DETROIT — Rap superstar Eminem and singer-songwriter Ty Stone were the top winners at the 20th annual Detroit Music Awards held Friday night at the Fillmore Detroit.
Kid Rock protege Stone, who hails from Lincoln Park, was the top winner overall, taking home six trophies — three each in the Rock/Pop and Country fields including Outstanding Vocalist and Songwriter in each field, while he and his band, The Truth, were named Outstanding Group in both. Stone is currently working on his debut album, which should be released this year.
Eminem, meanwhile, was the big winner among national recording artists. His 2010 album “Recovery” was named Outstanding National Major Label Recording, while “Not Afraid” won the Outstanding National Single and Outstanding Video/Major Budget honors.
Eminem did not attend the ceremony.
Other multiple Detroit Music Award winners on Friday included the Howling Diablos, Jill Jack, the Brothers Groove, rapper Paradime, Sarana VerLin, blues veteran Johnnie Bassett, the Hot Club of Detroit, T. Money Green and classical musician Kenneth Robinson.
In addition to category winners, DMAs also honored Insane Clown Posse, Dennis Coffey, the Polish Muslims and WRIF-FM with Distinguished Achievement Awards.
The full list of DMA winners is posted at www.detroitmusicawards.net.
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