NELLY has been named artist of the year and his album ‘COUNTRY GRAMMAR’ album of the year in the fifth annual ONLINE HIPHOP AWARDS.
He was joined as a winner by Def Jam which took favourite record label, while the label’s Ja Rule took the awards for song and favourite R&B/hiphop collaboration of the year for ‘Put it On Me’. All winners were selected by fans.
However the actual ceremony did not place. Originally slated for May 3 at the Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom in New York, the ceremony was postponed due to security problems. It had been hoped that a new date could be found for the summer, but organisers released a statement yesterday (May 31) making it clear it would not go ahead.
“Over the last four weeks, as we’ve examined the possibilities of re-organising, it became evident that a summer show would also not be possible. Inevitably, it was a combination of timing and current market conditions that contributed to our final decision to cancel,” they said.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Best Artist Website: lilbowwow.com
Favourite Record Label: Def Jam Records
Favourite Web Magazine/E-zine: thesource.com
Best New Website: cashmoneyrecords.com
Website Of The Year: okayplayer.com
Outstanding Graphic Design: ludacris.net
Online Hiphop Award Of The Year: Russell Simmons (for 360hiphop.com)
Favourite Music Video: Mystikal, ‘Shake Ya Ass’
Favourite New Artist (solo, duo, or group): Lil Bow Wow
Producer Of The Year: The Neptunes
Artist Of The Year (solo, duo, or group): Nelly
Song Of The Year: Ja Rule, ‘Put it On Me’
Album Of The Year: Nelly, ‘Country Grammar’
Favourite Fashion Designer/Label: FUBU
Favourite R&B/Hiphop Collaboration: Ja Rule, Lil Mo, and Vita, ‘Put it On Me’
Best Elements Website: Hip-hop.com
Best Indie Website: Hiphopsite.com