Friday, September 10, 1999 Published at 06:09 GMT 07:09 UK
Lauryn crowned queen of MTV
Lauryn Hill: Scooped four awards
Hip hop queen Lauryn Hill has dominated the MTV Video Music Awards, scooping four awards for her video Doo Wop (That Thing).
Hill dominated in the best R&B video, best female video, best art direction and video of the year categories in the 16th annual award show in New York.
Latin heart-throb Ricky Martin won two prizes - best dance and best pop - for his popular Livin' La Vida Loca. Korn's Freak on a Leash video also scooped two awards.
'A real man'
Presenting the awards was 13-year-old Voice of an Angel soprano Charlotte Church.
"I need to thank Elvis, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Madonna. Thank you so much for being leaders and teaching me the beauty of pop."
Madonna, who was awarded for her comic dance in the Austin Powers theme tune Beautiful Stranger, livened up the proceedings by entering the elegant Metropolitan Opera House with a host of drag queens dressed up as her many incarnations, from Like a Virgin to Material Girl to Evita.
"It takes a real man to fill my shoes," the pop diva said.
TLC, a female trio, whose hit No Scrubs rails against no-good men, won best group video award, while the prize for best new artist went to Eminem for My Name Is.
Accepting the best hip-hop video award for Intergalactic was Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, aka MCA.
Yauch took the opportunity to condemn the violence that dominated the recent Woodstock festival.
While, in another surprise of the evening, award presenter Charlotte Church turned the tables to give an impromptu operatic performance.
Best video: Lauryn Hill, Doo Wop (That Thing)
Male video: Will Smith, Miami
Female video: Lauryn Hill, Doo Wop (That Thing)
Group video: TLC, No Scrubs
Rap video: Jay-Z featuring Ja & Amil-lion, Can I Get A...
R&B video: Lauryn Hill, Doo Wop (That Thing)
Hip Hop video: Beastie Boys, Intergalactic
Direction in a video: Fatboy Slim, Praise You
Choreography in a video: Fatboy Slim, Praise You
Special effects in a video: Garbage, Special
Art direction in a video: Lauryn Hill, Doo Wop (That Thing)
Editing in a video: Korn, Freak on a leash
Cinematography in a video: Marilyn Manson, The Dope Show
Dance video: Ricky Martin, Livin' La Vida Loca
Rock video: Korn, "Freak on a Leash
Pop video: Ricky Martin, Livin' La Vida Loca
New Artist: Eminem, My Name Is
Video from a film: Madonna, Beautiful Stranger
Breakthrough video: Fatboy Slim, Praise You
Viewer's choice: Backstreet Boys, I Want it That Way
Artist Website: Red Hot Chili Peppers
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