Beyonce Knowles opened the spectacular show at the ALADDIN HOTEL-CASINO, performing her song BABY BOY surrounded by a ring of fire - before Timberlake picked up the Artist Of The Year/Top 40 Radio award and rapper 50 Cent was awarded the Artist Of The Year/Hip Hop Radio gong.
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS were presented the Legend Award by singer Stevie Nicks.
Paying tribute to Petty, Nicks gushed, "He not only started out as my greatest musical influence, but today he's still my greatest musical influence."
Superstar Jackson also picked up the Humanitarian Award, and told the crowd, "Thank you for your love, your support, all that you've done."
The full list of winners is as follows:
Artist of the Year/Country Radio: Tim Mcgraw
Artist of the Year/Hip Hop Radio: 50 CENT
Artist of the Year/Modern Adult Contemporary Radio: John Mayer
Artist of the Year/Top 40 Radio: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
Song of the Year/Modern Adult Contemporary Radio: COMPLICATED, AVRIL LAVIGNE
Best Hook Up Song: INTUITION, Jewel
Legend Award: TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS
Humanitarian Award: MICHAEL JACKSON.28/10/2003 09:19