or


[11/29/06 - 09:28 AM]
Finalists Announced for "The 2006 Billboard Music Awards"
Nickelback, Rascal Flatts, T.I. and Mary J. Blige lead finalists in multiple categories.

[via press release from FOX]

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR �THE 2006 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS�

SPECIAL AIRS LIVE MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, ON FOX

Nickelback, Rascal Flatts, T.I. and Mary J. Blige Lead Finalists in Multiple Categories

Pharrell and Young Jeezy to Perform

Finalists have been announced for THE 2006 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS which will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

Tony Bennett will receive the Century Award and the special will feature performances by Janet Jackson, Fergie, The Killers, Gwen Stefani, The Fray, Mary J. Blige, Ludacris, Pharrell and Young Jeezy. THE 2006 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS recognizes the year's leading artists and songs as determined by actual performance on Billboard's weekly charts. The show celebrates the record-buying, Internet-downloading and radio-listening public's favorite songs, albums and performers, creating a true souvenir of the year in music.

Based on sales data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and radio information monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, Billboard's music charts are the world's most authoritative. Winners are determined by the 2006 year-end charts, which reflect the weekly charts that Billboard published from December 2005 through November 2006.

Finalists and winners for the BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS are based on the more than 250 annual chart recaps in Billboard�s Year In Music issue, dated Dec. 23.

The finalists, by category, of THE 2006 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS are as follows (artists are listed in alphabetical order):

Artist of the Year: Chris Brown Nickelback Rascal Flatts

Male Artist of the Year: Chris Brown Ne-Yo Sean Paul

Female Artist of the Year: Beyonc� Mary J. Blige Rihanna

Duo/Group of the Year: Nickelback The Pussycat Dolls Rascal Flatts

New Artist of the Year: Chris Brown The Fray Ne-Yo

Album of the Year: "All the Right Reasons," Nickelback "High School Musical," Soundtrack "Some Hearts," Carrie Underwood

Hot 100 Single of the Year: "Bad Day," Daniel Powter "Promiscuous," Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland "Temperature," Sean Paul

Pop Single of the Year: "Hips Don't Lie," Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean "Promiscuous," Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland "Temperature," Sean Paul

Soundtrack Album of the Year: "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" "High School Musical" "Walk the Line"

R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year: Mary J. Blige Jamie Foxx T.I.

Male R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year: Jamie Foxx Ne-Yo T.I.

Female R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year: Beyonc� Mary J. Blige Mariah Carey

Duo/Group R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year: Dem Franchize Boyz The Isley Brothers Three 6 Mafia

R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year: "The Breakthrough," Mary J. Blige "King," T.I. "Unpredictable," Jamie Foxx

R&B/Hip-Hop Single of the Year: "Be Without You," Mary J. Blige "So Sick," Ne-Yo "Unpredictable," Jamie Foxx featuring Ludacris

Rap Artist of the Year: Sean Paul T.I. Yung Joc

Rap Album of the Year: "Tha Carter, Vol. 2," Lil Wayne "Curtain Call: The Hits," Eminem "King," T.I.

Rap Single of the Year: "It's Goin' Down," Yung Joc "Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It," Dem Franchize Boyz featuring Lil Peanut & Charlay "Snap Yo Fingers," Lil Jon featuring E-40 & Sean Paul of the YoungBloodz

Country Artist of the Year: Kenny Chesney Rascal Flatts Carrie Underwood

Male Country Artist of the Year: Kenny Chesney Toby Keith Tim McGraw

Female Country Artist of the Year: Faith Hill Carrie Underwood Gretchen Wilson

Duo/Group Country Artist of the Year: Brooks & Dunn Rascal Flatts Sugarland

Country Album of the Year: "Me and My Gang," Rascal Flatts "Some Hearts," Carrie Underwood "The Road and the Radio," Kenny Chesney

Country Single of the Year: "If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)," Rodney Atkins "Summertime," Kenny Chesney "The World," Brad Paisley

Modern Rock Artist of the Year: AFI Red Hot Chili Peppers Shinedown

Modern Rock Single of the Year: "Animal I Have Become," Three Days Grace "Dani California," Red Hot Chili Peppers "The Kill (Bury Me)," 30 Seconds to Mars

Rock Artist of the Year: Disturbed Nickelback Shinedown

Rock Single of the Year: "Animal I Have Become," Three Days Grace "Dani California," Red Hot Chili Peppers "Speak," Godsmack

Rock Album of the Year: "All the Right Reasons," Nickelback "Back to Bedlam," James Blunt "Stadium Arcadium," Red Hot Chili Peppers

EDITOR�S NOTE: Listed below are the artists who are finalists in multiple award categories.

NICKELBACK (5 categories) Artist of the Year Duo/Group of the Year Album of the Year Rock Artist of the Year Rock Album of the Year

RASCAL FLATTS (5 categories) Artist of the Year Duo/Group of the Year Country Artist of the Year Duo/Group Country Artist of the Year Country Album of the Year

T.I. (5 categories) R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year Male R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year Rap Artist of the Year Rap Album of the Year

MARY J. BLIGE (5 categories) Female Artist of the Year R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year Female R&B Hip-Hop Artist of the Year R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year R&B/Hip-Hop Single of the Year

CARRIE UNDERWOOD (4 categories) Album of the Year Country Artist of the Year Female Country Artist of the Year Country Album of the Year

NE-YO (4 Categories) Male Artist of the Year New Artist of the Year Male R&B/Hip-Hop Artist R&B/Hip-Hop Single

JAMIE FOXX (4 categories) R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year Male R&B Hip-Hop Artist of the Year R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year R&B/Hip-Hop Single of the Year (featuring Ludacris)

KENNY CHESNEY (4 categories) Country Artist of the Year Male Country Artist of the Year Country Album of the Year Country Single of the Year

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS (4 categories) Modern Rock Artist of the Year Modern Rock Single of the Year Rock Single of the Year Rock Album of the Year

CHRIS BROWN (3 categories) Artist of the Year Male Artist of the Year New Artist of the Year

SEAN PAUL (3 categories) Male Artist of the Year Hot 100 Single of the Year Pop Single of the Year

NELLY FURTADO (featuring Timbaland) (2 categories) Hot 100 Single of the Year Pop Single of the Year

�HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL� (2 categories) Album of the Year Soundtrack Album of the Year

BEYONC� (2 categories) Female Artist of the Year Female R&B/Hip-Hop Artist

YUNG JOC (2 categories) Rap Artist of the Year Rap Single of the Year

DEM FRANCHIZE BOYZ (2 categories) Duo/Group R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year Rap Single of the Year (featuring Lil Peanut & Charlay)

SHINEDOWN (2 categories) Modern Rock Artist of the Year Rock Artist of the Year

THREE DAYS GRACE (2 categories) Modern Rock Single of the Year Rock Single of the Year

Now in its 112th year, Billboard is the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events and brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends. Billboard is the flagship property for the Billboard Information Group, which also consists of Billboard.biz, Billboard.com, Billboard Chart Alert, Billboard Information Network (BIN), Billboard Directories, Billboard Books, Billboard Licensing & Events and Radio & Records. Billboard�s many strategic partners include Microsoft, Hands-On Mobile, Reuters, Sirius Satellite Radio, Telemundo, Univision Radio, ABC Radio Networks, Azteca America, BigChampagne and Billboard sister companies Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems. These partnerships leverage Billboard�s proprietary data, charts and information resources to develop broadcast entertainment, digital and mobile platforms and contextual commerce applications that expand Billboard�s franchise and consumer reach.

MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

The MGM Grand Garden Arena is home to concerts, championship boxing and premier sporting and special events. The Arena offers comfortable seating for as many as 16,800 with excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art acoustics, lighting and sound. Prominent events to date have included world championship fights between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson as well as Oscar De La Hoya vs. Bernard Hopkins and George Foreman vs. Michael Moorer; concerts by The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, Janet Jackson, Billy Joel, Sting, Jimmy Buffett and the Barbra Streisand Millennium Concert. The MGM Grand Garden Arena also is home to THE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS on FOX, the Andre Agassi Grand Slam for Children Benefit and the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMA).

THE 2006 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS is executive-produced by Greg Sills and Michael Levitt. Bruce Gowers will direct and Wylleen May is the executive in charge of production.





  [november 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[05/26/16 - 03:11 PM]
ITV and Hulu Commission Exciting Eight-Part Drama Series "Harlots"
Acclaimed actresses Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown Findlay are set to star in the series, which will be produced by Monumental Pictures.

[05/26/16 - 02:37 PM]
"Comedy Bang! Bang!" Gets "Weird" with a One-Week Free Preview of This Season's Premiere Episode
IFC is previewing the first episode of this upcoming season free on IFC.com, through the IFC mobile app, On Demand and wherever the internet lives one week before it premieres on IFC on Friday, June 3.

[05/26/16 - 02:32 PM]
"Brett Gelman's Dinner in America" Special Premieres Friday, July 1st at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
The premise is simple: A roundtable discussion in which Brett attempts to engage four distinguished actors - Loretta Devine, Shareeka Epps, Joe Morton and Mack Wilds - in an open forum on racism.

[05/26/16 - 01:43 PM]
AMC.com Releases the Director's Commentary on the "Preacher" Pilot
Series executive producers and directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg give viewers an exclusive inside look at the premiere episode.

[05/26/16 - 12:52 PM]
CBS to Finish "Angel from Hell," "Rush Hour" Runs on Saturday Nights
Look for the former to return on Saturday, July 2 while the latter will resume on Saturday, July 23.

[05/26/16 - 12:41 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Drops the New Trailer for Its Music Series "Roadies," The First Original Series from Oscar(R) Winner Cameron Crowe
The series gives an insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of roadies who live for music and the de facto family they've formed along the way.

[05/26/16 - 12:07 PM]
Michael Bloom Joins TBS & TNT as Senior Vice President of Unscripted Series and Specials
Most recently, Bloom was instrumental in forging the architecture for ELeague, the new eSports co-venture between Turner and WME | IMG.

[05/26/16 - 12:03 PM]
Kobe Bryant Named "Athlete of the Decade" by Spike TV
Spike TV proudly honors the Lakers' iconic superstar with its first ever "Athlete of the Decade" award to be presented at the network's 10th Annual "Guys Choice" event.

[05/26/16 - 12:02 PM]
WGN America's "Outsiders" Star David Morse Throws Out First Pitch at the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Game, In Celebration of the Start of Production on the Hit Series' Season Two
Morse's first pitch comes on the heels of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto declaring Wednesday, May 18 "Outsiders Day," with a proclamation ceremony at City Hall.

[05/26/16 - 12:01 PM]
NBC Olympics to Provide 4K Ultra HD Coverage of Rio Olympics to Distribution Partners
The coverage will be made available on one-day delay and will include 4K UHD footage from the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, swimming, track and field, basketball, the men's soccer final, and judo, as well as Rio scenics.

[05/26/16 - 12:00 PM]
HBO Confirms Fall Debuts for "Westworld," "Divorce," "Insecure," "High Maintenance"
Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, "Westworld" explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

[05/26/16 - 11:15 AM]
Three-Time Emmy(R) Award Nominee Terrence "J" Jenkins to Co-Host "2016 Miss USA(R)" Airing Live from the New T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, June 5, on FOX
Fans should stay tuned for more exciting announcements about the competition.

[05/26/16 - 10:35 AM]
Jamie Lynn Spears Steps Back Into the Spotlight in New TLC Special "When the Lights Go Out"
The one-hour special premieres Sunday, June 26 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/26/16 - 10:24 AM]
Logo Unveils Summer Slate with New Specials, Returning Series and Groundbreaking Documentaries
Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos launch the all-new summer block on Monday, May 30 as the executive producers of "Secret Guide To Fabulous: Summer," hosted by curators of taste John Gidding, Ronnie Woo, Theodore Leaf and Rob Younkers.

[05/26/16 - 10:02 AM]
Miley Cyrus, Larry David, Jimmy Fallon and Tom Hanks Join Comedy Icons Maya Rudolph and Martin Short for Premiere Episode of "Maya & Marty"
The summer series debuts this Tuesday, May 31 at 10:00/9:00c on NBC.