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Sisqo, Destiny's Child Win Big at the Billboard Music Awards

Faith Hill, Destiny's Child, Sisqo clean up at the Billboard Awards

December 6, 2000 12:00 AM ET

Singing about underwear has certainly paid off for Sisqo. The former Dru Hill singer cashed in on his "Thong Song" at the 2000 Billboard Music Awards last night in Las Vegas. Sisqo bridged the pop and R&B markets to walk away with six awards, including one for Male Artist of the Year, Hot 100 Single of the Year (by a male artist) and Best R&B Single (by a male artist). Faith Hill followed suit taking home four awards total in both the country and pop categories, winning Best Female Country Artist of the Year as well as the Hot 100 Singles Artist of the Year (for a female artist).

'N Sync, the evening's co-host along with comedienne Kathy Griffin, pulled in four awards. They received Album of the Year honors for No Strings Attached and were recognized for having the biggest one-week sales of an album ever, at 2.4 million units. Britney Spears also received a special award for biggest one-week sales of an album ever by a female artist, with 1.3 million units for Oops! . . . I Did It Again. Also receiving four awards were Destiny's Child, who took home Artist of the Year for duo or group, and the Dixie Chicks who won for Top Country Artist.

In the rock arena, newcomers 3 Doors Down received three awards, including Best Rock Track of the Year for "Kryptonite." And Creed took home the award for Best Rock Act of the Year.

Don Henley presented Randy Newman with Billboard's annual Century Award for creative achievement.

2000 Billboard Music Award winners:

Artists of the Year
Artist of the Year: Destiny's Child
Artist of the Year, Female: Christina Aguilera
Artist of the Year, Male: Sisqo
Artist of the year, Duo/Group, Female: Destiny's Child
New Artist of the Year: Sisqo
New Artist of the Year, Female: Pink
New Group of the Year: 3 Doors Down

Albums of the Year
Album of the Year: No Strings Attached, 'N Sync
Album of the Year: Britney Spears
Album of the Year, Duo/Group: 'N Sync

Hot 100
Hot 100 Singles Artist of the Year: Destiny's Child
Hot 100 Singles Artist of the Year, Female: Faith Hill
Hot 100 Singles Artist of the Year, Male: Sisqo
Hot 100 Singles Duo/Group of the Year: Destiny's Child
Hot 100 Single of the Year: "Breathe," Faith Hill
Hot 100 Airplay Track of the Year: "Breathe," Faith Hill
Hot 100 Songwriter of the Year: Rob Thomas

Top 40
Top 40 Artist of the Year: 'N Sync
Adult Top 40 Track of the Year: "Everything You Want," Vertical Horizon
Adult Top 40 Artist of the Year: Vertical Horizon

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artists
R&B/Hip Hop Artist of the Year: Sisqo
R&B/Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Female: Toni Braxton
R&B/Hip Hop Singles Artist of the Year: Sisqo
New R&B/Hip Hop Artist of the Year: Sisqo
R&B/Hip Hop Airplay Track: "I Wanna Know," Joe

Top Country Artists
Country Artist of the Year: Dixie Chicks
Country Artist of the Year, Female: Faith Hill
Country Artist of the Year, Duo/Group: Dixie Chicks
Country Album Artist of the Year: Dixie Chicks
Country Album of the Year: Fly, Dixie Chicks

Top Rock Artists
Rock Artist of the Year: Creed
Rock Track of the Year: "Kryptonite," 3 Doors Down
Modern Rock Track of the Year: "Kryptonite," 3 Doors Down

Top World/Latin Music Artists
World Music Artist of the Year: Baha Men
World Music Album of the Year: Who Let The Dogs Out, Baha Men

Latin Tracks Artist of the Year: Son By Four
Latin Track of the Year: "A Puro Dolor," Son By Four
Latin Pop Track of the Year: "A Puro Dolor," Son By Four
Tropical/Salsa Track of the Year: "A Puro Dolor," Son By Four

Special Billboard Awards
Century Award: Randy Newman
Special Billboard Award for biggest one-week sales ever of an album: No Strings Attached, 'N Sync
Special Billboard Award for biggest one-week sales of an album ever by a Female Artist, Oops! . . . I Did It Again, Britney Spears

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