pop Grand Prix Broadcast Music Producer Award, Broadcast Music Award SOLITUDE
FNS Pop Music Festival Grand Prix,
Best Hit Award
Meu Amor é...
Japan Composer Award Grand Prix Meu Amor é...
Japan Record Grand Prix Grand Prix,
Gold Award
Meu Amor é...
Japan Record Grand Prix Best Album Award D404ME
1986
Megalopolis Music Festival Pops Grand Prix Gypsy Queen
Yokohama Music Festival Yokohama Music Festival Award  
All Japan Pop Music Festival Golden Grand Prix Fin
Japan TV Music Festival Grand Prix DESIRE
All Japan Cable Broadcast Grand Prix (first half year) Grand Prix DESIRE
All Japan Cable Broadcast Grand Prix (entire year) Most Requested Award Fin
Japan Cable Grand Prix Most Requested
Singer Award
DESIRE
Japanese Pop Grand Prix Grand Prix Fin
FNS Pop Music Festival Grand Prix,
Best Hit Award
DESIRE
Golden Arrow Awards Music Award  
Japan Record Grand Prix Grand Prix,
Gold Award,
Best Artist Award
DESIRE
1987
Ginza Music Festival Pop Category Gold Award Nanpa Sen
Yokohama Music Festival Yokohama Music Festival Award TANGO NOIR
All Japan Pop Music Festival Special Subject Award Nanpa Sen
All Japan Cable Broadcast Grand Prix (first half year) Best Star Award TANGO NOIR
All Japan Cable Broadcast Grand Prix (entire year) Most Requested Award Nanpa Sen
Japan Cable Broadcast Grand Prix Most Requested
Singer Award
Nanpa Sen
Japanese Pop Grand Prix Broadcast Music Excellence Award, Broadcast Music Special Alignment Award Nanpa Sen
FNS Pop Music Festival Best Singing Performance Award Nanpa Sen
Japan Gold Disc
Grand Prix
Grand Prix,
Best 5 Artist Award
 
Japan Gold Disc
Grand Prix
Best 5 Single Award DESIRE
Japan Gold Disc
Grand Prix
Grand Prix Album Award, Pops Category Album Award BEST
Japan Record Grand Prix Gold Award,
Special Public Award
Nanpa Sen
Japan Record Grand Prix Best Album Award CRIMSON
1988
Megalopolis Music Festival Pops Grand Prix TATTOO
All Japan Cable Broadcast Grand Prix (first half year) Yomiuri TV
Excellence Award
TATTOO
All Japan Cable Broadcast Grand Prix (entire year) Best Star Award I MISSED
"THE SHOCK"
Japan Cable Grand Prix Music Award I MISSED
"THE SHOCK"
FNS Pop Music Festival Best Song Award I MISSED
"THE SHOCK"
Japan Gold Disc
Grand Prix
Best 5 Singles Award Nanpa Sen, TANGO NOIR
Japan Record Grand Prix Gold Award TATTOO
AVA Grand Prix Silver Award Cross My Palm (Video)
1989
Japan Gold Disc
Grand Prix
Best 5 Artist Award  
'89 Video of The Year Best Music Video Award Akina East Live Index-XXIII
1992
Media Grand Prix Music Video Award ~Yume~
'91 Special Live


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