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Last Updated: Friday November 02 2007 06:48 GMT

Avril gets gongs at MTV bash

Avril Lavigne performs at the awards

Pop star Avril Lavigne and band Muse each took home two honours at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Munich, Germany.

The Canadian was named best solo artist and her song, Girlfriend, was voted the most addictive track.

Muse also scooped two awards for best UK and Ireland act and best headline act. The ultimate urban prize went to R&B star Rihanna.

Amy Winehouse, who sang Back To Black, took the Artist Choice gong which is an award chosen by fellow musicians.

As she took her award, Avril said: "I'm so happy to be able to stand up here tonight and accept this award. It's an honour."

Nelly Furtado
Nelly Furtado took the album of the year prize
Rapper Snoop Dogg hosted the event, which also featured live performances from Mika, Avril Lavigne, My Chemical Romance and the Foo Fighters.

Justin Timberlake, who won two awards last year, led the field with four nominations but failed to pick up any prizes this year.

Linkin Park won the award for best band of 2007 and German rock band, Tokio Hotel, took the prize for best international act.



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