Billboard Japan

Billboard JAPAN is a sister organization of the U.S.-based music magazine Billboard.[1] It is operated by the Japanese Osaka-based company Hanshin Contents Link (a subsidiary of Hanshin Electric Railway), holding an exclusive licence from Billboard's parent company to the Billboard brand name in Japan,[2]

Since 2010 Billboard Japan holds an annual awards ceremony called the Billboard Japan Music Awards, which honors artists, both Japanese and foreign, who had achieved best results in Billboard Japan music charts during the previous year.

Billboard Japan charts

See also


  1. "Billboard Japan Unveils Chart Redesign, Opens Voting for Artist of the Year Ahead of Music Awards 2014". Billboard. 15 December 2014.
  2. "Hanshin Contents Link, the operator of Billboard Japan":
    Billboard 8 January – 26 March 2011. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 8 January – 26 March 2011. pp. 9–. ISSN 0006-2510.
    "Billboard Japan Music Awards Name Exile Artist of The Year". Billboard. 1 March 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
    "CRISIS MANAGEMENT: MUSIC BIZ OFFERS SUPPORT TO JAPAN AFTER QUAKE". Billboard. 28 March 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
    Billboard 8 January – 26 March 2011. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 8 January – 26 March 2011. p. 5. ISSN 0006-2510.</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=|title='Billboard Live' Venues To Roll Out In Japan|publisher=[[Billboard (magazine)|Billboard]]|date=2006-09-14|accessdate=2016-04-11}}</ref><ref name="Billboard 18 August 2007">{{cite book|title=Billboard 18 August 2007|url=|date=18 August 2007|publisher=Nielsen Business Media, Inc.|pages=34–|issn=0006-2510}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=|title=阪神、ビルボードと提携 ライブハウスを来夏開業|archiveurl=|date=14 September 2006|archivedate=3 November 2013|accessdate=11 April 2016}}</ref> and manages, among others, the web site and several "Billboard Live"-branded music clubs located in the country.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Billboard Brings Music to Japanese Ears|work=Direct Marketing News|date=4 October 2006|accessdate=4 October 2006}}</ref> In February 2008 Hanshin Contents Link, under licence from Billboard, launched the Billboard Japan Hot 100 music chart.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Billboard Japan Hot 100 Finds Global Audience|publisher=[[Billboard (magazine)|Billboard]]|date=22 May 2008|accessdate=11 April 2016}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=|title=日本版ビルボードチャート始まる オンエア数も加味|archiveurl=|archivedate=2 March 2008|accessdate=11 April 2016}}</ref> As of 2016, the list of charts compiled by Billboard Japan also includes an albums chart named Billboard Japan Hot Albums,<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Billboard Japan Hot 100 Adds YouTube Views & Lyric Data to Chart Formula|work=Billboard|date=6 February 2016|author=Mariko Okada}}</ref> sales-only-based charts Top Singles Sales. Top Albums Sales, Top Jazz Albums Sales, and Top Classical Albums Sales, a radio-airplay chart named Radio Songs, an animation music chart named Hot Animation, and a chart for foreign songs named Hot Overseas.<ref>"Charts | Billboard JAPAN". Retrieved 11 April 2016.

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