[News] SHINee and B1A4 win artist and rookie of the year on Japan’s Tower Records.
SHINeeandB1A4have been honored the ‘Artist of the Year’ as well as the ‘Rookie of the Year’ on Japan’sTower Records!
On December 28th, Tower Records reported the results for the ‘K-Pop Lovers! Awards 2011‘, which combines netizen votes and album sales. In the artist of the year category was SHINee, who was followed by KARA in second and Super Junior in third.
The ‘Rookie of the Year’ category was topped by B1A4, who sold over 20,000 mini-albums as well as gaining the most netizen votes, followed by Boyfriend in second and Block B in third.
B1A4′s Japanese label, Pony Canyon, commented, “It’s a meaningful award in that it’s a combination of votes by consumers of Tower Records.”