American group MAROON 5 and French singer JENIFER (corr.) were the big winners of the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France last night (22JAN05).

The SHE WILL BE LOVED rockers took home the Best International Newcomer and Best International Song accolades for THIS LOVE at the star-studded bash in the city's Palais des Festival.

U2 frontman Bono, who picked up a Special Achievement gong, announced the Irish supergroup would not be performing as scheduled, due to one of his bandmate's ailing children.

Jennifer Lopez and a troupe of school uniform-clad dancers performed her new song GET RIGHT, while NRJ winner Usher - who was named Best International Male Artist, sang his dancefloor anthem Yeah?!.

The full list of the winners is:

Best International Male Artist: USHER

Best International Female Artist: Avril Lavigne

Best French Male Artist: ROCH VOISINE

Best French Female Artist: JENIFER

Best International Album: Black Eyed Peas for ELEPHUNK

Best French Album: JENIFER for LE PASSAGE

Best International Newcomer: MAROON 5

Best French Newcomer: EMMA DAUMAS

Best International Single: MAROON 5 for THIS LOVE

Best French Single: K-MARO for FEMME LIKE U

Best Video: Corneille for PARCE QU'ON VIENT DE LOIN

Best International Duo/Group: Blue

Best French Duo/Group: PASSI + CALOGERO for FACE A LA MER

Honnor Award: BONO.

23/01/2005 14:40