Chopard Diamond award


Chopard Diamond award
Chopard Diamond Award
Awarded for selling over 100 million albums
Presented by Albert II, The Prince of Monaco
Country Monaco
First awarded 2002
Official website worldmusicawards.com

The Chopard Diamond award, or simply the Diamond award, is a special award of merit given by the World Music Awards to recording artists who have sold over 100 million albums throughout their career.[1] The World Music Awards were established in 1989. Honors are based entirely on worldwide sales figures in the music industry based on the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).[2]

The first Chopard Diamond award was issued in 2002 to British singer-songwriter Rod Stewart. He is known to have sold over 100 million records throughout his career.[3] American entertainer Mariah Carey was honored the following year. She has sold more than 175 million albums, singles and videos worldwide and was named the best-selling female pop artist of the millennium at the 2000 World Music Awards.[4][5]

Canadian songstress Celine Dion became the third recipient of the Chopard Diamond award. She was honored in 2004, and had been previously recognized at the World Music Awards as the best selling female artist of all time.[6] According to her record label, Sony Music Entertainment, Dion has sold over 200 million albums worldwide.[7] The American rock band Bon Jovi became the successors to Dion and the first group to be acknowledged with the Chopard Diamond award, after being honored in 2005. The band are believed to have sold over 120 million albums worldwide.[8]

Michael Jackson, recognized by Guinness World Records as the most commercially successful entertainer of all time, became the fifth recipient of the award.[9] With estimated sales as high as 110 million copies worldwide, his 1982 album Thriller remains the best-selling album of all time.[10] Jackson is reported to have sold as much as 750 million units throughout the world.[11] Following Jackson's acknowledgement in 2006, The Beatles became the sixth act and second band to be honored with the Chopard Diamond award, after receiving it in 2008. The English group are the biggest-selling band in musical history, with alleged sales of 1 billion units worldwide.[12][13] Overall, four solo musicians and two bands have received the Chopard Diamond award.

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Recipients

Year Image Recipient Nationality Ref
2002 Stewart, RodRod Stewart  United Kingdom [14]
2003 Carey, MariahMariah Carey  United States [14]
2004 Dion, CelineCeline Dion  Canada [15]
2005 Jovi, BonBon Jovi  United States [16]
2006 A headshot of a man wearing a red baseball cap and shirt. He has long black hair and is smiling towards the camera. Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson  United States [17]
2008 A square quartered into four head shots of young men with moptop haircuts. Clockwise from top left, one smiles jauntily towards his right, one faces forward excitedly with an opened mouth, one smiles with his left eye half closed as if blinking, and one looks up with his tongue stuck out slightly as if licking his lips. All four wear white shirts and dark coats. Beatles, TheThe Beatles  United Kingdom [1]

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References

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  2. ^ "World Music Awards bring few surprises". The Sydney Morning Herald. (September 2, 2005). http://www.smh.com.au/news/music/world-music-awards-bring-few-surprises/2005/09/02/1125302720278.html. Retrieved December 29, 2009. 
  3. ^ Perrone, Pierre (November 2, 2003). "How we met: Rob Dickins & Rod Stewart" (Subscription required to access full article). The Independent. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-1816525.html. Retrieved December 29, 2009. 
  4. ^ "MARIAH CAREY’s NEW SINGLE “I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS” IMPACTS AT RADIO ON SEPT. 14th". Universal Music Group. http://www.universalmusic.com/artist-news/mariah-carey%E2%80%99s-new-single-%E2%80%9Ci-want-to-know-what-love-is%E2%80%9D-impacts-at-radio-on-sept-14th-al. Retrieved November 14, 2009. 
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  6. ^ "Dion, Lavigne score trophies at World Music Awards". CBC News. (November 5, 2007). http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2007/11/05/worldmusic-awards.html. Retrieved December 29, 2009. 
  7. ^ Garcia, Cathy Rose A. (December 18, 2007). "Celine Dion, My Chemical Romance, Maroon 5 to Hit Seoul in 2008". The Korea Times. http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/include/print.asp?newsIdx=15722. Retrieved December 29, 2009. 
  8. ^ Zfat, Natalie (July 14, 2008). "Bon Jovi Pack in Hits and Hardcore Fans at Free Central Park Show". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2008/07/14/bon-jovi-pack-in-hits-and-hardcore-fans-at-free-central-park-show/. Retrieved December 29, 2009. 
  9. ^ Farndale, Nigel (September 23, 2007). "Taking the Mika out of Michael Penniman". The Daily Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/3642897/Taking-the-Mika-out-of-Michael-Penniman.html. Retrieved December 29, 2009. 
  10. ^ Anderson, Kyle (July 20, 2009). "Michael Jackson's Thriller Set To Become Top-Selling Album Of All Time". MTV. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1616537/20090720/jackson_michael.jhtml. Retrieved December 29, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Michael Jackson album sales soar". CNN. June 26, 2009. http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/06/26/michael.jackson.album.sales/. Retrieved December 29, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Beatles' records are big-sellers". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. (December 9, 1980). http://news.google.co.uk/newspapers?id=4a8oAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vysEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4844,5818242&dq=beatles+biggest-selling&hl=en. Retrieved December 29, 2009. 
  13. ^ "Paul At Fifty: Paul McCartney". Time. June 8, 1992. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,975715-2,00.html. Retrieved December 29, 2009. 
  14. ^ a b "Chopard Diamond Award". World Music Awards. http://www.worldmusicawards.com/. Retrieved December 29, 2009. 
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  17. ^ Teeman, Tim (December 28, 2006). "The face". The Times. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/article1264518.ece. Retrieved December 29, 2009. 

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