2004 Billboard Music Awards Winners

The winners of the 2004 Billboard Music Awards were announced on December 8, 2004 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The show aired live on Fox. Here are the winners...

Artist of the Year

Alicia Keys Maroon 5 OutKast Usher*

Female Artist of the Year

Alicia Keys* Beyonce Britney Spears Norah Jones

Duo/Group Artist of the Year

Hoobastank Linkin Park Maroon 5 OutKast*

Billboard 200 Album of the Year

Josh Groban, Closer Alicia Keys, The Diary of Alicia Keys OutKast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below Usher, Confessions*

Hot 100 Artist of the Year

Alicia Keys* Maroon 5 OutKast Usher*

Hot 100 Songwriter of the Year

R. Kelly Alicia Keys* Lil Jon Kanye West

Hot 100 Single of the Year

Alicia Keys, "If I Ain't Got You" Maroon 5, "This Love" Usher, "Burn" Usher featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris, "Yeah!"*

Top Selling Single of the Year

Clay Aiken, "Solitaire/The Way" Diana DeGarmo, "Dreams" Eamon, "F**k It (I Don't Want You Back)" Fantasia, "I Believe"*

Female New Artist of the Year

Ciara JoJo Ashlee Simpson* Gretchen Wilson

Male New Artist of the Year

J-Kwon Ruben Studdard Kanye West* Mario Winans

R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year

Jay-Z, The Black Album Alicia Keys, The Diary of Alicia Keys Usher, Confessions* Kanye West, The College Dropout

R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Artist of the Year

Jay-Z R. Kelly Alicia Keys Usher*

R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year

R. Kelly Alicia Keys Usher* Kanye West

R&B/Hip-Hop Single of the Year

Alicia Keys featuring Tony! Toni! Tone!, "Diary" Alicia Keys, "If I Ain't Got You"* Usher, "Burn" Usher featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris, "Yeah!"

Female R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year

Beyonce Ciara Alicia Keys* Monica

New R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year

G-Unit Anthony Hamilton Ruben Studdard Kanye West*

R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Artist of the Year

R. Kelly Alicia Keys* Usher Kanye West

Rap Artist of the Year

Jay-Z Ludacris Twista Kanye West*

Female Country Artist of the Year

Sara Evans Martina McBride Shania Twain Gretchen Wilson*

New Country Artist of the Year

Big & Rich Josh Gracin Josh Turner Gretchen Wilson*

Mainstream Top 40 Artist of the Year

Maroon 5 OutKast Britney Spears Usher*

Mainstream Top 40 Single of the Year

Hoobastank, "The Reason" JoJo, "Leave (Get Out)" Maroon 5, "This Love" Usher featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris, "Yeah!"*

Digital Artist of the Year

Black Eyed Peas Maroon 5* OutKast Usher

Digital Track of the Year

Black Eyed Peas, "Let's Get It Started" Hoobastank, "The Reason" Maroon 5, "This Love" OutKast, "Hey Ya!"*

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