America Salutes Beyonce, T.I. & Akon At Music Awards
The awards, which were held in Los Angeles, brought out the biggest names in entertainment including blue-eyed soul poster boy J.T., who took home two awards for best male pop-rock artist and soul/R&B album of the year for his mega-hit album FutureSex/LoveSounds. Timberlake, who was not in attendance, accepted his awards via a video feed from Australia.
R&B sensation Beyonce also got a big honor last night as Usher presented her with the "International Artist Award," which has only been given to a handful of artists, including Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart and Aerosmith.
"I'm so blessed to wake up every morning and do what I love. I don't take it for granted," Beyonce said. "I'm so grateful, so honored and so humbled by this award." Beyonce also graced the stage for a performance with country duo Sugarland, as they performed Beyonce's hit "Irreplaceable."
Veteran emcees Bone Thugs-N-Harmony took home the award for favorite rap/hip-hop group, as Akon won for favorite male and Rihanna for favoirite female soul/R&B artist. T.I., won for favorite male artist and favorite album in the hip-hop category and Black Eyed Pea Fergie won for favorite pop female artist.