R. Kelly was the big winner at the Billboard/American Urban Radio Networks R&B/Hip-Hop Awards ceremony, held tonight (Aug. 6) at Fifteen O One Barton G in Miami Beach.

R. Kelly was the big winner at the Billboard/American Urban Radio Networks R&B/Hip-Hop Awards ceremony, held tonight (Aug. 6) at Fifteen O One Barton G in Miami Beach.

Jive artist Kelly -- who went into the night as the leading finalist, up for eight awards -- came out with seven statuettes. He was named top R&B/hip-hop songwriter, producer, artist, male artist and singles artist, and his hit "Step in the Name of Love" scored honors for top R&B/hip-hop single and airplay single.

OutKast claimed awards in four categories. The duo's Grammy-winning double-CD "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (LaFace/Zomba) picked up honors for top R&B/hip-hop album and top rap album. Members Andre 3000 and Big Boi were recognized as top R&B/hip-hop artist (duo or group) and top R&B/hip-hop albums artist.

Beyoncé was named top R&B/hip-hop new artist and female artist.

Rounding out the artist categories, Ruben Studdard took home the award for top R&B/hip-hop single (sales) for "Superstar/Flying Without Wings." Crunk masters Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz earned hot rap track of the year for "Get Low," which features the Ying Yang Twins.

Island Def Jam Music Group received the accolade for R&B/hip-hop major label of the year; TVT snared the honor for independent label.

The awards are based on sales data from Nielsen SoundScan and airplay information from Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems. Finalists and winners reflect the performance of recordings on the Billboard R&B/hip-hop and rap charts from the May 31, 2003, issue through the May 22, 2004, issue.