R. Kelly's remix of "Fiesta" was cause to celebrate at the Billboard Music Awards last night in Las Vegas. The chart-topping hit allowed the singer to take home six awards.
Destiny's Child won the show's top honor — Artist of the Year — among five other awards. Country crooner Tim McGraw was also a five-time winner.
"It's just a constant reminder of how hard work paid off," said R. Kelly, wearing a Boston Celtics jersey. He dominated the R&B/Hip-Hop. "Fiesta" is a collaboration with Jay-Z.
The annual Billboard Awards are determined by the magazine's year-end chart listings, which are based on a combination of record sales and radio airplay.
Other winners included Shaggy, Lifehouse, Godsmack, Linkin Park, Lil Romeo, Lee Ann Womack, Alica Keys, and even The Beatles, whose CD One was named Album of the Year.
‘Thank the Lord, Then Sit Down’
Some special awards were given out. DMX was honored for being the only artist ever to have his first four albums debut at No. 1. Unfortunately, he missed his plane and wasn't at the ceremony.
And 'N Sync won a trophy for having the biggest first-week debut of any album of 2001. Their album Celebrity sold 1.9 million copies its first week in stores.
Janet Jackson, who holds the record for the most consecutive top 10 hits by a female artist, received the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Sean "P. Diddy" Combs. Jackson noted that her first-ever performance took place at the MGM Grand, where the ceremony was held, when she was just seven years old.
Comic Bernie Mac hosted the show, advised the winners, ""You got 30 seconds. That's it. Thank the fans, thank the record company, thank the Lord, then sit ... down."
Britney Spears kicked off the show with a previously-taped performance dancing and lip-synching to" I'm A Slave 4 U" outside the Bellagio Hotel. Then Pink sang "Get the Party Started" while scantily-clad Vegas showgirls writhed all over a big cake, and then smeared Pink with the icing.
Later, 'N Sync performed "Gone" on a glass-enclosed platform which was lowered from the ceiling of the theater. It eventually moved across the room and onto the stage, where the group exited and finished the song on a flight of lighted steps.
Alica Keys did her new hit "Hey Baby." Tim McGraw perfomed his new single "Angel Boy."
The show closed with the new all-star charity version of "What's Going On," featuring Destiny's Child, 'N Sync, Gwen Stefani, Shaggy and Alicia Keys. ABCNEWS Radio's Al Mancini in Las Vegas contributed to this report.