Date: 31 Jan 2010 (Sunday)
Organisers: Billboard (America)/Billboard JAPAN
Supported by: J-WAVE FM
The nominees are artists that were in the top 4 rankings for the following charts from December 2008 - November 2009: Hot 100 Chart, Singles Sales Chart, Album Sales Chart and the Airplay Chart.
Nominated artists (Total 90):
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Aoyama Thelma, Namie Amuro, Arashi, Ikimonogakari, Eminem, Green Day, Koda Kumi, Koda Kumi xMisono...Tohoshinki, Ayumi Hamasaki, Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Yuzu, AI, aiko, AKB48, DREAMS COME TRUE, EXILE, GLAY... JEJUNG & YUCHUN (from Tohoshinki), KAT-TUN, Mr. Children, NEWS, PERFUME, Superfly, V6....
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