Creed, ‘NSYNC, Sisqó Leave Radio Awards With Both Hands Full

Creed, ‘NSYNC and Sisqó were the top winners at the second annual Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas Saturday night, snagging a pair of honors each.

‘NSync won artist of the year, and their “Bye Bye Bye” nabbed song of the year, both in the Top 40/Pop category. Creed won artist of the year in the Alternative/Active Rock category, and their “With Arms Wide Open” [RealVideo] took song of the year. Sisqó’s “Thong Song” [RealVideo] nabbed song of the year in the Hip Hop/Rhythmic category and Radio Party Song of the Year.

Dr. Dre walked away with the night’s top honor, the Legend Award. The awards are based on radio airplay and voted on by 600 radio programmers and music directors around the country.

Backstreet Boys, Sisqó and Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath co-hosted the show, which aired on
ABC from
the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts. Performers included Christina Aguilera, No Doubt, Enrique Iglesias, Nelly, BBMak and Everclear. Britney Spears sang live via satellite from a European tour stop.

Radio Music Awards winners:

  • Song of the Year, Alternative/Active Rock Radio: Creed, “With Arms Wide Open”
  • Song of the Year, Top 40/Pop Radio: ‘NSYNC, “Bye Bye Bye,”
  • Song of the Year, Country Radio: Dixie Chicks, “Cowboy Take Me Away”
  • Song of the Year, Pop Alternative Radio: Vertical Horizon, “Everything You Want” [RealVideo]
  • Song of the Year, Hip Hop/Rhythmic: Sisqó, “Thong Song”
  • Artist of the Year, Alternative/Active Rock Radio: Creed
  • Artist of the Year, Top 40/Pop Radio: ‘NSYNC
  • Artist of the Year, Country Radio: Garth Brooks
  • Artist of the Year, Pop Alternative Radio: Goo Goo Dolls
  • Artist of the Year, Hip Hop/Rhythmic: Jay-Z
  • Most Requested Artist of the Year: Ricky
    Martin
  • Most Requested Song of the Year: 98° “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche) [RealVideo]
  • Radio Slow Dance Song of the Year: Backstreet Boys, “Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely” [RealVideo]
  • Radio Party Song of the Year: Sisqó, “Thong Song”