World Music Awards

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World Music Awards
2014 World Music Awards
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Awarded for Outstanding achievements in the record industry
Country World
First awarded 1989
Official website Official website

The World Music Awards is an international awards show founded in 1989 under the high patronage of Albert II, Prince of Monaco and is based in Monte-Carlo. Awards are presented to the world's best-selling artists in the various categories and to the best-selling artists from each major territory. Sales figures are provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).[citation needed] Nine awards are voted online by the public. The awards are gold-plated, each depicting an artist holding the world.

Charity[edit]

The World Music Awards builds hospitals, schools and orphanages through the Monaco Aide et Presence Foundation and the Combonian Missionary Association which assist underdeveloped Areas in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Brazil. There are 23 operational Centres saving lives and providing shelter and education including a hospital at Port Bouet in Côte d'Ivoire serving a population of over 170,000 inhabitants, a hospital, 2 homes and a school in India, a home in Sri Lanka for handicapped girls, a hospital in Rwanda, a hospital in Darfur, a hospital and school in Niger, a health centre and home in Cameroun and a hospital in Cambodia. Additionally, a home for abandoned children in Brazil, plus a hospital, school and 12 homes in Madagascar have been constructed, and the complete renovation and extension of an existing hospital in Mokatam, Egypt.[1]

Awards events[edit]

Year Location Venue
1989 Monte Carlo, Monaco Salle des Etoiles
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004 Las Vegas, United States Thomas & Mack Center
2005 Los Angeles, United States Kodak Theatre
2006 London, England Earls Court Exhibition Centre
2007 Monte Carlo, Monaco Salle des Etoiles
2008
2009 No ceremony held
2010 Monte Carlo, Monaco Salle des Etoiles
2011 No ceremony held
2012
2013
2014 Monte Carlo, Monaco Salle des Etoiles

Legend Awards[edit]

Past Legend Award winners include:[2]

  • Beyoncé is currently the only artist to ever win this award twice, both as a solo artist and as a member of Destiny's Child.

Diamond Award[edit]

The Diamond World Music Award was created in 2001 to honor artists who have sold over 100 million albums over the course of their careers. Six artists have been given this award:[2]

Millennium Awards[edit]

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 to the world's best-selling recording-artist of all time.[3] The awards were presented to Michael Jackson[4] and Mariah Carey[5] in the male and female artist award categories.

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