The hugely popular pop-metal band from Japan known as Babymetal are heading into 2017 with plenty of momentum. Coming in hot right out of the gate, the band took home five Loudwire Music Awards according to the winning announcement on Tuesday. The group pretty much cleaned house in categories including Best Metal Album for Metal Resistance, Best Metal Song for “Karate,” Rock Goddess going to frontwoman Suzuka Nakamoto aka “Su-metal," Best Live Act, and Most Devoted Fans.
The sixth annual awards for the hard rock and metal publication is voted on by the fans, and in multiple categories the band earned the vast majority of votes while going up against powerhouse fanbases of acts like Guns N’ Roses, Megadeath, and Avenged Sevenfold. In the Rock Goddess category, Su-Metal beat out Evanescence’s Amy Lee and Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale. Way to show up Babymetal fans!
The group closed out last year on a super high note with some tour dates opening up for Guns N’ Roses on their huge Not In This Lifetime tour in own their backyard, as well as opening up for the Red Hot Chili Peppers during a run of dates in the UK. The metal group also came over and conquered the United States with a big tour of their own, during which they made their late night debut with a performance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, which can be watched in the video below.
The group will be rejoining the Red Hot Chili Peppers as openers for a run of spring dates on the North American leg of their own world tour throughout the month of April.
Not a bad resume an international act only on their second album cycle.