Billboard Japan Music Awards

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Billboard Japan Music Awards
Awarded for Achievements in music
Country Japan
Presented by Billboard Japan
First awarded 2009
Website billboard-japan.com/awards/

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]

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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.

Award categories

Music categories
  • Billboard Japan Hot 100 of the Year
  • Billboard Japan Hot Albums of the Year (since 2015)
  • Billboard Japan Top Single Sales of the Year
  • Billboard Japan Radio Songs of the Year (formerly Airplay of the Year)
  • Billboard Japan Hot Animation of the Year (since 2011)
  • Billboard Japan Hot Overseas of the Year (since 2014)
  • Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales of the Year
  • Billboard Japan Top Jazz Albums of the Year
Artist categories
  • Billboard Japan Artist of the Year
  • Billboard Japan Top Pop Artist
  • Billboard Japan Jazz Artist of the Year
  • Billboard Japan Classic Artist of the Year
  • Billboard Japan Animation Artist of the Year
  • Billboard Japan Independent Artist of the Year
Former categories
  • Billboard Japan Digital and Airplay Overseas of the Year (2011–2014, changed to Hot Overseas of the Year)
  • Billboard Japan Adult Contemporary of the Year (until 2014)
  • Billboard Japan Independent of the Year (until 2014)
  • Billboard Japan Overseas Soundtrack Albums (until 2014)

Award ceremonies

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.

Presenters

Award recipients

Hot 100 of the Year

Artist of the Year

Active Artist of the Year

See also

References