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Nelly, Lil’ Kim Get Top Solo Awards
It was a lovely night in Miami as 50 Cent took home a couple of Source Awards, for Album of the Year and Single of the Year, despite having a long-running feud with the magazine, which ran an unflattering cover story in its October issue.

Fitty wasn’t at the show, but Best Group winner Lil’ Jon and the East Side Boyz performed, as did Wyclef Jean and Nelly with P. Diddy and Trina. True to keeping it real, winners names weren’t inside sealed envelopes, they were on pagers.

According to the Miami Herald, the show ran way long, but the upper deck crowd was entertained during a downtime by a woman who stripped it down.

The Source Awards were launched in 1991. This year’s show was taped for broadcast on BET in November.

Artist of the Year, Male Solo: Nelly
Artist of the Year, Female Solo: Lil' Kim
Artist of the Year, Group: Lil' Jon and the East Side Boyz
Album of the Year: 50 Cent, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (Label: Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
Single of the Year, Male Solo Artist: 50 Cent, “In Da Club” (Producer: Dr Dre)
Single of the Year, Group: Clipse, “Grindin”' (Producer: Neptunes)
Single of the Year, Collaboration: Bone Crusher feat, TI and Killer Mike, “Neva Scared” (Producer: A. Johnson)
R&B/Rap Collaboration of the Year: “Thug Lovin’,” Ja Rule feat, Bobby Brown (Producer: C-Santana)
Video of the Year: “I Don't Give a #%!,” Lil' Jon and the East Side Boyz feat, Mystikal & Krayzie Bone (Director: Gil Green)
Producer of the Year: The Neptunes
Dancehall-Reggae Album of the Year: Sean Paul, “Dutty Rock” (Label: VP/Atlantic)
International Album of the Year: Kaos, “Exit” (Label: Astralworks) Canada
Best Acting in a Movie by a Rapper: Cam'Ron, Paid in Full

Categories that were not immediately announced included: Single of the Year for a Female Solo Artist, R&B Artist of the Year, Lyricist of the Year and Live Performer of the Year.