S/mileage won their Best Newcomer Award at the 52nd Japan Record Awards.
It’s amazing to see that Smileage managed to win this award while they had tough competiton, specially K-pop group SNSD who were their major rivals, and that award will hopefully help S/mileage getting better and boost their confidence.
To see such a young group that debuted not so long ago get a very important award like this one is definitely exceptional (although Momusu and C-ute also got this award before). Here are some pictures from the ceremony:
S/mileage performed 2 songs during the ceremony, Ganbaranakutemo ee nende!, and Yume Miru 15 after receiving the award as shown in this video where you can see how happy and speechless they were (Saki was really happy and Kanon couldn’t stop crying).
Omedetou Gozaimasu S/mileage!