Open main menu

Billboard Japan Music Awards are an annual set of music awards, founded by Billboard Japan, the Japanese online edition of the music magazine Billboard.[1]

Billboard Japan Music Awards
Awarded forAchievements in music
CountryJapan
Presented byBillboard Japan
First awarded2009
Websitebillboard-japan.com/awards/

The awards honor artists, both Japanese and foreign, who had achieved best results in Billboard Japan charts during the year. Different awards are based on different formulas, combining both chart data and votes from the public.[2] The main award, Artist of the Year, is determined solely by popular vote.[3]

The awards are given at an annual awards show featuring performances by celebrated artists. The first awards ceremony was held in 2010.

Contents

Award categoriesEdit

Music categories
  • Billboard Japan Hot 100 of the Year (2009–present)
  • Billboard Japan Hot Albums of the Year (2015–present)
  • Billboard Japan Top Single Sales of the Year (2009–present)
  • Billboard Japan Hot Animation of the Year (2011–present)
  • Billboard Japan Hot Overseas of the Year (2014–present)
  • Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales of the Year (2009–present)
  • Billboard Japan Top Jazz Albums of the Year (2009–present)
  • Billboard Japan Streaming Songs of the Year (2017–present)
  • Billboard Japan Download Songs of the Year (2017–present)
  • Billboard Japan Download Albums of the Year (2017–present)
Artist categories
  • Billboard Japan Artist of the Year (2009–present)
  • Billboard Japan Top Pop Artist (2009–present)
  • Billboard Japan Jazz Artist of the Year (2009–present)
  • Billboard Japan Classic Artist of the Year (2009–present)
  • Billboard Japan Animation Artist of the Year (2011–present)
  • Billboard Japan Independent Artist of the Year (2009–present)
Past categories
  • Billboard Japan Digital and Airplay Overseas of the Year (2011–2014)
  • Billboard Japan Adult Contemporary of the Year (2009–2014)
  • Billboard Japan Independent of the Year (2009–2014)
  • Billboard Japan Overseas Soundtrack Albums (2009–2014)
  • Billboard Japan Radio Songs of the Year (2009–2016)
  • Billboard Japan Top Classical Albums of the Year (2009–2016)
  • Billboard Japan Top Jazz Albums of the Year (2009–2016)

Award ceremoniesEdit

The awards ceremony has taken place in December–February. The 2009 and 2010 awards were broadcast on Fuji TV Next, since 2011 on Osaka TV and Tokyo TV.

PresentersEdit

  • 2009: Tokoaki Ogura, Kyōko Kamei, Mibu Minami
  • 2010: Tokoaki Ogura, Kyōko Kamei, Maria Okada
  • 2011: Christopher Peppler, Keiko Yashio
  • 2012: Yūji Miyake, Chiaki Horan
  • 2013: Yūji Miyake, Chiaki Horan

Award recipientsEdit

Major awardsEdit

Year Artist of the Year Hot 100 of the Year Top album of the Year
2009 Exile B'z – "Ichibu to Zenbu" Exile – Exile Ballad Best
2010 Arashi – "Troublemaker" Exile – Aisubeki Mirai e
2011 AKB48[3][4][5] AKB48 – "Everyday, Katyusha"[6] Mr. ChildrenSense
2012 AKB48 – "Manatsu no Sounds Good!"[4] Mr. Children – Mr. Children 2005–2010 <macro>
2013 AKB48 – "Koi Suru Fortune Cookie" Arashi – Love
2014 Kana Nishino[7][8] Arashi – "Guts!" Various Artists – Frozen (soundtrack)
2015 Sandaime J Soul Brothers – "Ryusei" Arashi – Japonism
2016 AKB48[9] AKB48 – "Tsubasa wa Iranai" Arashi – Are You Happy?
2017 Gen Hoshino Gen Hoshino – "Koi" Namie AmuroFinally
2018 Kenshi Yonezu Kenshi Yonezu - "Lemon"

Special awardsEdit

Year Best New Artist Publisher Award Daiwa House Award
USA Japan South Korea
2009 Yusuke Kamiji Judith Hill, BoA Vamps After School
2010 Tee 4Minute HY
2011 Kaoru to Tomoki, Tamani Mook Saori Yuki Gummy BIGMAMA
2012 Leo Ieiri
2013 Kera Kera Morning Musume

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AKB48 AKB48、<Billboard JAPAN Music Awards>で史上初の4冠を達成 - BARKSニュース". Barks. 2012-03-03.
  2. ^ "AKB48, Carly Rae Jepsen Win Big at Billboard Japan Music Awards". Billboard.
  3. ^ a b "AKB48, Avril Lavigne Win Big at Billboard Japan Music Awards". Billboard. 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2012-04-01.
  4. ^ a b "AKB48がアーティスト・オブ・ザ・イヤー含む4冠を2年連続で達成│Daily News│Billboard JAPAN" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. 2012-12-15. Retrieved 2012-12-15.
  5. ^ "上半期アーティストポイントランキング" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved 2016-01-30.
  6. ^ "Billboard JAPAN Music Awards 2011 Special TV Program[ビルボードジャパン ミュージックアワード2011 特別番組] | TVO テレビ大阪" (in Japanese). Television Osaka Inc. Archived from the original on 2012-02-28. Retrieved 2012-07-27.
  7. ^ "Billboard JAPAN Music Awards 2014" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved 2016-01-30.
  8. ^ "Billboard JAPAN Music Awards 2015" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved 2016-01-30.
  9. ^ "【ビルボードジャパン年間アーティストランキング 2016】大きな潮目の変化を告げた2016年" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved 2017-10-23.

External linksEdit