Mary J. Blige wins 9 times at Billboard Music Awards

Mary J. Blige wins 9 times at Billboard Music Awards

The Breakthrough
Mary J. Blige

Yesterday, Mary J. Blige, 35, kept on winning, taking home 9 trophies at the Billboard Music Awards. Blige won for R&B hip-hop artist of the year, best female R&B artist of the year. She also gained recognition for R&B/hip-hop album of the year (The Breakthrough) and song of the year ("Be Without You"), and for the Hot 100 airplay song of the year.

Blige’s Breakthrough album was released in December 2005 and has since sold 2.6 million copies. This is a comeback album for Blige and was an instant hit.

Chris Brown, only 17 years old, won new artist of the year, male artist of the year and artist of the year. He tells reporters that his success hasn’t gone to his head because his mom still has him take out the trash and clean up his room, Inc.

Nelly Fertado won for best pop single of the year for her song, Promiscuous. Other winners include an award for Disney’s High School Musical. Nickelback's All the Right Reasons, was awarded the best rock album of the year and best artist-duo/group of the year trophies.

Former Amercian Idol contestant Carrie Underwood took home awards for Some Hearts which won both country album and album of the year. Underwood also was recognized with the best female country artist of the year award.

Rihanna won best female artist of the year award. She was in competition with Beyonce and Mary J. Blige. Rihanna also won for female Hot 100 artist of the year and Pop 100 artist of the year.

Tony Bennett was awarded a lifetime achievement award. Janet Jackson, Gwen Stefani, and Fergie all performed this year. Britney Spears and Paris Hilton was did not host the event.



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