Lady Gaga Rules Echo Awards
Lady GaGa was the toast of the German music industry on Thursday night - dominating the annual Echo Awards in Berlin.
The outlandish singer scooped three of the night's main prizes - Best Newcomer, Best International Rock or Pop Act, and Hit Of The Year for Poker Face - even though she did not attend the ceremony to pick up her trophies.
Other big winners included Depeche Mode, who landed 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 landed the coveted Best Album award for Stadtaffe.
The night saw performances from Rihanna, who danced with giant Transformers-style robots on stage, Ke$ha, Robbie Williams and Sade.