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Billboard Music Award Nominations 2006

Based on Chart Performance

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 the nominations for the 2006 Billboard Music Awards were announced. Nickelback, Mary J. Blige, Rascal Flatts, and T.I. all led the nominations with 5 each. The awards will be presented December 4, 2006 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The ceremonies will be broadcast live on Fox television at 8 p.m. EST. The nominees for the awards are based on their performance on the Billboard charts.

The pop/rock nominations are:

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

  • Beyonce
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Rihanna

Duo/Group of the Year

  • Nickelback
  • Pussycat Dolls
  • Rascal Flatts

Album of the Year

  • Nickelback - All the Right Reasons
  • Soundtrack - High School Musical
  • Carrie Underwood - Some Hearts

Hot 100 Song of the Year

  • Daniel Powter - "Bad Day"
  • Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland - "Promiscuous"
  • Sean Paul - "Temperature"

Pop Single of the Year

  • Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean - "Hips Don't Lie"
  • Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland - "Promiscuous"
  • Sean Paul - "Temperature"

Soundtrack Album of the Year

  • Get Rich or Die Tryin'
  • High School Musical
  • Walk the Line

New Artist of the Year

  • Chris Brown
  • The Fray
  • Ne-Yo

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