Hip-hop star 50 CENT and punk rockers Green Day dominated the 2005 Billboard Music Awards held in Las Vegas, Nevada, yesterday (06DEC05) - they both picked up six awards.

The Candy Shop rapper, who was nominated in eight categories, picked up the prestigious Artist Of The Year award and his LP THE MASSACRE was named Album Of The Year.

BASKET CASE rockers GREEN DAY were named Billboard 200 Album Group Of The Year, Pop Group Of The Year and Rock Artist Of The Year, while their smash hit BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS won the Rock Song Of The Year Award.

R+B star Mariah Carey converted five of her seven nominations into awards - she was crowned Female Billboard 200 Album Artist of the Year and her single WE BELONG TOGETHER scooped the Hot 100 Song of the Year and Hot 100 Airplay of the Year awards.

Fresh from performing show opening song Holiday, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong presented the Century Award, US magazine Billboard's highest honour, to Tom Petty.

Armstrong said, "I love music, I love rock and roll, therefore I love TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS. If you're going to come up (on stage) and thank God, thank God for Tom Petty."

Petty accepted the honour saying, "Let me remind you that this ain't the end. I can still kick some a**!"

The full list of winners is:

Billboard Century Award - TOM PETTY

Artist Achievement Award - Kanye West

Artist of the Year - 50 CENT

New Artist Of The Year - Gwen Stefani

Album Of The Year - THE MASSACRE, 50 CENT

Billboard 200 Album Group of the Year - GREEN DAY

Female Billboard 200 Album Artist of the Year - MARIAH CAREY

Pop Group Of The Year - GREEN DAY

Hot 100 Artist Of The Year - 50 CENT

Hot 100 Group Of The Year - GREEN DAY

Hot 100 Song Of The Year - WE BELONG TOGETHER by MARIAH CAREY

Hot 100 Airplay Of The Year - WE BELONG TOGETHER by MARIAH CAREY

Top-Selling Hot 100 Song Of The Year - INSIDE YOUR HEAVEN/Independence Day by Carrie Underwood

Rhythmic Top 40 Title Of The Year - WE BELONG TOGETHER by MARIAH CAREY

R+B/Hip-Hop Artist Of The Year - 50 CENT

Female R+B/Hip-Hop Artist Of The Year - MARIAH CAREY

R+B/Hip-Hop Group Of The Year - Destiny's Child

R+B/Hip-Hop Song Of The Year - LET ME LOVE YOU by Mario

R+B/Hip-Hop Airplay Song Of The Year - LET ME LOVE YOU by MARIO

Rap Artist Of The Year - 50 CENT

Rap Song Of The Year - LOVERS + Friends by Lil Jon + THE EASTSIDE BOYZ featuring Usher and Ludacris

Rock Artist Of The Year - GREEN DAY

Rock Song Of The Year - BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS by GREEN DAY

Modern Rock Artist Of The Year - GREEN DAY

Ringtone Of The Year - CANDY SHOP by 50 CENT featuring Olivia

Digital Song Of The Year - HOLLABACK GIRL by GWEN STEFANI

Country Artist Of The Year - Toby Keith

Country Album Artist Of The Year - TOBY KEITH

Country Single Sales Artist Of The Year - CARRIE UNDERWOOD

Top-Selling Country Single Of The Year - INSIDE YOUR HEAVEN/INDEPENDENCE DAY by CARRIE UNDERWOOD

Latin Album Artist Of The Year - DADDY YANKEE

Latin Album Of The Year - BARRIO FINO by DADDY YANKEE

Latin Song Of The Year - LA TORTURA by Shakira featuring Alejandro Sanz

Latin Pop Album Of The Year - FIJACION ORAL VOL 1 by SHAKIRA

Latin Pop Album Artist Of The Year: SHAKIRA

Comedy Artist Of The Year: Larry The Cable Guy

Comedy Album Of The Year - THE RIGHT TO BARE ARMS by LARRY THE CABLE GUY.