Mariah Carey was the big winner at the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta, GA Friday, winning five trophies. She won top R&B/hip-hop artist and she was also named top female R&B/hip-hop artist, hot R&B/hip-hop songs artist, and top R&B/hip-hop albums artist. Her multi-platinum come back record “The Emancipation of Mimi” was named top R&B/hip-hop album. Kanye West took home top rap album for “Late Registration” and also won hot rap track for “Gold Digger” featuring Jamie Foxx. Foxx himself took home the top male R&B/hip-hop artist prize, while Young Jeezy won top new R&B/hip-hop artist. In addition to winning top R&B/hip-hop songwriter and top R&B/hip-hop producer, Jermaine Dupri was named the first recipient of the Otis Redding Excellence Award for his achievements both in and outside the studio. The award was launched this year to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Redding’s death in a 1967 plane crash.
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