The 9th CD Shop Awards 2017 Announces Its Nominees for the Second Half of 2016

Last summer, The 9th CD Shop Awards 2017 has released its nominee list for the first half of 2016. The nominee list for the second half of the year has now been released! Eleven albums were selected that were released between July 1 and December 31. The albums were chosen by CD shop staff across Japan to highlight releases that caught their discerning ears. The 21 albums nominated for 2016 will then be narrowed down to a list of 10 final nominees before the winner is chosen in March. Check out the albums nominated for the second half of 2016 below!

[Alexandros] – EXIST! (11/9/16)


Utada Hikaru – Fantôme (9/28/16)


Aimer – daydream (9/21/16)




Sunny Day Service – DANCE TO YOU (8/3/16)


Spitz – Samenai (7/27/16)


Nulbarich – Guess Who? (10/5/16)


My Hair is Bad – woman’s (10/19/16)


Yabai T-shirts Yasan – We love Tank-top (11/2/16)

ヤバイTシャツ屋さん「We love Tank-top」初回限定盤ジャケット


RADWIMPS – Kimi no Na wa. (8/24/16)



RADWIMPS – Ningen Kaika (11/23/16)