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The World Music Awards (founded in 1989) is an international awards show that annually honors recording artists based on their worldwide sales figures, which are provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is a trade organisation representing the recording industry. ...

Prince Albert of Monaco

The awards show is conducted under the patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco, Monte-Carlo. Until 2003 the show was conducted in Monte Carlo. The 2004 show was held in Las Vegas, Nevada (U.S.) on September 15. The 2005 show was held at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, California. The 2006 show which also featured the legendary Michael Jackson was held at Earls Court in London, United Kingdom. The show is broadcast to North and South America, all of Europe, the Middle East, Japan and South East Asia, all of mainland China, some other parts of Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and all of Africa reaching an estimated worldwide audience of around one billion viewers, in over 160 countries. [1] John Martinotti is an executive producer and co-founder of the show. Prince Albert, Marquis of Baux. ... Prince Albert, Marquis of Baux. ... Albert II, Prince of Monaco (Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi; born 14 March 1958), styled His Serene Highness The Sovereign Prince of Monaco, is the head of the House of Grimaldi and the current ruler of the Principality of Monaco. ... Casino at night with a fountain in front Monte Carlo is the wealthiest of Monacos four quarters, sometimes erroneously believed to be the countrys capital, even though there formally is none. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Monte Carlo is a very wealthy section of the city-state of Monaco known for its casino, gambling, beaches, glamour, and sightings of famous people. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Earls Court is a place in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ...

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Charity

All the proceeds from the show go to the Monaco Aide and Presence Foundation, which assists underdeveloped areas mainly in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Brazil. So far, many projects have been successfully carried out; a hospital at Port Bouet in Côte d'Ivoire serving a population of over 170,000 inhabitants, a home in Katukuranda, Sri Lanka for handicapped girls, a hospital and school in Niger, and a hospital in Cambodia. Additionally, a home for abandoned children in Brazil, plus a village for the homeless in Madagascar have been constructed, and the complete renovation of an existing hospital in Mokatam, Egypt.[2] A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current national boundaries: Russia (dark orange), other countries of the former USSR (medium orange),members of the Warsaw pact (light orange), and other former Communist regimes not aligned with Moscow (lightest orange). ...


The Awards and award winners

According to the official World Music Awards website: "The World's best-selling recording-artists in the various categories are determined after a thorough research conducted by the organization on record certifications and record company sales figures".[3] The national member associations of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is the organisation that provides the World music organisation with the names of their overall best-selling artists and groups. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is a trade organisation representing the recording industry. ...

  • World Music Awards 2000

-Best Latin Artist: Ricky Martin -Best Pop Male Artist: Ricky Martin -Best Pop Group Artist: Backstreet Boys

  • World Music Awards 2003 See 2003 Award Winners
  • World Music Awards 2004 See 2004 Award Winners
  • World Music Awards 2005 See 2005 Award Winners
  • World Music Awards 2006

-Best Pop Artist: Madonna -Best Rock Artist: Nickelback -Best Pop/Rock Artist: Nelly Furtado -Best R&B Artist: Beyonce -Best Rap/HipHop Artist: Kanye West -Best Latin Artist: Shakira -Best DJ: Bob Sinclair -Best New Artist: James Blunt List of the winners of the 2005 World Music Awards: // Worlds Best-Selling Pop Male Artist: 50 Cent Worlds Best-Selling Pop Female Artist: Mariah Carey Worlds Best-Selling Pop Group: Destinys Child Worlds Best-Selling Pop/Rock Artist: Eminem Worlds Best-Selling Rock...

  • National Awards

Each year, the WMS awards the best selling artist from each major country.

  • Legend Awards

Legend Awards are given to artists "in recognition of their global success and outstanding contribution to the music industry."[4] Past winners include Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Modern Talking, Ace of Base, Diana Ross, Julio Iglesias, Tina Cousins, Rod Stewart, Lionel Richie, Ray Charles, Cher, Celine Dion, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Destiny's Child, Prince, Janet Jackson, and Carlos Santana. Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and actress. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. ... Modern Talking was a German pop music duo consisting of composer/producer/background singer Dieter Bohlen and singer Thomas Anders. ... Ace of Base is a dance-pop band from Gothenburg, Sweden, comprised of Ulf Ekberg (Buddha) and siblings Jonas Berggren (Joker), Linn Berggren, and Jenny Berggren. ... For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ... This page is about the singer Julio Iglesias. ... Tina Cousins is a singer of electronic music, from Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England, born April 20, 1971. ... Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a singer and songwriter born and raised in London, England. ... Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. ... For the composer and conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, see Ray Charles (composer). ... This article is about Cher, the entertainer. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian singer and occasional songwriter and actress. ... Plácido Domingo José Plácido Domingo Embil KBE (born January 21, 1941)[1] better known as Plácido Domingo, is a world-renowned operatic tenor. ... Luciano Pavarotti performing on June 15, 2002 at a concert in the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI[1] (October 12, 1935 – September 6, 2007) was a celebrated Italian tenor in operatic music, who successfully crossed into popular music becoming one of the most... Destinys Child was an American R&B group. ... For another person sometimes known as The Artist, see Michael Haynes III. Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American funk musician. ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, activist, and pop icon. ... Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947), is a Grammy Award-winning Mexican-born American Latin rock musician and guitarist. ...

  • Chopard Diamond Award

The Chopard Diamond World Music Award is a new award, given to artists who have sold over 100 million albums over the course of their careers. Past winners are Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, and Bon Jovi. Michael Jackson received the Diamond Award for 2006. The Chopard Diamond award (known simply as the Diamond award) is given by the World Music Awards to artists who have sold over 100 million albums during their career. ... Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a singer and songwriter born and raised in London, England. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and actress. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian singer and occasional songwriter and actress. ... Bon Jovi is a hard rock band originating from Sayreville, New Jersey. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ...

  • Millennium Awards.

Apart from the world's best-selling artists in the various categories and the national best-selling artists, special millennium awards were presented in 2000, for the very first time to the world's best-selling recording-artist of all time.[5] The awards were presented to Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey in the male and female categories respectively. A millennium (pl. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and actress. ...


Past Awards

2005 show

The show was broadcast in the United States by the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) on September 13, 2005. It featured appearances by many American and Latino pop stars, such as Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey, Ciara, Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia Barrino, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Carlos Santana, Rob Thomas, Michelle Branch, Stevie Wonder, Kid Rock, Eminem, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, and Snoop Dogg. It also featured a performance by Australian adult contemporary/pop music star Delta Goodrem, who won the Best Selling Australian Artist Award for the second year in a row. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Destinys Child was an American R&B group. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and actress. ... Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris on October 25, 1985 in Austin, Texas)(IPA pronunciation: [1])is a Grammy Award-winning American singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, and occasional actress. ... Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American pop rock singer. ... Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984), or simply Fantasia, is an American pop, R&B, soul singer and Broadway / television actress who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004. ... This article is about the musician. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947), is a Grammy Award-winning Mexican-born American Latin rock musician and guitarist. ... For other persons of the same name, see Rob Thomas. ... Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch-Landau (born July 2, 1983) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. ... Robert James Ritchie (born January 17, 1971), best known as Kid Rock, is an American rapper, singer and rock musician most notable for his albums Devil Without a Cause and Cocky and his hit singles Bawitdaba and Picture. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. ... 50 cents may refer to 50 subunits of currencies where the subunit is called a cent. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Delta Lea Goodrem (born 9 November 1984) is a multi-ARIA Award winning Australian singer-songwriter, pianist and Logie Award winning actress. ...


Patti Labelle, Usher, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Teairra Marí, Rihanna and Amerie paid tribute to Destinys Child, who received an award for being the best-selling female group of all time, and Patti LaBelle, Kid Rock, and Stevie Wonder also performed songs dedicated to honoring the victims of the most recent U.S. natural disaster, Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944 in West-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an multi-grammy winning American R&B and soul singer and songwriter who fronted two groups, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles and Labelle, which changed and birthed a new era of womens music and... Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), is an American R&B/pop singer and actor who rose to fame in the mid-late 1990s. ... Kenneth Babyface Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an R&B and pop singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entreprenuer. ... Teairra Marí (born Teairra Maria Thomas on December 2, 1987) is an American R&B singer, who is best known for her 2005 hits Make Her Feel Good and No Daddy. // Marí was born in Detroit, Michigan. ... Rihanna (born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988) is a Bajan singer with musical influences from R&B, pop, reggae, rock, dancehall and funk. ... Amerie Mi Marie Rogers (born January 12, 1980),[1] known professionally as Amerie, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress, and model. ... ... Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944 in West-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an multi-grammy winning American R&B and soul singer and songwriter who fronted two groups, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles and Labelle, which changed and birthed a new era of womens music and... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


2006 show

Host:

Performances: Lindsay Dee Lohan[1] (born July 2, 1986) is an American actress and pop music singer. ...

Winners: Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Tokio Hotel is a German pop rock band. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Nelly Kim Furtado (born December 2, 1978) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist, who also holds Portuguese citizenship. ... Beyoncé in 2004 with her five Grammys. ... Rihanna (born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988) is a Bajan singer with musical influences from R&B, pop, reggae, rock, dancehall and funk. ... Faithless are a British band whose music is described by the band as a cross between hip-hop and dance. ... For the letter Ñ pronounced Enye, see Ñ. Enya (born Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin[2] on 17 May 1961), sometimes presented in the media as Enya Brennan, is an Irish singer and songwriter. ... Bob Sinclar, mistaken many times as Sinclair (born Christophe Le Friant, May 10, 1967) is a French record producer, House music DJ, remixer and owner of the label Yellow Productions. ... “Melua” redirects here. ... This article is about the Lebanese singer. ... Dima Bilan (Russian: ; born Viktor Belan, , 24 December 1981 in Karachay-Cherkessia) is a Karachay-Russian pop artist. ... Andrea Bocelli (born 22 September 1958) is a renowned Italian singer. ...

  • Michael Jackson- Diamond Award
  • Beyoncé - World's Best-Selling R&B Artist Award
  • Nelly Furtado - World's Best-Selling Pop/Rock Artist Award
  • Madonna - World's Best-Selling Pop Artist Award, Best Selling U.S. Artist Award
  • Nickelback - World's Best-Selling Rock Artist Award
  • Kanye West - World's Best-Selling Rap/Hip Hop Artist Award
  • James Blunt - World's Best-Selling New Artist Award, Best Selling U.K. Artist Award
  • Shakira - World's Best-Selling Latin Artist Award
  • Andrea Bocelli - Best-Selling Italian Artist Award, World's Best-Selling Classical Artist Award
  • Dima Bilan - Best-Selling Russian Artist Award
  • Bob Sinclar - World's Best DJ Award
  • Elissa - Best-Selling Arabic Artist Award
  • Enya - Best-Selling Irish Artist Award
  • Tokio Hotel - Best-Selling German Artist Award
  • Katie Melua - Best-Selling British Artist Award
  • Jay Chou - Best-Selling Chinese Artist Award
  • Rihanna - Best-Selling Barbadian Artist Award

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Beyoncé in 2004 with her five Grammys. ... Nelly Kim Furtado (born December 2, 1978) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist, who also holds Portuguese citizenship. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... This article is about the Canadian rock band. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ... James Blunt (born James Hillier Blount, February 22, 1974) is an English singer-songwriter whose debut album, Back to Bedlam, and single releases — especially the number one hit Youre Beautiful — brought him to fame in 2005. ... This article is about the musician. ... Andrea Bocelli (born 22 September 1958) is a renowned Italian singer. ... Dima Bilan (Russian: ; born Viktor Belan, , 24 December 1981 in Karachay-Cherkessia) is a Karachay-Russian pop artist. ... Bob Sinclar, mistaken many times as Sinclair (born Christophe Le Friant, May 10, 1967) is a French record producer, House music DJ, remixer and owner of the label Yellow Productions. ... This article is about the Lebanese singer. ... For the letter Ñ pronounced Enye, see Ñ. Enya (born Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin[2] on 17 May 1961), sometimes presented in the media as Enya Brennan, is an Irish singer and songwriter. ... Tokio Hotel is a German pop rock band. ... “Melua” redirects here. ... Jay Chou (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: Zhōu Jiélún; Wade-Giles: Chou Chieh-lun; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chiu Kia̍t-lûn), born 18 January 1979, is a World Music Award-winning Taiwanese musician, singer, producer, actor and director. ... Rihanna (born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988) is a Bajan singer with musical influences from R&B, pop, reggae, rock, dancehall and funk. ...

2007 show

Host

Julian Dana William McMahon (born 27 July 1968) is a Golden Globe- nominated Australian actor and former fashion model. ...

Performers

  • Celine Dion
  • Rihanna
  • Cascada
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Akon
  • Ciara
  • Amr Diab

Winners

  • Amr Diab - Best-Selling Arabic Artist Award
  • Cascada - Best-Selling German Artist Award
  • Akon - Best-Selling African Artist Award,
  • Rihanna - World's Best-Selling Pop Female Artist
  • Mika - World’s Best-Selling Pop Rock Male Artist, Best-elling British Artist, and Best-Selling New Artist.
  • Laura Pausini - World's Best-Selling Italian Artist
  • Silver - World's Best-Selling Russian Artist
  • Miguel Bose - World's Best-Selling Spanish Artist
  • Nightwish - World's Best-Selling Scandinavian Artist
  • U2 - World's Best-Selling Irish Artist
  • Christophe Willem - World's Best-Selling French Artist
  • Within Temptation - World's Best-Selling Dutch Artist
  • Jay Chou - World's Best-Selling Chinese Artist
  • Avril Lavigne - World's Bes-Selling Canadian Artist and World’s Best-Selling Pop Rock Female Artist
  • Justin Timberlake - World's Best-Selling American Artist
  • Mana - World’s Best-Selling Latin Group
  • 50 Cent - World’s Best-Selling Hip Hop Artist
  • Shaggy - Entertainer of the Year and World’s Best-Selling R&B Male Artist
  • David Guetta - World’s Best-Selling DJ
  • Celine Dion - Legend Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music
  • Patti LaBelle - Legend Award for Outstanding Contribution to R&B

Amr Abdel Basset Abdel Azeez Diab (Arabic:عمرو عبد الباسط عبد العزيز دياب)born on October 11, 1961 in Port Said, Egypt,is an Egyptian singer, and composer. ... Cascada (pronounced: ) is a German Eurodance act most famous for their hit single Everytime We Touch. While colloquially Cascada is sometimes used to refer to Natalie Horler, the lead singer, Cascada is actually a group of three musicians, Natalie Horler, DJ Manian, and Yann Pfeiffer. ... Kishan Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Badara Akon Thiam,[1][2] often going by the shorter Aliaune Thiam[3] (born October 14, 1981),[4] and better known by his stage name Akon, is an American R&B singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and record executive. ... Rihanna (born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988) is a Bajan singer with musical influences from R&B, pop, reggae, rock, dancehall and funk. ... Mica Penniman (born 18 August 1983), known as Mika (IPA []), is a Lebanese-born, London-based singer who has a recording contract with Casablanca Records and Universal Music, and rose to fame around the end of 2006 and the start of 2007. ... This article is about the singer–songwriter. ... Silver was a 1970s country-rock band, best known for their 1976 hit Wham Bam. Members of the group included John Batdorf (formerly of Batdorf & Rodney), Brent Mydland (later of the Grateful Dead), as well as Tom Leadon, brother of the Eagles Bernie Leadon. ... Miguel Luchino González Bosé (born April 3, 1956), is a Latino actor and musician. ... Nightwish is a Finnish Symphonic metal band formed in 1996 in the town of Kitee. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Christophe awaiting the judges reaction. ... Within Temptation is a Symphonic Metal band from the Netherlands. ... Jay Chou (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: Zhōu Jiélún; Wade-Giles: Chou Chieh-lun; Pe̍h-ōe-jÄ«: Chiu Kia̍t-lûn), born 18 January 1979, is a World Music Award-winning Taiwanese musician, singer, producer, actor and director. ... Avril Lavigne Whibley,[1] better known by her birth name of Avril Lavigne (IPA: ), (born September 27, 1984) is a Canadian Pop singer, musician and actress. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981[1]), sometimes known as JT, is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. ... Mana is a traditional term that refers to a concept among the speakers of Oceanic languages, including Melanesians, Polynesians, and Micronesians. ... 50 cents may refer to 50 subunits of currencies where the subunit is called a cent. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Shaggy (artist). ... David Guetta (born November 7, 1967 in Paris) is a French DJ. At age 13, he began mixing his first vinyls. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian singer and occasional songwriter and actress. ... Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944 in West-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an multi-grammy winning American R&B and soul singer and songwriter who fronted two groups, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles and Labelle, which changed and birthed a new era of womens music and...

Records

Most WMAs won

  • Mariah Carey has received sixteen World Music Awards, the most for any artist.
  • Michael Jackson has received fifteen World Music Awards, the most for any male artist.

Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and actress. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ...

Most WMAs won in a single year

  • Whitney Houston has the record for winning five Awards at the 1994 WMA show. Some of these include, World's Best Selling R&B Artist, World's Best Selling Overall Recording Artist, and World's Best Selling Recording Artist of the Era.[6]
  • Two years later, Michael Jackson tied this record at the 1996 World Music Awards show. Some of his awards include "Best Selling Album Of All Time, Thriller, Best Selling Male Artist of 1996, and Best Selling Artist Ever.[7]
  • In 2003 50 cent made this record a three-way-tie at the WMA show. His awards include World's Best Selling Artist of 2003, World's Best Male Pop Artist, World's Best RnB Artist, World's Best Hip-Hop Artist and World's Best New Artist.

Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... An era is a long period of time with different technical and colloquial meanings, and usages in language. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Alternate cover Special Edition release cover. ...

External links

  • WorldMusicAwards.com — Official site.

References

  1. ^ http://awards.montecarloresort.com/03/w03pre00.asp
  2. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20001003214032/www.montecarloresort.com/awards/00/w00pre00.htm
  3. ^ http://www.worldmusicawards.com/ifpi.html
  4. ^ http://www.worldmusicawards.com/legendaward.html
  5. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20001003214032/www.montecarloresort.com/awards/00/w00pre00.htm World Music Awards; section entitled "The Awards"
  6. ^ http://whfan.free.fr/awards.htm
  7. ^ http://www.rajuabju.com/literature/mjawards.htm

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