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36th People's Choice: Mariah Carey Wins Favorite R 'n' B Artist

January 7, 2010 (3:26 am) GMT
'[Thanks] for being my best friend and for many other things that I probably shouldn't mention,' Mariah Carey says of Nick Cannon when handed out the trophy.
36th People's Choice: Mariah Carey Wins Favorite R 'n' B Artist

The first winner in music category of the 36th Annual People's Choice Awards is announced by . is the lucky one. The "" singer takes home Favorite R&B Artist title, beating , , and .

"My real fans know that they are my extended family and I love them so much," she says during the acceptance speech. She also thanks husband , saying "[Thanks] for being my best friend and for many other things that I probably shouldn't mention."

Mariah Carey previously delivered a strange speech on stage at 2010 Palm Spring Film Festival. She said "please forgive me, because I'm a little bit, um ..." when collecting Best Supporting Actress Award for her role in movie "". An audience then yelled interrupting her "drunk!" to which she replied "Yeah!" with a laugh.

Back to People's Choice Awards, wins Favorite Country Artist, pushing aside , , and Rascal Flatts. "I'd like to thank God for giving everybody in this room a love for entertainment," so she says.

Losing Favorite Country Artist to Carrie, Keith still manages to walk home with a prize as he is unveiled as the recipient for Favorite Male Artist. He wins over , , and . "I don't even care if you download it illegally and give it to your friends," he tells fans on stage.

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