American rockers Linkin Park and singer Mariah Carey were honoured with top accolades at the MTV ASIA AWARDS in Singapore on Saturday night (14FEB04).

The NUMB hitmakers picked up Favourite Rock Act and Favourite Video, while DREAMLOVER diva Carey was given a lifetime achievement award for her 24 years topping the charts.

British boy band Blue won Favourite Pop Act while faux-lesbian duo Tatu picked up Breakthrough Artist at the star-studded ceremony in the south east Asian city's SINGAPORE INDOOR STADIUM.

Christina Aguilera was named Favourite Female Artist and Pop Idol runner-up Gareth Gates was the shock winner of the night by beating JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, Eminem, Robbie Williams and Ricky Martin to the coveted Favourite Male Artist title.

Michelle Branch hosted the show, while chart-busting band Black Eyed Peas and Korean singer BOA, who won Favourite Korean Artist, provided the entertainment.

Asian winners of the night included PU SHU, SAMMI CHENG, ABHIJEET, AUDY, SITI NURHALIZA, PAROKYA NI EDGAR, STEFANIE SUN, A*MEI and 'BIRD' THONGCHAI MCINTYRE.

19/02/2004 02:33