2003 Billboard Music Awards Winners

Below are the winners of the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, handed out Dec. 10 at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas and broadcast live on Fox television.

Winners are culled from charts in the Billboard "Year in Music" spotlight issue, which ranks reflecting overall performance on the weekly Billboard charts from December 2002 through November 2003. The weekly charts are determined by sales data from Nielsen SoundScan and radio information compiled by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems.


Here are the 2003 Billboard Music Awards winners:

Artist of the year: 50 Cent
New female artist of the year: Beyoncé
Duo/group of the year: 3 Doors Down
New group artist of the year: Evanescence

Hot 100 female artist of the year: Beyoncé
Hot 100 group of the year: 3 Doors Down
Hot 100 producer of the year: R. Kelly
Hot 100 songwriter of the year: R. Kelly
Hot 100 award for most weeks at No. 1: Beyoncé (17 weeks with "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z and "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul)

R&B artist of the year: 50 Cent
R&B/hip-hop group of the year: Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz
R&B producer of the year: R. Kelly
R&B songwriter of the year: R. Kelly
New R&B artist of the year: Beyoncé
New male R&B artist of the year: Chingy

Rap artist of the year: 50 Cent

Country artist of the year: Shania Twain
Country albums artist of the year: Shania Twain
Country album of the year: "Up!" (Mercury)

Modern rock artist of the year: Audioslave
Modern rock track of the year: "Headstrong," Trapt

Rock artist of the year: Audioslave
Rock track of the year: "Headstrong," Trapt

No. 1 Classical crossover artist of the year: Josh Groban
No. 1 Classical crossover album of the year: "Closer," Josh Groban (Warner Bros.).

Independent album artists of the year: Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz
Independent album of the year: "Kings of Crunk," Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz (TVT)

Bestselling single of the year: "This Is the Night"/"Bridge Over Troubled Water," Clay Aiken

Mainstream top 40 track of the year: "Where Is the Love," Black Eyed Peas

Digital track of the year: "Hey Ya!," OutKast

No. 1 Rhythmic top 40 title of the year: "Right Thurr," Chingy

Soundtrack single of the year: "Bring Me To Life," Evanescence

Century Award: Sting

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