The 2007 World Music Awards (19th annual World Music Awards) was held November 4, 2007 in Monaco for the first time in several years. Awards were presented based on record sales rather than any vote. All proceeds from the evening were donated to the construction of a hospital in Darfur. The show was hosted by Julian McMahon. Performers included Nightwish, Akon, Amr Diab, Avril Lavigne, Cascada, Celine Dion, Ciara, Laura Pausini, Maná and Rihanna.
Outstanding contribution to R & B: Patti LaBelle
Announcing Patti LaBelle's Legend Award for outstanding contribution to R&B music, Ciara named Patti as "the High Priestess of Good Vibrations." Patti's benevolent attitude was best summed up with her own words. "It's not about making money, because I don’t need money, but I need to sing."
Outstanding Contribution to Music: Celine Dion
Prince Albert II, presenting Celine Dion's Legend Award, praised the Canadian artist. According to the Prince, "Her contribution to music is as potent as her courageous voice."
World's Best Selling DJ: David Guetta
World's Best Selling Internet Artist: Akon
World's Best Selling Latin Group: Maná
Best Selling New Artist: Mika
World's Best Selling Pop Female Artist: Rihanna
World's Best Selling Pop Male Artist: Justin Timberlake
World's Best Selling Pop Rock Female Artist: Avril Lavigne
World's Best Selling Pop Rock Male Artist: Mika
World's Best Selling Rap Hip Hop Artist: 50 Cent
World's Best Selling R&B Female Artist: Ciara
World's Best Selling R&B Male Artist: Akon
Best Selling African Artist: Akon
Best Selling American Artist: Justin Timberlake
Best Selling Australian Artist: Silverchair
Best Selling British Artist: Mika
Best Selling Canadian Artist: Avril Lavigne
Best Selling Chinese Artist: Jay Chou
Best Selling Dutch Artist: Within Temptation
Best Selling French Artist: Christophe Willem
Best Selling German Artist: Cascada
Best Selling Irish Group: U2
Best Selling Italian Artist: Laura Pausini
Best Selling Latin American Artist: Maná
Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist: Amr Diab
Best Selling Russian Artist: Serebro
Best Selling Spanish Artist: Miguel Bosé
Best Selling Scandinavian Artist: Nightwish
Akon won three awards: (1) Best Selling R&B Male Artist, (2) Best Selling African Artist and (3) Best Selling Internet Artist
Mika won three awards: (1) Best Selling British Artist, (2) Best Selling New Artist and (3) Best Selling Pop /Rock Male Artist.
Rihanna won two awards: (1) Entertainer of the Year and (2) Best Selling Pop Female Artist
Avril Lavigne won two awards: (1) Best Selling Pop Rock Female Artist and (2) Best Selling Canadian Artist.
Justin Timberlake won two awards: (1) World's Best Selling Pop Male Artist and (2) Best Selling American Artist.
Maná won two awards: (1) World's Best Selling Latin Group and (2) Best Selling Latin American Artist.
2007 World Music Awards Wikipedia
This year's World Music Awards was sponsored by English fashion brand Belstaff, one of the best known companies in its field with many products appearing in Hollywood blockbuster movies including Mission Impossible III, Ocean's Twelve and The Departed.