Vibe Awards & UPN celebrate excellence in music

MUMBAI: Vibe magazine and Cable network UPN has announced the second annual Vibe Awards on UPN. The winners were Alicia Keys (2), Terror Squad (2), Usher, Jay-Z, G-Unit, Twista, Anthony Hamilton, T.I., OutKast, Steve Stoute, Jadakiss and Kevin Lyttle.

The second annual awards was hotsed by LL Cool J with Tyra Banks. The Vibe Awards on UPN, a two-hour special event was dedicated to celebrating excellence, innovation, cutting-edge presentation and genre-expanding work in urban music, will air on 16 November on UPN.

The nominations for the awards were determined by the Vibe editorial staff, headed by Editor-in-Chief Mimi Valdés. The winners in each category were decided based on votes from music journalists and regional tastemakers.

The second annual Vibes Awards on UPN is a production of Vibe magazine, Flavor Unit Entertainment and White Cherry Entertainment. For Vibe, Kenard Gibbs and Mimi Valdés are executive producers. Shakim Compere and Queen Latifah are executive producers for Flavor Unit and Dedra Tate is supervising producer. Ricky Kirschner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry are executive producers. The special will be directed by recent Emmy Award winner Glenn Weiss.

The winners are:

Artist of the Year

Alicia Keys

Best Group

G Unit

Sexiest Video Vixen

Ki Toy (The Way You Move, OutKast)

Reelest Video

99 Problems, Jay-Z

Best Comeback


Hottest Hook

Lean Back, Terror Squad

Street Anthem

Rubberband Man, T.I.

Power Broker of the Year

Steve Stoute

Coolest Collabo

Why (Remix), Jadakiss, featuring Anthony Hamilton, Styles P., Common & Nas

Next Award

Anthony Hamilton

R&B Voice of the Year


Best R&B Song

If I Ain't Got You, Alicia Keys

Club Banger of the Year

Lean Back, Terror Squad

Boomshot Award

Turn Me On (Remix), Kevin Lyttle, featuring Spragga Benz

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