World Music Awards

The World Music Awards is an international award show founded in 1989 under the patronage of Albert II, Prince of Monaco and co-founder/executive producer John Martinotti. The event is based in Monte Carlo. Awards are presented to the world's best-selling artists in a number of 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] The most awarded Artist in the history of the World Music Awards is Mariah Carey with 19 Awards.

World Music Awards
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Awarded forOutstanding achievements in the music industry
CountryWorld
First awarded14 April 1989; 31 years ago (1989-04-14)
Websiteworldmusicawards.com

Nine awards are voted for online by the public. The awards are gold-plated, each depicting an artist holding the world. The event was last held in 2014.


CharityEdit

Each edition of the World Music Awards builds a hospital, school, or orphanage through the Monaco Aide et Presence Foundation and/or the Combonian Missionary Association, which both assist underdeveloped areas in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and South America. There are 23 operational centres still saving lives and providing shelter and education for those in need:

Hospitals

Schools

Homes

  • Coimbatore, India - 2 homes for abandoned children
  • Katukuranda, Sri Lanka - home for handicapped girls
  • Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Akamasoa Madagascar - 12 homes
  • Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - home for abandoned children
  • St. Louis, Haiti

World Music Awards has also paid for 5 wells to provide clean water in Africa. [1]

Awards eventsEdit

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, United Kingdom 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
2018
2019
2020

Legend AwardsEdit

The Legend Award honors top recording artists who have made outstanding contributions to the music industry. Notable winners of the award include:[2]

Diamond AwardEdit

The Diamond Award honors top-selling artists who have been certified as selling over 100,000,000 albums throughout their career. It has been awarded to seven recipients to date:[2]

Millennium AwardsEdit

Two special awards were presented in 2000 to honor the bestselling recording artists at that time.[3] The awards were presented to Michael Jackson[4] and Mariah Carey[5] in the male and female artist award categories.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Music Awards - May 2000". Archived from the original on 2000-10-03. Retrieved 2019-04-07.
  2. ^ a b "World Music Awards :: Awards". Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  3. ^ "World Music Awards; section entitled "The Awards"". Archived from the original on 2000-10-03. Retrieved 2019-04-07.
  4. ^ "Michael Jackson Millennium Award". bigstory.ap.org. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Winners of the World Music Awards". Société des bains de mer de Monaco. Archived from the original on 15 October 2000. Retrieved 2 September 2013.