Nelly, Ashanti, Musiq, B2K Win At Soul Train Music Awards

Other winners include Missy Elliott, Amerie, Kirk Franklin.

Nelly, Ashanti, Musiq and B2K took two awards each at the 17th annual Soul Train Music Awards Saturday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

Nelly won R&B/Soul or Rap Album of the Year for Nellyville (beating Nas, LL Cool J and Ashanti) and was honored with the 2003 Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year.

Ashanti won Best R&B/Soul Single: Female for her song "Foolish" (beating out Amerie, Erykah Badu and India.Arie) and Best R&B/Soul Album: Female for Ashanti (besting Amerie, Mary J. Blige and Angie Stone).

Musiq took Best R&B/Soul Single: Male for "Dontchange" (beating Justin Timberlake, Maxwell and Usher) and Best R&B/Soul Album: Male for Juslisen (topping Timberlake, Jaheim and Gerald Levert).

B2K won Best R&B/Soul Single: Group, Band or Duo for "Bump, Bump, Bump," which features P. Diddy (beating Dru Hill, Floetry and TLC) and Best R&B/Soul Album: Group, Band or Duo for B2K (defeating Boyz II Men, Floetry and R. Kelly & Jay-Z).

Other winners included Missy Elliott (Michael Jackson Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video for "Work It"), Amerie (Best R&B/Soul or Rap: New Artist for "Why Don't We Fall in Love") and Kirk Franklin (Best Gospel Album for The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin).

In addition, Mariah Carey and LL Cool J won Quincy Jones Awards for Outstanding Career Achievement. The event was co-hosted by Arsenio Hall and Queen Latifah and aired live.