Top 5 Billboard Music Awards Winners

1. Country superstar Garth Brooks leads the pack with 19 wins, all between 1991 and 1999. He began his streak with his album "No Fences" earning five awards in 1991, including No. 1 country album and No. 1 country album artist. In 1999, to top it all off, he was honored as male artist of the decade.

2. R&B icon Usher has 17 BBMAs, beginning with three wins in 1998. He followed that with a whopping 11 trophies in 2004 in the wake of his "Confessions" album, which won such awards as Billboard 200 album of the year, R&B/hip-hop album of the year and Hot 100 artist of the year.

3. Pop diva Mariah Carey has 14 awards. She won nine between 1991 and 1999, followed by a resurgence in 2005 in the wake of comeback album "The Emancipation of Mimi." It earned female Billboard 200 album artist of the year, while her single "We Belong Together" picked up Hot 100 song of the year.

4. The late Whitney Houston ties Carey with 14 BBMA nods during her career. She first won three awards in 1991, followed by 10 wins in 1993 for her work on the record-breaking soundtrack to "The Bodyguard," which earned No. 1 R&B album and No. 1 album. It also produced the single "I Will Always Love You," the No. 1 Hot 100 single and No. 1 world single.

5. British singer Adele holds strong with 13 wins, and they're all from one album: Her universally praised sophomore set, "21," which earned her top pop artist, top pop album and top Billboard 200 album, along with nine other trophies, in 2012. Then, the next year, due to sales for "21" showing no signs of letup, she won the top pop album accolade again.


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