Meteor Awards winners announced

One of the most glamourous nights on the irish music calendar has concluded, with awards going to a variety of irish and international stars.

One of the most glamourous nights on the irish music calendar has concluded, with awards going to a variety of irish and international stars.

Irish act Damien Dempsey was the surpirse success of the awards, the only artist to scoop two awards, Best Folk/ Traditional Act and Best Irish Country/Roots Artist respectively.

Celebrities flocked to Dublin to attend and present Meteor awards including hollywood actor Dominic West, who is currently co-starring with Julia Roberts in Mona Lisa Smiles; New Zealand's hottest export, Bic Runga and MTV's Alex Zane. Irish actors George Mahon, Patrick Bergin, No Frontiers Katherine Thomas also presented awards alongside 'Queen of the Jungle, Kerry McFadden, Miss World Rosanna Davidson, Keith Duffy, Niall Quinn, Deirdre O'Kane, Denis Hickey, Joe Elliot and Hector Ó hEochagáin.

The Meteor Music Awards were recorded by RTE and will be shown on Network 2 on Wednesday, 3rd March at 9pm. A host of international and Irish acts performed at this year's awards including music legend Lionel Richie, No 1 chart sensation Katie Melua, Counting Crows, The Corrs, Sugababes, Westlife, Hothouse Flowers, The Frames, The Dubliners, Snow Patrol, Paddy Casey and Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club.

Westlife won the Best Irish Pop Act gong for a record fourth time.

Winners:

Irish:

Best Irish Radio DJ: Ryan Tubridy.

Best Irish Band: The Frames.

Best Irish Pop Act: Westlife.

Best Irish Album: So Much For The City, The Thrills.

Best Irish Female: Cara Dillon.

Best Irish Male: Paddy Casey.

Best Folk/ Traditional Act; Damien Dempsey.

Best Irish Country/Roots Artist: Damien Dempsey.

Best Irish New Act: The Future Kings of Spain.

Industry Award: Dave Fanning.

Lifetime Achievement Award: The Dubliners.

International:

Best Female: Beyonce.

Best Male: Justin Timberlake.

Best Group: The Darkness.

Best Album: Elephant, The White Stripes.

Best Live Performance: Red Hot Chili Peppers at Slane.

Humanitarian Award: Sr Stanislaus Kennedy.

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