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2007 World Music Awards

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2007 World Music Awards

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.

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Legend Awards

  • 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."
  • Entertainer of the year

  • Rihanna
  • DJ

  • World's Best Selling DJ: David Guetta
  • Internet

  • World's Best Selling Internet Artist: Akon
  • Latin

  • World's Best Selling Latin Group: Maná
  • New

  • Best Selling New Artist: Mika
  • Pop

  • World's Best Selling Pop Female Artist: Rihanna
  • World's Best Selling Pop Male Artist: Justin Timberlake
  • Pop Rock

  • World's Best Selling Pop Rock Female Artist: Avril Lavigne
  • World's Best Selling Pop Rock Male Artist: Mika
  • Rap Hip Hop

  • World's Best Selling Rap Hip Hop Artist: 50 Cent
  • R&B

  • World's Best Selling R&B Female Artist: Ciara
  • World's Best Selling R&B Male Artist: Akon
  • Regional Awards

  • 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
  • Top Award Winners

  • 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.
  • Official sponsor

    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.

    References

    2007 World Music Awards Wikipedia


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