Idol Music Awards 2016 Winners

With 2016 coming to a close, it's a good time to review the year's best Japanese idol groups and idol songs.

Back in 2002, writer Ryouichi Suzuki (@prse) began compiling an annual Hello! Project Music Awards ranking through fan voting. He later added a separate category for other idol groups in 2010 when the current idol boom began.

Two years later, Suzuki spun off the Idol Music Awards as a separate awards ranking. The final result of the 2016 edition was announced in a press conference on December 29.

Song Ranking (Major Label Idols)

1. "Silent Majority" (サイレントマジョリティー) by Keyakizaka46, 773 points

2. "Orchestra" (オーケストラ) by BiSH, 492.5 points

3. "Futari Saison" (二人セゾン) by Keyakizaka46, 297 points

4. "Ultra Miracle Final Ultimate Choco Beam" (うるとらみらくるくるふぁいなるアルティメットチョコびーむ) by The World Standard, 227 points

5. "Fantastic Parade" (ファンタスティックパレード) by Yumemiru Adolescence, 189 points

6. "Sekai ni wa Ai Shika Nai" (世界には愛しかない) by Keyakizaka46, 174.5 points

7. "RUN and RUN" by lyrical school, 147.5 points

8. "Shinkai -Hi-ra Mix-" (深海 -Hi-ra Mix-) by Tokyo Girls' Style, 112 points

9. "Massugu" (まっすぐ) by Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku, 111.5 points

10. "365 Nichi no Kamihikouki" (365日の紙飛行機) by AKB48, 110.5 points

See the full list.

Song Ranking (Indie & Local Idols)

1. "Kimi Wazurai" (きみわずらい) by Maneki Kecha, 290.5 points

2. "Koukoku no Machi" (広告の街) by sora tob sakana, 249.5 points

3. "Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari" (君の知らない物語) by Idol Renaissance, 235 points

4. "Mahou no Kotoba" (魔法の言葉) by sora tob sakana, 148 points

5. "Funny Bunny" by Idol Renaissance, 131 points

6. "Natsu no Tobira" (夏の扉) by sora tob sakana, 128 points

7. "Party People Alien" (パーリーピーポーエイリアン) by Up Up Girls (Kari), 120 points

8. "Mujun, Hajimemashita." (矛盾、はじめました。) by Negicco, 118 points

9. "Kagirinaku Bouken ni Chikai Summer" (限りなく冒険に近いサマー) by Niji no Conquistador, 103 points

10. "Traveler's High" (トラベラーズ・ハイ) by Idol Renaissance, 101.5 points

10. "Kimi to Iu Kasetsu" (君という仮説) by Up Up Girls (Kari), 101.5 points

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Album Ranking

1. "sora tob sakana" by sora tob sakana, 463 points

sora tob sakana

2. "Our Songs" (アワー・ソングス) by Idol Renaissance, 282 points

Our Songs

3. "Tea for Three" (ティー・フォー・スリー) by Negicco, 261 points

Tea for Three

4. "KiLLER BiSH" by BiSH, 234 points


5. "Nihonkai Yuuhi Line" (日本海夕日ライン) by RYUTist, 222.5 points

Nihonkai Yuuhi Line

6. "The World Standard" by The World Standard, 208 points

The World Standard

7. "Avalon" by amiinA, 194 points


8. "Sorezore no Isu" (それぞれの椅子) by Nogizaka46, 187 points

Sorezore no Isu

9. "Anarchy" (穴空) by Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku, 178.5 points


10. "Gemini" by WHY@DOLL, 167 points


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Oshi Ranking

1. Idol Renaissance, 46 votes

Idol Renaissance

2. Keyakizaka46, 42 votes


2. Negicco, 42 votes


4. Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku, 34 votes

Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku

5. sora tob sakana, 31 votes

sora tob sakana

6. Nogizaka46, 28 votes


6. Up Up Girls (Kari), 28 votes

![Up Up Girls (Kari)] (/content/images/2016/12/upupgirls.jpeg)

8. BiSH, 23 votes


9. Maneki Kecha, 22 votes

Maneki Kecha

10. Yufu Terashima, 19 votes

Yufu Terashima

See the full list.

For more information on Idol Music Awards 2016, see the official website.