Entertainment Music 9 Epic Throwback Photos from the 1999 'Billboard' Music Awards Britney and BSB owned the night By Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 1, 2019 02:15 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 09 Britney Spears Scott Gries/Getty The performer also picked up awards for female artist of the year, singles artist of the year — female and album artist of the year — female for ...Baby One More Time. 02 of 09 Mariah Carey Jim Smeal/WireImage In 1999 she was named artist of the decade, and at the 2019 awards, she'll be named the Billboard Music Awards Icon. 03 of 09 Ricky Martin Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect/Getty Another performer who won big, for male artist of the year and Hot 100 singles artist of the year. 04 of 09 JAY-Z Steve Granitz/WireImage Not yet a megastar, Hova picked up the trophy for rap singles artist of the year. 05 of 09 Kathy Griffin & Adam Carolla Scott Gries/Getty The comedians were the night's co-hosts. 06 of 09 Backstreet Boys Brenda Chase/Getty The guys swept the night, bringing home four awards, including album of the year for Millennium. 07 of 09 Emmylou Harris Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage Then 52, she was honored with the night's Century Award. 08 of 09 DMX Laura Rauch/AP/REX/Shutterstock The rapper was another of the night's winners, taking home the award for R&B albums artist of the year. 09 of 09 Aerosmith Steve Granitz/WireImage The artist achievement award went to the rockers, fresh off their smash single "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing."