Garth Brooks Ropes In Seven Billboard Awards; U2 Wins Five
LOS ANGELES - Country superstar Garth Brooks won seven trophies last night at the 1992 Billboard Music Awards, including best pop artist and country singles artist.
The Irish rock band U2 captured five awards, including best album rock track for "Mysterious Ways."
The awards were presented at a two-hour ceremony. Phil Collins was host, and Genesis, Arrested Development, Richard Marx and Boyz II Men performed.
Winners were based on worldwide record sales, radio airplay and marketplace tallies as compiled by Billboard magazine from Nov. 30, 1991, to Nov. 28 of this year.
Michael Jackson was honored with a special award for best-selling artist of the past decade. Jackson also captured two 1992 awards, including top worldwide album for "Dangerous."
Billboard's first Century Award for distinguished creative achievement was presented to George Harrison.
Winners of the 1992 Billboard Music Awards:
Pop Artist: Garth Brooks.
Country Artist: Garth Brooks.
Hot 100 Singles Artist: Boyz II Men.
Hot Country Singles Artist: Garth Brooks.
Billboard 200 Albums Artist: Garth Brooks.
Country Albums Artist: Garth Brooks.
R&B Artist: Jodeci.
R&B Albums Artist: Jodeci.
New Pop Artist: Kriss Kross.
Billboard 200 Albums Group Artist: Guns N' Roses.
Hot Adult Contemporary Artist: Richard Marx.
Modern Rock Tracks Artist: U2.
Hot Rap Singles Artist: Cypress Hill.
Billboard 200 Album, "Ropin' the Wind": Garth Brooks.
Country Album, "Ropin' the Wind": Garth Brooks.
Album Rock Track, "Mysterious Ways": U2.
Album Rock Tracks Artist: U2.
Modern Rock Track, "One": U2.
R&B Album, "Forever My Lady": Jodeci.
Worldwide Album, "Dangerous": Michael Jackson.
Hot Rap Single, "The Phuncky Fell One": Cypress Hill.
Billboard 200 Albums-Most Weeks at No. 1: Billy Ray Cyrus, "Some Gave All."
Worldwide Single, "Black and White": Michael Jackson.
Hot Country Single: "I Saw the Light," Wynnona.
Hot R&B Single: "Come & Talk to Me," Jodeci.
Hot 100 Single: "End of the Road," Boyz II Men.
Hot 100 Singles-Most Weeks at No. 1: "End of the Road," Boyz II Men.
Boxscore Tour: U2.
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