The 8th CD Shop Awards 2016 Announces Its Final Nominees

The 8th CD Shop Awards 2016 has named its finalists. The 8 final albums were selected from a list of 20 albums that were released last year, 11 from the first half of the year and 9 from the second half. This list was created via a vote by 782 record store staff members from across Japan. The Grand Prize winner will be revealed on March 9. Check out the finalists after the jump!

Acid Black Cherry – L (2/25/15)

Acid Black Cherry「L-エル-」ジャケット


Ohara Sakurako – HAPPY (3/25/15)


Suiyoubi no Campanella – Zipang (11/11/15)



cero – Obscure Ride (5/27/15)


back number – Chandelier (12/9/15)

back number「シャンデリア」初回限定盤Aジャケット


Hoshino Gen – YELLOW DANCER (12/2/15)

星野源「YELLOW DANCER」初回限定盤ジャケット


Yonezu Kenshi – Bremen (10/7/15)



WANIMA – Are You Coming? (11/4/15)

WANIMA「Are You Coming?」ジャケット