Beyonce, R Kelly rule the roost at the Billboard Music Awards

MUMBAI: Beyonce took away booty at the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, held on 10 December at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. The 14th annual awards were aired live on Fox.

Beside Beyoncé, R Kelly was the big winners at held last night. Both he and Beyonce took home four trophies. Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz, Shania Twain and 50 Cent took home three awards each.

'BOOTILICIOUS': 'Crazy in Love' singer Beyoncé bags four awards at the Billboard Awards Ceremony in LA The Crazy in Love singer and leading Grammy nominee- Beyonce, performed her new single Me, Myself & I during the award, won awards for Hot 100 female artist, new R&B artist, new female artist and a special Hot 100 award for most weeks this year at No 1 (17 weeks). While the infamous Kelly, who performed his No 1 R&B, hit Step in the Name of Love, took home statues for Hot 100 producer, R&B producer, Hot 100 songwriter and R&B songwriter, say media reports.

Twain, who sang her current chart climber She's Not Just a Pretty Face, captured top country artist, country albums artist and country album for her Mercury release Up, while 50 Cent snared the evening's top prize, artist of the year, as well as R&B artist and rap artist.

3 Doors Down won the duo/group of the year and Hot 100 group artist awards. Audioslave bagged modern rock artist and rock artist trophy, while OutKast accepted the digital track trophy for Hey Ya!

Clay Aiken won an award for bestselling single of the year for his debut This Is the Night/Bridge Over Troubled Water. Black Eyed Peas garnered the mainstream top 40 track award for their hit, Where Is the Love.

According to the reports, performers who took the stage for the event included Clay Aiken (a winner for Best-Selling Single), No Doubt and Sting--who was presented with Billboard's highest honor, the Century Award for Creative Achievement, by Stevie Wonder.

Billboard chooses its winners based on sales data and radio airplay time, as opposed to critical or peer favorites.

Sting, who was presented the Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for distinguished creative achievement, by Stevie Wonder, performed Send Your Love,from his new A&M album, Sacred Love, say the reports.

Winners are culled from charts in the Billboard "Year in Music" spotlight, with ranks 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.

2003 Billboard Music Awards Winners are:

Artist of the year: 50 Cent

New female artist of the year: Beyoncé

Duo/group of the year: 3 Doors Down

New group artist of the year: Evanescence

Hot 100 female artist of the year: Beyoncé

Hot 100 group of the year: 3 Doors Down

Hot 100 producer of the year: R. Kelly

Hot 100 songwriter of the year: R. Kelly 

Hot 100 award for most weeks at No. 1: Beyoncé (17 weeks with Crazy in Love featuring Jay-Z and Baby Boy featuring Sean Paul)

R&B artist of the year: 50 Cent

R&B/hip-hop group of the year: Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz 

R&B producer of the year: R. Kelly

R&B songwriter of the year: R. Kelly

New R&B artist of the year: Beyoncé

New male R&B artist of the year: Chingy

Rap artist of the year: 50 Cent

Country artist of the year: Shania Twain

Country albums artist of the year: Shania Twain

Country album of the year: Up! (Mercury)

Modern rock artist of the year: Audioslave 

Modern rock track of the year: Headstrong,Trapt

Rock artist of the year: Audioslave

Rock track of the year: Headstrong, Trapt

No. 1 Classical crossover artist of the year: Josh Groban

No. 1 Classical crossover album of the year: Closer, Josh Groban (Warner Bros.).

Independent album artists of the year: Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz

Independent album of the year: Kings of Crunk, Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz (TVT)

Bestselling single of the year: This Is the Night/ Bridge Over Troubled Water, Clay Aiken

Mainstream top 40 track of the year: Where Is the Love, Black Eyed Peas

Digital track of the year: Hey Ya!, OutKast

No. 1 Rhythmic top 40 title of the year: Right Thurr, Chingy

Soundtrack single of the year: Bring Me To Life, Evanescence

Century Award: Sting

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