• Billboard Japan Music Awards: EXILE voted as top artist for 2nd consecutive year

     

    The 2nd annual Billboard Japan Music Awards were held on Sunday in Tokyo Midtown. Like last year, the Artist of the Year award was decided by public voting on the internet and through mobile phones, and for the second time in a row, EXILE received the award.
    Besides Artist of the Year, the main awards announced at the ceremony were:

    Top Pop Artists: AKB48, EXILE, Nana Mizuki, SID, Kana Nishino
    Jazz Artist of the Year: JAM
    Classical Artist of the Year: Nodame Cantabile
    Independent Artist of the Year: HY
    New Artist of the Year: TEE
    Korea Billboard Special Award: 4Minute
    International Collaboration Special Award: Chaka Khan x AI
    Daiwa House Special Award: HY

    The chart awards, which were already announced in advance, went to:

    Hot 100 of the Year: Troublemaker – Arashi
    Billboard 200 Album of the Year: Aisubeki Mirai e – EXILE
    Hot 100 Airplay of the Year: Fireflies – Owl City
    Hot 100 Singles Sales of the Year: Troublemaker – Arashi
    Adult Contemporary of the Year: Misery – Maroon 5
    Jazz Album of the Year: The Fall – Norah Jones
    Classical Album of the Year: Nodame Cantabile Saishu Gakusho – Nodame Cantabile
    Overseas Soundtrack of the Year: Michael Jackson’s This Is It – Michael Jackson
    Independent of the Year: My Soul, Your Beats! – Lia / Brave Song – Aoi Tada

     

    Source: Tokyograph

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  • Billboard JAPAN announces the winners of Chart Awards + Year-end chart for 2010!

    Billboard JAPAN has announced the winners of “Chart Awards” for Billboard JAPAN Music Award2010, as well as the results of its year-end chart (Term: 2009. 11. 16~2010.11.21).   Below is the Top 10 for each category – Check it out!  (As we reported earlier, the winners of the “Artist Awards” will be announced at the “Billboard JAPAN MUSIC AWARD 2010,” which will be held on February 6th.)

    ★Billboard JAPAN Hot 100 of the Year 2010
    1. “Troublemaker” – Arashi
    2. “Monster” – Arashi
    3. “Heavy Rotation” – AKB48
    4. “Love Rainbow” – Arashi
    5. “Dear Snow” – Arashi
    6. “Hatenai Sora” – Arashi
    7. “VICTORY” – EXILE
    8. “This is love” – SMAP
    9. “To be free” – Arashi
    10. “Hontou wa Kowai Ai to Romance” – Kuwata Keisuke

    ★Billboard JAPAN Album of the Year 2010
    1. “Ai subeki Mirai e” – EXILE
    2. “Boku no Miteiru Fukei” – Arashi
    3. “to LOVE” – Nishino Kana
    4. “Ikimonobakari~Members’ BEST Selection~” – Ikimonogakari
    5. “FUNKY MONKEY BABYS BEST” – FUNKY MONKEY BABYS
    6. “Hajimari no Uta” – Ikimonogakari
    7. “PAST<FUTURE” – Amuro Namie
    8. “Imamade no A-men, B-men desuto!?” – GReeeeN
    9. “5years” – Kimura Kaela
    10. “MAGIC” – B’z

    ★Billboard JAPAN Hot 100 Singles Sales of the Year 2010
    1. “Troublemaker” – Arashi
    2. “Monster” – Arashi
    3. “Love Rainbow” – Arashi
    4. “Hatenai Sora” – Arashi
    5. “Dear Snow” – Arashi
    6. “To be free” – Arashi
    7. “Heavy Rotation” – AKB48
    8. “FANTASY” – EXILE
    9. “Love yourself~Kimiga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki~” – KAT-TUN
    10. “Beginner” – AKB48

     

    Source and full list: Tokyohive

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  • EXILE, Big winner at 1st Billboard Japan Music Awards

    Billboard has had music ranking charts in Japan for a few years, but it held its 1st Billboard Japan Music Awards in Tokyo on Sunday. The big winner was the group EXILE, who were named Artist of the Year 2009

    Like the other artist category awards, the Artist of the Year was determined by internet and mobile phone voting, with the nominees consisting of the artists who topped the Billboard charts last year. The rest of the artist category winners were:

      – Top Pop Artists 2009: EXILE, Kobukuro, AI, Remioromen

    The chart-based awards were also presented:

      – Album of the Year 2009: EXILE, “EXILE BALLAD BEST”

    Source: Tokyograph

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