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29.11.02

TV ENTERTAINMENT


Top of the Pops Awards 2002 - the winners


The wait is finally over and tonight in front of a sold out crowd of over 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 revealed.


Hosted 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.


During the month of November the categories were voted for by the general public, readers of Top of the Pops Magazine and by visiting the TOTP website - this is what makes these awards so special to the fans, they get to chose who they want to win.


Chart-topping, 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, Nickleback and Shakira.


Everyone's 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.


The 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 Holland'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.


With 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 went on to perform Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word with Blue and closed the show with Your Song.


The Winners

Top 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

The Top of the Pops Awards will be broadcast on BBC ONE on Saturday 30 November at 5.40pm.


Notes to Editors


The Top of The Pops Awards is a BBC Entertainment Production.


Director Julia Knowles


Producer Robin Ashbrook


Executive Producer Chris Cowey


Top of the Pops Awards get interactive (06.11.02)


Top Of The Pops 2002 Awards come back to Manchester (13.09.02)


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