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The 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Award Winners

September 11, 2006 (9:34 am) GMT
Mariah Carey was the big winner at the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta Friday September 8th.

This year Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held Friday September 8th in Atlanta, saw the big winning of who during the event nabbed five awards all at once. She among others won the category of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist - Female, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Artist, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Artist, and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album for her 2005 set "".

Some other winners at the award show were , who nabbed the Top Rap Album award for "" and Hot Rap Track award for "Gold Digger". Meanwhile, brought home the Top Male R&B/Hip-Hop Artist prize, and won Top New R&B/Hip-Hop Artist.

In companion with them all, there was also hip-hop group who received the 2006 Hip-Hop Founders Award in recognition of its long-standing influence on the genre. , additionally, also was a big winner as he won the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Songwriter and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Producer while also was named the first recipient of the Otis Redding Excellence Award for his achievements both in and outside the studio.

The Otis Redding Excellence Award was launched this year to commemorate the 40th anniversary of 's death in a 1967 plane crash.

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