50 CENT had three reasons to celebrate at last night's (20NOV03) VIBE AWARDS in California - he picked up statuettes for Artist of The Year, Dopest Album (GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN') and Hottest Hook (IN DA CLUB).

The rapper topped the night's winners, and hip-hop couple Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles both walked away with two awards apiece.

Beyonce was named Most Stylish, while Jay-Z received the TuBig Award. The couple won for Coolest Collabo (Crazy In Love).

Other highlights included an honorary award handed out to late rap rivals Tupac Shakur and NOTORIOUS B.I.G, and super producer Pharrell Williams walking away with the night's Tightest Team Players prize - the only gong he claimed, after being nominated for five.

Other winners included Joe Budden (The Next Award for New Artists) and Missy Elliott (Reelest video for WORK IT).

Rap pioneer Russell Simmons took home the one-time only VX Award for his lifelong achievements in hip-hop.

Among the performers at the show, which was hosted by Queen Latifah, were Outkast, Chingy and Mary J Blige.

21/11/2003 19:11