World Music Awards
|World Music Awards|
|Awarded for||Outstanding achievements in the record industry|
|Presented by||Albert II, Prince of Monaco|
|Official website||Official Website|
The World Music Awards was an international awards show founded in 1989 that annually honored recording artists based on worldwide sales figures provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). John Martinotti was an executive producer and co-founder of the show. The awards show was conducted under the patronage of Albert II, Prince of Monaco and was based in Monte-Carlo. Melissa Corkens was the co-executive producer of the annual special, with Mark Young as the talent producer and Claudia Lang as the publicist.
The show was broadcast to North and South America, all of Europe, the Middle East, Japan and Southeast Asia, all of 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. The show had received much of its publicity and press from utilizing outside companies. The last World Music Awards show was held in 2010, and has not been held since.
All the proceeds from the show went 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.
Awards Events 
|Year||Ceremony||Country||City and Place|
|1989||World Music Awards 1989||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Casino de Monte-Carlo|
|1990||World Music Awards 1990|
|1991||World Music Awards 1991||Salle des Etoiles|
|1992||World Music Awards 1992|
|1993||World Music Awards 1993|
|1994||World Music Awards 1994|
|1995||World Music Awards 1995|
|1996||World Music Awards 1996|
|1997||World Music Awards 1997|
|1998||World Music Awards 1998|
|1999||World Music Awards 1999|
|2000||World Music Awards 2000|
|2001||World Music Awards 2001|
|2002||World Music Awards 2002|
|2003||World Music Awards 2003|
|2004||World Music Awards 2004||Las Vegas, Nevada||The Colosseum at Caesars Palace|
|2005||World Music Awards 2005||Los Angeles, California||Kodak Theatre|
|2006||World Music Awards 2006||London, England||Earls Court Exhibition Centre|
|2007||World Music Awards 2007||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Salle des Etoiles|
|2008||World Music Awards 2008|
|2009||World Music Awards 2009||No ceremony held|
|2010||World Music Awards 2010||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Salle des Etoiles|
|2011||World Music Awards 2011||No ceremony held|
|2012||World Music Awards 2012||No ceremony held|
|2013||World Music Awards 2013||TBA||TBA|
Special awards 
Legend Awards 
Past winners include:
Chopard Diamond Award 
The Chopard Diamond World Music Award is an award created in 2001, given to artists who have sold over 100 million albums over the course of their careers. It is not presented every year. To date only 6 artists won this award:
- 2001: Rod Stewart
- 2003: Mariah Carey
- 2004: Celine Dion
- 2005: Bon Jovi
- 2006: Michael Jackson
- 2008: The Beatles
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. The awards were presented to Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey in the male and female artist award categories.
Most WMAs overall 
Most WMAs won in a single year 
- Whitney Houston has the record for winning five Awards at the 1994 WMA show. Some of her awards includes, "World's Best Selling Recording Artist of the Era", World's Best Selling R&B Artist, "World's Best Selling Overall Recording Artist".
- 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.
- 50 Cent, In 2003 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 R&B Artist, World's Best Hip-Hop Artist, and World's Best New Artist.
- Mariah Carey achieved four awards. World's Best-Selling R & B Artist, Best-Selling American Artist, World's Best-Selling Pop Female Artist and Female Entertainer of the Year
See also 
- "THE 15th Annual WORLD MUSIC AWARDS". The Wordld Music Award. Archived from the original on 11 June 2004. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
- THE 12The last World Music Awards th WORLD MUSIC AWARDS - may 2000
- "World Music Awards official website". Retrieved 2009-04-24.
- http://web.archive.org/web/20001003214032/www.montecarloresort.com/awards/00/w00pre00.htm World Music Awards; section entitled "The Awards"
- allwhitney.com - Whitney Houston Awards
- MJ Awards