The 2006 Billboard Music Award Winners

More than any other music awards show, the Billboard Music Awards are determined by music fans.

More than any other music awards show, the Billboard Music Awards are determined by music fans. Finalists and winners are determined by actual performance on Billboard's charts, with sales data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and radio play tracked by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems.

Below are the winners of the 2006 Billboard Music Awards handed out Dec. 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and broadcast live on Fox.

Billboard Century Award: Tony Bennett
Artist duo/group of the year: Nickelback
Artist of the year: Chris Brown
New artist of the year: Chris Brown
Album of the year: "Some Hearts," Carrie Underwood
Female artist of the year: Rihanna
Male artist of the year: Chris Brown
Female Billboard 200 album artist of the year: Carrie Underwood
Hot 100 artist duo/group of the year: Nickelback
Hot 100 airplay song of the year: "Be Without You," Mary J. Blige
Female Hot 100 artist of the year: Rihanna
Pop 100 single of the year: "Promiscuous," Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland
Pop 100 artist of the year: Rihanna
Rap artist of the year: T.I.
Rap album of the year: "King," T.I.
Rap album artist of the year: T.I.
Rap songs artist of the year: T.I.
Country songs artist of the year: Kenny Chesney
Country album of the year: "Some Hearts," Carrie Underwood
New country artist of the year: Carrie Underwood
Female country artist of the year: Carrie Underwood
Female R&B/hip-hop artist of the year: Mary J. Blige
R&B/hip-hop artist of the year: Mary J. Blige
R&B/hip-hop songs artist of the year: Mary J. Blige
R&B/hip-hop album artist of the year: Mary J. Blige
R&B hip-hop album of the year: "The Breakthrough," Mary J. Blige
R&B/hip-hop song of the year: "Be Without You," Mary J. Blige
R&B/hip-hop song airplay of the year: "Be Without You," Mary J. Blige
Rock Album of the year: "All the Right Reasons," Nickelback
Rock song of the year: "Animal I Have Become," Three Days Grace
Soundtrack album of the year: "High School Musical"
Digital album of the year: "How to Save a Life," the Fray
Digital album artist of the year: The Fray
Digital songs artist of the year: The Fray
Videoclip of the year: "Be Without You," Mary J. Blige
Videoclips artist of the year: T.I.