Usher and Keys sweep Soul Train
13:30 03 March 2005
Usher and Alicia Keys swept the board at this year's Soul Train Music Awards grabbing six prizes between them.
The handsome star, who scooped three prestigious Grammy awards last month, picked up the accolades for Best Male R'n'B/Soul single, for the chart-topping hit 'Confessions Part II' and Best Male R'n'B/Soul Album for 'Confessions'.
Keys walked away with the awards for Best Female R'n'B/Soul Single for 'If I Ain't Got You' and Best Female R'n'B/Soul Album for latest record 'The Diary of Alicia Keys'.
The two stars also grabbed the gong for Best R'n'B/Soul Single by a Group, Band or Duo for their romantic duet 'My Boo', while Usher shared the prize for Best R'n'B/Soul or Rap Dance Cut with rappers Ludacris and Lil Jon for 'Yeah!'.
Usher was at the lavish ceremony - which takes its name from the long-running US TV show 'Soul Train' - to collect his prizes and made an emotional thanking his mother and manager, Jonetta Patton, for her support.
Other winners included, Destiny's Child picked up the Best R'n'B/Soul Album by a Group or Duo for 'Destiny Fulfilled', while rapper Jay-Z took home Best R'n'B/Soul or Rap Music Video for '99 Problems'.
2005 Soul Train Music Awards full list of winners:
R'n'B/Soul Single, Female: 'If I Ain't Got You' Alicia Keys
R'n'B/Soul Single, Male: 'Confessions Part II' Usher
R'n'B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo: 'My Boo' Usher and Alicia Keys
R'n'B/Soul Album, Female: 'The Diary of Alicia Keys' Alicia Keys
R'n'B/Soul Album, Male: 'Confessions' Usher
R'n'B/Soul Album Group, Band or Duo: 'Destiny Fulfilled' Destiny's Child
R'n'B/Soul or Rap New Artist: 'Goodies' Ciara
R'n'B/Soul or Rap Music Video: '99 Problems' Jay-Z
R'n'B/Soul or Rap Dance Cut: 'Yeah!' Usher, featuring Ludacris & Lil Jon
Gospel Album: 'Live from Another Level' Israel & New Breed
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