All the winners from 2016 Hello Asia J-Pop Awards

Hello Asia’s Japanese music specialist Patrick St. Michel has given us his selection for our 2016 Hello Asia J-Pop Awards

2016 has been an incredible year again for Japanese music with acts like Pikotaro becoming a world wide smash and BABYMETAL taking over the heavy metal music world.

Do you agree with Patrick’s choices for some of the best J-Pop songs, music videos and artists for 2016? Drop us a line on our Facebook and Twitter page and let us know your thoughts!

Without further ado here are our winners:

BEST MALE GROUP

Sandaime J Soul Brothers

BEST FEMALE GROUP

BABYMETAL

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

“PPAP” – Pikotaro

BEST MALE ARTIST (SOLO)

Hoshino Gen

BEST FEMALE ARTIST (SOLO)

Utada Hikaru

BEST NEWCOMER

Suiyoubi No Campanella (Wednesday Campanella)

SONG OF THE YEAR

“Circle” – FAMM’N

J-POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Hoshino Gen

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

“Fantome” – Utada Hikaru