Will Smith Wins Music Awards

Genial rapper Will Smith was the big winner at the World Music

Awards on Wednesday (May 5) in Monte Carlo, France, according to the

Hollywood Reporter. Smith took home awards in the pop, dance, R&B

and male rap categories. Latin singing sensation Ricky Martin won

Best Latin Artist, and Fugees singer and solo star Lauryn Hill

won awards in the R&B and rap categories as well as the Best Female Artist

award. Rejuvenated pop singer Cher was given a lifetime achievement

award, and R&B singer Janet Jackson got a similar nod for her

contribution to R&B. The event, which awards prizes based on sales figures,

was hosted by former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson and comic Damon

Wayans.