Britney Spears' comeback album BLACKOUT has been named album of the year by French radio station NRJ. The ceremony, which took place on Saturday (26Jan08) in Cannes, praised the troubled star's latest effort, which fought off competition from Amy Winehouse, Mika, James Blunt and Rihanna. The awards also saw Justin Timberlake and Avril Lavigne honoured, landing gongs for best International Male and Female respectively. R+B star Rihanna, who picked up International Song of the Year for Don't Stop The Music, debuted a new shorter hairstyle at the French ceremony. Winehouse, who was up for International Revelation and International Album, was scheduled to perform at the event - but was unable to honour the appearance after she was admitted to rehab in London on Thursday (24Jan08). The winners are: Francophone Revelation of the Year: Christophe Willem International Revelation of the Year - MIKA Francophone Female Artist of the Year: Jenifer International Female Artist of the Year: Avril Lavigne Francophone Male Artist of the Year: Christophe Maé International Male Artist of the Year: Justin Timberlake Francophone Group/Duo of the Year: Superbus International Group/Duo of the Year: Tokio Hotel International Song of the Year: Rihanna - Don't Stop the Music Francophone Album of the Year: Christophe Willem - Inventaire International Album of the Year: Britney Spears Blackout Music Video of the Year: Fatal Bazooka - Parle à ma main.