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Dave Matthews Band earns four My VH1 Music Awards

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Dec 03, 2001 | 7:18am EST

The Dave Matthews Band led the second annual My VH1 Music Awards on Sunday, taking home the statuette in four categories, including My Favorite Group, the Damn I Wish I Wrote That! (Song of the Year) award for their tune, "The Space Between," and the Must Have Album award for Everyday, beating The Beatles' 1.

"I feel a little bit ridiculous," Matthews said during the ceremony. "I've been listening to that 1 album by The Beatles and it kicks the crap out of our album, but it's still kind of you to vote [for us]."

The group also won the Coolest Fan Website for the second consecutive year.

The night couldn't have started on a better note than when Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora played an acoustic version of "Here Comes the Sun," in honor of former Beatle George Harrison, who died of cancer on Thursday.

No Doubt's singer, Gwen Stefani, who decorated her sexy-and nominated--midriff with red rhinestones spelling the words "Hey Baby," the title of the group's latest single, picked up the award for My Favorite Female Artist.

"I can't believe you guys would vote for me. That's insane," Stefani said when accepting the award.

Lenny Kravitz, who performed "Dig In" during the show, picked up the award for My Favorite Male Artist. Kravitz returned to the stage to close the show with Mick Jagger, joining him for a duet on "God Gave Me Everything," from Jagger's latest solo album, Goddess in the Doorway.

Creed joined fans on a stage outside the venue as they played "My Sacrifice," a performance filled with pyrotechnics.

Actress Ellen DeGeneres accepted the award for the "Lady Marmalade," team, consisting of Pink, Christina Aguilera, Mya and Lil' Kim. The foursome who won the awards for My Favorite Video and the Is It Hot in Here or Is It Just My Video? award honoring the sexiest video performance.

Eric McCormack, star of the NBC sitcom Will & Grace, hosted the awards show at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Sting, Nelly Furtado and Jewel were among the performers.

Fans determine the winners of the My VH1 Music Awards; they also make up the categories. Fans were voting for their favorite artists until minutes before the winners were presented.

The complete list of winners follows:

Must Have Album: Dave Matthews Band, Everyday

Your Song Kicked Ass but Was Played Too Damn Much: Staind, "It's Been Awhile"

Welcome to the Big Time: Alicia Keys

Is It Hot in Here or Is It Just My Video?: Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink, "Lady Marmalade"

Best Kept Secret: Coldplay

Damn I Wish I Wrote That! (Song of the Year): Dave Matthews Band, "The Space Between"

My Favorite Male Artist: Lenny Kravitz

My Favorite Female Artist: Gwen Stefani

My Favorite Group: Dave Matthews Band

Hottest Live Show: Bon Jovi

Navel Academy (Best Bellybutton Appearance): Britney Spears

My Favorite Video: Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink, "Lady Marmalade"

Best Actor in a Video: Christopher Walken, Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice"

There's No "I" in Team (Best Collaboration): All-Star Tribute, "What's Going On"

Coolest Fan Web Site: Dave Matthews Band, nancies.org

Big in Japan (International): Coldplay

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