Pop beauty Mariah Carey triumphed at the third annual Vibe awards yesterday (12NOV05), scooping four honours including the coveted artist of the year gong.
The curvy singer also won the album of the year award for her top-selling release The Emancipation Of Mimi, best R+B song for WE BELONG TOGETHER and R+B voice of the year at the high profile urban music ceremony.
She said of her success, "If you pray and you ask, you will receive."
Meanwhile, organisers Vibe magazine were determined to make the night as safe as possible after last year's (04) violent brawl between Dr Dre and JIMMY JAMES JOHNSON - which resulted in Johnson being stabbed.
Publisher KENARD GIBBS says, "We certainly took all the necessary precautions that we felt we needed to take."
The full list of winners is as follows:
Artist of the Year: MARIAH CAREY
Album of the Year: MARIAH CAREY
R+B Voice of the Year: MARIAH CAREY
Best R+B Song: WE BELONG TOGETHER, MARIAH CAREY
Best Rapper: Kanye West
Next Award: Keyshia Cole
Street Anthem: U DON'T KNOW ME, T I
Power Broker of the Year: Kevin Liles
Club Banger: 1 THING, Amerie
Reelest Video: TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET (CHAPTERS 1-5), R Kelly
Hottest Hook: HATE IT OR LOVE IT, The Game featuring 50 CENT
Video Goddess: ESTHER BAXTER in NUMBER ONE SPOT by LUDACRIS
Boomshot Award: WELCOME TO JAMROCK, Damian Marley
Best Group: The Diplomats
VStyle: BABY PHAT
Vibe Vixen: KIMORA LEE SIMONS
VLegend: Mary J Blige