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THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND walked away the big winners on Sunday (December 2) at the second annual MY VH-1 MUSIC AWARDS.

The event took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Grabbing gongs in four categories, Matthews led a list of repeat winners that included Coldplay with two nods and a pair of victories for the ‘Lady Marmalade’ collaboration from Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya and Pink, as part of the ‘Moulin Rouge’ soundtrack.

Matthews looked sheepish in making multiple trips to collect his trophies and said from stage he was embarrassed. Backstage he clarified: &quotWe’re really honoured to win and it’s great to go up there but once is a lot. I was starting to feel like I was repeating myself.”

The show began with a musical tribute to the recently departed George Harrison, with Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora performing the George Harrison-penned Beatles tune ‘Here Comes The Sun’. Other performers included Mick Jagger backed by Lenny Kravitz’s band on ‘God Gave Me Everything’

My VH-1 Music Awards Winners:

My Favourite Group – Dave Matthews Band

There’s No &quotI” In Team (Best Collaboration) – Various artists, including Bono, Gwen Stefani, Nelly Furtado, Mary J. Blige, etc. (‘What’s Going On’)

My Favourite Male Artist – Lenny Kravitz

My Favourite Female Artist – Gwen Stefani

Damn I Wish I Wrote That (Best Song) – ‘The Space Between’ (Dave Matthews Band)

Is It Hot In Here, Or Is It Just My Video – Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, & Pink (‘Lady Marmalade’)

Hottest Live Show – Bon Jovi

Must Have Album – ‘Everyday’ (Dave Matthews Band)

Best Kept Secret – Coldplay

Navel Academy – Britney Spears

Welcome To The Big Time – Alicia Keys

Your Song Kicked Ass But Was Played Too Damn Much – Staind (‘It’s Been Awhile’)

My Favourite Video – ‘Lady Marmalade’ (Christina, Lil’ Kim, Mya & Pink)

Best Actor In A Video – Christopher Walken (Fatboy Slim’s ‘Weapon of Choice’)

Coolest Fan Site – Dave Matthews Band (

Big In Japan (International Award) – Coldplay