Kana Nishino Dominates 2 Consecutive Years at Billboard Japan Music Awards

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J-pop darling Kana Nishino once again dominated the Billboard Japan Music Awards fan voting and continued her reign for a second year.

In an effort to demonstrate the increasing affect user interactivity has on popular music charts, the Billboard Japan Music Awards 2015 asked users to vote for their "Song of the Year" via Twitter and karaoke. Users could vote for any song which charted on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 Year-End Chart 2015 with a tweet including the song's title, artist name and hashtag #BJMA2015 or perform the song using the karaoke service "DAM" provided by Daiichi Kosho. The voting ran through December 11-31, 2015 and results were combined 50:50 to choose the winner.

Last year's winner Kana Nishino bagged the #1 spot for “Torisetsu” which placed #3 on Twitter and #4 on karaoke results. 4 of Kana's songs including "Moshimo Unmei No Hito Ga Irunonara," "Darling" and "Suki" ranked within the Top 10, showcasing her immense popularity in the J-Pop music scene. Previously, "Darling" took home the #1 prize at the Billboard Japan Music Awards 2014, making this year's win her 2nd consecutive win.

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Motohiro Hata's 2014 monster hit "Himawari No Yakusoku" theme song to the popular 3D animated film "Stand by Me Doraemon" charted at #2, making it the 2nd consecutive year the song ranked at #2. The song placed at #5 on Twitter, #3 on karaoke results.

Rock band, back number's "Christmas Song" topped the karaoke results ranking at #3 overall and K-Pop duo Toho Shinki (TVXQ)'s  "Sakuramichi" nabbed the #1 spot for Twitter rankings coming in at #4 overall.

Over 2.7 million tweets were submitted during the voting period.

Final results for the Billboard Japan Music Awards 2015

01. “Torisetsu” Kana Nishino
02. “Himawari No Yakusoku” Motohiro Hata
03. “Christmas Song” back number
04. “Sakuramichi” Tohoshinki (TVXQ)
05. “Maenomeri” SKE48
06. “R.Y.U.S.E.I.” Sandaime J Soul Brothers
07. “Moshimo Unmei No Hito Ga Irunonara” Kana Nishino
08. “Darling” Kana Nishino
09. “Suki” Kana Nishino
10. “Ima Hanashitai Darekagairu” Nogizaka46
11. “Story” AI
12. “Kimi Ga Kureta Natsu” Leo Ieiri
13. “Unfair World” Sandaime J Soul Brothers
14. “Nijiiro” Ayaka
15. "Dragon Night" SEKAI NO OWARI
16. “Sugar Song To Bitter Step” UNISON SQUARE GARDEN
17. “SUN” Gen Hoshino
18. “Heroine” back number
19. “Senbonzakura” WhiteFlame feat. Hatsune Miku
20. “RPG” SEKAI NO OWARI

Full results are available on Billboard Japan.

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