White Stripes, Gaye, Trash Brats Win Big In Detroit
Garage rock duo the White Stripes, late visionary soulster Marvin Gaye, and punky glam rockers Trash Brats were the big winners at the 12th annual Detroit Music Awards, held Friday (April 19) at DetroGarage rock duo the White Stripes, late visionary soulster Marvin Gaye, and punky glam rockers Trash Brats were the big winners at the 12th annual Detroit Music Awards, held Friday (April 19) at Detroit's State Theater.
The White Stripes' third album "White Blood Cells" (Sympathy for the Record Industry) picked up the outstanding national album award, while its "Hotel Yorba" won outstanding national single. An update of Gaye's classic set "What's Going On" (Polygram) won the award for outstanding compilation/reissue, while the Trash Brats won outstanding rock act and outstanding rock/pop recording for "American Disaster" (Storm).
Other multiple winners included singer Liz Larin, who won rock/pop vocalist and songwriter awards, Carl Craig, who swept the electronica category, and gospel artists Derrick Starks and Donnie McClurkin. The show also included performances from acts such as rappers Royce da 5'9" and Paradime, and rocker Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge).
Smooth jazz veteran George Benson and Detroit radio DJ Ed Love took home distinguished achievement awards at the event. For a full list of winners, visit the awards' official Web site.
In related news, White Stripes guitarist Jack White tells Billboard he has about 20 songs written for the group's next album, which he hopes to record in the midst of its 2002 tour. The album will be the first under a deal the band signed with V2 last year; "White Blood Cells" is No. 73 on The Billboard 200 this week and has sold 144,000 copies in the U.S. to date, according to SoundScan. The single "Fell in Love With a Girl" is No. 15 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart.