Ten works have been selected for the "11th CD Shop Awards 2019."
The CD Shop Awards is an annual set of music awards sponsored by All-Japan CD Shop Clerks Union Winners. Each year, CD shop clerks from across the nation cast their votes for the awards. For the '11th CD Shop Awards,' there were two screenings with 15 works selected during the first screening and 12 selected during the second.
This year's winners are albums by Utada Hikaru, Elephant Kashimashi, Official Hige Dandism, Orisaka Yuta, Kaneko Ayano, KID FRESINO, Zutto Mayonaka de Iinoni., cero, Hoshino Gen, and WANIMA.
Starting this year, the award will be presented in "red" and "blue." The red award will be given to the album that can be considered a "god album that you want to listen to over and over again." Meanwhile, the blue award will be given to an album by a new artist that is "highly recommended to customers and is likely to make a break after receiving this award."
The ten works are in the running for the grand prix, which will be announced during an awards ceremony on March 18th.
?Utada Hikaru - "Hatsukoi"
?Elephant Kashimashi - "Wake Up"
?Official Hige Dandism - "Escaparade"
?Orisaka Yuta - "Heisei"
?Kaneko Ayano - Shukusai"
?KID FRESINO - "ai qing"
?Zutto Mayonaka de Iinoni. - "Tadashii Itsuwari kara no Kishou"
?cero - "POLY LIFE MULTI SOUL"
?Hoshino Gen - "POP VIRUS
?WANIMA - "Everybody!!"