The 2006 Annual Billboard Awards were held last night and the night belonged to Mary J Blige and performance-wise to Janet Jackson.What a big night it was for Mary J. Blige who won an astounding 9 Billborad Awards for her Breakthrough album. Awards included:R&B/Hip-Hop Artist Of The Year, Female R&B Artist Of The Year, R&B/Hip-Hop album Of The Year, R&B Song Of The Year, as well as Hot 100 Airplay Song Of The Year for the single Be Without You Very deserving really for singer whose album sold over 750 000 units in its first week of release.
Janet Jackson,as we previously reported, opened the evening with a very strong performanace a medley of her old hits Control ,Pleasure Principle as well her new single So Excited.
Heres the performance...
Heres the list of some of the winners...
•Artist: Chris Brown
•Male Artist: Chris Brown
•Female Artist: Rihanna
•New Artist: Chris Brown
•Female Billboard 200 Album Artist: Carrie Underwood
•Hot 100 Artists-Duo/Group: Nickelback
•Hot 100 Song: Mary J. Blige, Be Without You
•Female Hot 100 Artist: Rihanna
•Pop 100 Artist: Rihanna
•R&B/Hip-Hop Artist: Mary J. Blige
•R&B/Hip-Hop Album: Mary J. Blige, The Breakthrough
•R&B/Hip-Hop Song: Mary J. Blige, Be Without You
•R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Artist: Mary J. Blige
•R&B Album Artist: Mary J. Blige
•R&B/Hip-Hop Song Airplay: Mary J. Blige, Be Without You
•Female R&B/Hip-Hop Artist: Mary J. Blige
•Videoclip: Mary J. Blige, Be Without You
Photos from the night....
Janet with Jermaine, T.I., Chris Brown, Nelly Furtado, Mary J Blige and Rihanna.