Roxy Music frontman and solo artist Bryan Ferry was honored at the seventh Muz-TV awards, organized by the Muz-TV channel, held at the Olympiyski sports center in Moscow.
Pop-singer Sergei Lazarev picked up the best male artist award, beating last year's Eurovision winner Dima Bilan, who collected the Muz-TV awards in 2007 and 2008.
Bilan did win the best song award for his Eurovision hit "Believe" (independent label Misteriya Zvuka). A video for that song, which featured Hungarian composer and violinist Edvin Marton and Russian figure skating star Yevgeny Plyushchenko, was named the best music video.
MakSim was named best female artist, repeating last year's achievement. The best album award went to the self-titled debut album by the girl band Ranetki (Megaliner Records), which became popular thanks to its members starring in a popular youth television series.
Boombox was awarded as the best rap artist and Zveri collected the best rock band award for the sixth time in a row.
U.K. artist Bryan Ferry, who was the ceremony's special guest on June 5, collected an award for a lifetime contribution to the world music industry. The other special guests were American Katy Perry, Canadian alternative rock band Sum 41, French actress and singer Ysa Ferrer and Swedish singer Danny.
In recent years, the Muz-TV awards, which competes for the status of the main domestic show business prize with the MTV Russia Music Awards, has regularly invited international stars to its annual ceremony, including Christina Aguilera, Tokio Hotel, The Pussycat Dolls, Jennifer Lopez and 30 Seconds to Mars.