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Mariah Wins Big at Billboard Awards

Posted in News on September 13, 2006
BMI Urban Songwriter of the Year Mariah Carey was the big winner at the 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held recently in Atlanta. Carey's five wins included R&B/Hip-Hop Artist in both the overall and female categories, as well as Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Artist, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Artist and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album for her multi-platinum set, The Emancipation of Mimi.

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
Mariah Carey
The Emancipation of Mimi

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist
Mariah Carey

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist - Male
Jamie Foxx

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist - Female
Mariah Carey

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist - New
Young Jeezy

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Artist
Mariah Carey

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Artist
Mariah Carey

Top Rap Album
Kanye West
Late Registration

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Sales
Busta Rhymes -- featured artist
"Don't Cha"

Hot Rap Track
Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx
"Gold Digger"