Whoops, their bad!
The Black Eyed Peas were accidentally named “Best International Group” at the 2010 NRJ Music Awards by singer Ke$ha and French choreographer Kamel Quali, who apologized after they realized they had announced the wrong band as the winners. The real winners were German band Tokio Hotel, and the mix-up happened because the card apparently listed the nominees AND the winner. Quali told the booing crowd to blame organizers, and not him and Ke$ha, because they shouldn’t have listed the winner and the nominees on the same card to begin with.
BEP still took home an award though. Their 2009 track “I Gotta Feeling” won the award for “Best International Song,” which is ironic because just last year a song of Katy Perry‘s was accidentally awarded the same honor, when it was really intended for Rihanna. And speaking of Rihanna, the singer performed her single “Russian Roulette” and won her own award: “Best International Female.”
Meanwhile, singer Beyonce won the award for “Artist of the Decade” at the show, held Saturday night (Jan 23) in Cannes, France at the Palais des Festivals. Producer/rapper Pharrell Williams presented her with the big award. More pics/videos from the 2010 NRJ Music Awards below…
BLACK EYED PEAS – “MEET ME HALFWAY”
BLACK EYED PEAS F/ DAVID GUETTA – “I GOTTA FEELING”
RIHANNA – “RUSSIAN ROULETTE”
BEYONCE WINS “ARTIST OF THE DECADE”
PHOTOS: GETTY IMAGES / WIRE IMAGE