Billboard Music Awards 2006

Finalists have been announced for THE 2006 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS which will air live in the US on December 4th.

Tony Bennett will receive the Century Award and the special will feature performances by Janet Jackson, Fergie, The Killers, Gwen Stefani, The Fray, Mary J. Blige, Ludacris, Pharrell and Young Jeezy. THE 2006 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS recognizes the year’s leading artists and songs as determined by actual performance on Billboard’s weekly charts. The show celebrates the record-buying, Internet-downloading and radio-listening public’s favorite songs, albums and performers, creating a true souvenir of the year in music.

The finalists, by category, of THE 2006 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS are as follows (artists are listed in alphabetical order):

Artist of the Year:
Chris Brown
Nickelback
Rascal Flatts

Male Artist of the Year:
Chris Brown
Ne-Yo
Sean Paul

Female Artist of the Year:
Beyonce
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna

Duo/Group of the Year:
Nickelback
The Pussycat Dolls
Rascal Flatts

New Artist of the Year:
Chris Brown
The Fray
Ne-Yo

Album of the Year:
“All the Right Reasons,” Nickelback
“High School Musical,” Soundtrack
“Some Hearts,” Carrie Underwood

Hot 100 Single of the Year:
“Bad Day,” Daniel Powter
“Promiscuous,” Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland
“Temperature,” Sean Paul

Pop Single of the Year:
“Hips Don’t Lie,” Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
“Promiscuous,” Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland
“Temperature,” Sean Paul

Soundtrack Album of the Year:
“Get Rich or Die Tryin'”
“High School Musical”
“Walk the Line”

R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:
Mary J. Blige
Jamie Foxx
T.I.

Male R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:
Jamie Foxx
Ne-Yo
T.I.

Female R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:
Beyonce
Mary J. Blige
Mariah Carey

Duo/Group R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:
Dem Franchize Boyz
The Isley Brothers
Three 6 Mafia

R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year:
“The Breakthrough,” Mary J. Blige
“King,” T.I.
“Unpredictable,” Jamie Foxx

R&B/Hip-Hop Single of the Year:
“Be Without You,” Mary J. Blige
“So Sick,” Ne-Yo
“Unpredictable,” Jamie Foxx featuring Ludacris

Rap Artist of the Year:
Sean Paul
T.I.
Yung Joc

Rap Album of the Year:
“Tha Carter, Vol. 2,” Lil Wayne
“Curtain Call: The Hits,” Eminem
“King,” T.I.

Rap Single of the Year:
“It’s Goin’ Down,” Yung Joc
“Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It,” Dem Franchize Boyz featuring Lil Peanut & Charlay
“Snap Yo Fingers,” Lil Jon featuring E-40 & Sean Paul of the YoungBloodz

Country Artist of the Year:
Kenny Chesney
Rascal Flatts
Carrie Underwood

Male Country Artist of the Year:
Kenny Chesney
Toby Keith
Tim McGraw

Female Country Artist of the Year:
Faith Hill
Carrie Underwood
Gretchen Wilson

Duo/Group Country Artist of the Year:
Brooks & Dunn
Rascal Flatts
Sugarland

Country Album of the Year:
“Me and My Gang,” Rascal Flatts
“Some Hearts,” Carrie Underwood
“The Road and the Radio,” Kenny Chesney

Country Single of the Year:
“If You’re Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows),” Rodney Atkins
“Summertime,” Kenny Chesney
“The World,” Brad Paisley

Modern Rock Artist of the Year:
AFI
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Shinedown

Modern Rock Single of the Year:
“Animal I Have Become,” Three Days Grace
“Dani California,” Red Hot Chili Peppers
“The Kill (Bury Me),” 30 Seconds to Mars

Rock Artist of the Year:
Disturbed
Nickelback
Shinedown

Rock Single of the Year:
“Animal I Have Become,” Three Days Grace
“Dani California,” Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Speak,” Godsmack

Rock Album of the Year:
“All the Right Reasons,” Nickelback
“Back to Bedlam,” James Blunt
“Stadium Arcadium,” Red Hot Chili Peppers

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