OutKast was the big winner at Saturday's (March 20) 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two statuettes. Yet the evening belonged to career achievement honoree Janet Jackson. The singer wa

OutKast was the big winner at Saturday's (March 20) 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two statuettes. Yet the evening belonged to career achievement honoree Janet Jackson. The singer was making the first of several upcoming public appearances following her now-infamous Super Bowl halftime stunt.

Jackson, whose latest Virgin album "Damita Jo" bows March 30, received a standing ovation after accepting the Quincy Jones Award for outstanding career achievement. "We [women] possess indestructible strength to get down, get through and get over," said Jackson during her acceptance speech. "I truly thank God for that strength and you for your belief in me. Your loving support has been a great source of comfort, especially in these last few weeks."

Atlanta duo OutKast won R&B/soul or rap album of the year for "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below," and the two also took home the Michael Jackson Award for best R&B/soul or rap music video for "Hey Ya!"

Beyonce won the best R&B/soul album, female, for "Dangerously in Love." The singer/songwriter led nominees with four.

Luther Vandross' "Dance With My Father" won best R&B/soul single, male, while newcomer Chingy claimed his first Soul Train award for best R&B/soul or rap new artist.

R. Kelly, whose "Chocolate Factory" won best R&B/soul album, male, was Jackson's co-recipient of the Quincy Jones Award.

Co-hosted by Alicia Keys and Babyface, the Soul Train Music Awards aired live in first-run syndication in the U.S. Held at the International Cultural Center in Los Angeles, the Tribune Entertainment-distributed show will also see future syndicated broadcast in some markets. Award winners are determined by radio programmers, artists and retailers.

Here are the winners of the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards:

Best R&B/soul single, female: "You Don't Know My Name," Alicia Keys

Best R&B/soul single, male: "Dance With My Father," Luther Vandross

Best R&B/soul single, group, band or duo: "Say Yes," Floetry

Best R&B/soul album, female: "Dangerously in Love," Beyonce (Columbia/Sony Music)

Best R&B/soul album, male "Chocolate Factory," R. Kelly (Jive)

Best R&B/soul album, group, band or duo: "Pandemonium," B2K (Epic)

R&B/soul or rap album of the year: "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below," OutKast (Arista)

Best R&B/soul or rap new artist: "Right Thurr," Chingy

Michael Jackson Award for best R&B/soul or rap music video: "Hey Ya!," OutKast

Best gospel album: "The Prince of Praise (Live at New Birth Cathedral)," Bryon Cage

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