Domestic pop superstar Marco Borsato was a double winner at the Dutch music industry's annual Edison Awards, held last night at the Rotterdam World Trade Center.

Borsato, who has been a major artist in the Benelux countries since the mid-1990s, accepted the Best Song award at the March 22 gala for his Dutch chart-topper "Dochters" (2008), saying: "This is by far the most beautiful Edison Award I ever received. This is not a '13 to a dozen' prize -- although with 11 awards I am well on my way."

Only a few minutes later, the Universal Music artist actually was logging his 12th award, picking up the Best Album Edison for his 2008 set "Wit Licht."

Pop vocalist Ilse DeLange (Universal) was named Best Female Artist, eclectic pop-rock quartet Blof (EMI) was Best Band and EMI/Blue Note R&B singer/songwriter Sabrina Starke received the Best New Artist award.

Warner U.K. signing Alain Clark, whose breakthrough single "Father & Friend" and album "Live It Out" has just been released across Europe, took home the Best Male Artist Award.

Rock band Krezip, formed by sisters Jacqueline and Anne Govaert in 1997, received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Krezip, which released seven albums through Warner Music then Sony BMG between 1999 and 2008, announced its break-up in October 2008.

Organised by national IFPI affiliate NVPI, the Edison winners are mainly chosen by a jury drawn from the media; the Best Album and Best Song categories are decided by public vote.