Whilst artists including Justin Timberlake, 50 Cent, Nelly and Jewel were picking up their gongs, burglars were breaking into the nearby Aladdin Hotel, where a number of artists were staying. Nelly and Michelle Branch were among the victims of the burglaries, with the plaster-faced rapper losing around $1 million worth of jewellery. Branch reported a personal computer as stolen. Local police are still investigating.
The Radio Music Awards recognise the artists responsible for the most-played songs on US radio. Other winners included Avril Lavigne, Tim McGraw and John Mayer.