Beyonce and R. Kelly were the queen and king of the 14th annual Billboard Music Awards, which were presented last night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and broadcast live on FOX. Both snared four trophi
Beyonce and R. Kelly were the queen and king of the 14th annual Billboard Music Awards, which were presented last night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and broadcast live on FOX. Both snared four trophies. Shania Twain, 50 Cent and Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz each took home three.
Beyonce, who performed her new single "Me, Myself & I," was named Hot 100 female artist, new R&B artist and new female artist and won a special Hot 100 award for the longest stay this year at No. 1 (17 weeks). Kelly won for Hot 100 producer, R&B producer, Hot 100 songwriter and R&B songwriter.
Twain captured top country artist, country albums artist and country album for "Up!" (Mercury). 50 Cent--who was the leading finalist going into the show--did not attend the event but snared the top prize, artist of the year, as well as honors for R&B artist and rap artist. Lil Jon and his group won for independent album artist, R&B/hip-hop artist (duo or group) and independent album for "Kings of Crunk" (BME/TVT).
Sting, who was presented with the Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for distinguished creative achievement, performed "Send Your Love" from his new A&M album "Sacred Love."
Winners are based on Billboard's year-end charts, reflecting overall performance on the weekly Billboard charts from December 2002 through November 2003. The weekly charts are determined by sales data from Nielsen SoundScan and radio information compiled by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems.