The awards, set up to honour black figures in music, film and sport, also honour Whitney Houston, Jay-Z and Destiny's Child...
The awards were held at the Paris Hotel, and included a tribute to Whitney Houston performed by Christina Aguilera and Luther Vandross, who sang two songs before she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award by her mother Cissy.
The awards were set up to honour black figures in music, film and sport.
The full list of winners was:
Lifetime Achievement Award: Whitney Houston
Best Female R&B Artist: Mary J Blige
Best Male R&B Artist: Musiq Soulchild
Best New Artist: Nelly
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Eve
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Jay-Z
Best Female Group: Destiny’s Child
Best Male Group: OutKast
Best Gospel Performer: Donnie McClurkin
Video of the Year: OutKast, ‘Ms. Jackson’
Viewer’s Choice: Lil’ Bow Wow, ‘What’s My Name?’