Destiny’s Child, R. Kelly Win Big, Britney Gets Soaked At Billboard Awards

Tim McGraw ties R&B trio with five; Kelly tops night with six.

Britney Spears kicked off the 2001 Billboard Awards in Las Vegas on Tuesday with a very wet performance of “I’m a Slave 4 U” on a stage inside the fountains of the Bellagio Hotel.

While Spears came on strong, she went home empty-handed. After the awards were handed out at the MGM Grand, the big winners of the night were Destiny’s Child and R. Kelly.

The “Bootylicious” trio took home five awards, including a second straight win for Artist of the Year. They also got a nod for Hot 100 Singles Artist of the Year and Soundtrack Single of the Year for “Independent Women Part 1″ from “Charlie’s Angels.”

R. Kelly surpassed the Independent Women when he snagged six trophies total, all in R&B/hip-hop categories.

Also presented with multiple awards were Alicia Keys, Creed, Shaggy, Tim McGraw and Lifehouse.

The Billboard Awards are based on the magazine’s year-end charts, which will appear in the December 29 issue.

For more on how artists fare on the charts, tune in to “Bangin’ the Charts” which airs on Fridays at 5 p.m., and check out the Bangin’ Web page.

The list of winners at the 2001 Billboard Awards:

Artists


  • Artist of the Year – Destiny’s Child
  • Male Artist of the Year – Shaggy
  • Female Artist of the Year – Alicia Keys
  • Catalog Artist of the Year – Creed
  • Artist of the Year, Duo/Group – Destiny’s Child
  • Male New Artist of the Year – Lifehouse
  • Female New Artist of the Year – Alicia Keys

Albums


  • Album of the Year – the Beatles, 1
  • Male Albums Artist of the Year – Shaggy
  • Catalog Album of the Year – Creed, My Own Prison

Hot 100 Singles


  • Hot 100 Singles Artist of the Year – Destiny’s Child
  • Hot 100 Single of the Year – Lifehouse, “Hanging by a Moment”
  • Soundtrack Single of the Year – Destiny’s Child, “Independent Women Part 1″ (from “Charlie’s Angels”)
  • Hot 100 Singles Artist of the Year, Duo/Group – Destiny’s Child

R&B/Hip-Hop


  • R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year – R. Kelly
  • Female R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year – Jill Scott
  • New R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year – Alicia Keys
  • R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year – R. Kelly, TP-2.com
  • R&B/Hip-Hop Single of the Year – R. Kelly, “Fiesta” featuring Jay-Z
  • R&B/Hip-Hop Songwriter of the Year – R. Kelly
  • R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Artist of the Year – R. Kelly
  • R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Artist of the Year – R. Kelly

Rock


  • Rock Artist of the Year – Godsmack
  • Rock New Artist of the Year – Lifehouse
  • Modern Rock Artist of the Year – Linkin Park
  • Modern Rock Single of the Year – Incubus, “Drive”

Rap


  • Rap Artist of the Year – Lil’ Romeo
  • Rap Single of the Year – Lil’ Bow Wow, “Bow Wow (That’s My Name)”

Country


  • Country Artist of the Year – Tim McGraw
  • Male Country Artist of the Year – Tim McGraw
  • Country Albums Artist of the Year – Tim McGraw
  • New Country Artist of the Year – Jamie O’Neal
  • Country Album of the Year – Tim McGraw, Greatest Hits
  • Country Single of the Year – Brooks & Dunn, “Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You”
  • Country Single Artist of the Year – Tim McGraw

Adult Contemporary


  • Adult Contemporary Single of the Year – Lee Ann Womack, “I Hope You Dance”

Special Awards


  • Century Award – John Mellencamp
  • Artistic Achievement Award – Janet Jackson
  • Biggest one-week sales for an album in 2001 – ‘NSYNC, Celebrity
  • Special award for first four albums debuting at #1 – DMX