|Mariah Carey||Kanye West|
2006 BMI Urban Producer of the Year Kanye West took home Top Rap Album for Late Registration and also won Hot Rap Track for "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx. Foxx himself took home Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist in the male category, while Young Jeezy won the same award as a new artist.
|Jamie Foxx||Young Jeezy|
Rap pioneers Public Enemy received the 2006 Hip-Hop Founders Award in recognition of their long-standing influence on hip-hop.
The awards ceremony took place during the 7th Annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Conference, the premiere event for the industry's who's who to network, share knowledge and discover new talent.
BMI's 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Award recipients:
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album
The Emancipation of Mimi
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist - Male
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist - Female
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist - New
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Artist
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Artist
Top Rap Album
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Sales
Busta Rhymes -- featured artist
Hot Rap Track
Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx