'OMG' hitmaker Usher and 'Empire State Of Mind' singer both scored two awards at the show - which was aired on TV yesterday (28.11.10) - with Alicia named Best Female R'n'B/Soul Artist and also winnin gthe Record Of The Year (Songwriter Award) for her track 'Unthinkable (I'm Ready)'.
Usher, meanwhile, tied with Trey Songz for Best Male R'n'B/Soul Artist, while his latest record 'Raymond V Raymond' was named Album Of The Year.
While neither was on hand to collect their awards, the night was packed with star studded performances from R.Kelly - who sung a medley of his hits including his classic 'Bump And Grind', Ne-Yo; who sung 'Champagne Life'; Cee-Lo Green and Bruno Mars, who performed his track 'Grenade'.
Two Legend Awards were given, to 'Sweet Love' soul singer Anita Baker - who was left in tears by a 15 minute musical tribute in her honour by a host of stars - and Ron Isley, lead vocalist with The Isley Brothers.
Best Reggae Artist winner Gyptian talked to presetner Asha Kamali backstage about his aims within music.
He said: "The main thing is to make myself a better man, a different person, life span - a couple of years from now I'll still be doing music, a few years after that - well, still doing music. I'm a music lover!"