Britney Spears Sweeps MTV Europe Awards

Rapper Will Smith, vocal group Boyzone, U2 singer Bono also win awards.

U.S. teen-pop sensation Britney Spears swept Thursday's (Nov. 11) MTV Europe Awards with four trophies, including Best Female Performer, Best Breakthrough Artist and Best Pop Performer, according to a Reuters report. Other winners at the awards, held this year in Dublin, Ireland, included U.S. rapper Will Smith (Best Male Performer), Irish boy band Boyzone (Best Album for By Request) and a local hero — U2 singer Bono, who won the MTV Free Your Mind Award for his ongoing campaign to help alleviate third-world debt. Punk-rockers Offspring won the Best Group Award and Best Dance Act went to British DJ Fatboy Slim; the awards were voted on by MTV viewers. (SonicNet is a division of MTV Interactive.)