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Last Updated: Thursday November 16 2006 10:57 GMT

Blunt bags two World Music awards

James Blunt

Singer James Blunt has won two gongs at the World Music awards which were held in London on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old picked up the title for the best new artist and was also named best-selling British artist.

Michael Jackson, who performed even though he said he wouldn't, was given an award for selling over 100 million albums throughout his career.

Madonna, Nelly Furtado and Beyonce were among the other winners at the event, which was hosted by Lindsay Lohan.

Beyonce sang Deja Vu

People originally thought Jackson was going to sing his hit song Thriller, but instead he only managed a few lines of another song, We Are the World.

The best R&B artist went to Beyonce for her single, Deja-Vu, which she opened the show with.

Nelly wins

Rapper Kanye West picked up the gong for best rap/hip-hop artist and Nelly Furtado took home the award for pop/rock artist.

Rock band Nickelback beat Coldplay and the Red Hot Chili Peppers to the best rock group.

The full list of winners is:

  • World's best pop artist: Madonna
  • World's best pop/rock artist: Nelly Furtado
  • World's best rock group: Nickelback
  • World's best R&B artist: Beyonce
  • World's best rap/hip-hop artist: Kanye West
  • World's best latin artist: Shakira
  • World's best DJ: Bob Sinclar
  • World's best new artist: James Blunt

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