Winners Of The Billboard Japan Music Awards!

The billboard has been ranking Japanese artists for some while, but the first award show finally happened in Tokyo on Sunday. The artist of the year is not shocking, because they deserved it.

Many other artists were winners through online polls and internet and mobile voting. The nominees were artists that topped the billboards last year. Ready to see the winners?

  • Top Pop Artists 2009: EXILE, Kobukuro, AI, Remioromen
  • Jazz Artist of the Year 2009: akiko
  • Classical Artist of the Year 2009: Nobuyuki Tsujii
  • Independent Artist of the Year 2009: HY
  • New Artist of the Year 2009: Yusuke
  • Rising International Artist 2009: VAMPS
  • K-Pop New Artist of the Year 2009: After School
  • US Billboard Publisher’s Award 2009: Judith Hill, BoA

The chart-based awards were also presented:

  • Hot 100 of the Year 2009: B’z, “Ichibu to Zenbu”
  • Album of the Year 2009: EXILE, “EXILE BALLAD BEST”
  • Hot 100 Single Sales of the Year 2009: Junko Akimoto, “Ai no Mama de”
  • Hot 100 Airplay of the Year 2009: ROCK’A’TRENCH, “My SunShine”
  • Classical Album of the Year 2009: Nobuyuki Tsujii, “debut”
  • Jazz Album of the Year 2009: Hiromi Uehara, “Place To Be”
  • Adult Contemporary of the Year 2009: Black Eyed Peas, “I Gotta Feeling”
  • Overseas Soundtrack Album of the Year 2009: Michael Jackson, “This Is It”
  • Independent of the Year 2009: flumpool, “Unreal”

Good job to the winners and nominees! ^^

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