2016 Hello Asia! J-Pop Awards – Nominees Revealed!

Another amazing year has passed for Japan’s music industry and it is time again for our annual Hello Asia! J-Pop Awards curated by Japan based music writer Patrick St. Michel. The winners are set to be revealed on Hello Asia on New Year’s Day Sunday 1st January. Let’s see who Patrick has chosen as highlights from the world of Japanese pop in 2016.

Artists nominated must have released an album or single between 1st December 2015 and 30 November 2016.

And the nominees are….

BEST MALE GROUP

– Sandaime J Soul Brothers
– Arashi
– Boys And Men
– Kanjani Eight
– Kis-My-Ft2

BEST FEMALE GROUP

– E-Girls
– Nogizaki46
– Momoiro Clover Z
– Perfume
– Babymetal

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

– Hoshino Gen “Koi”
– Radio Fish “Perfect Human”
– Babymetal “Karate”
– Perfume “Flash”
– Pikotaro “PPAP”

BEST MALE ARTIST (SOLO)

– Hoshino Gen
– Tsuyoshi Domoto
– Pikotaro
– Tomohisa Yamashita
– Daichi Miura

BEST FEMALE ARTIST (SOLO)

– Utada Hikaru
– Nishino Kana
– miwa
– MACO
– Ayumi Hamasak

BEST NEWCOMER

– Pikotaro
– cero
– Suiyoubi No Campanella
– Wanima
– Taiiku Okazaki

SONG OF THE YEAR

– Hoshino Gen “Koi”
– Radio Fish “Perfect Human”
– Utada Hikaru “Michi”
– Perfume “Flash”
– FAMM’N “Circle”

J-POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

– Hoshino Gen
– Utada Hikaru
– Babymetal
– Perfume
– Sandaime J Soul Brothers

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

– Utada Hikaru “Fantome”
– Perfume “Cosmic Explorer”
– Ayumi Hamasaki “M(a)de In Japan”
– Sandaime J Soul Brothers “The JSB Legacy”
– Radwimps “Ningen Kaika”

Congrats to the nominees! We’ll announce the winners on January 1st!


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