ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Soma Saito, GRANRODEO & IDOLiSH7

THTFHQ ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2020

The Hand That Feeds HQ’s readers choose who are their ARTISTS OF THE YEAR. This passionate voting that counted with 1085 participants gave way to interesting results.


From December 1, 2020 to December 8, 2020, 1085 people passionately voted on what was the 1st ever ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2020 survey hosted by The Hand That Feeds HQ.

Fans could only vote once in the survey but had 3 votes to spare, 1 for each category up for voting: solo artists, bands/seiyuu units and 2D music projects.

Powered by you to you, ARTIST OF THE YEAR is a survey in which I found fans championing for their favorite male seiyuu and 2D music projects.

This was a survey that made people come together which, I must admit, with this survey being driven by popularity, it was pretty refreshing to see.

It was amazing to see so many fans come together and give their 2 cents on their artists, support each other and, most of all, look back to 2020 with a smile.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR is the artist that stood out from the others, someone who continuously released strong singles/albums throughout the year, someone that showcased growth throughout the year, someone that impacted you in a way that all you want is to listen to their music again and again.

Only the top 10 most in each of the 3 categories – solo artist, band/seiyuu unit and 2D music projects – got a spot on this article. Are your favorites here?

Without further ado, these are your ARTISTS OF THE YEAR.

SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Solo artist (total of 966 valid votes).

Remaining 180 votes were spread over 14 solo artists.

#10 Shugo Nakamura (28 votes)

Shugo Nakamura

#9 Toshiki Masuda (35 votes)

Toshiki masuda diver

#8 Wataru Hatano (36 votes)

Wataru Hatano

#7 Tasuku Hatanaka (38 votes)

Tasuku Hatanaka Promise for the future

#6 Koutaro Nishiyama (38 votes)

Koutaro Nishiyama solo debut

#5 Shouta Aoi (59 votes)

Shouta Aoi BAD END promo

#4 Yuma Uchida (62 votes)

Yuma Uchida SHAKE! SHAKE! SHAKE!

#3 Gakuto Kajiwara (112 votes)

Gakuto Kajiwara

#2 Mamoru Miyano (184 votes)

Mamoru Miyano

#1 Soma Saito (194 votes)

Soma Saito in bloom

BAND OF THE YEAR

Bands/Seiyuu units (total of 841 valid votes)

Remaining 39 votes were spread between 3 other bands/seiyuu units.

#10 Kashicomi (16 votes)

Kashicomi

#9 Masochistic Ono Band (18 votes)

Masochistic Ono Band

#8 8P (23 votes)

8P

#7 Sir Vanity (29 votes)

Sir Vanity

#6 SparQlew (39 votes)

SparQlew

#5 Tetsuya Kakihara & Nobuhiko Okamoto (73 votes)

tetsuya kakihara, nobuhiko okamoto trust and play

#4 UMake (82 votes)

UMake tripper profile

#3 AMADEUS (125 votes)

AMADEUS

#2 OLDCODEX (198 votes)

OLDCODEX

#1 GRANRODEO (199 votes)

GRANRODEO

2D MUSIC PROJECT OF THE YEAR

There were 93 votes nullified in this category from fans that voted more than once in the survey, when it was strictly mentioned in the rules that only 1 vote was allowed.

2D music projects (total of 965 valid votes)

Remaining 9 votes spread between 15 2D music projects (there were several projects with 0 votes).

#10 B-PROJECT (23 votes)

B-PROJECT Super Nova

#9 Tsukipro SQ & ALIVE (30 votes)

TSUKIPRO The animation end card

#8 Idolmaster SideM (39 votes)

SideM

#7 Ensemble Stars!! (39 votes)

Ensemble Stars

#6 Paradox Live (100 votes)

Paradox Live

#5 ARGONAVIS from BanG Dream (113 votes)

ARGONAVIS from BanG Dream

#4 Hana- Doll* (114 votes)

  • Anthos
  • Loulou*di

#3 Uta no Prince Sama (125 votes)

Utapri

#2 Hypnosis Mic (183 votes)

Hypnosis Mic

#1 IDOLiSH7 (190 votes)

IDOLiSH7

These were the results of this 2020’s ARTIST OF THE YEAR survey.

Thank you to every single one of you that took the time to vote and share this survey!

Thank you as well for championing for your favorites solo artists, bands/seiyuu units and 2D music projects.

Hope that I can meet you all with the ARTIST OF THE YEAR survey in 2021.

But first, I’d love to know from you if you want it to return or not next year. Let me know in the quick poll below!

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