NEW YORK, Dec. 6 -- The winners of the 1995 Billboard Music Awards, presented Wednesday in New York in ceremonies televised live on FOX, were: Artist of the year: TLC.
Album of the year: 'Cracked Rear View,' Hootie & The Blowfish. Single of the year: 'Gangsta's Paradise,' Coolio. Rock artist: Live. Album rock track: 'December,' Collective Soul. Country album: 'The Hits,' Garth Brooks. Country single/artist: 'Sold,' John Michael Montgomery. Rap single: 'One More Chance/Stay With Me,' The Notorious B.I.G. R&B single/artist: 'Creep,' TLC. R&B album: 'My Life,' Mary J. Blige. Chart achievement: Michael Jackson. Artist achievement: Janet Jackson. Century award: Joni Mitchell.