LATEST: Rock was the big winner at the MTV ASIA AWARDS 2005 last night (03FEB05), with Avril Lavigne and MAROON 5 picking up gongs in the international categories.

The annual awards bash was repositioned as MTV ASIA AID, a global benefit concert to raise money to victims of the December (26DEC04) tsunami.

Despite Usher picking up Favourite International Male Artists, all the international trophies were awarded to rock acts, including Ashlee Simpson and Simple Plan.

The winners were announced at the concert at Thai capital Bangkok's Impact Arena, in a ceremony hosted by R+B beauty Alicia Keys.

The winners are:

Favourite Artist Mainland China - SUN YUE

Favourite Artist Hong Kong - JOEY YUNG

Favourite Artist India - STRINGS

Favourite Artist Indonesia - PETERPAN

Favourite Artist Korea - RAIN

Favourite Artist Malaysia - SITI NURHALIZA

Favourite Artist Philippines - RIVERMAYA

Favourite Artist Singapore - STEFANIE SUN

Favourite Artist Taiwan - Jay Chou

Favourite Artist Thailand - SILLY FOOLS

Favourite International Male Artist - USHER

Favourite International Female Artist - AVRIL LAVIGNE

Favourite International Pop Act - SIMPLE PLAN

Favourite International Rock Act - Hoobastank

Favourite International Video - MAROON 5 for SHE WILL BE LOVED

Favourite International Breakthrough Artist - ASHLEE SIMPSON

The Asian Film Award - Kung Fu Hustle

Style Award - NIGO (BATHING APE).

04/02/2005 09:42