CREED TAKES VH1 AWARDS 'HIGHER'.
Byline: Fred Shuster Music Writer
No recounts needed, demanded or required by law.
At the first My VH1 Music Awards, fans voting on the Internet handed spiritually inclined Florida rockers Creed the most honors with four awards, including Group Of The Year during a 2 1/2-hour telecast Thursday from the Shrine Auditorium The Shrine Auditorium is a landmark large-event venue in Los Angeles, California, USA. It is also the headquarters of the Al Malaikah Temple, a division of the Shriners. downtown.
``This is for the fans,'' said Scott Stapp, singer for Creed, who also won Song Of The Year (for ``Higher''), 2 For 2 (second album as good as the first) and Welcome To The Big Time honors. ``Without them, none of this would be possible. The fans vote for these awards, with no politics involved. We couldn't ask for anything more.''
Country diva Faith Hill got three honors for Woman Of The Year, Sexxxiest Video (``Breathe'') and ``You Want Fries With That Album?'' (for her Pepsi commercial).
The Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. For most of its career, the group has consisted of vocalist Anthony Kiedis, guitarist John Frusciante, bassist Michael "Flea" Balzary, and drummer Chad Smith. took two trophies for Pushing The Envelope Video (for ``Californication'') and Must-Have Album (for the disc of the same title). Metallica also won two awards, for Best Stage Spectacle (for shows with the San Francisco Symphony This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling.
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TV and rock music have long enjoyed a warm embrace. The VH1 event adds a new element to the love affair: the Internet.
Billed as the first fully interactive music awards show, the VH1 event's 23 sometimes wacky categories themselves were suggested by fans.
Winners in such off-the-wall categories as Most Entertaining Public Feud and Booty Shake were decided by more than 2 million fans worldwide voting on the cable channel's Web site, VH1.com.
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No such luck. Bon Jovi won just once Thursday, for Video Of The Year (``It's My Life'').
Creed, which garnered nine nominations, was still a surprise as VH1's big winner in light of competition from such long-standing veterans as the Chili Peppers and 'N Sync.
The Peppers, for their part, were just glad to be at the event.
``Beating Creed once or twice was good enough for us,'' said mohawked singer Anthony Kiedis Anthony Kiedis (born November 1, 1962) is the lead singer and a co-founder of the alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. He is also responsible for writing most of the band's vocal melodies and lyrics. .
Teen-pop sensations 'N Sync couldn't even say that. Despite record-breaking album sales recently, the boy band went home empty-handed.
Gazing at the dressed-down rock crowd, the show's host, actor John Leguizamo John Leguizamo (born July 22, 1964) is an Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated Colombian comedian, actor and producer. Biography
Leguizamo was born in Bogotá, Colombia. , drew laughs in the program's first 15 minutes by quipping that the audience contained ``more fake chests than a Pier 1 warehouse.''
The show was kicked off by Irish superstars U2, whose singer Bono roamed through the audience performing the group's current single, ``Beautiful Day.''
Before voting closed, Creed led the finalists with nine nominations, the Red Hot Chili Peppers were nominated seven times, and Hill and 'N Sync picked up five nods each.
The inaugural My VH1 Music Awards also featured colorful live performances by such hit-makers as No Doubt, Bon Jovi, Metallica and Christina Aguilera
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He became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, the Santana Blues Band, going mostly under the title "Santana", which , capping a year that saw him win top honors at all the other music awards shows, was named Man Of The Year. He said backstage that he planned to spend enough time with his family next year to win the Father of the Year award, adding that his goal is to ``create music that will dismantle the violence, the shootings in schools.''
But later the fans naturally gave Santana a backhanded compliment A backhanded compliment or left-handed compliment or is an insult disguised as a compliment. It is generally used to belittle or condescend, or often one uses a backhanded compliment when one wants to insult someone in a subtle way. when his smash single, ``Smooth,'' got the nod for Your Song Kicked A-- But Was Played Too Damn Much.
Winners of the My VH1 Music Awards, selected by online music fans and presented Thursday at the Shrine Auditorium:
Must-Have Album: Red Hot Chili Peppers, ``Californication''
Your Song Kicked A-- But Was Played Too Damn Much: Santana, ``Smooth''
Song Of The Year: Creed, ``Higher''
Man Of The Year: Carlos Santana
Woman Of The Year: Faith Hill
Group Of The Year: Creed
Most Entertaining Public Feud: Rapper Eminem and everybody
Best Live Act: Dave Matthews
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Best Stage Spectacle: Metallica with the S.F. Symphony
Welcome To The Big Time!: Creed
Best-Kept Secret: The Corrs
Sexxxiest Video: Faith Hill, ``Breathe''
Video Of The Year: Bon Jovi, ``It's My Life''
Pushing The Envelope Video: Red Hot Chili Peppers, ``Californication''
Coolest Fan Web site: Dave Matthews Band
Booty Shake: Ricky Martin
Gods Of Thunder: Metallica
Legend In Action: Sting
Givin' It Back: Limp Bizkit
2 For 2: Creed
``You Want Fries With That Album?'': Faith Hill's television Pepsi advertisement
Double Threat (Musicians-Actors): Will Smith, ``Legend of Bagger Vance''
Best UK Act: Robbie Williams
- Associated Press
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(1) Creed frontman Scott Stapp acknowledges the crowd Thursday after online music fans awarded the band with four VH1 awards, including Group Of The Year.
(2 -- 3) Featuring performances by Christina Aguilera, at top, and No Doubt, the My VH1 Music Awards were determined by an estimated 2 million fans.
Charlotte Schmid-Maybach/Staff Photographer
Box: THE WINNERS (See text)