Beyoncé's MOBO win
13:30 21 September 2006
Beyoncé collected a trio of awards at the MOBOs last night (20.09.06).
The 25-year-old singer was named Best International Female and her single 'Deja Vu' won Best Song and Best Video at the ceremony - which recognises music of black origin.
Her rapper fiancé Jay-Z, who collaborated on the award-winning track, scooped Best International Male.
Although both Beyoncé and Jay-Z were in London, the couple did not attend the event, at the Royal Albert Hall, which was hosted by rapper Coolio.
Corinne Bailey Rae was the pick of the UK talent.
The 27-year-old singer, who flew back from her US tour to attend the ceremony, collected awards for Best UK Female and Best UK Newcomer.
The 'Put Your Records On' singer, who performed a 40s-style medley, released her debut album just six months ago.
Lemar was named Best UK Male, his third MOBO award in two years, while the Black Eyed Peas won Best Group.
Ms Dynamite's younger brother Akala surprisingly beat Buster Rhymes and Kanye West to win Best Hip-hop - despite not having a record deal.
The 22-year-old rapper - who has won critical acclaim for his refreshing rhymes about Shakespeare, the congestion charge and gun crime - recently said: "Modern American hip-hop is garbage. Rap has not got respect as an intellectual entity. "Great rappers are literary geniuses."
Full list of winners:
Best Group: Black Eyed Peas
Best Song: Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z, 'Deja Vu'
Best UK female: Corinne Bailey Rae
Best International Female: Beyoncé
Best UK Male: Lemar
Best International Male: Jay-Z
Best UK Newcomer: Corinne Bailey Rae
Best Video: Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z, 'Deja Vu'
Best Hip-hop: Akala
Best R and B: Rihanna
Best Reggae: Sean Paul
Best Gospel: Nu Life
Best DJ: Steve Sutherland
Best African Act: Batman Samini
Lifetime Achievement Award: Sam Moore
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