Jermaine Dupri, Mariah Carey Top 2006 Billboard Awards

Producer

and songwriter Jermaine Dupri’s took home Top Songwriter and Top Producer

at the 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held in his hometown of Atlanta,

GA on Friday (Sept. 8).Dupri,

CEO of So So Def, won in the Top Songwriter category, beating out Johnta Austin,

R. Kelly and Scott Storch. Dupri also bested Mr. Collipark, Bryan-Michael Cox

and Scott Storch to win the coveted Top Producer award. Mariah

Carey was the biggest winner of the evening, taking home five trophies, including

Top R&B/Hip-Hop artist in both the overall and female categories for her multi-platinum

disc set The Emancipation of Mimi.In

a special ceremony, Public Enemy was recognized for their contributions to Hip-Hop

by being awarded the 2006 Hip-Hop Founders Award. Dupri was also honored with

the first Otis Redding Excellence Award, which was launched this year to commemorate

the 40th anniversary of Redding’s death in 1967.Kanye

West took home the Top Rap album award for Late Registration and the Hot

Rap Track award for "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx. Young Jeezy

also won best new R&B/Hip-Hop Artist.Below

is a complete listing of winners:Album:

The Emancipation of Mimi Mariah CareySongwriter:

Jermaine DupriProducer:

Jermaine DupriNew

Artist: Young JeezySingles

Artist: Mariah CareyAlbums

Artist: Mariah CareyRap

Album: "Late Registration," Kanye WestSingles

Sales: "Don’t Cha," featuring Pussycat Dolls and Busta RhymesSingle:

"Be Without You," Mary J. BligeArtist:

Mariah CareyMale

Artist: Jamie FoxxFemale

Artist: Mariah CareyDuo

or Group: Destiny’s ChildSingles

Airplay: "Be Without You," Mary J. BligeHot

Rap Tracks: "Gold Digger," featuring Kanye West and Jamie FoxxMajor

Label: Island Def JamIndependent

Label: TVT

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