- World Music Awards
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). John Martinotti is an executive producer and co-founder of the show.
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 Theatrein Los Angeles, California. The 2006 show was on November 15, 2006which also featured Michael Jacksonwas held at Earls Courtin London, United Kingdomand since 2007 the ceremonies are back at on the Côte d'Azur. The show is broadcast to North and South America, all of Europe, the Middle East, Japanand South East Asia, all of mainland China, some other parts of Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and all of Africareaching an estimated worldwide audience of around one billion viewers, in over 160 countries. [ [http://awards.montecarloresort.com/03/w03pre00.asp] Dead link|date=March 2008] The show receives much of its publicity and press from utilizing outside companies. One of the major companies used for this purpose is The International Academy of Music Arts and Sciences. [ [http://iamascorp.com/promotions.php The International Academy of Music Arts and Sciences] ]
The 20th Annual World Music will take place on
November 9, 2008in Monte Carlo. [cite web| title = World Music Awards| url = http://www.worldmusicawards.com/| accessdate = 2008-02-11]
All the proceeds from the show go to the Monaco Aide and Presence Foundation, which assists underdeveloped areas mainly in
Africa, Asia, Eastern Europeand Brazil. So far, many projects have been successfully carried out; a hospital at Port Bouet in Côte d'Ivoireserving a population of over 170,000 inhabitants, a home in Katukuranda, Sri Lankafor 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 Madagascarhave been constructed, and the complete renovation of an existing hospital in Mokatam, Egypt. [ [http://web.archive.org/web/20001003214032/www.montecarloresort.com/awards/00/w00pre00.htm THE 12th WORLD MUSIC AWARDS - may 2000 ] ]
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". [ [http://www.worldmusicawards.com/ifpi.html] Dead link|date=March 2008] 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.
*World Music Awards 2000
**Best Latin Artist:
**Best Pop Male Artist:
**Best Pop Group Artist:
World Music Awards 2001[http://www.geocities.com/solmes.geo/worldmusic2001.html See 2001 Award Winners]
*World Music Awards 2003 [http://awards.montecarloresort.com/ See 2003 Award Winners]
World Music Awards 2004[http://www.worldmusicawards.com/awards.html See 2004 Award Winners]
World Music Awards 2005[http://www.worldmusicawards.com See 2005 Award Winners]
World Music Awards 2006
World Music Awards 2007
*National AwardsEach year, the WMS awards the best selling artist from each major country.
*Legend AwardsLegend Awards are given to artists "in recognition of their global success and outstanding contribution to the music industry." [ [http://www.worldmusicawards.com/legendaward.html] Dead link|date=March 2008] Past winners include
Tina Turner, Patti Labelle, 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, Mary J. Blige, Luciano Pavarotti, Destiny's Child, Prince, Janet Jackson, and Carlos Santana.
*Chopard Diamond AwardThe 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 Jacksonreceived the Diamond Award for 2006.
*Millennium Awards.Apart from the world's best-selling artists in the various categories and the national best-selling artists, special
millenniumawards were presented in 2000, for the very first time to the world's best-selling recording-artist of all time. [http://web.archive.org/web/20001003214032/www.montecarloresort.com/awards/00/w00pre00.htm World Music Awards; section entitled "The Awards"] The awards were presented to Michael Jacksonand Mariah Careyin the male and female categories respectively.
Most WMAs won
Mariah Careyhas received sixteen World Music Awards, the most for any artist.
Michael Jacksonhas received fifteen World Music Awards, the most for any male artist.
Most WMAs won in a single year
Whitney Houstonhas the record for winning five Awards at the 1994 WMA show. Some of these include, World's Best Selling R&BArtist, World's Best Selling Overall Recording Artist, and World's Best Selling Recording Artist of the Era. [ [http://whfan.free.fr/awards.htm allwhitney.com - Whitney Houston Awards ] ]
*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. [ [http://www.rajuabju.com/literature/mjawards.htm MJ Awards ] ]
*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.
* [http://www.worldmusicawards.com WorldMusicAwards.com] — Official site.
* [http://www.despinavandi.info Despina Vandi Club]
* [http://www.despinavandi.info/forum Despina Vandi Club / Forum]
* [http://www.despinavandi.info/gallery Despina Vandi Club / Photo Gallery]
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