Worst Female Artist of 2006: Kelis
Why?: Her Kelis Was Here album was a hot mess, made up of songs so crazily sung, they made Macy Gray seem completely sane by comparison.
Runner up: Ciara. Actually, Cassie would have been runner up, but the one thing that saved her is that she leans more toward pop than R&B.
Worst Male Artist: T-Pain
Why?: This brother gave sensitive male R&B singers a bad name with his soft songs and sloppy 'singing.' There's sensitive and then there's sissy-ish and T-Pain definitely belongs in the latter category.
Runner up: No one else even comes close.
Worst Group or Duo: The Pussycat Dolls
Why?: Because this manufactured girl group can't harmonize. Matter of fact, can anybody in this group other than Nicole actually sing?!
Runner up: Danity Kane. They sing about as well as Diddy raps. In other words, they're at a 10th grade level, talent-wise.
Worst Single: "I'm N Love (Wit a Stripper)," T-Pain
Why?: Because forget T-Pain, that's why.
Runner up: "I'm Sprung," T-Pain.
Worst Album: "Kelis Was Here," Kelis
Why?: Among other things, it's way too schizophrenic to be taken seriously.
Runner up: "Rapper Ternt Sanga," T-Pain.
Worst New Artist: Danity Kane
Why?: The group has flash-in-the-pan written all over it. Prediction: by this time next year, if Danity Kane is still even together, at least two of the girls will have left the group to fly solo.
Worst Comeback: Janet Jackson
Why?: Because not only did her 20 Y.O. album flop, it also cost her boyfriend, Jermaine Dupri, his job as president of urban music at Virgin Records.