WHITNEY HOUSTON stunned a sell-out WORLD MUSIC AWARDS audience at Las Vegas, Nevada's VENETIAN hotel last night (15SEP04) with her first TV performance since battling her drug demons.
The soul diva was a last-minute addition to the evening's performances when she agreed to perform two songs for record industry mogul and mentor CLIVE DAVIS, who was honoured with an Outstanding Contribution prize.
Appearing in a gold gown, Houston looked healthy and happy and proved she's still got one of the best voices in the world as she belted out I BELIEVE and top-selling classic I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.
Usher won for World's Best Male Artist, Best R+B Artist and Best Pop Male Artist, while Outkast were honoured with awards for World's Best Group, Best Pop Group and Best Pop/Hip-Hop Artist.
Norah Jones picked up a brace of honours, taking home awards as World's Best Female Artist and Best Pop Female Artist.
The event marked the first time the ceremony, which honours the world's best-selling recording artists, took place in America. It's usually held annually in Monaco.
The full list of winners is:
Best Pop/Rock Artist - Avril Lavigne
Best Rock Artist - Evanescence
Best R+B Female Artist - Alicia Keys
Best New Female Artist - Hilary Duff
Best New Male Artist - Kanye West
Best New Group - MAROON 5
Best Male Artist - USHER
Best R+B Artist - USHER
Best Pop Male Artist - USHER
Best Group - OUTKAST
Best Pop Group - OUTKAST
Best Pop/Hip-Hop Artist - OUTKAST
Best Female Artist - NORAH JONES
Best Pop Female Artist - NORAH JONES
Best-Selling Australian Artist - Delta Goodrem
Best-Selling Chinese Artist JAY CHOW
Best-Selling UK Artist - Dido
Best-Selling German Artist - SARAH O'CONNOR
Best-Selling Irish Artist - Westlife
Best-Selling Artist from the Netherlands - DJ Tiesto
Best-Selling Russian Artist - PHILIP KIRKOROV
Best-Selling Ukranian Artist - ROOSLANA
Legend Award (for Outstanding Contribution to the Music Industry - CLIVE DAVIS
Diamond Award - Celine Dion16/09/2004 17:19