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The 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

And the Winners Are ...

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The 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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The 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards were held Friday, Sept. 8 in Atlanta. In addition to the winners listed below, seminal rap act Public Enemy received the 2006 Hip-Hop Founders Award in recognition of their "long-standing influence throughout Hip-Hop," and R&B/hip-hop producer Jermaine Dupri was named the first-ever recipient of the Otis Redding Excellence Award for his achievements both in and outside the studio.

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album:

Mariah Carey, The Emancipation Of Mimi

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Song:

Mary J. Blige, "Be Without You"

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist:

Mariah Carey

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist - Male:

Jamie Foxx

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist - Female:

Mariah Carey

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist - Duo Or Group:

Destiny's Child

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist - New:

Young Jeezy

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Artist:

Mariah Carey

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Artist:

Mariah Carey

Top Rap Album:

Kanye West, Late Registration

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Sales:

The Pussycat Dolls feat. Busta Rhymes, "Don't Cha"

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Airplay:

Mary J. Blige, "Be Without You"

Hot Rap Track:

Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx, "Gold Digger"

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Songwriter:

Jermaine Dupri

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Producer:

Jermaine Dupri

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Major Label:

The Island Def Jam Music Group

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Independent Label:

TVT
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