9 Epic Throwback Photos from the 1999 'Billboard' Music Awards

Britney and BSB owned the night

01 of 09

Britney Spears

Britney Spears
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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

Mariah Carey
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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

Ricky Martin
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Another performer who won big, for male artist of the year and Hot 100 singles artist of the year.

04 of 09

JAY-Z

Jay-Z
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Not yet a megastar, Hova picked up the trophy for rap singles artist of the year.

05 of 09

Kathy Griffin & Adam Carolla

Kathy Griffin and Adam Carolla
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The comedians were the night's co-hosts.

06 of 09

Backstreet Boys

Backstreet Boys
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The guys swept the night, bringing home four awards, including album of the year for Millennium.

07 of 09

Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris
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Then 52, she was honored with the night's Century Award.

08 of 09

DMX

DMX
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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

Aerosmith
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The artist achievement award went to the rockers, fresh off their smash single "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing."

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