The outspoken British singer was named Best International Pop/Rock Male Artist - an honour based on CD sales in Germany, the world's fourth largest music market behind America, Japan and Britain.
Williams, who did not attend the Berlin ceremony in person, said, "Thanks for this. But it's kind of long (one metre high) and I think I'm going to have to cut off the top so it fits on my shelf."
American star Anastacia picked up Best International Pop/Rock Female Artist and enthused, "It's been a dream year for me."
The 2005 ECHO award winners are:
Best International Pop/Rock Male Artist - ROBBIE WILLIAMS
Best International Pop/Rock Female Artist - ANASTACIA
Best International Rapper - Eminem
Best International Newcomer - Katie Melua
Best National Artist - ANNETT LOUISAN.03/04/2005 21:35