Back On Form...
[Sky News Report]
Whitney Back On Form
Whitney Houston proved she's back on
top of her game when she performed at the World Music Awards.
Curvy and flushed with colour, Whitney belted out her hits to an
When the singer - who admits to having used cocaine in the past - made an
appearance at Michael Jackson's 2002 concert, her stick-thin, gaunt
appearance triggered gasps from the crowd.
And when she failed to show up for another concert three days later, the
rumour flew about that she was dead.
Now she's cleaned up her act, she's reuniting with producer Clive Davis, who
discovered her, to begin work on her seventh album.
For the first time, the world music awards show was broadcast from the
United States, after previously being held in Monaco.
Jennifer Lopez took a back seat to new husband Marc Anthony, watching
proudly from the audience as he performed.
And Usher proved he's the world's best male singer, winning three awards -
and taking the opportunity to chat up Pamela Anderson.
"So, Pamela, I don't mean to start any rumours, but I'm single," Usher joked
as the Baywatch babe presented him with his first award.
All the winners:
World's Best Male Artist: Usher
World's Best Female Artist: Norah Jones
World's Best Group: Outkast
Best Pop Male Artist: Usher
Best Pop Female Artist: Norah Jones
Best Pop Group: Outkast
Best Pop/Rock Artist: Avril Lavigne
Best Rock Artist: Evanescence
Best R&B Artist: Usher
Best R&B Female Artist: Alicia Keyes
Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: Outkast
Best New Female Artist: Hilary Duff
Best New Male Artist: Kanye West
Best New Group: Maroon 5
Diamond Award: Celine Dion
Outstanding Contribution to the Music Industry Award: Clive Davis
Best-selling Artist/Australia: Delta Goodrem
Best-selling Artist/United Kingdom: Dido
Best-selling Artist/Ireland: Westlife
Best-selling Artist/Netherlands: DJ Tiesto
Best-selling Artist/Ukraine: Ruslana
Best-selling Artist/Russia: Philip Kirkorov
Best-selling Artist/Germany: Sarah Connor
Best-selling Artist/Africa: Latifah
Best-selling Artist/Scandinavia: The Rasmus
Best-selling Artist/Italy: Eros Ramazzotti
Best-selling Artist/Switzerland: DJ Bobo
Best-selling Artist/Spain: Alejandro Sanz
Best-selling Artist/France: Kyo
Best-selling Artist/China: Jay Chou
Best-selling Artist/Japan: Hikaru Utada
Last Updated: 16:20 UK, Thursday September 16, 2004
NEWSFILE: 17 SEPTEMBER 2004