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The World Music Awards is an international awards show founded in 1989 under the high patronage of Albert II, Prince of Monaco
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.

Contents

1 Charity 2 Awards events

2.1 Legend Awards 2.2 Diamond Award 2.3 Millennium Awards

3 See also 4 References

Charity[edit] The World Music Awards builds hospitals, schools and orphanages through the Monaco
Monaco
Aide et Presence Foundation and the Combonian Missionary Association which assist underdeveloped Areas in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe
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
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
Cameroun
and a hospital in Cambodia. Additionally, a home for abandoned children in Brazil, plus a hospital, school and 12 homes in Madagascar
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

2015 No ceremony held

2016

2017

Legend Awards[edit] Past Legend Award winners include:[2]

Michael Jackson Patti Labelle Tarkan Prince Whitney Houston Celine Dion David Bowie Jennifer Lopez Mariah Carey Janet Jackson Carlos Santana Diana Ross Stevie Wonder Lionel Richie Ray Charles Barry White Elton John Tina Turner

Rod Stewart Cher Bee Gees INXS Julio Iglesias George Benson Chris Deburgh Beyoncé Cliff Richard Status Quo Deep Purple Luciano Pavarotti Placido Domingo Tony Bennett Chaka Khan Gloria Gaynor Destiny's Child Sakis Rouvas

Flo Rida Ricky Martin

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

2001: Rod Stewart 2003: Mariah Carey 2004: Celine Dion 2005: Bon Jovi 2006: Michael Jackson 2008: The Beatles

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. See also[edit]

Awards for world music

References[edit]

^ World Music Awards - May 2000 ^ a b "World Music Awards :: Awards". Retrieved 6 April 2014.  ^ World Music Awards; section entitled "The Awards" ^ " Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Millennium Award". bigstory.ap.org. Retrieved 3 September 2013.  ^ "Winners of the World Music Awards". Société des bains de mer de Monaco. Archived from the original on October 15, 2000. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 

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World Music Awards

Ceremony year

1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Host cities

Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo
(1989–2003; 2007–present) Las Vegas (2004) Los Angeles
Los Angeles
(2005) London
London
(2006)

Venues

Salle des Etoiles Thomas & Mack Center Kodak Theatre Earls Court Exhibition Centre

Scored out years mean that the ceremony didn't take place that year.

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Music awards

Worldwide

International Dance Music Awards International Rock Awards World Music Awards

Africa

South African Music Awards
South African Music Awards
(RSA) Channel O Music Video Awards (RSA) Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NGR) The Headies
The Headies
(NGR)

Americas

Dove Awards (US) Grammy Awards (US) Billboard Music Awards (US) Billboard Latin Music Awards (US) American Music Awards (US) Academy of Country Music Awards
Academy of Country Music Awards
(US) Country Music Association Awards (US) iHeartRadio Music Awards (US) Heat Latin Music Awards (US) Latin Grammy Awards (US) Lo Nuestro Awards
Lo Nuestro Awards
(US) Latin American Music Award
American Music Award
(US) Premios tu mundo(US) Premios Juventud (US) MTV
MTV
Video Music Awards (US) MTV Millennial Awards (US) BET Awards (US) Soul Train Music Awards (US) TEC Awards (US) iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards (CAN) Juno Awards (CAN)

Asia and Oceania

ABU Song Festivals
ABU Song Festivals
(AS) ARIA Music Awards
ARIA Music Awards
(AUS) Awit Awards (PHL) Billboard Japan Music Awards Eurovision Asia Song Contest (AS) Golden Disc Awards
Golden Disc Awards
(S. KOR) Golden Melody Awards (TW) Japan Record Awards Japan Gold Disc Awards New Zealand Music Awards (NZ) Anugerah Juara Lagu
Anugerah Juara Lagu
(MAS) Anugerah Industri Muzik
Anugerah Industri Muzik
(MAS) Anugerah Musik Indonesia
Anugerah Musik Indonesia
(INA) Dahsyatnya Awards (INA) SCTV Awards (INA) Anugerah Planet Muzik (SIN, MAS, BRU, INA)

Europe

Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
(EU) Europe Music Awards (EU) Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
(EU) Brit Awards
Brit Awards
(UK) Mercury Prize
Mercury Prize
(UK) MOBO Awards
MOBO Awards
(UK) Kerrang! Awards (UK) Classic Brit Awards
Brit Awards
(UK) Gramophone Award (UK) Echo Awards (GER) Victoires de la Musique (FRA) Grand Prix du Disque (FRA) NRJ Music Awards (FRA) Diapason d'Or (FRA) Sanremo Music Festival
Sanremo Music Festival
Awards (ITA) Wind Music Awards (ITA) MTV
MTV
Italian Music Awards Edison Awards (NLD) Grammis Awards (SWE) Melodifestivalen
Melodifestivalen
(SWE) Premio Nacional de Música (SPA) LOS40 Music Awards(SPA) Dansk Melodi Grand Prix
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix
(DNK) Melodi Grand Prix
Melodi Grand Prix
(NOR) Meteor Music Awards
Meteor Music Awards
(IRL) Choice Music Prize
Choice Music Prize
(IRL) Russian Music Awards (RUS) ZAI Awards/ Aurel Awards (SK) Anděl Awards (CZ) BBC Music Awards
BBC Music Awards
(UK) A Dal (HU) Estonian Music Awards

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Music industry

Companies and organizations

Representatives

ARIA BVMI BPI Music Canada FIMI IFPI (worldwide) PROMUSICAE RIAA SNEP

Music publishers

BMG Rights Management EMI Music Publishing Fox Music Imagem MGM Music Music catalog Sony/ATV Music Publishing Universal Music Publishing Group Warner/Chappell Music

Record labels

Major: Sony Music Universal Music Group Warner Music Group Independent: Independent UK record labels

Live music

CTS Eventim Live Nation LiveStyle Ticketmaster

Genres

Avant-garde Blues Contemporary R&B Country Crossover Dance Disco Drum and bass Easy listening Electronica Experimental Folk Funk Gospel Hip hop Instrumental Jazz Latin Metal Motown New Age Operatic pop Pop Punk Reggae Rock Soul Soundtrack World

Sectors and roles

Album
Album
cover design Artists and repertoire (A&R) Disc jockey Distribution Entertainment law Music education Music executive Music journalism Music publisher Music store Music venue Musical instruments Professional audio store Promotion Radio promotion Record label Record shop Road crew Talent manager Tour promoter

Production

Arrangement Composer Conductor Disc jockey Hip hop producer Horn section Record producer Recording artist Rhythm section Orchestrator Session musician Singer

Backup singer Ghost singer Vocal coach

Songwriter

Ghostwriter

Sound engineer

Release formats

Album Extended play
Extended play
(EP)/Mini album Single Music video Promotional recording Phonograph record Eight-track Compact cassette CD DVD Airplay Music download Streaming media

Live shows

Concert Concert
Concert
tour Concert
Concert
residency Music festival Music competition

Charts

ARIA Charts Billboard Hot 100 Brasil Hot 100 Airplay Canadian Hot 100 Gaon Music Chart Irish Singles Chart Italian Singles Chart GfK Entertainment Charts Entertainment Monitoring Africa Oricon
Oricon
Charts New Zealand Singles Chart SNEP Singles Chart Sverigetopplistan UK Singles Chart

Publications

Billboard HitQuarters Hot Press Kerrang! Mojo Musica e dischi NME Q Rolling Stone Smash Hits Top of the Pops

Television

Channels

CMT TheCoolTV Fuse Heartland Juice MTV MTV2 Tr3s MuchMusic The Music Factory Viva VH1 The Country Network

Series

Idol franchise Popstars Star Academy The Voice The X Factor Rising Star

Achievements

Music award Best-selling music artists Best-selling albums Best-selling albums by country Best-selling singles Highest-grossing concert tours Highest-attended concerts Global Recording Artist of the Year

Other

Album
Album
sales Album-equivalent unit A-side and B-side Backmasking Christian music industry Hidden track Grammy Museum White label

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