The CD Shop Awards (CDショップ大賞, Shīdī Shoppu Taishō) is an annual set of music awards presented in Japan. It is sponsored by All-Japan CD Shop Clerks Union and awarded based on votes by CD shop clerks from all over Japan. It is referred to as a "music edition of Japan Booksellers' Award". There is a problem that, there are many high quality Japanese songs are underappreciated and not popular enough. To solve this problem, the CD shop clerks from whole country built this award to recommend music for guests. All Japanese CD shop clerks could vote via internet, mobile phone and fax. In the first round, everybody could recommend three albums, top20 albums could go into second round. And the voter would vote three of them and determine the final results. Frome 2019, the award set "red" and "blue" of Grand Prix, while "blue" is awarded for new artist. More information...

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