The 9th CD Shop Awards 2017 has named its finalists! The seven final albums were selected from a list of 21 albums that were released last year, ten from the first half of the year and eleven from the second half. This list was created via a vote by record store staff members from across Japan. The Grand Prize winner will be revealed on March 13. Check out the finalists after the jump!
[Alexandros] – EXIST! (11/9/16)
Aimer – daydream (9/21/16)
Utada Hikaru – Fantôme (9/28/16)
D.A.N. – D.A.N. (4/20/16)
never young beach – fam fam (6/8/16)
My Hair is Bad – woman’s (10/19/16)
RADWIMPS – Kimi no Na wa. (8/24/16)