of the Pops Awards 2002 - Award Winners
wait is finally over, and tonight in front of a sold out crowd of
more than 10,000 pop fans and a star-studded audience at the Manchester
Evening News Arena, this year's Top of the Pops Awards winners were
by Ireland's greatest pop export Ronan Keating, superstars and soap-stars,
legends and newcomers provided an impressive line-up for this, the
second year of the Top of the Pops Awards, which will be screened
in 112 countries around the world in the coming week.
fantastic live performances from Moby, Blue, Kylie, Will Young and
Gareth Gates, Ms Dynamite, Big Bruvaz, Daniel Bedingfield, Manic
Street Preachers, Craig David and the Sugababes, the night came
to a fantastic grand finale when the winner of this year's Hall
of Fame Award was announced as Sir Elton John. He then went on to
perform 'Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word' with Blue and closed
the show with 'Your Song'.
the month of November the categories were voted for by the general
public, readers of Top of the Pops Magazine and by visitors to the
Top of the Pops website. This is what makes these awards so special
to the fans; they get to choose who they want to win.
favourite Pop Princess, Kylie Minogue, returned to the Top of the
Pops Awards for a second year, this time winning Top Tour, and the
mighty Ms Dynamite rounded off her impressive debut year with yet
another award to add to her collection for Top R'n'B.
battle for Top Pop Act was won by the boys from Blue, who have had
a fantastic year with a string of top 10 singles and a number one
album, and Belgium's finest, Ian Van Dahl beat the likes of Moby,
JXL and Basement Jaxx to win Top Dance. Oasis proved to still be
a firm favourite with the voting public winning Top Rock, and Coldplay
won Top Album for their multi-platinum selling album 'A Rush of
Blood to the Head'.
record breaking, Will Young stole the show scooping the Top Newcomer
Award in a fiercely contested category that featured some of this
year's biggest names including Gareth Gates, Holly Valance and Ms
Dynamite. Will also went on to snatch the award for Top Single for
'Evergreen' from chart-rivals Liberty X, Enrique Iglesias, Nickleback
Newcomer - Will Young
Top Dance - Ian Van Dahl
Top Rock - Oasis
Top Tour - Kylie Minogue
Top Pop - Blue
Top R'n'B - Ms Dynamite
Top Album - Coldplay 'A Rush of Blood to the Head'
Top Single - Will Young 'Evergreen'
Hall of Fame - Sir Elton John
Top of the Pops Awards will be broadcast on BBC One on Saturday
30th December at 17.40, and on BBC Prime at 21:00 CET.
awards will also be shown on RTL in Germany, BNN in the Netherlands
and Jim TV in Belgium.
Top of The Pops Awards is a BBC Entertainment Production.
Director Julia Knowles
Producer Robin Ashbrook
Executive Producer Chris Cowey