More awards for Ms Dynamite

Rap star Ms Dynamite added to her clutch of glittering prizes today when she was named favourite female vocalist at the Capital FM Help A London Child Awards.

The singer has bagged a host of accolades over the past year, including two Brits, three Mobos and the prestigious Mercury Music Prize.

Earlier this week she was named media personality of the year at the Race In The Media Awards.

And today she collected another gong, beating Sophie Ellis Bextor, Beverley Knight and Sarah Whatmore to the favourite female vocalist title.

Other winners included Coldplay, who were named favourite UK band, Blue, who won favourite UK group, and favourite male vocalist Daniel Bedingfield.

Westlife were named favourite international group, Will Young was best newcomer and Atomic Kitten scooped favourite pop act.

Best single was Liberty X's Just A Little Bit, and Angels With Dirty Faces by Sugababes won the album chart award.

Pink was named best international solo artist and Nelly and Kelly's Dilemma was favourite international single.

The star-studded charity bash was held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in west London.

Mick Hucknall was there to accept the outstanding contribution to music award for Simply Red.

Ms Dynamite, real name Niomi McLean-Daley, attended the awards ceremony with boyfriend Dwayne Seaforth.

The star, who is expecting her first baby in July, said she was a big supporter of the Help A London Child charity.

"Children are the future so let's keep helping," she said.

The Ninth Annual Awards were hosted by Capital FM DJ and Pop Idol judge Neil Fox.

Stars on the guest list included Will Young, Dannii Minogue, Ronan Keating, Emma Bunton, Kym Marsh, and Gareth Gates.

England rugby stars Lawrence Dallaglio and Jason Leonard were also there to pick up the Sporting Contribution award.

Accepting Simply Red's Outstanding Contribution award, singer Mick Hucknall said he had many more years of music-making left in him.

"The trouble for my critics is that I am going to be around for a few more years yet," he said.

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