2005 – Kanye West emerges a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards, picking up statuettes for best male hip-hop artist and video of the year for “Jesus Walks.”
2005 – Green Day top the first UK albums chart of the year with American Idiot. X Factor winner Steve Brookstein’s “Against All Odds” knocks Band Aid 20’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” off the No. 1 singles spot.
2004 – With three awards each, Usher and OutKast are the top winners at the 16th annual World Music Awards. Usher _ who opens the show with first single “Yeah!” from his contemporary LaFace/Zomba set “Confessions” _ earns the world’s best male artist, best pop male artist and best R&B artist awards. OutKast takes home […]
2004 – With two awards apiece, Beyonce, OutKast and Usher headed the winners’ circle at the BET Awards.
2003 – American Idol winner Ruben Studdard tops the charts with his debut album Soulful. The second highest new entry is Phillie soul star Musiq with his album, er, Soulstar, at No. 13.
2003 – 50 Cent scores three awards at the inaugural Vibe Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Receiving statuettes for artist of the year, dopest album (“Get Rich or Die Tryin’”) and hottest hook (“In Da Club”), the rapper heads a winners’ circle that includes double honorees BeyoncT and Jay-Z.
2003 – Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, picking up prizes for best album, male artist and pop act. Timberlake, who performs during the show, wins for his Jive album “Justified.”
2003 – Puddle of Mudd announce a sweepstakes in which the winner will join the Florida grunge clones as a fifth member for a week on tour.
2003 – American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson tops the charts with her debut album Thankful.
2003 – Local star Herbert Gronemeyer is the big winner at Germany’s Echo Awards in Berlin. He wins for national rock/pop artist, and his hit “Mensch” lands the award for national rock/pop single.
2002 – With four awards, Eminem’s “Without Me” dominates as the big winner at the
2002 – Buddy Guy is among the multiple winners at the W.C. Handy Awards, mounted by the Blues Foundation in Memphis. Guy wins for contemporary male artist of the year and blues instrumentalist of the year (guitar); his “Sweet Tea” is named contemporary blues album of the year.