POP queen Madonna and rap star Eminem last night led the winners at Europe's glitziest music award ceremony, which also saw Robbie Williams take the best song honour and All Saints win best pop act.

Wearing a red Dolce & Gabbana sequinned jump suit, Madonna confirmed her enduring appeal by scooping the awards for best dance and best female artists.

Speaking at the ceremony in Stockholm, she thanked all the Europeans she has worked with, including Swede Jonas Aackerlund, who directed her ''Music'' video. ''It's very fitting that I should be hear at the European MTV music awards because I always end up working with Europeans,'' she said.

Adding a personal note, she said: ''Most importantly, I'd like to say thank you to my gorgeous family because they are the most important thing to me.''

Madonna's boyfriend and the father of her second child, Rocco, British film director Guy Ritchie, presented the best video award to Moby for Natural Blues.

The American domination of the MTV awards continued with controversial rapper Eminem, the other double winner, named best hip hop artist and scooping the prize for best album.

All Saints beat off competition from Robbie Williams, Britney Spears, and American boy band The Backstreet Boys to collect the MTV Europe Music 2000 pop award.

British bands were up for several awards, with Williams nominated in five categories. But he missed out on the best male award, which went to Latin star Ricky Martin.

Scotland's Travis were nominated for best group but they too missed out, with The Backstreet Boys collecting the top prize.

The winners for most of the 21 awards were chosen by fans from all over Europe who voted by phone or on a web site. More than six million votes were received - triple the two million for last year's ceremony in Dublin.

The Spice Girls sang at the event and Robbie Williams wowed the crowd when he performed his hit Kids with Australian superstar Kylie Minogue.

Madonna paid tribute to Kylie by wearing a vest with the Aussie star's name emblazoned across the front during the performance of her hit Music.

Spoof presenter Ali G presented the award for best male artist. In his usual mocking style he praised the Swedes for giving the world ''the Saab 900 turbo'', ''Ace of Base'', and pornographic films.

Moby, in taking the award for best video, again beat off British competition, with Williams missing out with his nomination for Rock DJ.

The best rock band award went to US group The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and there was more American success, with Blink 182 being named best new act.

Williams rescued some honour for the British contingent, collecting the final award of the evening with Rock DJ being named best song. Collecting his award from pop princess Kylie, Williams told the crowd that he thought Rock DJ was a ''terrible'', ''silly song''.

He said: ''I am not going to say anything bad about people's choices on this one or voting for this one, but I think it's a terrible song and it is a silly song.

''Plus, I come from a place in England called Tunstall and it is in Stoke-on-Trent and it is very working class and when I was growing up I dreamt of being a pop star and I would like to thank MTV for my three houses, my five cars, and my supermodel girlfriend. Live the dream.''

Other winners last night were Jennifer Lopez for the best R&B act and Irish boy band Westlife, who were named the best UK and Ireland Act.

q Kylie Minogue's first British tour for eight years, which record bosses say is set to outshine past theatrical extravaganzas, will start at the Glasgow Armadillo on March 3. The Australian star, who now counts Madonna among her celebrity fans, will play six dates in March with tickets going on sale today.

And the winners are

Best Album: Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP

Best Female Artist: Madonna

Best Dance: Madonna

Best Hip Hop: Eminem

Best Song: Robbie Williams, Rock DJ

Best Video: Moby, Natural Blues

Best Group: Backstreet Boys

Best Pop: All Saints

Best New Act: Blink 182

Best Rock: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Best Male artist: Ricky Martin

Best R&B: Jennifer Lopez

Best United Kingdom and Ireland Act: Westlife

Free Your Mind Award: OTPOR, a grassroots group founded in 1998 to protest against former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.