R Kelly put his legal worries aside to dominate the BILLBOARD R+B/HIP-HOP AWARDS on Friday night (06AUG04).

The R+B icon, who is currently facing charges of filming himself having sex with a minor, picked up seven of the eight awards he was nominated for, including R+B/Hip-Hop Songwriter, Producer, R+B/Hi-Hop Male Artist and R+B/Hip-Hop Singles Artist.

Outkast and Beyonce also won multiple awards at the ceremony in Miami, Florida.

OutKast claimed four gongs, with their hit SPEAKERBOXXX/THE LOVE BELOW double album claiming the R+B/Hip-Hop Album and Rap Album prizes.

Beyonce was named R+B/Hip-Hop New Artist and R+B/Hip-Hop Female Artist.

Other winners on the night included American Idol champion Ruben Studdard and LIL' JON + THE EAST SIDE BOYZ.

Soul great Isaac Hayes and rapper Krs-One were named Founders Awards honorees in R+B and hip-hop, respectively.

09/08/2004 02:31