Nelly, LIL' KIM and a conspicuously absent 50 CENT were big winners at last night's (13OCT03) SOURCE HIP-HOP MUSIC AWARDS in Miami, Florida.

Nelly was named Male Artist of the Year and Lil' Kim Female Artist of the Year.

50 Cent won Album of the Year for his LP GET RICH OR DIE TRYING and Single of the Year for IN DA CLUB, but the rapper refused to attend the awards after a bust up with the magazine over their criticism of him and hip-hop mentor Eminem.

The main award winners are as follows:

Album of the Year: 50 CENT, GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN

Artist of the Year, Male: NELLY

Artist of the Year, Female: LIL' KIM

Artist of the Year, Group: LIL' JON AND THE EAST SIDE BOYZ

Single of the Year, Male: 50 CENT, IN DA CLUB

Single of the Year, Group: Clipse, GRINDIN

Single of the Year, Collaboration: BONE CRUSHER FEATURING TI AND KILLER MIKE, NEVA SCARED

R+B/Rap Collaboration of the Year: JA RULE FEATURING BOBBY BROWN, THUG LOVIN

Producer of the Year: The Neptunes

Producer of the Year: THE NEPTUNES

Dancehall Reggae Album of the Year: Sean Paul, DUTTY ROCK

International Album of the Year: K-os, EXIT.

14/10/2003 17:04