Echo awards-Rihanna performs, Lady Gaga rules

Lady Gaga, Depeche Mode, Rock band Silbermond, Jan Delay were all honored at the Echo Awards with Lady Gaga ruling. She won three of the main prizes — best newcomer, best international rock and hit of the year for Poker Face — even though she did not attend the ceremony to pick up her trophies, reports contactmusic.com.

London, March 7 (Calcutta Tube) Lady Gaga, Depeche Mode, Rock band Silbermond, Jan Delay were all honored at the Echo Awards with Lady Gaga ruling. She won three of the main prizes — best newcomer, best international rock and hit of the year for Poker Face — even though she did not attend the ceremony to pick up her trophies, reports contactmusic.com.

The pop diva was the toast of the German music industry when she dominated the annual Echo Awards in Berlin.

Other big winners included the Depeche Mode band, which got the title of best international pop/rock group, and British singer Robbie Williams who received his seventh Echo Award after he was named best international pop artist.

Rock band Silbermond and hip-hop artist Jan Delay were also honoured at the German Phonographic Academy’s ceremony, while reggae/rap artist Peter Fox received the coveted Best Album award for Stadtaffe.

The night saw performances from Rihanna, who danced with giant Transformers’ style robots — Kesha, Robbie Williams and Sade — on stage.

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