2005 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

Finalists for The 2005 Billboard Music Awards, to be distributed Dec. 6 during a ceremony at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and broadcast live on Fox.

Below are the finalists -- by category with artists listed in alphabetical order -- for The 2005 Billboard Music Awards, to be distributed Dec. 6 during a ceremony at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and broadcast live on Fox.

Artist of the year:
50 Cent
Mariah Carey
Kelly Clarkson
Green Day

Group of the year:
The Black Eyed Peas
Destiny's Child
Green Day
The Killers

Album of the year:
50 Cent, "The Massacre"
Mariah Carey, "The Emancipation of Mimi"
Eminem, "Encore"
Green Day, "American Idiot"

Hot 100 song of the year:
Mariah Carey, "We Belong Together"
Kelly Clarkson, "Since U Been Gone"
Mario, "Let Me Love You"
Gwen Stefani, "Hollaback Girl"

Top selling single of the year:
American Idol Season 4 Finalists, “When You Tell Me That You Love Me”
Bo Bice, “Inside Your Heaven”
The Pussycat Dolls, featuring Busta Rhymes, “Don’t Cha”
Carrie Underwood, “Inside Your Heaven”

Digital song of the year:
Kelly Clarkson, "Since U Been Gone"
Green Day, "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
The Killers, "Mr. Brightside"
Gwen Stefani, "Hollaback Girl"

New artist of the year:
Fantasia
The Game
Gwen Stefani
Rob Thomas

R&B/hip-hop album of the year:
50 Cent, "The Massacre"
Mariah Carey, "The Emancipation of Mimi"
Destiny's Child, "Destiny Fulfilled"
Eminem, "Encore"

R&B/hip-hop artist of the year:
50 Cent
Mariah Carey
Destiny's Child
Fantasia

R&B/hip-hop song of the year:
Mariah Carey, "We Belong Together"
Fantasia, "Truth Is"
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz featuring Usher and Ludacris, "Lovers & Friends"
Mario, "Let Me Love You"

Female R&B/hip-hop artist of the year:
Mariah Carey
Ciara
Fantasia
Alicia Keys

Rap artist of the year:
50 Cent
The Game
Ludacris
T.I.

Rap album of the year:
50 Cent, "The Massacre"
Eminem, "Encore"
The Game, "The Documentary"
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, "Crunk Juice"

Rap song of the year:
50 Cent featuring Olivia, "Candy Shop"
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz featuring Usher and Ludacris, "Lovers & Friends"
Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell, "Drop It Like It's Hot"
The Game featuring 50 Cent, "How We Do"

Rock artist of the year:
Breaking Benjamin
Green Day
Papa Roach
Velvet Revolver

Modern rock artist of the year:
Foo Fighters
Green Day
The Killers
Nine Inch Nails

Modern rock song of the year:
Foo Fighters, "Best of You"
Gorillaz, "Feel Good Inc."
Green Day, "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
Nine Inch Nails, "The Hand That Feeds"

Country artist of the year:
Kenny Chesney
Toby Keith
Rascal Flatts
Gretchen Wilson

Country album of the year:
Toby Keith, "Greatest Hits 2"
Rascal Flatts, "Feels Like Today"
Shania Twain, "Greatest Hits"
Gretchen Wilson, "Here for the Party"

Country group of the year:
Brooks & Dunn
Montgomery Gentry
Rascal Flatts
Sugarland

Ringtone of the year:
50 Cent featuring Olivia, "Candy Shop"
Ciara featuring Missy Elliott, "1, 2 Step"
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz featuring Usher and Ludacris, "Lovers & Friends"
Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell, "Drop It Like It's Hot"