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Last Updated: Sunday November 21 2004 20:27 GMT

McFly rule at Smash Hits awards

McFly have been confirmed as the new kings of pop-rock after scooping a whopping five awards at this year's Smash Hits Poll Winners' Party.

The four-piece band walked away with, best UK band, best album and best video, plus stars of the year and most fanciable male, won by Danny.

McFly stole the crown from Busted who only won three awards this year, down two on last year.

Usher also did well, taking best solo artist and best RnB star.

It was also a good night for Rachel Stevens, who took the most fanciable female and best dressed star prizes.

Natasha Bedingfield
Natasha Bedingfield
Natasha Bedingfield was named best new talent and Maroon 5 were best international act.

Best rock act went to The Darkness, while Eminem was named best hip-hop artist by readers of the magazine.

Top of the mops

Matt from Busted won "best mop top" but it was bad news for rocker Marilyn Manson who won "flop pop mop" and Will Young who voted worst dressed star.

Finally, Kylie Minogue was honoured for her services to pop.

The 36-year-old told the audience: "My first Smash Hits photo shoot was in 1988, which was a long, long time ago."

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