March 03, 2009
Madonna was among the winners at the 23rd edition of the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) Gold Disc Awards at Tokyo International Forum in the Yurakucho district of Tokyo. The awards, held March 2, celebrate the artists that have sold the most in sales categories that range from singles and downloads to albums and total sales.
Madonna, on the strength of her "Hard Candy" (Warner Bros) album and digital download single "Miles Away," got the Japan Gold Disc award for international artist of the year. She also won the mastertone of the year award for the same track.