SELECTED 2006 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS FINALISTS
Winners are listed in bold and updated throughout the show.
Artist of the Year Chris Brown Nickelback Rascal Flatts
Chris Brown Ne-Yo Sean Paul
Male Artist of the Year
Beyoncé Mary J. Blige Rihanna
Female Artist of the Year
Nickelback The Pussycat Dolls Rascal Flatts
Duo/Group of the Year
Chris Brown The Fray Ne-Yo
New Artist of the Year
"All the Right Reasons" — Nickelback "High School Musical" — Soundtrack "Some Hearts" — Carrie Underwood
Album of the Year
"Hips Don't Lie" — Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean "Promiscuous" — Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland "Temperature" — Sean Paul
Pop Single of the Year
"Get Rich or Die Tryin'" "High School Musical" "Walk the Line"
Soundtrack Album of the Year
Mary J. BligeJamie Foxx T.I.
R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year
Beyoncé Mary J. Blige Mariah Carey
Female R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year
Sean Paul T.I.Yung Joc
Rap Artist of the Year
"Tha Carter, Vol. 2" — Lil Wayne "Curtain Call The Hits" — Eminem "King" — T.I.
Rap Album of the Year
Kenny ChesneyToby Keith Tim McGraw
Male Country Artist of the Year
Faith Hill Carrie UnderwoodGretchen Wilson
Female Country Artist of the Year
"Me and My Gang" — Rascal Flatts "Some Hearts" — Carrie Underwood "The Road and the Radio" — Kenny Chesney
Country Album of the Year
"Animal I Have Become" — Three Days Grace "Dani California" — Red Hot Chili Peppers "Speak" — Godsmack
Rock Single of the Year
"All the Right Reasons" — Nickelback "Back to Bedlam" — James Blunt "Stadium Arcadium" — Red Hot Chili Peppersl
Rock Album of the Year
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