Jennifer Lopez cemented her music comeback on Tuesday as she accepted top honors at the World Music Awards.
The singer opened the show by performing a medley of her hits and was later named the Legend for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts at the star-studded event in Monaco. Lopez, who stepped away from the spotlight in 2008 after the birth of her twins, told the crowd the award was meaningful but is "just the beginning."
Lady Gaga was the night's biggest winner with a haul of five awards, but was not present to pick them up.
Black Eyed Peas rapper will.i.am was on hand to scoop three trophies for the chart-topping group, named the World's Best R&B, Hip-Hop and Pop act.
The crowd, which included Paris Hilton, Hayden Panettiere and Michelle Rodriguez, enjoyed performances from Kelly Rowland, rapper Ludacris and Pharrell Williams.
The World Music Awards 2010 winners are as follows:
World's Best Single: Lady Gaga - Poker Face
World's Best Album: Lady Gaga - The Fame
World's Best Pop Artist: The Black Eyed Peas
World's Best Pop/Rock Artist: Lady Gaga
World's Best Rock Artist: U2
World's Best R&B Artist: The Black Eyed Peas
World's Best Hip-Hop Artist: The Black Eyed Peas
World's Best New Artist: Lady Gaga
World's Best Classical Artist: Andrea Bocelli
World's Best DJ: David Guetta
Legend for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts: Jennifer Lopez
Rock Legends: Scorpions
World's Best Producer: David Guetta
Best-Selling U.K. Artist: Susan Boyle
Best-Selling U.S. Artist: Lady Gaga.