Rapper 50 Cent won two major awards, including album of the year, while Nelly and Lil’ Kim also took home trophies at the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards last night (Oct. 13) in Miami. 50 Cent’s Shady/Interscope album “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” won album of the year, while his hit song “In Da Club” earned him the award for single of the year for a male solo artist. He was not present at the show.
Nelly was honored as male artist of the year, while Lil Kim, who tied with Jay-Z for the most nominations with five, won female artist of the year. Not all awards were handed out during the event, which will air Nov. 11 on BET.
Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz joined 50 Cent with two awards: artist of the year for a group and video of the year. Sean Paul won in the dancehall reggae album category for “Dutty Rock” (VP/Atlantic).
Among the stars on hand to watch, present and perform were Nelly, Lil’ Kim, LL Cool J, Trina, Ja Rule, Fat Joe and Trick Daddy.
Here are the 2003 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards winners:
Album of the year: “Get Rich or Die Tryin,” 50 Cent
Artist of the year, male: Nelly
Artist of the year, female: Lil’ Kim
Artist of the year, group: Lil’ Jon and the East Side Boyz
Single of the year, male: “In Da Club,” 50 Cent
Single of the year, group: Clipse, “Grindin”
Single of the year, collaboration: “Neva Scared,” Bone Crusher featuring T.I. and Killer Mike
R&B/rap collaboration of the year: “Thug Lovin,” Ja Rule featuring Bobby Brown
Video of the year: “I Don’t Give a ****,” Lil’ Jon and East Side Boyz featuring Mystikal and Krayzie Bone
Producer of the year: the Neptunes
Dancehall reggae album of the year: “Dutty Rock,” Sean Paul
International album of the year: “Exit,” K-OS
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