Pop beauty Mariah Carey triumphed at the third annual Vibe awards yesterday (12NOV05), scooping four honours including the coveted artist of the year gong.

The curvy singer also won the album of the year award for her top-selling release The Emancipation Of Mimi, best R+B song for WE BELONG TOGETHER and R+B voice of the year at the high profile urban music ceremony.

She said of her success, "If you pray and you ask, you will receive."

Meanwhile, organisers Vibe magazine were determined to make the night as safe as possible after last year's (04) violent brawl between Dr Dre and JIMMY JAMES JOHNSON - which resulted in Johnson being stabbed.

Publisher KENARD GIBBS says, "We certainly took all the necessary precautions that we felt we needed to take."

G-Unit member Young Buck will stand trial for the stabbing of Johnson, who is currently behind bars for a year after assaulting Dre as he approached the stage to collect an award last year.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Artist of the Year: MARIAH CAREY

Album of the Year: MARIAH CAREY

R+B Voice of the Year: MARIAH CAREY

Best R+B Song: WE BELONG TOGETHER, MARIAH CAREY

Best Rapper: Kanye West

Next Award: Keyshia Cole

Coolest Collaboration: OH, Ciara featuring Ludacris

Street Anthem: U DON'T KNOW ME, T I

Power Broker of the Year: Kevin Liles

Club Banger: 1 THING, Amerie

Reelest Video: TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET (CHAPTERS 1-5), R Kelly

Hottest Hook: HATE IT OR LOVE IT, The Game featuring 50 CENT

Video Goddess: ESTHER BAXTER in NUMBER ONE SPOT by LUDACRIS

Boomshot Award: WELCOME TO JAMROCK, Damian Marley

Best Group: The Diplomats

VStyle: BABY PHAT

Vibe Vixen: KIMORA LEE SIMONS

VLegend: Mary J Blige