R+B star Usher dominated the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE MUSIC AWARDS in Las Vegas last night (08DEC04) winning 11 trophies, including Artist of the Year.

USHER's fellow R+B singer Alicia Keys walked off with seven Billboard awards, while hip-hop duo Outkast took five and rapper Kanye West four.

Soul legend Stevie Wonder received a lifetime achievement award.

Of his many prizes, Usher says, "It's been about 10 years since we started, and we knew this would happen.

"We don't put out a record without a number one record, do we?"

Green Day, Gwen Stefani and Nelly were among the performers at the show at the MGM Grand.

09/12/2004 08:59