2015 Hello Asia! J-Pop Awards – Nominees Revealed!

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Besides our K-Pop and C-Pop awards, Hello Asia is proud to introduce a brand new J-Pop category to this year’s end of year awards. For the 1st time we will be introducing the Hello Asia! J-Pop Awards curated by Japan based music writer Patrick St. Michel. The winners set to be revealed live on air on Hello Asia Radio on Thursday December 31st at 6pm. Lets see who Patrick has chosen as some of the best from the Japanese pop world in 2015.

Artists nominated must have released and album or single between 1st December 2014 and 30 November 2015.

And the nominees are….

BEST MALE GROUP

– Sandaime J Soul Brothers
– Arashi
– GENERATIONS From Exile Tribe
– W-inds
– Kis-My-ft2

BEST FEMALE GROUP

– AKB48
– E-Girls
– Nogizaka46
– Dempagumi.inc
– Perfume

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

– Gesu No Kiwami Otome “Watashi Igai Watashi Janai No
– Namie Amuro “Golden Touch
– Sekai No Owari “Dragon Night
– Sakanaction “Shin Takara Jima
– Sandaime J Soul Brothers “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe!”
– Hoshino Gen “Sun“*

BEST MALE ARTIST (SOLO)

– Hoshino Gen
– Masaharu Fukuyama
– Shogo Hamada
– Exile Takahiro
– KOHH
– Motohiro Hata*

BEST FEMALE ARTIST (SOLO)

– Namie Amuro
– Nishino Kana
– Miwa
– Leo Ieri
– Superfly

BEST NEWCOMER

– Suchmos
– BiSH
– Maco
– LADYBABY
– Mito Natsume
– Sakurako Ohara*

SONG OF THE YEAR

– Gesu No Kiwami Otome “Watashi Igai Watashi Janai No
– Hoshino Gen “Sun
– Namie Amuro “Golden Touch
– Suiyoubi No Campanella “Diablo
– Sakanaction “Shin Takara Jima

J-POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

– Gesu No Kiwami Otome
– Sandaime J Soul Brothers
– Sekai No Owari
– E-Girls
– Nishino Kana
– Hoshino Gen*

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

– E-Girls E.G. Time
– Sekai No Owari Tree
– Suiyoubi No Campanella Zipang
– Tofubeats Positive– Sandaime J Soul Brothers Planet Seven

* Additional reporting by Natsumi Enishi

The winners will be announced on Hello Asia Radio on Thursday December 31st at 6pm AEDT. Listen to Hello Asia Radio HERE.