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Asia Stars Shine at MTV Asia Awards
2006-05-07 16:33:46      AFP
Asia's biggest music stars showed off their finest at MTV's regional awards show, in a glitzy concert broadcast around the continent from the heart of Bangkok's commercial district.


Chinese singer Vicky Zhao poses with the award for Favourite Artist Mainland China at the MTV Asia Awards in Bangkok May 6, 2006. [Reuters] Click for more pictures

"We love Vanness. He's smart and can dance so well. He's so sexy when he dances," squealed Rin Khaochot, 30, who came with a group of Vanness Wu fans wearing T-shirts with his name on them.

"The male artist I really want to win is Eminem. I love him so much, I wish he could be here," said Pomme Kessung, a 19-year-old Bangkok student who won a ticket to the show in a raffle.

Awards were handed out to international stars, as well as to the best artists from around Asia.

Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin was named favorite male artist, while Kelly Clarkson took best female artist.

Backstreet Boys won for favorite pop act, Green Day for best rockers, and Simon Webbe for best breakthough artist.

Best video went to Korn for "Twisted Transistor."

In the Asian categories, Vicky Zhao won from Chinese mainland, Twins from Hong Kong, Jai from India, and Peterpan from Indonesia.

Seven took the honor for South Korea, Mawi for Malaysia, Rivermaya for Philippines and Taufik Batisah for Singapore.

Wang Leehom won for Taiwan and Tata Young for Thailand.

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