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The 2006 BMI Urban Awards Winners Announced

August 31, 2006 (3:43 am) GMT
Mariah Carey along with other stars received honors at the 6th annual BMI Urban Awards held on August 31, 2006.
Mariah Carey

American performing right organization BMI has bestowed honors to some household names in music like , , , and L.A. Reid at its 6th annual Urban Awards held on August 30, 2006 in New York City.

Carey, taking the honor for the third time, received the title Songwriter of the Year for placing three of her hit songs from her latest album "", namely "Don't Forget About Us," "Shake It Off" and "We Belong Together" on the most-performed list. The latter composition even was named Song of the Year, making the diva altogether obtain two prizes at the gala event.

West, who has gained a degree of prominence as rapper, also shone under the spotlight that night as he was bestowed the Producer of the Year title for the second time in a row. Following him, Babyface and L.A. Reid came next on stage to be granted the BMI Icon honors for their "enduring influence on generations of music makers."

Other titles such as BMI Urban Publisher of the Year and BMI Urban Ringtone went to Warner/Chappell Music Group and Jazze Pha's "1, 2 Step" respectively; Warner/Chappell for gaining the highest percentage of copyright ownership in award song while "1, 2 Step" for tallying the most downloads during the award period. For complete list of the winners, please go to the official site of BMI at www.bmi.com/urban/.

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