Beyonce Knowles and R Kelly were big winners at last night's (10DEC03) BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS - they stole the show and walked away with four awards apiece.

Sexy singer Beyonce stunned the Las Vegas, Nevada, crowd by performing new song Me, MYSELF + I with an army of 50 lookalikes.

The DESTINY'S CHILD star also claimed two New Female Artist prizes, the Hot 100 Chart Female Artist and a special honour for spending 17 weeks collectively at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in America.

Meanwhile, Kelly put his legal woes behind him to end the night by arriving on a sleigh. Dressed all in red, Kelly performed STEP IN THE NAME OF LOVE as fake snow fell on the stage.

He then took home all the prizes for songwriting and producing.

Elsewhere, the triple winners on the night were Shania Twain, LIL' JON + THE EASTSIDE BOYZ and 50 CENT.

The full list of winners is:

Duo/Group of The Year - 3 DOORS DOWN

Hot 100 Female Artist - BEYONCE KNOWLES

New Female Artist - BEYONCE KNOWLES

R+B/Hip Hop New Artist - BEYONCE KNOWLES

Number One Special Award - BEYONCE KNOWLES

Modern Rock Artist - Audioslave

Rock Artist - AUDIOSLAVE

Rock Track - HEADSTRONG by Trapt

Modern Rock Track - HEADSTRONG by TRAPT

New Male R+B Artist - Chingy

Rhythmic Top 40 Title - RIGHT THURR by CHINGY

R+B/Hip Hop Duo or Group - LIL' JON + THE EASTSIDE BOYZ

Independent Album Artist - LIL' JON + THE EASTSIDE BOYZ

Independent Album - KINGS OF CRUNK by LIL' JON + THE EASTSIDE BOYZ

Century Award - Sting

Mainstream Top 40 Track - WHERE IS THE LOVE by THE Black Eyed Peas

Country Artist - SHANIA TWAIN

Country Album - UP by SHANIA TWAIN

Country Album Artist - SHANIA TWAIN

Digital Track - HEY YA by Outkast

New Group Artist - Evanescence

Best Selling Single - THIS IS THE NIGHT/BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER by CLAY AIKEN

Artist of The Year - 50 CENT

Rap Artist - 50 CENT

R+B/Hip Hop Artist - 50 CENT

R+B Songwriter of The Year - R KELLY

R+B Producer of The Year - R KELLY

Hot 100 Songwriter of The Year - R KELLY

Hot 100 Producer of The Year - R KELLY

Best Soundtrack Single - BRING ME TO LIFE by EVANESCENCE

Classical Crossover Artist - Josh Groban

Classical Crossover Album - CLOSER by JOSH GROBAN

11/12/2003 09:06